Tickets are now on sale for
“The Distance” at Abrons
Arts Center in the Underground
Saturday, October 21 | 7:30pm
Sunday, October 22 | 5:00pm
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More about the “The
Choreographer Marisa f. Ballaro develops “The Distance” inspired by her own physical experiences with shadowboxing.
The expressive output felt by
performing the highly physical movements of the form is a daring place to be, especially - she realized - for a woman.
The piece is structured like a typical (male) boxing match with 12-three minute rounds followed by 60-second “breaks.” Unlike traditional theater performances, there will be no backstage area for the performers to hide; they will show it all in a raw, naked space - like athletes do. The movement is compact, punchy and, at times, luxurious. It captures the beauty and intensity of this dynamic sport. The piece invites the performers to push their bodies to the limit…to “The Distance.”
Meet the Collaborators: Dance performance by Hannah Dillenbeck, Tessa Fungo, Jen Silver, Alexandra Love Strouse, and Marina Vianello. Piano and violin score recorded by Angela Kim and Clara Kim. Film by Zoran Prodanovic. Lighting by Xotchil Musser. Self-produced by Ballaro Dance, “The Distance” is part of the @ Abrons Series
Ballaro Dance builds community through the creation and presentation of modern dance while inviting its audience, often first-time dance viewers, to SEE, MOVE, & SHARE with the Company in an approachable, welcoming environment.
We dance to engage with people; we choreograph to tell stories; we produce art to build community.