SEE: 

  The first Ballaro Dance value is to present dance for you to SEE and experience.

 

  • Ballaro Dance pushes boundaries exploring rhythm, musicality, and the use of space.
  • We define complimenting small gestures and a use of storytelling, to say something quite powerful.
  • We invite you to SEE us on stage, in a rehearsal, or on film.
  • We treasure the opportunity to bring dance to all, especially first-time viewers.

 Check out some upcoming opportunities to SEE us in action: 

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Upcoming Performances

  

Check out our new YouTube series produced by Zoran Prodanovic! 

SEE Ballaro Dance is live!

 

 

 

Past Performances (2014-2020): 

 

Blooms in the Barn with Ballaro Dance:

SEE, MOVE, & SHARE in Nature 

Ballaro Dance returned to Appleberry Farm (Newtown, Sandy Hook, CT) on Saturday, September 12 for a physically distanced day of classes and performances. The day featured Pilates and yoga on the hill, improvisation in the garden for children, site-specific performances by the barn with Boston-based cellist Rob Bethel, and a new dance/technology installation in the field. 

 

SEE: Ballaro Dance On The Big Screen

Friday, May 29 -- 8pm EST on Zoom "A Trip Down Memory Lane"

Friday, June 26 -- 8pm EST on Zoom "Trash to Treasure..."

 

The Arts Salon, The Brearley School 

Collaboration for the Learning Ledge: Installation titled Illuminating A Bird Song

with collaborators Jeonghae Hones (Korean harp) and visual artist Allison Patrick, of Aster + Quail 

February 2020 

 

Collaboration with Lux Mea

Ballaro Dance joined Upper West Side women's choir, Lux Mea, for a special collaboration at Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan. 

December 2019 

 

Open Air

August - September 2019

Ballaro Dance presented a summer performance series featuring dance in outdoor space in five cities across New State and Connecticut: Manhattan, Brockport, Buffalo, Sandy Hook, and Oyster Bay. Set in unique places (like gardens, rooftops, and farms) the dancers interacted with each space through site-specific performances, and shared a traditional concert of repertory works. 

 

Jazz For Six 

Center For Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY) -- July 2019

 

Still We Grow

January 2019

An immersive theater experience to fight human trafficking collaborating with Playful Substance theater company and LifeWay Network.

 

 96th Street Q Train Station, Manhattan

December 2018, Site-specific underground performance

 

New York State Summer School of the Arts, Guest Artists Concert at Skidmore College

 August 2018 

 

8 In Show at Dixon Place 

June 2018

Premiered Recall featuring soloist, Lacey Birch, and cellist, Annabel Gordon. 

 

Back To Buffalo

August 2017

Flickinger Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY) 

An evening of eight short dance works. 

 

Take Root at Green Space 

April 2017

Green Space (Long Island City, Queens)

A monthly showcase presented by Green Space, Ballaro Dance shared four works alongside MoveWorks dance company at Take Root.

 

Stairway To Nowhere

Troy Night Out (Troy, NY) -- March 2017

Dixon Place (Manhattan, NY) -- July 2016

 

E and You and Me

Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center (Manhattan, NY) -- August 2016

 

Sounds In Space

July 2016

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers)

An evening of collaboration with composer David Schanzer.

 

Brothers and Sisters

Skidmore College Dance Theater, NYSSSA Faculty Concert (solo excerpt) -- August 2015

The Riverside Theatre (Manhattan, NY) --- June 2015

St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church (Manhattan, NY) -- June 2015

SUNY Brockport College (Brockport, NY) --- May 2015

An evening length piece investigating the imagery, stories and music of Roman Catholic faith through modern dance.

 

Vivaldi

 Dixon Place (Manhattan, NY) --- June 2015

 

Barefoot From Buffalo

The Riverside Theatre (Manhattan, NY) -- June 2014

An evening of six short dance works.

 

MacArthur Drive

Green Space Blooms -- January 2014 

About

Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.

Creation

The dances are about physical space, music, and time. Small gestures are brought to life while making meaning through storytelling.