The first Company value of Ballaro Dance is to present dance for you to SEE and experience. Check out a sample of our repertory to SEE us in action!
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:
Upcoming/New Opportunities to SEE:
SEE our latest #danceshort by Zoran Prodanovic featuring Nicole Daniell.
Check out our YouTube series:
Past Performances (2014-2021):
The premiere of an illuminated installation in collaboration with Allison Patrick.
The piece was staged at Appleberry Farm in Sandy Hook, CT as part of the Company's 2021 Season Gala.
Embedded Memories is rooted in honoring personal histories through the sense of scars and their images which live permanently on, and inside of, our bodies. Investigating the memories and stories these imprints hold, we can learn from one another and promote community healing. Inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery while highlighting the areas of breakage, golden accents illuminate the stories through the investigation of an installation space with over 50 lighted lanterns ranging in size from 6'' - 36'' and inventive light pieces affixed to the dancers' bodies.
The Adventures of Moon Rabbit
The nighttime adventure of Luna and The Moon Rabbit brought to life on Zoom...
A community performance featuring Community KIDS, Community MOVERS, and Company Dancers.
From Our Homes, To Yours
A virtual global showcase featuring the work of artists from as far as Barcelona, and the UK!
Ballaro Dance reimagined an old, beloved story with a 2020-inspired spin, live on Zoom. The show featured over 30 MOVERS from across the country!
From Our Home, To Yours
Ballaro Dance has continued to build new dances throughout the past six months while working from our "at home" studios. We invite you to SEE what we've created from the comfort of your own living room!
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
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.
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
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
8 In Show at Dixon Place
Premiered Recall featuring soloist, Lacey Birch, and cellist, Annabel Gordon.
Back To Buffalo
Flickinger Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)
An evening of eight short dance works.
Take Root at Green Space
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
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
Dixon Place (Manhattan, NY) --- June 2015
Barefoot From Buffalo
The Riverside Theatre (Manhattan, NY) -- June 2014
An evening of six short dance works.
Green Space Blooms -- January 2014
Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.
The dances are about physical space, music, and time. Small gestures are brought to life while making meaning through storytelling.