Our first goal is to present dance for you to SEE. The Company pushes boundaries to consider both the importance of rhythm, musicality, and the use of space, along with the compliment of small gestures and 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:
SEE: Ballaro Dance On The Big Screen
Friday, May 29 -- 8pm EST on Zoom
Join us for our first-ever virtual concert! We'll take a tour through the Ballaro Dance archives and have a Q&A to follow with the choreographer, Marisa. Grab a seat on your sofa, and we'll SEE you for this special evening of dance.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Us In Farmington, NY For A Special Evening Of Dance:
Ballaro Dance will share repertory alongside DeLucia Benson Dance on July 18!
Stay tuned for more details. (Concert pending NY Pause and Governor's orders.)
Past Performances (2014-2020):
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.