Dance Alive National Ballet News
Tango Mucho Madness …
February 2, 7:30 PM, The Curtis M. Phillips Center Tickets available online at UFPA.
Dark, exciting, and filled with passion! Tango rhythms are made to be danced to and the DANB dancers do it right. From deep secretive feelings to wild emotion, you will be carried along on a wave of searing beauty. It’s hot!!!!!
TANGO rhythms can be found in a myriad of musical genres, including the theme from JAWS! Yes, you will be amazed at the versatility of the tango, both in music and dance, as the first ballet explores those challenges, finding beauty and interest. A TANGLED TANGO, choreographed by Artistic Director Kim Tuttle, features the charisma of principal dancer Julia Ponomareva in a world of jellyfish, sharks, and pythons. A Mad Mad world indeed!
The glorious artistry of Olympian and sculptor Larry Young is showcased in the work entitled ‘TANGO ZARABANDE. Principal dancers Carla Amancio and Andre Valladon weave their way through space in a sensuous and passionate way, evoking the shape of the sculpture, dancing their way through the expressive music of composer Dr. Stella Sung performed live by extraordinary pianist Kevin Sharpe, winner of the International Bach Competition.
An ode to the dark world of oppression, RINASCERO, a pas de deux for Cuban dancers Jessie Dominguez and Aaron Gomez, tells the tale of a country that perhaps will be reborn in the year 3001. Performed with vivid vocals by well known singer Gosia to music by Piazzolla played and recorded by Ali,of Gosia and Ali fame.
Extraordinary new international choreographer Brian Carey Chung creates his first work for the company featuring principal dancer Sergii Sydorskyii. In a smoky world of tango, dancers come together and move apart in dynamic and sensuous ways.
And finally, the fascinating ballet ‘FUSED TUTU, a combination of classical ballet, contemporary ballet, jazz and hip-hop movements fuses all styles together and convincingly makes the point of inclusion with a ballerina riding in on a motorcycle! We are all in this together, with dance styles, motor vehicles, and musical genres, truly ending on a note of MUCHO MADNESS!