Open Air: Manhattan
Ballaro Dance presents a summer performance series titled "Open Air" featuring dance in outdoor spaces across five cities in New York State and Connecticut: Manhattan, Brockport, Buffalo, Sandy Hook, and Oyster Bay. Set in unique places (like community gardens, roof tops, and farms) the dancers will interact with these spaces through site-specific performances, and share a traditional performance of the Company's repertory on stage.
"Open Air: Manhattan" takes place on a rooftop with a gorgeous backdrop of a surrounding church and the neighboring community buildings. The dancers will greet the audience with a pre-show, site-specific exploration beginning at 6:30pm, and the performance will start promptly at 7:00pm, finishing just as the sun sets.
Ballaro Dance will present a few of their "greatest hits" including audience favorites: "Jazz For Six", a fun, care-free ensemble work exploring musicality and gesture, and "Stairway To Nowhere", a quirky solo composed of acrobatic feats of flexibility and power, paired with serpent-like characterization. Several other new dances will round out the repertory engaging audiences of all ages through the Company's energized approach to modern dance. The show will also feature Boston-based cellist, Rob Bethel, playing live in both the site-specific and repertory performances.
"Open Air: Manhattan" will be held rain or shine, and we'll plan to enjoy whatever Mother Nature gifts us! In the event of lightning, the event will be relocated and you'll receive notification via email of the change. Online tickets are available through 12pm on the day of each performance. Tickets sold after that will be available at the door for $25, cash only.
About Ballaro Dance:
New York City based modern dance company Ballaro Dance explores the importance of rhythm, musicality, and space. These elements, along with the compliment of small gesture and storytelling, create meaning for the choreographer. Marisa f. Ballaro enjoys engaging returning and first-time audience members while introducing them to her dances, and their approachable nature. This choreographic goal fully supports her love of community-building while bringing people together through shared dance experiences. Ballaro Dance is in its sixth NYC season.
Marisa f. Ballaro - Founding Artistic Director
Lacey Birch - Dancer, Rehearsal Assistant
Emily Chin - Apprentice
Abby Corrigan - Dancer
Darcy Guariglia - Dancer
Emily Hoff - Dancer
Hannah Kearney - Dancer
Lauren Russo - Dancer
Photos: Becky Osborne
Brearley Field House (View)
353 East 87th Street
New York , NY 10128
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