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CONCOR DANCE CONTEMPORARY

Nov 16, 2012 12:00am - 1:00pm
  • concorDance contemporary (cDc) presents black+white, a syncopated contrast of edgy and vulnerable, minimalistic and soulful contemporary dance this November. “Creating a closer relationship between the audience and the artists is our ultimate goal and is an exciting challenge for us that we believe this show meets.” –Veronica Hart, cDc Director. The new dance company performs a limited engagement at Albemarle Theatre where they are based and The Haven in Charlottesvillethis November. 

 

Friday November 16th at 8pmat The Haven, 112 West Market Streetin Charlottesville

 

Saturday at 8pmand Sunday at 2pmat Albemarle Theatre • 5798 Three Notched Rd, Downtown Crozet

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“Homegrown talent ala New Yorkquality! Veronica Hart is an outstanding choreographer and dancer. She combines movement and soul like the best of them.” Linda Kuchera-Gage Formerly, American Ballet Theater and The Hamburg Ballet Company

 

Viewing life in gray scales or black and white are metaphors that inspired concorDance contemporary’s motif for their black+white series that premieres several new pieces.

 

Flocking patterns and mannerisms of birds inspired Veronica Hart’s Avian Concerto. Three dancers gracefully fly to J.S. Bach’s 1st Violin Concerto in A Minor. Veronica conceptualized a high-fashion runway model look. By hand tearing raw silk and combining it with feathers, she made couture costumes with long tails that have an edgy, birdlikefeminine flow. 

 

Third Flooris a fast-paced, energetic solo about finding the strength to survive and thrive in isolation that choreographer Elisa Alexander performs with acrobatic verve.

 

Song II reflects the ennui of repeating the same action and expecting different results. The contrast of a vibrant cello solo to the circular repetition of the song accentuates Elisa Alexander’s message.

 

Salt and Light- a medley of soulful gospel propels the lyrical grace of the dancers in an eclectic mix of West African, Haitian, Brazilian, and Modern dance. The selection of Ben Harper playing with The Blind Boys of Alabama and the deep emotional singing of Mavis Staples reflects Ms. Hart’s spirit and emotion. Salt and Light will uplift and move the audience emotionally and physically.

 

Professional dancers Elisa Alexander, Kirsten Glaser, Veronica Hart, and Alexandra Keen perform as diversely as the choreography and music. Black+white is 1 hour long and perfect for all audiences. Albemarle Theatre is an intimate 40-seat theater and The Haven will seat only 300. cDc’s engagement is limited to three shows, so order your tickets today. 

 

Performance dates and times:

Friday November 16th at 8pmat The Haven, 112 West Market Streetin Charlottesville

 

Saturday at 8pmand Sunday at 2pmat Albemarle Theatre • 5798 Three Notched Rd, Downtown Crozet

 

Tickets: $20 Adults • $15 Seniors, Students, and Children

 

Purchase online at www.concordancecontemporary.org/tickets or at their studio in Crozet. Contact Gary Hart at 434-823-8888or email concordancecontemporary@gmail.com

 

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