August 13 - August 18
New Ballet. New Music. New Ideas.
New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet (ACB) is the brainchild of Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer Sheena Annalise. Presenting new ballet, new music, and new ideas are principles of ACB that are integral to the choreographic process and fulfilling their mission of continuously evolving ballet for an inclusive 21st century audience.
Each ballet is choreographed and completed in silence, commissioned composers then create music exclusively tailored to the movement in all genres including neoclassical, EDM, classical, jazz, percussion, and more.
Every ballet’s concept is distinctly relevant to contemporary society often leveraging technology, visual art, fashion, and current cultural ideas to bring each ballet’s message to life on stage. Collaborations have included 3D Motion projection, American Sign Language, neuroscience research, phone apps, slow motion ink in water art, 3D Printed fashion, drones, architects, laser art, and more.
Read more about Arch for Autism, our initiative dedicated to bringing Autism Friendly performances to the stage.
Arch Contemporary Ballet continues to support, sustain, and further the creative process of Sheena Annalise's repertoire and bring innovation to the world of ballet. Since being founded in 2013, ACB has grown immensely to a national scale reaching thousands of audience members. We rely on contributions from our patrons and corporate sponsors to ensure the livelihood of our current performance repertoire, future endeavors, and our community outreach program Arch for Autism. All donations to ACB are tax-deductible, join us today.
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Arch Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Between the Lines’: Draw outside your own! READ THE REVIEW ON DANCE INFORMA MAGAZINE HERE —-> ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET’S ‘BETWEEN THE LINES’. PHOTO BY STEVEN PISANO. The Sheen Center, New York, NY. November 17, 2017. It can be so easy to stay in one’s comfort zone. It can also be easy to[…]
Dancer Informa Magazine Improvisation: It’s all inside Read the Full Article here —–> There’s an arguably witty, yet wise response out there to the dismissive “My kid could draw that!” – “Well, he/she didn’t.” This is partly a pointing out of how “expressionist” artists, whose work at first might not seem to take much skill, were[…]
Arch Contemporary Ballet: The ‘pointe’ of motion Sheen Center, New York, New York. August 13, 2017. Read the full review here —> There’s a certain stereotype of dancers as people who stay quiet, do what they’re told and play by the rules. Yet when it comes time for creating and innovating, in order to truly[…]
Read the full article here —–> The Unity of Art: Arch Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Hues of Memory’ By Kathryn Boland of Dance Informa. The Davenport Theatre, New York, New York. May 30, 2017. It might be a grand claim, but nothing can unify quite like art can. 1940s Hollywood musicals, for example, offered light-hearted and authentic joy to a[…]