New York City- Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, presents three world premieres by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise with four performances Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, November 19th at 8:00 pm.
Running time : 90 minutes
Saturday, November 18th 2:00 pm (Autism Friendly performance)
Saturday, November 18th 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 19th 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 19th 7:30 pm
$25 General Admission, $35 VIP includes an autographed poster for your added contribution
There will be an autism friendly modified performance on Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 pm as part of ACB’s Arch for Autism Initiative. Find out more about our Autism Friendly Performance —>
The finale ‘Replica’ illustrates how we live in a culture where everything is replicated or reproduced and explores the value of an original object. The striking choreography is stirred with 3D printed costumes sponsored by Make Mode, designed by Merve Oztemel. A pulsing original EDM score by Matthew AC Cohen and a 3D motion capture backdrop in real-time creates a 4D optical illusion on stage. Experimental and intricate body shapes are manufactured by sharp movements and eye-catching lines.
Le Due Sorelle//World Premiere
A compelling opera score tells the tale of two sisters and their relationship of being siblings. Dynamic staging as their soft tulle skirts elevate above them and become the backdrop for the stages in their lives. An expression of how sibling bonds foster from childhood to adulthood, as they tell their story two opera singers share the stage with the dancers in resemblance of their current selves.
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ABOUT ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET
Founded in 2013, New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet was established with a bold spirit and innovative vision to create an artistic process that enhances the connection between ballet and music. All of ACB’s works are choreographed and completed in silence. Commissioned artists then create original music scores specifically for each repertoire program. In addition to her innovative way of joining movement and music, Artistic Director and choreographer, Sheena Annalise, challenges classicism with a cutting-edge approach to partnering, pairing women on pointe together as partners. ACB has performed across the country including the Paramount Theatre in Boston, Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, AZ, Marlene Boll Theatre in Detroit, New York City’s Sheen Center, and more. Learn more at www.ArchBallet.com.
SHEENA ANNALISE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Artistic Director and choreographer, Sheena Annalise, at age 14, was honored to work with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in “Equator Project”, nurturing her choreographic talent. She quickly found a distinct voice by creating innovative body lines and exploring her fascination with the connection between movement and music. In her early work she began to play with creating her own tempos, accents, and pauses in her ballets without the limitations of existing music. Looking to accentuate her silent yet rhythmic choreography, she developed her artistic process of commissioning artists to create music specifically to each repertoire program. Annalise spent 2012 mentoring with the Mark Morris Dance Group, when she then founded Arch Contemporary Ballet the following year. Through ACB she has received residencies and space grants throughout NYC and has been named a “Prodigy” by The Women’s Project.
ARCH FOR AUTISM
Arch for Autism is an initiative for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues to come together and enjoy the benefits of dance and music. Our goal is to make ballet and music accessible to all by including Autism Friendly performances during our performance season… Adjustments to the production include reduction of obscure lighting, shorter running time, and reduction of any sudden sounds. Plus, there will be areas in the lobby for quiet time or activities staffed with autism specialists for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.
MATTHEW A.C. COHEN
Matthew A.C. Cohen has composed and performed around the globe and is a Remi Platinum Award winner for the short film”@Social #Connection”. He attended Hofstra University, where he got a B.S. in Music Theory/Composition, with special interests in Film Scoring, Jazz Improvisation and arranging, and orchestration, and went on to get an MFA in Scoring for Media from Columbia College Chicago. He writes for network television shows, including “Reign” and “Vikings”, studio films including “Brick Mansions”, “The Funhouse Massacre”, and “Christmas Land”, and triple A video game titles including “Dragon Age: Inquisition”. He is a versatile and inventive musician and composer.
Make Mode is a creative 3d printing studio and 3d printing service based in Brooklyn, NY specializing in demanding and time-sensitive custom projects. Besides functioning as a micro-factory for NYC’s creative ecosystem, Make Mode also offers classes on 3d printing and workshops on design for 3d printing.
Merve Oztemel is an Istanbul native; she pursued Textile and Fashion Design at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. Her brand Merve Oztemel is based on the technique of blending craftsmanship with digital technology. Her views of 3D technology and the integration into everyday life have been noted to be “ahead of the curve”, and she implies that 3D technology is the future to creating a unique result in the material world.