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Performances | Summer Season : World Premiere NYC

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - August 13 @ 8:00 pm

| $25

New York City- Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, presents a triple bill by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise at The Sheen Center with five performances Friday, August 11th – Sunday, August 13th at 8:00 pm.

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Running time: 90 minutes

Friday, August 11th 8pm Program A

Saturday, August 12th 2pm Program C (Autism Friendly performance)

Saturday, August 12th 8pm Program A

Sunday, August 13th 2pm Program B

Sunday, August 13th 8pm Program A

$25 General Admission, $35 VIP includes an autographed poster for your added contribution

   There will be an autism friendly modified performance on August 12th at 2:00 pm as part of ACB’s Arch for Autism Initiative. Find out more about our Autism Friendly Performance —>

PROGRAM A (90 minutes)

REPLICA

HUES OF MEMORY

WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED

PROGRAM B (90 minutes)

REPLICA

WORLD PREMIERE: DRIFTLESS FRACTION

WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED

PROGRAM C (Autism Friendly)(45 minutes)

WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED

WORLD PREMIERE: DRIFTLESS FRACTION


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WORLD PREMIERE: NOT YET TITLED// 30 minutes

Inspired by how can have a profound change on someone’s behavior, this new work explores the impact music plays in society. The sound and messages we release through our art form directly impact our listeners in powerful ways. This is especially true of the youth and adolescents of our society, who are still extremely malleable to the world around them. The dancers movement set the tone and the music, as they create the sound of the piece in real time using Point Motion technology. Motion control sensors are placed in front of the stage and dancers move throughout the stage, while Point Motion technology creates the sound by tracing their movements. This dynamic work is sharp, electrifying, and brings an audience to many different emotions music can bring out. A fluid watercolor backdrop projected onto the backdrop flows throughout the piece as it seems as if the dancers are painting the music with their movement.

 

WORLD PREMIERE: DRIFTLESS FRACTION// 30 minutes

‘Driftless Fraction’ is daring, electric, and a self analysis of our own emotions. Unique shapes and contrasting quick and slow movement take over the dancers’ bodies and was inspired by experimenting with the different sides of one’s personalities. How we interact with different people, our personality when we are alone, and how we control our reactions. This work is the result of Arch Contemporary Ballet’s National Summer Intensive for Dance & Composition at New York City Center – this world premiere performance showcases the dancers of this workshop and a world premiere composition by composers of the program.

 

HUES OF MEMORY//30 Minutes

‘Hues of Memory’ uses American Sign Language and is seamlessly integrated into the movement of two pas de deuxs, three-dimensionally revealing the poetic debut of world renowned photographer, Luis Pons. The bi-lingual interpretation of dance and ASL transports the audience to lush landscapes galvanized by romantic memory. Award winning composer Matthew AC Cohen sets the temperature of the work with a euphoric guitar and violin score performed by Arch Sound Ensemble, and displayed visually with synced lighting technology to the vibrations of the instruments.

 

REPLICA// 35 minutes

‘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.

 

 

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 without music. Commissioned composers then create an original music score 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.

POINT MOTION

Point Motion is the perfect platform to ensure your clients have 24/7 access to guided Music Therapy enrichment.Users can engage in musically stimulating experiences through the computer, tablet, or mobile device they already own.Stay up to date on progress and musical interests through our dynamic Data Tracker which shows range of motion, reaction time, and other motor & cognitive engagements. A revolution in music therapy.

MERVE OZTEMEL

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.

LUIS PONS

Luis Pons is a New York based world renowned dance photographer whose images are described as eternal, exquisite, and breathtakingly memorable. His photography envisions the pursuit of beauty, symmetry, color and contrasts and is noted for capturing fleeting moments in the human experience. The defining moments where all the energies in the human heart, body and spirit fuse together at 1/500th of a second, are captured eternally by his work. His motivation for photography is to remind himself of the potential in all of us to be beautiful, serene and at peace, and he shares this reminder to the world through his photographs. His work can be seen in publications across the world, such as Buzzfeed,  HuffPost Arts & Culture Feature, Elle, Epoch Times, Capezio’s world campaign, to name a few and he has captured the most distinguished ballet dancers from ballet companies throughout the world including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Arch Contemporary Ballet, and more.

Details

Start:
August 11 @ 8:00 pm
End:
August 13 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Website:
https://sheencenter.org/shows/arch-ballet/

Organizer

Arch Contemporary Ballet
Phone:
4088350282
Website:
www.archballet.com

Venue

Sheen Center
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