Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Preview Performance
Peridance Capezio Center's resident dance company, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, is thrilled to take the stage this Saturday, January 21st, with a performance that previews what's to come for the Company's major NYC season in May! The Preview Performance will include the sumptuous Spanish flavored "El Amor Brujo," an excerpt of "Constructs for 4," and the first showing of a new work by popular NYC-based contemporary jazz choreographer, Kristin Sudeikis. The Company will also be joined by the Peridance Youth Ensemble performing a new work by Gregory Dolbashian.
"El Amor Brujo" premiered just this past December in Washington, DC, where the Company performed for sold-out houses to live music performed by PostClassical Ensemble under the baton of Angel Gil-Ordonez, and the vocalizations of renown Flamenco cantaora Esperanza Fernandez. The ballet tells the story of a young gypsy woman's love, torn between the man in her life and the spirit of her dead husband. The Preview is the first chance for New York audiences to view the dance described as "profoundly memorable" by Paula Durbin of the Washington Post! "Constructs for 4" was originally choreographed for Complexions Contemporary Ballet. This technically challenging and delicately beautiful piece premiered at the Joyce for Complexions' 2008 season. The piece is now set on and expertly performed by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company for this season, with an excerpt slated for the Preview Performance.
In addition to Artistic Director Igal Perry's choreography, the Preview will be the first glimpse of a new work created on the Company by popular NYC-based contemporary jazz artist Kristen Sudeikis. Kristin is on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center, teaching five popular classes each week! You can learn more about Kristin on her faculty page http://www.peridance.com/facprofile.cfm?FID=792&name=Kristin%20_Sudeikis . The Company has also invited its youth company, the Peridance Youth Ensemble, to perform a brand new work choreographed by Gregory Dolbashian, whose work is becoming more and more recognized through his company, DASH Ensemble.