An imaginative mix of three works in March will delight and surprise, revealing the playful side of dance.
After it’s 2015 Atlanta Ballet premiere, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti returns to take audiences on a zany, laugh-out-loud romp. Poking (pun intended) fun at the seemingly pretentious nature of “high art,” Cacti celebrates the absurd and flips dance stereotypes on their heads.
High energy and wildly entertaining, dance legend Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet is “…a diversion, a giddy all-American filler that seemed as much fun to dance as it was to watch “(The San Francisco Chronicle). Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi provides the costumes that, when the dancers align, create the magnificent tromp l’oeil effect of bucolic rolling fields meeting a clear blue sky.
AON plays with audiences perceptions as it explores concepts of extreme duality in society through intricate partnering and layered vignettes. Things may appear as black and white, but it is the gray space in between that is ultimately key to bringing us together. This brand-new commission from former Boston Ballet principal Yury Yanowsky promises an arresting visual accompaniment to the March lineup and features a cinematic original score.
Approximate run time including two 20-minute intermissions is 2 hours and 10 minutes.