Ronald K. Brown/Evidence
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 PM
Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
Brown’s inventive fusion of traditional African and modern dance returns,
part inspired celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder and featuring community
Call Brown Mr.
Wonder-ful. His profound “stories in movement” told to several songs from Wonder’s
legendary catalog (“You and I,” “Living for the City,” “Higher Ground”) incorporate
themes of community, ritual and shared experience. The company’s arts education
residency integrates auditions and rehearsals for the piece On Earth Together transforming Michiana
residents into dancers who will join the ensemble onstage. Brown’s signature “supple,
spontaneous choreography” (The New York
Times) also tours with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company.
“Mr. Brown must be a modern-dance savior.” New York Times
POST-PERFORMANCE CELEBRATION (Jan 23)
Join us after Friday’s performance by Evidence for a free,
ticketed African drumming and dance celebration. This high-spirited, high-powered
rhythmic experience features community performers. Get up and dance!
Higher Ground: Dancing and Drumming
Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:00 PM
Higher Ground: A Celebration of African Drumming and Dance
The Presenting Series honors the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. with three nights of inspired performances by Ronald K. Brown/Evidence. Immediately following Friday's performance, we embrace Brown's ability to transcend differences to achieve something more universally and poetically spiritual while acquainting audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms with Higher Ground: A Celebration of African Drumming and Dance.
Musicians and dancers from our community come together on stage, echoing Brown's themes of compassion and love explored in the residency and performances of On Earth Together, the large community engagement project undertaken by the center's Presenting Series and Evidence to present Brown's signature work set to the music of Stevie Wonder.
Note: This is a free but ticketed event. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your will call tickets at least 15 minutes before your event. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.
Rioult Dance NY
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 PM
Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7:30 PM
This leading American modern dance company continues winning
acclaim for a poetic program set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Former Martha Graham principal dancer Pascal Rioult
(ree-you) brings South Bend the world premiere of "Polymorphous," the
fourth in his internationally touring Bach
Dances. Set to Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, the
other pieces are "Views of the Fleeting World" (set to The Art of
Fugue), "Celestial Tide," (set to Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in
B-flat major, and) "City" (set to Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6
in G Major)
“Perhaps the most adept and courageous choreographer in
mainstream modern dance today.” Backstage
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM
Pilobolus returns with the quirky
athleticism and enthusiasm for humor that’s made the dance company an
international entertainment brand. May contain partial nudity.
Featured on Late
Night with Conan O'Brien, The Academy
Awards and OK Go’s Grammy nominated video “All is Not Lost,” Pilobolus
are adult children going out to play, armed with fun, a little sensuality they
create a spectacle of dance, gymnastics, theater and mime. With nearly four
decades of creative productions and a body of over 100 choreographic works, it
is more than a dance company—Pilobolus is an influential force in the artistic
community and remain as unpredictable and fascinating as ever. Pilobolus
makes fanciful and exciting dance suitable for a more mature audience.
“We have kept the idea of collaboration
as the singular organizing feature of the company.”
–Robby Barnett, artistic
“You can convince people that what
they’re looking at is art. But you can’t convince them they’re having fun when
–Robby Barnett, artistic director
“Pilobolus proves once again it does it
Pilobolus Children's Matinee
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM
Original and inventive, Pilbolus’
unbelievably athletic dancers perform a special program designed for young
All ages / 60 minutes / no
This matinee is sure to delight the
imaginations of all children. A long-time arts education advocate, Pilobolus’ educational
partners include Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harlem Children’s Zone, American
Dance Festival and New York City and Connecticut public schools. The company is
the recipient of the 20th Anniversary Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival
Award, recognizing lifetime achievement in modern dance.
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