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Earth Day Dance Series

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161A Chrystie Street

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the beauty of our planet with a special, two program dance performance.

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Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a special two day, two program dance performance of innovative and enlightening works by Manhattan's contemporary ballet company Neville Dance Theatre and guests.

Experience the beauty and power of our planet while fostering a greater awareness for environment concerns through movement, music, video, poetry, song, and storytelling. Our theatrically compelling and artistically invigorating production with a purpose is a visual feast for both the mind and body while offering inspiration for ecological advocacy.

Two nights. Two different programs. One planet.

PROGRAM A: Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) @7:30pm

  • Neville Dance Theatre - Terra Nova
  • Ninja Ballet - Karma
  • Neville Dance Theatre - Elements

    PROGRAM B: Thursday, April 23 @7:30pm

    • Neville Dance Theatre - Elements
    • Sadi Mosko - Tectonic
    • Covenant Ballet Theatre - The Secret Garden (excerpt)

    Terra Nova (Neville Dance Theatre) The immense power of mother earth’s core is awakened through dance and projected images. Set to music by Philip Glass and contemporary artists Imogen Heap and James Blackshaw, this immersive work depicts the phenomena of tectonic plate shifts, volcanic eruptions, lava flows, and the planet’s amazing ability for biological regeneration. NBC Universal - WNJU Telemundo calls it "exquisitely done. An effective and ingenious production that gives the sensation of being in the center of the earth." Includes original costumes by New York City Ballet costumer Angela Freidman.

    Karma - excerpt (Ninja Ballet) explores the impact of plastic waste pollution on people all over the world. Told through the choreography of Shoko Tamai and Chris Jordan's "Midway" photo series (2009-current)which depicts the desolate landscape of Midway Island where starving birds choke to death on plastic waste. Too often, consideration of the effect that plastic waste pollution has on our world is overlooked. "Karma" brings the issue to our attention, with the hopes that it will help motivate solutions for how we can do better for the planet.

    Elements (Neville Dance Theatre) is an immersive and colorful world of movement, video, and image projections that brings to life the four elements Air, Fire, Water and Earth in four vibrant sections - Zephyr, Embers, Raindrops and Geodes. Called “engaging and entertaining from start to finish” by audience patron Josef Bastar, this 25 minute work includes music by Four Tet, Chopin, Christopher O’Riley, Max Richter, Penguin Station Cafe and Nicholas Hooper.

    Tectonic (choreographer Sadi Mosko) explores the concept of sustainability. A culmination of phrases, each was developed as an immediate reaction to and originally performed in various natural settings across the US over three years and captured on celluloid as a film series.

    The Secret Garden - excerpt (Covenant Ballet Theatre) is an original ballet based on the children’s book, by the same name, by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a mysterious garden that helps to heal the hearts of three broken people. Choreography by Marla Hirokawa.

    Support for Earth Day Dance Series and Neville Dance Theatre’s spring endeavors is sponsored by PhysioWellness, Art for Life & Education, and Freed of London.

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