Arch Contemporary Ballet – Fall Season

November 18–19, 2016

Black Box Theater

"A company that truly breaks the mold." - DANCE INFORMA MAGAZINE

"A compelling conversation to watch unfold." - THE HUFFINGTON POST

"A rising pioneer for ballet and music..." - DANCE MOGUL MAGAZINE

"JUST WOWWWW!!!." - EXPLORE DANCE

"A company that is pushing boundaries" - THE PHILLY INQUIRER

Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, presents a triple bill of world premieres by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise, for three performances at The Sheen Center Friday, November 18th – Saturday, November19th at 8:00 pm. “A rising pioneer for ballet and music”, Annalise’s bold and distinct style challenges the past and launches into the future with new pointe work, new music, and new ideas about what ballet can be. All of ACB’s works are choreographed in silence before commissioning original music scores from various genres and music artists. The three works will debut all with original music scores from 21st century artists.

 Young Blood//World Premiere

"Young Blood" shares the stage with a youth orchestral ensemble in a sprightly, effervescent, and upbeat tone, as dancers play on the dynamic of being forever young in this free spirited work.

 Plated//World Premiere

A dynamic and fluid duo in ‘Plated’ represent keeping up an image of being seemingly happy in life, based on social media expectations today, but as their gold dipped  bodies entangle themselves the façade chips away suggesting the dancers are merely gold ‘Plated’. A saxophone commissioned score accentuates the mood.

Replica//World Premiere

The finale ‘Replica’ illustrates how we live in a culture where everything is replicated or reproduced and explores the value of an original object. Incorporating 3D printed costumes designed by Merve Oztemel, an EDM score, and a 3D motion capture backdrop in real time sets the temperature of a 4D optical illusion with sharp lines and intricate body shapes.

 

Performance Schedule:

 

November 18th 8:00 pm Purchase Tickets

November 19th 2:00 pm (Autism Friendly performance) Purchase Tickets

November 19th 8:00 pm Purchase Tickets

 

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

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Saturday, Nov 19th 2:00 pm

-Autism Friendly Performance-

An accessible performance for children, teens, adults, and their friends and family on the autism spectrum.

This performance will be one hour, have a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. 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.

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About the ballet (all works have live musicians):

Young Blood//30 minutes

‘Young Blood’ shares the stage with a youth orchestral ensemble in a sprightly, effervescent, and upbeat tone, as dancers play on the dynamic of being forever young in this free spirited work. You’ll see moments of favorite childhood games including tag, leap frog, clapping games, and more in an innovative dance work.

Three young musicians are elevated above the dancers on stage.

Plated//20 minutes

A dynamic and fluid duo in ‘Plated’ represent holding in emotions as they seem very happy on the outside, but as their gold dipped bodies entangle themselves the façade chips away suggesting the dancers are merely gold ‘Plated’. A live saxophone commissioned score accentuates the mood.

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$25 General Admission, $35 VIP, $20 Arch for Autism Performance