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Rebecca Rice Dance Concert

After a four year hiatus, Rebecca Rice, the versatile and prolific choreographer from Boston, brings her dance company, Rebecca Rice Dance, to New York City to perform at the Merce Cunningham Theater, 55 Bethune Street, NYC, on Friday, June 17th at 9 PM and Saturday, June 18th at 8 PM. 

 The program will include five works, two of which are premieres. The premieres include “Unmasked” (2011) a work danced to JS Bach concertos and sonatas, which expresses the bond between feelings of joy and sorrow as related in the poetry of Kahil Gibran, and  “Verge” (2011), a solo focusing on the conflicts involved in transformation and  performed by Mariah Steele to an original score by noted Boston composer, Christos Koulendros.  Boston pianist, Constantine Finehouse, will accompany.

 Revivals include the playful “Busy Blues” (2007), a creative romp to the blues music of Jonah Jones and Italian singer, Paolo Conte, the soulful “Bach Dances” (2004), including six movements performed to the Bach Cello Suites, and Stratas (2004),  inspired by John Harbison’s “Suite for Solo Cello” (1994),  an intricate, complex score by the Pulitzer-prize winning composer.  Noted Boston Cellist, Sebastian Baverstam, will accompany “Bach Dances” and “Stratas”.

 Dancers include Sara Knight, Mariah Steele, Ann-Marie Cofield, Carrie Kerstein, Jessie Stinnett, Ariane Georg, Ula Galea and Abbey Kowalec.

Composers include Christos Koulendros, John Harbison, JS Bach and Franz Schubert.

The concert will be designed by New York lighting designer Megan Byrne.

"One of Boston's hidden gems"  Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops

$25 at the door

$20 Students and early bird (internet)

$40 Patrons

Friday tickets HERE:  http://rrdancejune17nyc.eventbrite.com/

Saturday tickets HERE:  http://rrdancejune18nyc.eventbrite.com/

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A modern dance choreographer, teacher and performer, Rebecca Rice’s choreography blends modernism and musicality. Rice co-founded and performed in Pittsburgh Dance Alloy Company as well as worked with Bill Evans and Gerri Houlihan.  She created numerous works for Boston Ballet II and Rebecca Rice Dance, which she formed in 1981.  In addition to teaching at MIT, Rebecca organized Boston Ballet Company’s first choreography workshops and performances. Her company has been presented by the Bank of America’s Celebrity Series, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Boston Ballet as well as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Rice’s expressive, abstract and poetic choreographic voice is grounded by an extensive technical background in Modern Dance, Denishawn, Contemporary and Classical Ballet. Her choreography brings a unique vision to the stage.

 

Photo by Matt Karas / www.mattkaras.com

 

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Rebecca Rice Dance  "... a local phenomenon -- work whirls entertainingly back and forth across the border between ballet and modern dance. It both defies gravity and celebrates it. Her musical taste is eclectic (from baroque to jazz, Arvo Part to Peter Schickele), and her choreography exhibits musical and dance intelligence. The 13 dancers she fielded Saturday night exhibited admirable discipline, energy, stamina, and style." -RICHARD DYER, THE BOST [...]

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"... a local phenomenon -- work whirls entertainingly back and forth across the border between ballet and modern dance. It both defies gravity and celebrates it. Her musical taste is eclectic (from baroque to jazz, Arvo Part to Peter Schickele), and her choreography exhibits musical and dance intelligence. The 13 dancers she fielded Saturday night exhibited admirable discipline, energy, stamina, and style." -RICHARD DYER, THE BOSTON GLOBE

Rebecca Rice Dance is based on the choreographic work of Rebecca Rice through the creation, research, teaching and presentation of original dance compositions. Rebecca Rice's choreographic ideas include: Building finely crafted choreography that blends the movement concepts of modern dance with the elegance and technical virtuosity of ballet. Collaborations with contemporary, classical and experiential composers, musicians, media artists and costume designers,all devoted to innovations that combine movement with material. Educating the public on the art of creative thinking and improvisation through the teaching and performance of modern and ballet movement particularly through the relation to music and abstract ideas. The exploration and development of new models for the fields of modern dance.