Genre: Jazz

BalaSole Dance Company is proud to present this January 2014 "IDIOMS". In this concert, Executive & Artistic Director Roberto Villanueva and 10 dance artists will present new solos inspired by various themes.Since its world premiere in August 2010, this multi-genre dance company has provided visibility to over 100 solo artists of varying artistic expressions, shapes, sizes, ages, backgrounds, and styles. It is the only dance organization in the U.S. dedicated to bridging the gaps in concert dance.Following successful productions at The Baryshnikov Arts Center's Jerome Robbins Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the company has earned praises from critics for promoting diversity and showcasing talented dance artists. Elizabeth McPherson of Attitude Magazine and Joel Benjamin of Time Square Chronicles noted the company for its "admirable goals and intentions." Lisa Jo Segola of Back Stage New York highlighted the company for providing "a showcase for overlooked dancers." Tim Martin of Dance Europe Magazine called BalaSole Dance Company a "hybrid creature" and described it as "part dance company and part showcase for aspiring dancer/choreographers." Stephanie Deere of Broadway World called the company's "emphasis on the creative process extremely refreshing." Linda Diamond of ENV Magazine stated, "this interactive collaboration of independent thinkers has not been seen since the 1980’s in the New York dance scene." Philip Gardner of Oberon's Grove described the company "as a unique venture in the contemporary New York dance scene."Past participants include members of the Limón Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lucinda Childs Dance, Parsons Dance, Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Philadanco and Michael Mao Dance.Villanueva, rejected earlier in his dance career by dance companies for his small physique, founded BalaSole Dance Company to provide an arena for overlooked or marginalized dance artists. He has been hailed by The New York Times for his technical virtuosity and compelling stage presence.This concert will feature Paulina Bracone, Caroline Brethenoux, Jonathan Breton, Trashina Conner, Marion Helfenstein, Hunter Frederick Houde, Ashley Peters, Christen Quattlebaum, Tracy Singer, Roberto Villanueva, and Marina Yuri. Emerging artists Hailey Bates, Lea Clay, Nicole Roberts will also perform with the company.BalaSole Dance Company is the resident dance company of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. For more information on BalaSole Dance Company, visit Courtesy: Arch Dance Company/Jennifer Archibald Photo Credit: 51 Designz Production Group



Open:   01/25/14
Close:   01/26/14

01/25/14- 8:00
01/26/14- 5:00
Theater:   The Ailey Citigroup Theater
Address:   405 W. 55th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18.00 - $25.00
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