American Contemporary Ballet will wrap up their 11th season with a program featuring two of the biggest names in the classical music and ballet spheres – Bach and Balanchine.
In Barocco, one finds two geniuses working across a span of more than 200 years. Balanchine introduced a pared-down, jazz-infused aesthetic that somehow perfectly complements Bach’s immortal Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.
George Balanchine‘s Concerto Barocco accompanies a complementary world premiere by ACB’s Artistic Director Lincoln Jones set to jazz music.
“Baroque era music has a lot in common with early jazz; much of it was improvised off familiar melodies, and based on dance music,” says Jones. “Composers made music for every occasion – it wasn’t the ‘sit down and think about your first symphony for 20 years’ approach that came later. That’s why it works so well for dancing.”
All performances will be held at the ACB Performance Venue:
- Thursday, June 15 at 8pm
- Friday, June 16 at 8pm
- Saturday, June 17 at 8pm
- Sunday, June 18 at 2pm
- Thursday, June 22 at 8pm
- Friday, June 23 at 8pm
- Saturday, June 24 at 8pm
- Sunday, June 25 at 2pm
Featured Photo of American Contemporary Ballet for their Bach and Balanchine program. Photo by Victor Demarchelier.
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