American Dance Legacy Initiative Mini-Fest Concert


Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2013 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Granoff Studio One

$5 (student), $15 (general) [Advance ticketing is now closed.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash or check only]

American Dance Legacy Initiative’s Mini-Fest Dance Concert celebrates independent women of Rhode Island. The local and guest artists featured in the performance embody Rhode Island's trademark trailblazing spirit. Anchoring the program is Dancing Legacy, the performing and teaching ensemble of American Dance Legacy Initiative, in works covering three decades of American dance. The Mini-Fest Concert also features Dance Extension, Brown University’s modern repertory company. Performers and choreographers include Brown seniors, Sarah Friedland and Nadia Hannan, Brown ‘92 alumna Laura Bennett, adjunct faculty member Stephanie Turner, and guest artist B.J. Sullivan from North Carolina.

Highlights of the concert are Buraczeski Etude, a distillation of the repertory and style of jazz master Danny Buraczeski, Anne-Alex Packard’s whimsical and humorous Angels in the Attic, and Donna Jewell’s seminal work, Madame Sand, inspired by the life of writer George Sand and the music of Frederic Chopin. B.J. Sullivan, whose work has been described as unique, fluid, and physical, will perform an excerpt from The Pressure Series, which considers the transition from a life focused on self into one consumed by nurturing and caregiving and the struggles of balancing career and home. Stephanie Turner, independent choreographer/performer and director of the Movement Exchange, will contribute a new work, Loose Seam, to live music.

These concerts are part of the ADLI MiniFest 2014 program. 

ADLI Mini-Fest 2014 is part of WIDENING THE CIRCLE: Intersections of Art, Science and Community, a series of master classes, lecture demonstrations, performances, and seminars February 21-March 8 presented by FirstWorks and American Dance Legacy Initiative, in collaboration with Artists and Scientists as Partners, Brown University, and Mark Morris Dance Group.