American Dance Legacy Initiative MiniFest 2013 Concerts


March 15, 2013 to March 16, 2013
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

MINI-FEST CONCERT 2013: A journey through nine decades of American dance Join our welcoming, innovative community for a performance of fierce, exhilarating, and beautiful dancing!

Anchoring the program will be three pieces based on the repertory of dance legend and pioneer, José Limón (1908-1972). Kristen Foote, soloist with the José Limón Dance Company, will perform three solos from Dances for Isadora, choreographed just one year before Limón's death.

Dancing Legacy, ADLI's performing and teaching ensemble, will perform excerpts from Colin Connor's Requiem. Connor danced with the Limón company for eight years and Requiem clearly honors that lineage. Dance Extension, Brown University's modern repertory company will perform Limón Etude choreographed by Limón company artistic director Carla Maxwell. Limón Etude includes themes and motifs from Dances for Isadora, which Limón created on Maxwell.

Works by local artists Laura Bennett and Heather Ahern are also featured in the concert. Bennett, artistic director of Dancing Legacy, will present her latest work, Jehovah's Watch, based on Emily Dickinson poetry. Bennett was invited to choreograph Jehovah's Watch by her colleague, vocalist Sarah Pelletier. Pelletier and pianist Lois Shapiro commissioned Eric Sawyer to compose the song cycle in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the death of Emily Dickinson. Local audiences will remember Heather Ahern as a founding member of Groundwerx Dance Theatre, where she co-directed, toured, performed, and taught for fifteen years. This concert marks Ahern's return to the Rhode Island stage in her solo, Blink, an introspective, existential journey exploring the passage of time.

LOCATION: Granoff Center for Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street, Studio One. DATES & TIME: Friday March 15 & Saturday March 16 2013, 8:00 pm

These concerts are part of the ADLI MiniFest 2013 program. 

Tickets are available here.