Bird…and other work

$10 in advance; $10 at the door (cash only) Bird is a new audience immersive work by choreographer Thomas Vacanti and new media artist Jenny […]
June 17 at 7:30pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Ave

$10 in advance; $10 at the door (cash only)

Bird is a new audience immersive work by choreographer Thomas Vacanti and new media artist Jenny Vogel. Using Hans Christian Andersen’s short story “The Emperor and the Nightingale” as a springboard, the audience is invited to explore the human encounter with technology and be taken on a journey through the predictable vs. the unknown:

“with a real nightingale one can never calculate what is coming, but in this artificial bird everything is settled.”

Also on the program is Interludium, a delicate and tensile duet based on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Vacanti Ballets, a Massachusetts based dance company, produces and performs elaborate dance works created by artistic director Tom Vacanti. Experimenting with the relationship between audience and performer, he is fascinated with small gestural work and how the dancer can do less, not more in performance- inviting the audience to closely observe the fine details of the movement in close proximity to the action. Vacanti Ballets makes exceptional dance theatre. Visually stunning, arresting, provocative and humorous. The work is diverse in form and content encompassing productions for the stage, site specific, new-media and installation work.

Featuring:

Thomas Vacanti – choreographer/producer

Jenny Vogel- installation artist/collaborator

Céline Barreau- dancer

Kelsey Saulnier- dancer

Christopher Phillips- dancer

Christopher Petersen- dancer

Eric Flores- dancer

Adan Alarcon- dancer

Melanie Ostiguy- dancer

Mackenzie McClung- dancer