Fall Into DancE:
An Artistic Harvest
Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, 7:30 pm
at the Roger McGuire Green stage, Pack Square Park
FREE to the public!
Donations greatly appreciated!
Guests are encouraged to bring cushions or lawn chairs for upfront viewing. Click here for directions.
The Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn Director, proudly announces its 2019-20 Season - the 56th year for North Carolina’s Oldest Professional, non-profit Dance Company - opening with Fall Into Dance: An Artistic Harvest September 20-21, 7:30 pm.
Fall Into Dance features original choreography by Ann Dunn, Fleming Lomax, Phillip McRorie, Megan Jones Medford, Tricia Renshaw, Sandi Weinberg, and Nancy Zander.
Dunn’s new work, Contours in Air, is a reflection on the Black Mountain, Japanese-American Sculptor, Ruth Asawa’s, life (WWII Japanese Internment Camp, Love, Family, Art) and her suspended, crocheted-wire sculptures – creating life as a work of art, and making art of life.
Lomax’s new ensemble work, Renewed by the Blue Ridge, set to music by Mark O’Connor, was inspired by this John Muir quote: “Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees. The winds blow their freshness into you and the storms their energies, while cares wash away.”
Renshaw’s new contemporary pointe piece, Possibilities, with music by Zoë Keating, looks at the opportunities that arise and how things unfold when you stop trying to control things (or cease holding on too tightly) and finally let go.
Medford’s new piece, Timeless, is set to “Hayes & Hopson” and “Beacham’s Curve” by Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, with the music performed live on Friday night by the band! Queen Bee and the Honeylovers take us on a musical adventure through a time where we navigated “secret” tunnels and rode trolley cars in the rain. Megan hopes that through movement and music you are able to picture Asheville in the Jazz Age.
Weinberg’s Soon explores the comfort of contact in relationships, with music by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn.
Rosewater, by McRorie, is set to music by Hans Zimmer, and features movement exploring the feelings of floating and fluidity.
Zander’s new work, Fats Waller Suite, Part 1: “Your Feet’s Too Big”, is a vaudeville-esque romp set to the 1936 song “Your Feet’s Too Big,” by Fred Fisher and Ada Benson. Like Waller's piano playing, this piece is light-hearted, comedic fun built on a core of classical technique. Starting out casually, like a stroll to Pack Square on an autumn evening, it ends in an almost slapstick frenzy of footwork.