. The Cushing Performing Arts Series broadens and deepens our students’ exposure to first-rate performing artists, while also providing a service to our extended community.
Rebecca Rice Dance Company
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 8:00 pm
With guest performers:
Marcus Romeo: Boston Ballet
Sara Knight: Eifman Ballet
Valerie Farias Newton: Marion Rice Denishawn
Constantine Finehouse: Pianist
Choreographer Rebecca Rice
presents original choreography that is rich in lush physicality and poetic metaphor within a modern and contemporary dance vocabulary. Over the past twenty years, her work has been presented at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Peabody Essex Museum, Jacob’s Pillow, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Boston Ballet, and the Merce Cunningham Studio Theater in New York City.
Special artists join the company for this unique performance. Guest Artist from the Boston Ballet Company Marcus Romeo will perform “GEM” to excerpts of the “Rachmaninoff Preludes”, a piece premiered in 2013 at the Peabody Essex Museum’s “Faberge’” Exhibit in collaboration with the Boston-based Ballets Russes Cultural Partnership, performed live by acclaimed Boston musician, Constantine Finehouse. New York City artist, and long time company member, Sara Knight of SLK Ballet, will return as guest artist to perform “INDIGO”, set to the haunting music of Arvo Part and costumed exclusively by acclaimed New York City designer Martin Cooper. Also included in the program is a special piece honoring Rebecca Rice’s unique roots in Denishawn, performed by Valerie Farias Newton, Denishawn Dancer and a member of Pauline Koner Dance Company of New York City. “Tribute” honors and celebrates her life as a Denishawn dancer with her grandmother, Marion Rice, an original dancer and student of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, and mother, Mona Rice, who founded the Dance Program at Cushing Academy.
“A revelation, intriguing and sophisticated from start to finish, and proof that Rice is one of this area’s most imaginative and downright solid choreographers”
This performance is free and open to the public. To reserve your tickets, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, contact information, requested event, and number of attendees. Please reserve early as some event venues have limited seating. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the public 15 minutes prior to showtime.
*We regret that Cowell Chapel is not handicapped accessible
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