The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory’s critically acclaimed IMPACT2015 will be performed this weekend only and it’s destined to be an outstanding show. IMPACT is a repertoire performance that showcases classical ballet as well as show-stopping original contemporary pieces. IMPACT 2015 will be performed March 7th at 8pm and March 8th at 2pm at the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio in Torrington.
Featured in the IMPACT show will be the beautiful ballet blanc Les Sylphides as staged by Denise Warner Limoli. “Les Sylphides” was originally choreographed was by Michel Fokine, with music by Frederic Chopin in1909. It was first performed in Paris, at the Theatre du Chatelet, as the ballet it is known as today. Often described as a “romantic reverie”, “Les Sylphide” is composed of a suite of dances in the romantic atmosphere of a moonlit park.
Les Sylphides will be followed by selections from Sleeping Beauty with choreography after Marius Petipa and staged by Eleanor D’Antuono, Kirk Peterson, Tim Melady and Susan Szabo.
For lovers of contemporary dance, The Nutmeg will perform works choreographed by Kate St. Amand of Syren Dance Company and Cynthia Quinn and Moses Pendleton of Momix and Victoria Mazzarelli, artistic director of the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory.
The Momix piece is entitled “Solar Flares” which enjoys music by Brent Lewis and is staged by Principal Ballet Master Tim Melady. Victoria Mazzarelli’s piece is entitled “Trance Dance” and Kate St. Amand’s work is entitled “The Arrow of Time”.
Kate St.Amand states her work was inspired by time. “I am intrigued by the balance of cherishing the present, honoring the past, and looking to the future. The students were highly involved in the process. Movement for this piece came from their earliest memories and their biggest dreams. The term “the arrow of time” is an astrophysics concept about the direction and asymmetry of time. I am honored to have collaborated with these young artists.”
IMPACT 2015 will be held on March 7th at 8pm and March 8th at 2pm at the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio in Torrington. Tickets can be purchased at the Warner Theatre’s box office and online.