December 7 - 10View All Events
Join the Conservatory of Dance for a dynamic 2017-2018 season presented by the Purchase Dance Company! Their rich and varied performances feature cutting-edge premieres alongside exquisitely re-staged masterworks and showcase the unbridled talent and technical virtuosity of the Conservatory’s professional caliber students.
The Fall 2017 concert shines a spotlight on two 20th century masters – George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham. Balanchine’s renowned Concerto Barocco (1948) can be described as music made visible – a pristine choreographic response to Johann Sebastian Bach’s score. Meanwhile, Cunningham’s acclaimed Change of Address (1992) epitomizes the choreographer’s ground-breaking use of chance operations.
Multi-award winning Conservatory of Dance alumnus and faculty member Doug Varone will also re-stage one of his most celebrated works. Lux (2006) is an exuberant dance filled with lush physicality and set to the music of Philip Glass.
Finally, the Conservatory of Dance is delighted to commission a new work by Deborah Lohse, a groundbreaking NYC based choreographer and filmmaker.
FREE Pre-concert Artist Talk December 8, at 7:15pm.
Please note that both the 2017 Fall Dance Concert and the 2018 Spring Dance Concert will take place in the Dance Building, in the Dance Theatre Lab.