May 1 – 4View All Events
The Purchase Dance Company’s Spring 2019 Concert fills the Pepsico Theater with a compelling mix of world premieres, modern and contemporary masterpieces, and live music.
We are thrilled to present Decadance by renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin – one of the most sought after choreographers in the world today – whose unique movement language, Gaga, has transformed the dance landscape.
Esteemed Conservatory of Dance Faculty member and former New York City Ballet dancer, Bettijane Sills, premieres a virtuosic new pointe work set to a lively mix of classic pop and show tunes with accompaniment by pianist Colin Rose, and Conservatory of Music vocalist Samara McLendon.
Live music with a 2002 score by Jon Magnussen performed by the Purchase Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Singers conducted by David Recca accompanies our important re-staging of Jose Limon’s modern masterpiece Psalm (1967).
We round out the program with a brand new contemporary work created specifically for the Purchase Dance Company by celebrated Conservatory of Dance alum, Roderick George, whose professional credits include The Forsythe Company and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Entitled Unprotected Set, the powerful original work will explore race relations and the immigrant experience through a vocabulary that blends classical ballet, hip hop and breakdance, and modern/contemporary dance.
A special pre-concert talk with the artists will be held on May 3 at 7:15pm
The Purchase Dance Company will cap their season with a series of performances at New York Live Arts and introduce our dancers to New York City’s professional dance community. Patrons may check the Purchase College website for more details.