MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet Fall Season

GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet  Company Dancer Diego Sosa, and Giovanna Montoya.

GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet

Company Dancer Diego Sosa, and Giovanna Montoya.

MOVEIUS CONTEMPORARY BALLET TO PRESENTS TRIOS OF WORKS

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet’s Fall Season presents two exciting programs of dance over two weekends. All choreography by Artistic Director Diana Movius.

PROGRAM A: “SIGNATURE WORKS”: Glacier, A Climate Change Ballet (40 min); Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall (30 min); and Ground Control (20 min). DATES: Sun 11/ 17 at 7:00pm; Thurs 11/ 21, and Sat 11/ 23rd at 7:30pm.

Note: This program recently toured to New York’s Ailey Citigroup Theatre as an official event of Climate Week NYC.

PROGRAM B: “RECENT WORKS” Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall (30 min); Ground Control (20 min), and Apocrita (12 min) DATES: Sat 11/16, Fri 11/22 at 7:30pm.

All performances held at our home facility, Dance Loft on 14. 4618 14th St NW, Floor 2. Washington, DC 20011. Please note the venue is not wheelchair accessible. Patrons needed accommodation to avoid the majority of stairs can email etta@danceloft14.org to arrange to enter the venue through a side door.


Company Dancers Sara Bradna, and Emily Hashiguchi.

Company Dancers Sara Bradna, and Emily Hashiguchi.

EVENT AND VENUE DETAILS:

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet Fall Season will be held November 16, 21, 22 and 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday November 17 at 7:00pm at The Dance Loft on 14 Theater located at 4618 14th Street NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20011.

The venue is accessible via Metro and the 52 and 54 bus routes. There is a city bike share located on the corner on Decatur and 14th Street. Street parking is also available.


REPERTORY DETAILS

Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet (2015)

Choreography: Diana Movius

Music: Max Richter, David Lang, Andrew Thomas

GLACIER creates an onstage arctic environment where the threat of polar icecap collapse is set to movement by dancers who ripple, crack and plunge amidst live video projections by filmmaker Robin Bell.

Ground Control (working title) (2019)

Choreography: Diana Movius

Ground Control (working title) is inspired by the early pictures of the earth taken from space during the Apollo missions. Earth is just one of billions of heavenly bodies in the universe, and an individual is just one person out of seven billion people on Earth. How do you find the empowerment to craft the world you want while just being one person?

Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall (2018)

Choreography: Diana Movius

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

A dance-theater piece underpinned by contemporary ballet technique, Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall borrows its storyline from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and features Stravinsky’s full score to revisit the financial crisis of 2008. As in the traditional Rite of Spring storyline, an ancient tribe chooses a victim—The Chosen One—to sacrifice to the gods. With an eye back to 2008, and with our current political environment in mind, the ballet will prompt audiences to ask the question: who will be The Chosen One in this modern take on a classic story?