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Arch Ballet Process & Preview
August 8, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM$30
Join Arch Ballet and Benefactors for an intimate evening with an exclusive first look at the groundbreaking World Premiere ballet entitled Vantage Point and white wine reception. An in-studio experience witnessing critically acclaimed choreographer Sheena Annalise creating new ballet in real time.
Limited tickets available.
The evening will start with a white wine reception and introduction to choreographer Sheena Annalise and soloist dancers of Arch Ballet. Guests will take their seats and witness first hand the creation of the World Premiere ballet Vantage Point premiering in 2020. See how the ballet movement is being made in real time and get the first ever previews of this groundbreaking new work. The final work is intended for 35 dancers, 12 drone video cameras with live projection, and EDM music with live orchestral elements. A short audience Q&A with choreographer and dancers will wrap the evening, followed by white wine reception to speak with dancers and choreographer personally.
“A company that’s pushing boundaries… a fabled heaven for those bent on innovation.”
“Works of art that make you whisper to yourself ‘so cool'”
Thursday, Aug 8
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New York City Center Studios: Studio 4 (4th Floor)
130 W 56th Street,
Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
New York, NY 10019
Arch Ballet Benefactors receive complimentary access, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a member? Join our Benefactors circle at www.archballet.com/support
**Arch Ballet is committed to keeping up with the times of our audience, we accept Venmo.
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ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET
New York Citys Arch Contemporary Ballet (ACB) is the brainchild of Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer Sheena Annalise. Presenting new ballet, new music, and new ideas are principles of ACB that are integral to the choreographic process and fulfilling their mission of continuously evolving ballet for an inclusive 21st century audience.
Each ballet is choreographed and completed in silence, commissioned composers then create music exclusively tailored to the movement in all genres including neoclassical, EDM, classical, jazz, percussion, and more. Every ballets concept is distinctly relevant to contemporary society often leveraging technology, visual art, fashion, and current cultural ideas to bring each ballets message to life on stage. Collaborations have included 3D Motion projection, American Sign Language, phone apps, slow motion ink in water art, 3D Printed fashion, drones, architects, laser art, and more.
“The brain child behind such an inventive companyAt 25, she has to be the youngest working female Artistic Director with such successful repertoire I am certain Sheena Annalise will make history as one of the greats in choreography in the years to come. Her innovative mind and her own distinct language of mesmerizing body lineage combined with generating new audiences..will continue to build a lasting impression.”
Sheena Annalise is a choreographer and the Artistic Director of Arch Contemporary Ballet. She began choreographing under the wing of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in Equator Project, nurturing her choreographic talent. She developed her distinct voice in ballet through the creation of innovative bodylines, cutting edge concepts, and exploring her fascination with the connection between movement and music. She plays with creating her own tempos, accents, and pauses in her ballets without the limitations of existing music. This approach not only accentuated her silent yet rhythmic choreography, but led to the development of her current artistic process; commissioning artists to create music specifically for each repertoire program.
As a mentee, she spent a year inside the walls of Mark Morris Dance Group, which equipped her with the necessary tools to bring Arch Contemporary Ballet to fruition. Through ACB she
has received residencies and space grants throughout NYC and has been named a Prodigy by The Womens Project. She has created over 20 works for ACB (her primary choreographic endeavor), and has accepted numerous commissions including Counterpointe Season II & III, and choreographic lectures at The National Arts Club and TEDX, among others.
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There are no refunds once purchased.