FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION:
ALISON COOK BEATTY DANCE
November 3rd and 4th, 7PM
Tickets: $15 students, ($18 door price),
$20 general admission ($25 door price),
$50 VIP (includes reserved front row seating)
Ballet Hispanico167 West 89th Street New York, NY 10024
From Concept to Production: An evening with Alison Cook Beatty Dance will begin at 7PM with a reception of free drinks and hors d’oeuvre. Art work and choreographic journal entries created by Alison and inspiration behind the works presented on the program that evening will be on display for people to view till 8PM.
The two-part program will include an inside look at the concepts and ways in which the dancers were crafted and the tools in which she used out of the inspiration behind these works. Alison and the dancers will demonstrate and explain these concepts together and show the process leading up to the work itself.
The latter half of the evening will include a full studio performance of three works. You will not only see a NEW WORK, a reconstructed work that has gone through three transitional changes, and a solo work danced by Alison over of a two year decade span, but you will see a glimpse of all of these transitional stages. Ending the evening there will be a brief question and answer session with the dancers and Alison. Don’t miss this special evening of the inner workings of the artist’s soul.
About Alison Cook Beatty Dance:
Alison Cook Beatty Dance, founded in 2012, is a classically based modern dance company exploring the universal human condition through expansive and emotionally driven movement grounded in American modern dance. The healing and transformational power of the arts inspires the company to work with diverse groups within the community, in addition to collaborative efforts with other artists. Under the artistic direction of Alison Cook-Beatty, her choreography has been commissioned by companies such as Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Carolina Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School NYC, Opera Dolce, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Fort Hamilton High School, and NYU. The company has performed throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Washington D.C., and continues its rehearsal, performance, and community outreach events for 2017. The company has performed at New York Live Arts, San Jose State University, New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas in CT, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Harvard Art First Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, the Hartt School in CT, the 92nd Street Y, NYU Frederick Loewe Theater, The Morse Black Box Theatre at St. Johnsbury Academy in VT, The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., The Martha Graham Studio Theater, The Theater at The 14th Street Y, Battery Dance Festival, Hunter College, City Center Studios, Built On Stilts-Martha’s Vineyard Dance Festival, The Chappaqua Library, AS220 in Providence, RI and Gibney Dance POP Performance Series under the mentorship of Doug Varone, to name a few. The company has been awarded grants, residencies, and sponsorships from the Milford Fine Arts Council of Connecticut, New Haven Fine Arts Council of Connecticut, the Putney School in Vermont, The W Foundation, Career Transitions for Dancers/ The Actors Fund, Sansha, Materials for the Arts, Assets for Artists, JP Morgan Chase and other private foundations and corporate sponsorships.