Intermezzo contemporary ballet company, led by American Ballet Theatre soloist, to perform March 29-30, 2014

The Intermezzo Dance Company will give two performances at the Frances Daly Fergusson Theater in Kenyon Hall on Saturday, March 29 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm. These shows, which are sponsored by the Department of Dance, are free and open to the public.

To reserve tickets, email or call 845/437-5541.

Founded by American Ballet Theatre soloist Craig Salstein in 2013, Intermezzo is dedicated to bringing together great music, established and rising choreographers, and classically-trained dancers in presenting new works in the realm of contemporary ballet. In its first season, Intermezzo performed works by Marcelo Gomes, Lisa di Ribere, Adam Hendrickson and others. The pieces were united by a theme: the music of Verdi.

For the performances at Vassar, Salstein has commissioned new works from choreographer Ja’ Malik, ABT dancer Gemma Bond as well as Harvard graduate Claudia Schreier.  Salstein will also present a new work.  The program will also include a commissioned score by composer Patrick Soluri reflecting the theme of Albert Camus' essay The Myth of Sisyphus.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 11, 2014