Three powerhouse women choreographers have created new works for this uplifting show, each with her own flair and style of movement.
A June 2019 article in Dance Magazine stated that of all ballets performed across the entire U.S. during the 2018-19 season, 80% of them were created by men. DK artistic director David Hochoy decided the October 17-20 show was time to give talented women choreographers the opportunity to create
Kiesha Lalama is working on a concept for a new piece she has given the working title Aftermath. “This particular piece hits home for me,” Lalama says. “As a strong female leader and role model for many, I take my gifts and responsibilities seriously. My goal is to reveal women’s realities after their experiences and to celebrate the positive change that can result from courageous action.”
Choreographer Cynthia Pratt says, “Women are stepping forward as prominent artistic creators and are taking on more leadership roles in the arts, including dance, so Women Sublime is an important concert for DK— its message is extremely relevant and timely.” Pratt began her creative process for this show by visiting museums in New York to look at paintings by prominent female artists for inspiration. She has also committed to using music by a female composer.
The show will also feature a piece called State of Grace, choreographed by DK dancer Mariel Greenlee. Helping dancers develop skills and experience as choreographers has been part of David Hochoy’s mission for DK. Hochoy says, “In our ongoing commitment to producing artistic excellence in contemporary dance, we welcome the opportunity to showcase the dancers’ new creative directions.”
This show is sponsored by OrthoIndy, with support from Printing Partners.
This show contains subject matter that may not be suitable for young children.
Tickets start at just $20 and are available online at the link below, or at the IRT Ticket Office at 317-635-5252 or in person.
2019/10/17 - 2019/10/20
Additional time info:
Dance Talk with David – On Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th, artistic director David Hochoy will speak about the creation of the show. This will be onstage, 30 minutes before curtain time.
Following the Friday performance, join DK in the theater lobby for a champagne toast. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the dancers.