Todd Rosenlieb Dance will launch its STUDIO CONCERT SERIES at TRDance Center’s Benjack Studio Theatre with five performances on the weekend of November 15-17, 2019 and again on November 22 and 24, 2019. Each concert will include four original works produced and directed by TRDance resident and guest choreographers who each bring world-class talent and experience as former dancers and directors of national and international dance organizations and companies.
Show times are as follows:
Friday, November 15th, 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 16th, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 17th, 3:00 PM
Friday, November 22nd, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 24th, 3:00 PM
TRDance will offer up four separate and unique presentations spotlighting various facets of the universal human condition. From playful and provocative to intense renderings of human connection…and disconnections. Rosenlieb has crafted a full line-up of performance experiences designed to touch, encourage, and challenge audience perspectives.
Rosenlieb’s Chance Favors the Prepared Mind is set to the magical scores of Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto #2 in F major and II Tramonto (commissioned by the Todi Music Fest in 2006). This playful and provocative piece will begin with a witty exploration of gender roles and flow seamlessly into a tale of love turned tragic through the ingenuity of space and props.
Renata Sheppard, a guest choreographer will bring Before Ever After to the TRDance stage with a theological intent to examine fairytales and their basis in the collective human experience. Sheppard shares, “that regardless of race, culture and geography, motifs, archetypes and plots emerge with striking similarities, signifying a universal need to tell our stories.”
Ricardo Melendez, Virginia Ballet Theatre’s artistic director will showcase his latest work Near a modern rendering which combines movement and a score of nature sounds and Gabriel Fauré Opus 24 Élegie in C Minor. In this showcase, Melendez experiments with couple’s work in non-gender connections and explores ways of connecting that are both specific and universal.
Janelle S. Ings, TRDance resident choreographer, will offer, The Race, accompanied by the music of Mombasa, 2Cellos. to Ings, The Race can be interpreted in many ways. The Race towards something, the Human Race, and/or our attempts to make it through what we face on a daily basis coupled with a collective intent to persevere.