Albany’s Ellen Sinopoli celebrates 25th Season with music of Terry Riley at The Egg

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company - Gary Gold Photos

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company – Gary Gold Photos

In celebration of its 25th performance season, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (ESDC) will perform at The Egg on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8 pm in a program that will feature the premiere of Tumble, set to music by Terry Riley, written for four hands on one piano. The evening will begin with a 7:15 pm prelude talk given by Artistic Director Ellen Sinopoli.

The remainder of the program will feature a retrospective of ESDC’s most popular works from the last 25 years:

Sandungera – This dance revels in the groove, sensuality and rhythm of Latin Jazz and Cuban music

Rising Low – With blues and country music, this dance tells a poignant tale of loss and loneliness

Becoming – Based on a Rainer Maria Rilke poem, this dance for a solo female pulsates with longing, questioning and beauty to Zoe B. Zak’s music for voice and accordion that brings a captivating combination of tonalities that are tied to her Jewish-American roots

Filament – This dance explores the different aspects of a filament, from tightly wound and electric to threads that are loose and blown by the breeze, with music by Don Knaack

For the third year, this concert will feature ESDC’s Egg Kids project. Capital Region dance students aged 12-18 auditioned for the opportunity to perform onstage with ESDC, in a dance created for them by veteran company member, Sara Senecal. The selected performers hail from Art in Motion Dance Academy in Albany, Ginny Martin Dance in Glenville, and JoAnn’s Academy of Dance in Latham.

Tickets for the performance are $25. A $12.50 student rush price is available that evening. Tickets may be purchased in advance through The Egg’s box office at (518) 473-1845 or www.theegg.org.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company presents the provocative and richly imagined choreography of Artistic Director Ellen Sinopoli. As the resident company of The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, ESDC shares its work with diverse audiences through concerts, showcases, residencies, workshops and educational outreach, seeking to enrich the community by enhancing the appreciation, understanding and experience of contemporary performing arts. Over the past quarter century, Ellen Sinopoli has choreographed 75 new works and her many artistic collaborations and projects serve as a conduit to bring together talented artists (both regional and national) from varied genres that include visual artists, sculptors, architects, composers and musicians, poets and storytellers, videographers, photographers and physicists.

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