October 19, 2013 @ 7:00
Mystic Stage – Olde Mystic Village
October 19, at 7:00 pm
Mystic Stage – Olde Mistick Village, Mystic CT
This production will last approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes with one intermission.
A tapas of diverse flavors to please the most discerning palate. Experience the best of contemporary dance with 6 works by today’s most poignant choreographers - six works, of which three just returned from Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out series, in front of record breaking crowd, and received with a standing ovation.
- Gabrielle Lamb
- Austin McCormick
- Sergei Vanaev
- Lauren Edson
Sharma Howard, dance critic for The Day, wrote:
- ” This is a “Swan Lake” for contemporary audiences… keeps the lush score by Tchaikovsky and the enchanted element of swan-humans, but has its own story line that plucks at the primal chords inherent in human nature – envy, desire, covetousness, and the ego’s ceaseless battle between good and evil. It rises from the muck of primeval emotions to explore humanity’s aspirations for enlightenment.”
- “A truly romantic and lyrical ballet was performed in an excerpt from Laura Edson’s “Sun and Steel.” Primarily a duet that again paired the dynamic Subotic and Maehara, this ballet lifts the spirit, is hauntingly gorgeous and also demands a technical and athletic prowess in its lifts and intricacies.”
- “Mystic Ballet has unfolded as a hub of contemporary dance that attracts high caliber choreographers who deploy classical ballet technique within engaging, thematic dance that is food for the soul. Athletic, sensual, and dynamic, this company is on the cusp of wider recognition”
New York Times wrote about Austin McCormick:
- “…his inventive works are a brainy, high-entertainment mix of music-hall, cabaret, theater and dance.”