Portland Ovations Presents Spellbound Dance Company, 4/9

Portland Ovations Presents Spellbound Dance Company, 4/9

Portland Ovations presents Spellbound Dance Company at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook Middle School on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30pm as part of the company's US debut.

Spellbound Dance Company is Italy's premier contemporary dance troupe. Founded in 1994 by choreographer and artistic director Mauro Astolfi, who creates works of expression rooted in poetic, emotive, and dynamic bodies that create shifting geometries in space with equal parts athleticism and elegance. Spellbound Dance Company has charmed audiences throughout the world with performances at festivals in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Belarus, France and Thailand.

In their Maine debut, Spellbound performs Lost for Words, a blend of graceful fluidity and stunning virtuosity; She is on the Ground, an amusing, reflective work andDownshifting, which occupies a space of great simplicity and sparseness.

Spellbound is dance of pure, lush movement free from restraint and rich in passion and emotion. As a review by Philly.com states, "...they were not only spellbinding, but breathtaking."

Immediately following the performance at Westbrook Performing Arts Center stick around for a question and answer session with the artists from Spellbound Dance Company.

Tickets for Spellbound Dance Company are $26 to $33 for Ovations' Members, $28 to $36 for the general public and a limited amount of $15 student tickets are also available. The Spellbound Dance Company performance is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. To purchase tickets, visit www.portlandovations.org, contact PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or stop by the box office window at Merrill Auditorium.

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