Alison Cook Beatty Dance Presents MOVING STORIES

Alison Cook Beatty Dance Presents MOVING STORIESThis diverse program includes ACCUSED (Variation B), exploring the sometimes dark nature of society and whether society is the culprit of devastating events, or in fact, a victim of itself. The second dance is a duet: LIFELINE, a romantic yet complex duet set to music by Karl Jenkins about a couple driven together by desire and pulled apart by outside forces. The third piece is a World Premiere of the NEW WORK, set to the earth-shattering and dynamic composition score by contemporary Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, "Grá agus Bás." The final dance is the joyous MURMURATION, set to music by Ottorino Respighi and highlights the tale of the beautiful aerial ballet of The Starlings.

Company Dancers appearing in this program will be; Carolina Rivera Moreno, Dorrie Silver, Fiona Oba, Timothy Ward, Nika Antuanette, Niccolò Orsolani, Vera Paganin, and Jacob Brown. Lighting Design by Tony Musco, Costume Design by Christine Darch, Set Design by Daniel G. Cook, and Choreography by Alison Cook Beatty.
*On Sunday Night there will be a question and answer session with choreographer Alison Cook-Beatty and some of the dancers.

*The first piece on the program may be unsuitable for young children. It centers around school shootings. There is a brief pause after the 12-minute piece if parents would then like to bring their children into the theater ushers can escort you. The remainder of the program is children friendly.

About Alison Cook Beatty Dance:

Alison Cook-Beatty received her BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, receiving the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. She has performed with Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance Company, Taylor 2, and her choreography has been commissioned by companies including Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Opera Dolce, Carolina Ballet Theater, Infinity Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet School, and The Boston Conservatory.

In 2012, Ms. Cook-Beatty founded Alison Cook Beatty Dance. The Company has the dual mission of creating original meaningful dance and providing the public with direct access to community-centric art. Ms. Cook-Beatty aspires to advance the performing arts through collaborations with artists. Furthermore, she works to advance the connection between the artistic world and the public at large through community outreach. She received the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography and the 2014 Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award. She was selected for DEVICES 4, a mentorship program led by choreographer Doug Varone and, most recently, the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE). Ms. Cook-Beatty holds a certificate from Gibney's Institute for Community Action and Training and is a member of Alternative Roots, Dance NYC, Dance USA, and the Bessie Members League. RC note: you should note your new 501 c 3 status.

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