Yuka Kawazu's Danse En L'Air Comes to Ballet Arts at New York City Center

Yuka Kawazu's Danse En L'Air bring Love & Memory, an evening of original dance works inspired by the paintings of Meeke Mutter, to Ballet Arts at New York City Center (130 W 56 Street, Floor 6) on October 14, at 7:30pm. The program offers a mix of solos, duets, and ensemble pieces choreographed by Kawazu and enhanced by digital projections of the artwork that prompted them. Poster and postcard prints of Mutter's creations will be available for purchase before and after the show.

"I fell in love with Meeke Mutter's artwork many years ago, and have long wanted to collaborate with her," says Kawazu. "The dynamism, humor, and emotion that her colorful paintings exude captivated me and moved me to choreograph. Recently, I have also received many musical ideas from friends and colleagues - everyone from the wonderful pianists who accompany my classes to my massage therapist. All of these things came together at the right time to inspire this evening."

Love & Memory is dedicated to Ballet Arts Co-Director Easter Crane and singer/voice teacher Misa Ogasawara, both of whom passed away this year.

General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For reservations, email danseenlair1@gmail.com.

Danse En L'Air is a vibrant, dynamic ballet company based in New York City. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Yuka Kawazu, the ensemble's choreographic vision blends the tradition and purity of classical ballet technique with the expressiveness and immediacy of theater dance, presenting work that is refreshing, inviting, and compelling to all audiences. Kawazu's dances are inspired by her international perspective, the diversity of life in New York City, and the many fellow artists she has met throughout her life. Each piece evinces its own distinctive flavor, and is brought to life by the unique personalities of the dancers, who come from all over the world and have performed with numerous renowned companies.

Danse En L'Air is a member artist of New York Live Arts, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization.

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