Kinetics Dance Company unveils a collection of new work this Saturday evening, May 6th, at Columbia's Slayton House Theatre.
FLUTTER explores the barely perceptible, that which is sensed in darkness--in stillness. That which grows and evolves and inevitably comes to light. Featuring the professional company in current repertory including two premiers, FLUTTER will also feature guest artists from Howard Community College.
Artistic Director Lauren Tait presents a new quintet, Chrysalis. In two sections, Tait's choreography playfully moves amid states of sleep, sub-awareness, metamorphosis, and awakening. The Company also debuts "A Quiet Darkness," a new commission for seven women by guest artist Mariah Appleton which explores the concept of fate. Company dancer Desiree Koontz-Nachtrieb brings a new contemporary pointe duet to the program showcasing balletic elegance blended with non-traditional movement and evocative themes. Howard County Community College Dance Company joins the KDC stage to perform the compelling and athletic Dark Desires by visiting choreographer Maurice Watson. Returning to the program this spring, the collaborative fusion of modern dance and Classical Indian Bharathanatyam, Ratri Divas Samaanjasya (in Hindi, meaning harmony between night and day), by Jaya Mathur and Lauren Tait layers the two styles to create a mandala of color and nuanced sculptural movement. rates are available on-line only through the day of the performance, after which general admission tickets may be purchased by cash or check at the door. Ticket voucher holders should contact the studio in advance of the show to redeem their vouchers for show tickets.
Kinetics Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of contemporary dance as a vital art form within the community through performance, education, and outreach. KDT houses Kinetics Dance Company, Howard County’s only professional modern dance company, Kinetics School of Contemporary Dance, offering classes in dance technique and theory to students of all ages and levels, and four student companies open to youth who desire more opportunities for dance performance and outreach. Kinetics Dance Theatre is sponsored in part by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from the Howard County Government, the Community Foundation of Howard County, Maryland State Arts Council (on the web at msac.org), and the National Endowment for the Arts.