Friday, 15. March 2019, North Tahoe High School, 11th Annual Winter Season

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective (LTDC) presents 11th Annual Winter Season at the North Tahoe High School Theater March 15th and 16th. 

Known for presenting the highest caliber and widest variety of works ranging from elegant, energetic classical works to contemporary dance, this year’s season brings its own dancers to the forefront while performing alongside noted guests. 
Dance accompanied by live music is a treat for both performers and audience members. This year, Artistic Director Christin Hanna teamed up with New York-based violinist Doori Na for her new work to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata for Violin in E Major. Na is the resident violinist at New Chamber Ballet, and recently made his debut with The San Francisco Symphony performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Itzhak Perlman and Michael Tilson Thomas.
“I knew Doori was working on the violin sonatas, and when he sent me E Major I was instantly excited by it,” notes Hanna. “I don’t find all of Bach’s works, even some that I’ve danced to in my own career, necessarily made for movement. This felt completely different - with each movement a unique feeling, which I was especially excited to embrace for each of the dancers in the piece.”
This new work, Sei Solo, opens the program, features Elena Prisco, one of LTDC's senior dancers to whom the company will bid farewell in a celebration of their time with the company. Dancers Isabella Terrazas, Gabrielle Rodda and Summer Hatcher round out the seven movements of Bach's breathtaking score.
Hanna has also created a new solo work for Alex Schwartz, a dancer with the company since 2012. Chiaroscuro plays with light and darkness; the dancer and the light affecting one another.  
The second half of the program opens with La Valse, Deborah Wingert’s ballet to the classic Ravel score of the same name. Glittering in elegance, this work returns to the stage from our repertoire for the first time since its creation in 2010, featuring company member Ava Murphy with Amanda Hunt, Izzie Pullen, Kira Saathoff, Ava Sayles and Elia Schreiber to make up a dazzling corps de ballet.
The final work of the evening is Constantine Baecher’s Children’s Corner, set to Claude Debussy’s piano score of the same title. Created for New Chamber Ballet, the work celebrates the youthful exuberance of play and imagination within movement.

11th Annual Winter Season

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