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Support the performances of the highly gifted dancers, composers and musicians in the upcoming concert of REBECCA RICE DANCE in NYC

Be a part of supporting the artists of the Rebecca Rice Dance performance!  Dancers are notoriously underpaid and under-represented in the arts in the United States.  Help bring this concert to its full articulation by supporting the highly trained artists of dance and music so they can express this acclaimed work.  Help provide support for these special dance artists.  $2500 is the minimum fee requested and barely covers the artists costs.  Please be generous if you can!

Dancers: Sara Knight, Mariah Steele, Ann-Marie Cofield, Carrie Kerstein, Jessie Stinnett, Ula Gadea, Ariane Georg and Abby Kowalec.

Guest musicians: the high-esteemed musicians from Boston, Sebastian Baverstam, cello, Constantine Finehouse, pianist.

Composer Christos Koulendrous will premiere his new work: "Dead Cave Marbles"

CONCERT info:

Rebecca Rice, the versatile and prolific choreographer from Boston, brings her dance company, Rebecca Rice Dance, to New York City to perform at the Merce Cunningham Theater, 55 Bethune Street, NYC, on Friday, June 17 at 9 PM and Saturday, June 18th at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 ($20 with prepay through www.eventbrite.com).

The program will include five works, two of which are premieres. The premieres include “Unmasked” (2011) a work danced to JS Bach concertos and sonatas, which expresses the bond between feelings of joy and sorrow as related in the poetry of Kahil Gibran,  and “Verge” (2011), a solo focusing on the conflicts involved in transformation and performed by Mariah Steele to an original score by noted Boston composer, Christos Koulendros. Boston pianist, Constantine Finehouse, will accompany.

Revivals include the playful “Busy Blues” (2007), a creative romp to the blues music of Jonah Jones and Italian singer, Paolo Conte, the soulful “Bach Dances” (2004), including six movements performed to the Bach Cello Suites, and Stratas (2004), inspired by John Harbison’s “Suite for Solo Cello” (1994), an intricate, complex score by the Pulitzer-prize winning composer. Noted Boston Cellist, Sebastian Baverstam, will accompany “Bach Dances” and “Stratas”.

Composers include Christos Koulendros, John Harbison, JS Bach and Franz Schubert.

The concert will be designed by New York lighting designer Megan Byrne.

Friday tickets here: http://rrdancejune17nyc.eventbrite.com/

Saturday tickets here: http://rrdancejune18nyc.eventbrite.com/

Photo credit:  Matt Karas   http://www.mattkaras.com/

Dancers:  Sara Knight and Ariane Georg in Rebecca Rice's "Bach Dances" 2004

Video:  Rebecca Rice Dance "Ten Minute Synopsis" / Film by Tom Flanagan

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