THEATER AND DANCE

ROBINSON BALLET PRESENTS: Brick Church Series II

Posted May 04, 2013, at 9:25 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Union St. Brick Church, 126 Union St., Bangor, ME

For more information: Robinson Ballet; 207 990-3140; robinsonballet.org

Wish you could see your favorite Robinson Ballet pieces again? The Brick Church Series is your chance. The bi-annual Brick Church Series will draw from Robinson Ballet’s 34 years of choreography to recreate two one-hour long evening performances.

Audience members should expect to see some of their RBC favorites return from recent pieces and vintage choreography. Series II features Tally Ho! by Artistic Director, Keith Robinson. Series II will see the return of Oneiric Memories, a piece choreographed by Associate Artistic Director, Stevie Dunham, and Orbit by resident choreographer, Terry Lacy.

Performed in the Union Street Brick Church, Brick Church Series II will be a place for the audience to mingle and converse while enjoying complimentary desserts and coffee before and after the performance. Seating is limited so reserve your tickets early. Tables for 8 can be reserved as well.

Tickets are 15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children 12 or under. Call 990-3140 for reservation or visit our website and pay online through Paypal at http://www.robinsonballet.org/moreevents.html

Stevie Dunham explores the subconscious mind in Oneiric Memories. Inspired by the ever-growing diagnosis rate of dementia and other mind-related illnesses OM transverses through a web of intermingled memories and dreams leaving the viewer to delineate truth from delirium – that is if any distinction can or should be made. OM references Salvador Dali’s The Burning Giraffe in costuming and landscaping using the saturated colors and subconscious theories of the 1937 painting to visually support the dance. The dancers taking part in OM are not themselves lost in their minds but questions have been playfully raised about their choreographer who dreams the dance and attempts to make it reality.

Tally Ho! Inspired by Keith Robinson’s childhood experience riding with the Arapaho Hunt Club. Complete with a Huntsman and hounds, ladies and their horses and a foxy fox this humorous take on fox hunting will leave the audience laughing out loud and wanting more. Tally-Ho is set to the music of Vivaldi and premiered in 2009 at RBC Live!

Orbit, a ballet set to Vivaldi for 9 dancers and four exercise balls. Those who know Lacy’s work know to expect the unexpected.Those who don’t will have their ideas of dance delightfully challenged.

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