Open Air: Sandy Hook
Ballaro Dance presents a summer performance series titled "Open Air" featuring dance in outdoor spaces across five cities in New York State and Connecticut: Manhattan, Brockport, Buffalo, Sandy Hook, and Oyster Bay. Set in unique places (like community gardens, rooftops, and farms) the dancers will interact with these spaces through site-specific performances, and share a traditional performance of the Company's repertory on stage.
"Open Air: Sandy Hook" is the Season Gala, taking place at Appleberry Farm throughout the gorgeous grounds of the property both inside the barn, and through the gardens and green spaces. The event begins with cocktails in the barn at 5:00pm while dancers greet the audience with a site-specific exploration, leading observers to various locations on the farm to see dance and hear music. The formal outdoor performance, with nature as its backdrop, will start promptly at 6:30pm, finishing just as the sun sets. After the show, join us for a celebration with tasty libations from Reverie Brewing and fare by a local wood-fired pizza truck that will be brought on site! We'll dance the night away and toast to a fabulous year of dance.
The formal performance will feature a few of Ballaro Dance's "greatest hits" including audience favorites: "Jazz For Six", a fun, care-free ensemble work exploring musicality and gesture, and "Stairway To Nowhere", a quirky solo composed of acrobatic feats of flexibility and power, paired with serpent-like characterization. Several other new dances will round out the repertory engaging audiences of all ages through the Company's energized approach to modern dance. Boston-based cellist, Rob Bethel, will play live in both the site-specific and repertory performances. The event will also feature local students dancers from Fineline Theatre Arts of New Milford, CT during both the site-specific and formal performances. Ballaro Dance and Fineline have a long-standing partnership which will be showcased at this year's Gala.
Attire is festive, "farm-fancy". Please dress for the weather, and be mindful of footwear appropriate for uneven terrain while traversing the property. It will get chilly after sunset. And as a thank you to those audience members who attended Open Air: Manhattan or Open Air: Brockport, please use DISCOUNT CODE "Manhattan" or "Brockport" to save $10 off your Gala ticket purchase.
About Ballaro Dance:
New York City based modern dance company Ballaro Dance explores the importance of rhythm, musicality, and space. These elements, along with the compliment of small gesture and storytelling, create meaning for the choreographer. Marisa f. Ballaro enjoys engaging returning and first-time audience members while introducing them to her dances, and their approachable nature. This choreographic goal fully supports her love of community-building while bringing people together through shared dance experiences. Ballaro Dance is in its sixth NYC season.
Marisa f. Ballaro - Founding Artistic Director
Lacey Birch - Dancer, Rehearsal Assistant
Emily Chin - Apprentice, Production Assistant
Abby Corrigan - Dancer
Darcy Guariglia - Dancer
Emily Hoff - Dancer
Hannah Kearney - Dancer
Lauren Russo - Dancer
Photos: Becky Osborne
Appleberry Farm (View)
8 Zoar Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
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