ARIAS at MMAC in January 2011

ARIAS at MMAC in January 2011

2011

Admission/Ticketing
Regular seating - $25.00
Preferred seating - $40.00
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By subway: N, R, Q, W to 57th Street; A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle.
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Can't Sleep Presents
Christopher Caines Dance Company in
ARIAS


For the company's 11th annual New York season, Christopher Caines creates a new version of his critically acclaimed evening-length ARIAS, premiered in 2000. The choreographer dances the role of A Host; the dancers and musicians are His Guests. As afternoon cocktails on the Host's terrace yield to fleeting encounters in his twilight garden and then to dream-haunted, insomniac nighttime wanderings in his house, this group of friends reveals a tangled web of romances — fulfilled, lost, longed-for, recalled. ARIAS is an intimate two-act suite celebrating four centuries of song, from Italian Baroque arias to Handel, Schoenberg, Federico Mompou, and Meredith Monk. The season's musicians are two of the company's most frequent musical collaborators, pianist Marija Ilic and mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen. Guest artists include Elisa Toro Franky (New Jersey Ballet), Sean Stewart (American Ballet Theatre), and Michelle Vargo (Metropolitan Opera Ballet).

A startling 75-minute suite of dances — real, honest-to-goodness dances . . . drenched in intuitive musicality and cultivated musicianship . . . a feast.
— Mindy Aloff, The New Republic


The performances will be followed by a brief interview and audience discussion with the choreographer and his collaborators, facilitated by dance critic Mindy Aloff (Wed.), composer Lisa Bielawa (Fri.), and Edward Henkel, producer/interviewer of the new MovementTalks series (Sat.).

Music
Italian Baroque arias, arr. Alessandro Parisotti; Anonymous; César Franck; G. F. Handel; Ernst Krenek; Joseph Lanner; Frederic Mompou; Meredith Monk; Michal Oginski; Arnold Schoenberg; P. I. Tchaikovsky

Dancers
Rika Burnham, Christopher Caines, Frank Dellapolla (Wed., Fri.), Elisa Toro Franky, Mark Mindek (Sat.), Katie Moorhead, Leigh Schanfein, Sean Stewart, Keelin Ryan, Christian Serrano-Godén, Michelle Vargo


Musicians
Silvie Jensen, mezzo-soprano; Marija Ilic, piano

Lighting: Jay Ryan
Costumes
: Feral Childe (www.feralchilde.com)
Gaynor Minden is the official pointe shoe of the Christopher Caines Dance Company (www.dancer.com)


Location
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
between Amsterdam & West End Avenues

New York, NY 10023
www.manhattanmovement.com Click on photos below for captions.

Photo Gallery

Katie Moorhead and Sean Stewart in rehearsal for ARIAS. Pepe Serrano, Sean Stewart, Christopher Caines, and Keelin Ryan in rehearsal for ARIAS. Leigh Schanfein in rehearsal for ARIAS. Choreographer Christopher Caines and dancer Leigh Schanfein in rehearsal for ARIAS. Leigh Shanfein and Pepe Serrano in rehearsal for ARIAS. Pepe Serrano, Keelin Ryan, Katie Moorhead, & Sean Stewart in rehearsal for ARIAS. Leigh Schanfein rehearses her Christopher Caines and Leigh Schanfein rehearse their Schoenberg duet for ARIAS. Christopher Caines and Leigh Schanfein rehearse their Schoenberg duet for ARIAS. Christopher Caines and Leigh Schanfein rehearse their Schoenberg duet for ARIAS. Christopher Caines and Leigh Schanfein rehearse their Schoenberg duet for ARIAS. Elisa Toro Franky and Keelin Ryan at the dress rehearsal. Elisa Toro Franky and Keelin Ryan at the dress rehearsal. ARIAS dress rehearsal: Sean Stewart ARIAS dress rehearsal: Elisa Toro Franky and ensemble ARIAS dress rehearsal: Pepe Serrano and ensemble ARIAS dress rehearsal ARIAS dress rehearsal: Sean Stewart and Christopher Caines ARIAS dress rehearsal: Sean Stewart ARIAS dress rehearsal: Leigh Schanfein ARIAS dress rehearsal: Leigh Schanfein ARIAS dress rehearsal: Leigh Schanfein, Pepe Serrano, and Elisa Toro Franky ARIAS dress rehearsal: Katie Moorhead and Christopher Caines ARIAS dress rehearsal: Katie Moorhead and Christopher Caines AARIAS dress rehearsal: Michelle Vargo ARIAS dress rehearsal: Michelle Vargo ARIAS dress rehearsal: Michelle Vargo ARIAS dress rehearsal: Michelle Vargo ARIAS dress rehearsal: Michelle Vargo ARIAS dress rehearsal: curtain call