REIMAGINE Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre | Long Center

REIMAGINE: 30 YEARS | REIMAGINED with Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre

September 12, 2020


About the show

A Long Center Create Virtual Event featuring Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre's 30th Anniversary Production

REIMAGINE, a set of dance pieces celebrating Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre’s 30th Anniversary and originally set to premiere in the Rollins Studio Theatre with live accompaniment, has been reimagined once again for the virtual stage. The full work will premiere live on Long Center’s Facebook page September 12 at 8:00pm CT.

Don’t have a Facebook account? You can still watch live with us without one! We’ll post the direct link here for you to tune in all the same.

AADT’s dancers will be available live on chat to answer questions about the work and creative process, as well as composer Graham Reynolds, longtime collaborator of AADT and whose music provides the score for much of REIMAGINE.

This virtual event is free to view. Donations to AADT are welcome on their website, with 20% of all donations received by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre from the premiere going to Austin Justice Coalition & Black Arts Matters.

Over three months during shelter-in-place, the company rehearsed virtually to re-create selected pieces from REIMAGINE in the dancers’ private homes and environments where they filmed the work. REIMAGINE: 30 YEARS | REIMAGINED brings four re-creations together with a look at a few past repertoire pieces through archival excerpts and the company’s rehearsal footage pre-COVID. The 45-minute premiere, edited by Colin Lowry, aims to be a virtual experience akin to seeing a live show, moving from one piece to the next.

REIMAGINE works include:

  • “Getting Dressed”
  • “Stripping Away”
  • “Home”
  • “Crossings”
  • plus “Broken Head” (1990) and “Life’s a Circus” (1996) combining archival excerpts and rehearsal footage

REIMAGINE: 30 YEARS | REIMAGINED was created in collaboration with dancers Whitney O’Baugh, Luis Ordaz Gutiérrez, Ceci Proeger, Rebecca McLindon Blanchard, Kevin Armstrong, Sandie Donzica and video editor Colin Lowry.

City of Austin Cultural Arts | Grant Support

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre creates original, multi-disciplinary dance-based performances centered at the heart of our human experiences. Inspired by the poetic and everyday elements of life, the company engages in a collaborative, ensemble-based process to explore personal, social, political, and environmental issues with inquisitiveness and imagination. Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre cultivates creative opportunities for diverse audiences and participants through performances, community projects, classes, workshops, and educational and training residencies.

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