Lauren Alpert created a new ballet for Columbia Ballet Collaborative's recent performances at MMAC. Above: dancer Gabriela Minden, photo by Jade Young.
I was unable to attend the CBC performances this Autumn, but I did stop by at one of Lauren's rehearsals of her new creation. Entitled signal:noise and set to a collage of contemporary music, this is probably one of the few danceworks ever to be inspired by working in a neuroscience lab. But it was there that Lauren developed the concept for her ballet.
Lauren Alpert and dancer Rebecca Walden
Audrey Crabtree-Hannigan and Rachel Silvern
signal:noise is an ensemble work for seven women; although there are unison passages, much of the work is devoted to indivdual expression, some of it with an improvisational quality. I hope there'll be a chance to see it again sometime.
Photos: Jade Young.