Above: dancers Kaitlyn Gilliland and Stephen Hanna
Thursday January 30th, 2014 - Intermezzo Dance Company are in rehearsal, preparing for their January 31st appearance at the 92nd Street Y as part of the series "Movement Talks" presented by Edward Henkel. The program, which will explore the theme of beauty in dance and choreography, is sold out. Newly created works by Gemma Bond, Claudia Schreier, and Craig Salstein will be danced by Intermezzo's Kaitlyn Gilliland, Amber Neff, Nadezhda Vostrikov, and Stephen Hanna. I was able to see a run-thru of all three ballets this evening at DANY Studios.
Above: Kaitlyn Gilliland rehearsing Claudia Schreier's ballet Harmonic which originally premiered at Columbia Ballet Collaborative's November 2013 performances; a great score for dancing by Douwe Eisenga propels a quartet of dancers thru this fast-paced work.
Gemma Bond, a member of ABT's corps de ballet, has created a sisterly duet to Schubert, danced by Amber Neff and Nadia Vostrikov (above). And Craig Salstein has choreographed an arrangement of Beethoven's Ode to Joy as a pas de trois for Kaitlyn Gilliland, Amber Neff, and Stephen Hanna.
Following the evening at the Y, Intermezzo Dance Company will begin preparations for their upcoming performances at Vassar College.
Performance dates are March 29th (evening) and 30th (matinee), 2014. Tickets are free. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org write "Intermezzo" in the subject line and the number of tickets and which performance date you wish to attend in the body of the e-mail.
Details of repertory and participating dancers for the Vassar performances will be forthcoming.