by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
I love exposing my children to the arts but when it comes to modern art it’s not always easy for children to understand and be able to relate to what they are seeing. Internationally renowned contemporary dance company, Parsons Dance, spearheaded by dancer and choreographer David Parsons, is holding a special family matinee with both new and old works. The unique performances are very accessible and athletic – perfect for kids! (Read more after the jump)
Dawn to Dusk celebrates the diverse people and landscapes of Southern Florida. Set to the music of GRAMMY-Award winner Andrew Bird and Miami’s legendary Tiempo Libre, Parsons Dance presents stunning choreography integrated with streaming high-definition footage of the dancers who also appear onstage. The backdrop fills the stage with powerful photographs by Clyde Butcher and footage captured by Blue Land Media of the dancers in four of Florida’s most precious wildlife parks. Audiences will experience these locations, with their delicate ecology and unique challenges that have been preserved and protected for our use.
The program also includes David Parsons’ 2005 Mozart-inspired work, Wolfgang; ensemble classic, In The End, with music by Dave Matthews Band, and David Parsons’ stroboscopic masterwork, Caught.
When: January 26, 2012 at 2pm
Where: The Joyce Theater
175 8th Avenue @19th Street, NYC
Price: $10 – $59 per ticket
To purchase tickets: By Phone: (212) 242-0800
You can also buy tickets online here.
Headline photo by Bill Hebert.
I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 6, 3 and a baby) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.