Ririe-Woodbury Presents THREE, an evening of works by Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary Countdown Season continues with the much-anticipated THREE, December 13-15 at the Rose Wagner. With it’s intimate setting, the Black Box Theatre show has developed as the showcase of Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s cutting edge choreographic work. THREE marks the final full evening of works by Boye-Christensen as Artistic Director, who will depart the Company this spring.
The show will feature four of Boye-Christensen’s greatest works that span her tenure with Ririe-Woodbury, including “Interiors” (2008), “Lost” (2007), “The Finish Line” (2012), "Siesta" (1995), and “But Seriously…”(2011). “Interiors” is the brilliant collaboration with local artist Trent Call about the impulse we as urban humans have to add our mark, our understanding, and our own art to the natural world. “Lost” is inspired by the dynamic, angry, fragile, and restless paintings and poetry of four young Mexican artists raised in the US, but without legal rights. All of them former gang members. “The Finish Line” a stunning duet which premiered to acclaim earlier this year, is inspired by the ultimate run in life – the journey through a relationship. "Siesta" (1995) is based on the the works of Alberto Giacometti, and is the first work Boye-Christenesn set on the company. “But Seriously…” is Boye-Christensen’s successful collaboration with architect Nathan Webster, author David Kranes, and actor Ethan Phillips of Star Trek Voyager fame. The work explores the similarities between stand up comedians and dancers. Phillips’s comedy is woven into the dance, unraveling the inescapable truth that all performers are deeply vulnerable. Former dancer Elizabeth Kelley-Wilberg, who left the company last spring, will return for THREE to dance in “But Seriously…”
THREE runs December 13-15 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West Broadway) at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are on sale at arttix.org: $30 general audience, $15 students & seniors
Season tickets for the remaining 3 shows are on sale at ririewoodbury.com for $64 ($32 for students)