Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8pm.
(Food, beer tent, and free festivities in Manhattan Square Park from 5-9pm.)
Family Friendly Show
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 4:30-4:50pm.
Manhattan Square Park (Bring a mat or a reclining chair for best viewing.)
International pioneer of aerial movement, Bandaloop, will showcase the culmination of two decades of creating innovative works that respond to – and interact with – environments and audiences around the world. Almost a half-million people on five continents have seen Bandaloop perform its highly-physical, dynamic choreography, suspended from climbing ropes attached to buildings, bridges, skyscrapers and cliffs. They turn the dance floor on its side, challenging the audience’s perspective of gravity to amazing effect on such manmade structures as the Seattle Space Needle and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as on natural wonders including El Capitan in Yosemite and the fjords of Stavanger, Norway. Here in Rochester, the group will perform exceprts from Bound(less) – a large-scale, vertical dance choreographed by Bandaloop Founding Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph – on the south side of the 21-story One HSBC Plaza at 100 Chestnut Street. It will be the first time a performance of this kind has been staged in the region.
The presentation of Bandaloop is made possible due to generous grants from the Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.