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Black + White: A Theatrical Tango Dance Production

"Black + White" is a theatrical dance performance that explores the concept of opposition through movement, music and imagery. A single black and white photograph is used to inspire each of the acts in the show. Conceptualized and choreographed by world-renowned tango artist Fernanda Ghi and featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla and photographs by Andres Mario de Varona, this unique fusion of art forms is a must-experience.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

ENDLESS

"Endless" is a 45-minute dance piece set to the music of Frank Ocean's album, "Endless." It looks deeper into relationships, love, insecurity, identity, depression, control and the complications that come with being alive. A constant flow of contemporary/modern-based storytelling movement, "Endless" is riddled with questions, but offers no answers. Audience perspective is the only meaning.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

The Painter

“The Painter” is a colorful performance directed and choreographed by local artist Corinne Fallone. Passionate local dancers interpret the artist's creative process as well as interact with the over-sized canvas that Fallone paints right before your eyes! A combination of dance styles with a mix of classical, alternative, jazz and techno music, the performance is jam-packed with creativity, neon paint and a topsy-turvy masterpiece! "The Painter" will leave its audience energized and inspired.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Rise Up Lights

Rochester City Ballet's "Rise Up Lights" is a non-stop thread of movement, choreographed by Franesca Genovese, shifting back and forth from solo work to ensemble pieces, showcasing and utilizing dancers’ athleticism and precision to bring music to life to showcase women's power. James Hansen’s choreography of “Ophelia's Reclamation" will open the show.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Time to Change

"Time to Change" premieres two original collaborations of dance, music and spoken word. "Nanosecond," by choreographer Anne Harris Wilcox and composer Matthew Curlee, investigates the destructive and creative nature of change and its wide-ranging fallout from the immediate to the unknown. "My Life in Sweaters," a memoir in dance and storytelling by Mariah Steele with original music by Yoshiko Arahata, knits together humor, passion, serendipity and numerous outfits to explore how clothing mediates our memories and experiences of change.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Tunnel Vision

Rochester City Ballet's "Tunnel Vision" manipulates phrases of dance to explore the best and the worst of the emotional capacity that makes us human. Through a developing physicality, the dancers question: "Are we an evolutionary mistake, or can we reconcile the incredibly ferocious acts of love and destruction that make us who we are?"

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

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