McGlothlin Center for the Arts (MCA) —
30481 Garnand Drive Emory, VA 24327
Come to the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College and “Paint the Town” with The Highlands Ballet Company. Opening the program is a neoclassical piece, Gershwin by George, a song and dance interpretation of one of America’s, and the world’s, most beloved music makers. Gershwin relied on intuition and “heart” and strived for a balance between the two, says directors Deanna Cole-Roberts and Deirdre Cole. This Gershwin piece reflects a natural, romantic flow of melody brightened with crisp rhythms and enriched with haunting, blue-tinctured harmonies. This original work is full of romantic, fresh, and sassy choreography highlighted by Gershwin’s captivating tunes featuring “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Summertime.”
Echoes is a visionary journey well worth the taking. Otherworldly movement set to the music of Pink Floyd, this trip is full of haunting melodies, percussive instrumentation, and sometimes hard-hitting movement.
Also on the program are contemporary pieces including Love & Purity, choreographed especially for The Highlands Ballet Company by professional dancer and choreographer Sean Hilton. This piece has gained much acclaim and is a favorite among the dancers as well as the audience.
Highlands Ballet will be joined in performance by Rammaru Shindo and Adam Crawford Chavis, both professional dancers with Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, NC.
The Highlands Ballet Company brings originality and innovation to the stage with a wide range of performance opportunities. The HBC since 1994 has offered programs of cultural, educational and entertainment value to the Highlands Area. Productions have included everything from the Classics, such as The Nutcracker, to Appalachian Bluegrass as well as jazz/contemporary works.
Tickets are $10.