BETHLEHEM, PA—Celebrating the art of dance, ArtsQuest is presenting a series of performances at SteelStacks including “Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Snap Crackle Pop & More!,” “Dance Exposure” and “Megan Williams Dance Project’s ONE WOMAN SHOW” featuring a pre-show presentation by dance students of Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the three performances are on sale now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
Taking the stage at the ArtsQuest Center’s Fowler Blast Furnace Room Feb. 23, 8 p.m., is Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Snap Crackle Pop & More! The stunning dancers of Dorfman’s bold and high-energy company perform technically demanding and evocative dance. The powerful storytelling takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys that illuminate and celebrate the human experience.
This thrilling performance will feature the sonically eclectic “WAVES” and Dorfman’s latest groundbreaking work “Snap Crackle Pop,” co-choreographed with Renée Jaworski, the co-artistic director of internationally renowned PILOBOLUS. Led by Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman, Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and dance in bold, athletic and dramatic works by nationally renowned choreographers. The company’s 11 multi-ethnic dancers tap their unique talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes powerful imagery. Tickets for the show are $22.50 for ArtsQuest Members and $25 for the public.
On April 4, 7:30 p.m., DANCE NOW SteelStacks welcomes Megan Williams Dance Project’s ONE WOMAN SHOW to the Fowler Blast Furnace Room. This performance of post-postmodern dance theater follies for the small stage includes a pre-show presentation featuring Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts students. In ONE WOMAN SHOW, choreographer Megan Williams channels the tragic and comedic heroines of golden-age Hollywood, using them as a lens to view the experience of the 21st-century woman. A contemporary nostalgia trip that grabs at the current moment through a series of action-packed vignettes, the work questions how society learns about sex, misogyny, romance, beauty and aging.
Williams’s choreography has been produced by the 92nd Street Y, 10 Hairy Legs, DANCE NOW at Joe’s Pub and Dance Theater Workshop, the Rivertown Artists Workshop, Barnspace, MIXT Co., Purchase College, Marymount Manhattan College, Connecticut College and Interlochen Arts Academy. Tickets for ONE WOMAN SHOW are $20.
For its bi-annual showcase, Dance EXposure presented by ArtsQuest and the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange will serve up an abundance of exciting, engaging and captivating dance works by the region’s most talented choreographers and dance companies April 13, 8 p.m., in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room. Dance EXposure provides a setting for established and emerging dance artists to present their work in a supportive, creative environment and, in so doing, gain “exposure” for their choreography and broaden their community reach. Selected artists, chosen via an application process, receive performance space, technical assistance and publicity to expand their audience and network with other artists, potential funders and dance enthusiasts. Tickets for the show are $13.50 for ArtsQuest Members and $15 for the public.
The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks is located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. For more information on these and all ArtsQuest Center shows, visit www.steelstacks.org.
Information and images provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest