SPRING INTO DANCE
A Festival of Award-Winning Choreography
Sunday, March 19, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Festival Ballet Providence Black Box Theatre
825 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island
Tickets $25 in advance, at Festival Ballet Box Office or online:
$30 at the door on the afternoon or evening of performance.
Internationally-renowned choreographer and dancer Bill Evans relocated to Providence in 2014 when his husband Don Halquist became Dean of Education at RIC’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. He will present a concert of his contemporary dance and rhythm tap dance choreography. The entertaining show will be performed twice on Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00 and 7:00 pm, at the Festival Ballet Providence Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope Street. Tickets are available at FBP in advance and at the door and also online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967682
Evans has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the 2016 Choreography Fellow of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
The show will feature the world premiere of Equinox, to a Sonata for Violin and Piano by Mendelssohn, featuring Amy Palmieri Burns, Melody Gamba and Don Halquist.
Other works are:
Colony, inspired by the powerful Maori warrior dances of New Zealand, performed by guest artists Fusionworks Dance Company;
Rhythms of the Earth, combining rhythm tap and contemporary dance, performed by guests from the Dean College School of Dance;
Suite Cava, lyrical dances in Evans’ unique style, performed by the Bill Evans Dance Company;
Blues for My Father, rhythm tap performed by Bill Evans and blues improvisation performed by jazz keyboardist Greg Woodsbie;
and In Gloves, a hilarious theatrical piece by Claire Porter.
"This amazing dancer-choreographer seems to have more disguises than Sherlock Holmes, all wondrously credible and diverting." The Washington Post
"Bill Evans is an experience of intimate and symphonic proportions. His breadth of experience in ballet, modern and tap dance has molded Evans into a uniquely lyrical-percussive artist." Chicago Tribune
"Tap is exciting and exacting and Evans is a master dancer and choreographer of both it and of modern dance." Utah Arts Magazine