posted October 11, 2007

dANCEpROjECt to Perform Oct. 25-27

dANCEpROjECt will present its fall/winter concert of new and repertory works at the Knickerbocker Theatre on in downtown Holland on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 25-27, at 8 p.m.

This concert will feature the premiere of "Helix," a world of colorful simple forms that are both organic and alien, and a new work by guest artist Amanda Drozer of New York City that was commissioned by a grant from the Hope College Patrons for the Arts and features the choreographer in performance with the company dancers.

Also dancing for the company will be guest artist Hiroko Maeda from Japan who, for the first time, will present a woman's interpretation of "Unwritten Letter."  The company will also revive "Unet," an exploration of shape, form and symmetry by two figures in a confined space, and the emotionally powerful "Bolero," a popular favorite and one of the company's signature pieces.

dANCEpROjECt, previously known as Aerial Dance Theater, is a diverse movement experience  under the guidance of Artistic Director Steven Iannacone which is dedicated to creating and presenting stimulating sophisticated works that entertain Holland-area audiences and audiences beyond the local community; developing serious movement and dance artists who are able to establish themselves in the professional dance community; and providing opportunities for both emerging and established choreographers to create and present their work.

Along with the performances at the Knickerbocker in Holland, the company's touring season includes performances at the Griswold Auditorium in Allegan (October 13), the Detroit Institute for the Arts (November 16, and 17, and December 14) and Temple Theatre in Saginaw (January 22).  All the performances will feature atmospheric and technical design work by Erik Alberg, and costumes crafted and designed by Susan Eyler.

Tickets are $7 for regular admission, $5 for senior citizens and students, and free for children under 12, and may be obtained in advance at the ticket office in the college's DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Tickets will also be sold on performance nights at the door, which opens at 7:30 p.m.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.   The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.