Aerial Dance Theater's Fall Concert
To Feature Two Premieres
Posted August 28, 2001
HOLLAND -- Aerial Dance Theater will present two
premieres during the company's fall concert at Hope College
on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15, at the Knickerbocker
The concert, which begins at 8 p.m. each evening,
will feature the official premiere of Linda Graham's award-
winning "Red Wolf," as well as the premiere of Steven
Iannacone's original "PianoPieces." Aerial will also offer
a "Family Affair" matinee on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.
to introduce young families to the art of dance.
Described by choreographer Graham as "an
exploration of the wild within," "Red Wolf" received the
Maggie Allesee New Choreography Award in October of 2000
from the Michigan Dance Council in Lansing. "PianoPieces,"
set to solo piano music of Frederic Chopin, "envisions the
music of Chopin in a new way," according to choreographer
Iannacone. The two premieres are supported by a grant from
the Holland Area Arts Council/Michigan Council for Arts and
Aerial will also present two repertory works of
considerable disparity during the evening performances. The
humane appeal behind the abstract fun of the multi-media
"SideShow" is sharply contrasted by the driven, haunting
"Bolero." Both works are by Iannacone, and received
international recognition this summer when Aerial performed
in Queretaro, Mexico, and Brugge, Belgium.
Aerial Dance Theater is an affiliate of the
department of dance at Hope College, and is supported by the
Holland Area Arts Council/Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs, the Hope College Patrons for the Arts, Herman
Miller Inc. and Angels for Aerial.
Tickets will be available at the door, and for the
evening performances will cost $6 for regular adult
admission and $4 for senior citizens and students. Tickets
for the "Family Affair" matinee will be $3 for all adults.
Admission for children under 12 is free for all
performances. Additional information about tickets may be
obtained by calling (616) 395-7403.