Mexican Dance Company GrossoModo
To Perform with Aerial
Posted April 22, 2003
HOLLAND -- Less than two years after a successful
visit to Holland, GrossoModo dance company is returning to
Holland, this time to perform with Aerial Dance Theatre.
The two companies will combine for concerts on
Friday-Saturday, May 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker
GrossoModo, which performed two sold-out shows in
Holland in October of 2001, is from Holland's sister city of
The cultural exchange will be complete when Aerial
Dance goes back to Mexico with GrossoModo to perform
immediately following the Holland concerts. Visits in both
Holland and Queretaro will include classes, open rehearsals,
and public school performances.
Both companies will spend approximately 10 days in
each other's city, giving company members more time to learn
about one another's culture.
GrossoModo is a modern dance company affiliated
with the University of Queretaro, while Aerial Dance Theatre
is an affiliate company of Hope College. The companies have
been associated with one another since May of 2001, when
Aerial made a visit to Queretaro.
Steven Iannacone, associate professor of dance at
Hope and co-artistic director for Aerial, only sees more
opportunities as the relationship grows. "It is the wish of
both companies to keep this dynamic going and growing," he
Future plans may include student exchange visits,
and GrossoModo setting a work for Aerial's dancers.
For the upcoming concert, dancers from both
companies will perform "Bolero," a work donated to
GrossoModo by Aerial.
Tickets for the performance are $7 for regular
adult admission. Children over 12, senior citizens and Hope College students are $5. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets will only be sold at the door, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each performance night.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th
St. in downtown Holland.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
the Knickerbocker Theatre at (616) 395-7403.