Celebrating Career Transition for Dancers

ACB Dance Company is an emerging dance company. This performance was made possible in part by Career Transition for Dancers (CT4D).  ACB Dance Company would like to dedicate this show to CT4D in order to raise awareness about their organization and help dancers in the NYC dance community.

The performance consists of three different acts, featuring six pieces from the company’s repertoire. Performed by ten dancers from the ACB Dance Company and guest artists, each piece is varied from the next and is compelling on its own.

The program for the evening is as follows:

Accused (Variation B) Music: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra by Philip Glass

Heroic Departure Music: Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island):11.Islanded in a Stream of Stars; Contemporaneous & David Bloom, on Stream of Stars-Music of Dylan Mattingly

“The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night.”-Amelia Earheart

Lifeline Music: Adiemus Variations 1-111, Karl Jenkins “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”-Aristotle

Banshee’s Lamentation Music: Lyric Trio, Op. 710:1.Red Darkness; Carson Cooman

Tintinnabuli Music: Tabula Rasa; Arvo Part

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” -John Donne, 1624

From the Latin tintinnabulum, a bell, Tintinnabuli is a compositional style created by the Estonian composer Arvo Part. Musically, Part’s tintinnabular music is characterized by two types of voices, the “tintinnabular voice” arpeggiates the tonic triad, and the second of which moves diatonically in stepwise motion.

Inishlacken Music: Danny Boy, Sinead O’Connor; Celtic Harp and Pan Flute, Kitaro; Inishlacken, Bill Whelan