Thomas Vacanti, assistant professor of Dance, will present two of his newest creations, Rinforzare and The Crimson Petal, in Vacanti Ballets on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at the Boston University Dance Theater.
The performance will feature an international cast and guest companies North Atlantic Ballet and LeeRoc Dance.
Rinforzare premiered at Amherst College in March. Set to the music of Michael Torke, this ballet takes a contemporary look at the structures and manners of baroque court dances. The Crimson Petal, which will premiere at the performance, is a collaborative venture between Vacanti and video designer Mark Piaget ballet exploring current and personal interpretations of Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.
North Atlantic Ballet, a non-profit dance company will perform director Lucy Warren Whitman’s A Sum of Volitions. This ballet explores the idea that all relationships have the same progression through a love affair: the path in which any relationship travels is always plagued by similar obstacles; it is the reaction to such obstacles that defines the success or failure of a relationship.
LeeRoc Dance, founded this year, bases its movement on collaborations with other artists from the visual arts, music, film and theatrical design. LeeRoc premieres its newest work inspired by the Sylvia Plath poem Mad Girl’s Love Song.
Tickets are $10 suggested donation and are available only at the door.
The project is funded in part by a Project Funds Grant from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.