Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company - May 18 at The Egg

two dancers in black pants and sheer tops leap in the air in opposite directions

Prime Performance - Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8pm
Please note: This performance takes place at The Egg

For over three decades, The Egg’s resident company has graced its home stage with imaginative and inspiring premieres.  Continuing that practice, the ever creative, collaborative choreography of Ellen Sinopoli will be showcased in new work and dances from its unique and singular repertory.

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Presented in partnership with The Egg as part of the Dance in Albany series. Support provided by Executive Park at 4 Tower Place in Albany. (Photo by Gary Gold)

Two works on the program will feature live performance of original compositions fused with an array of jazz and funk by Melick and Zemantauski. The percussionist and guitarist will play live for Falling from 2003 which was commissioned by The Egg for its 25th anniversary. Buckley, on fretless electric guitar, will join the pair in performing the music for Compas which premiered at The Egg in 2008. 

The three musicians will also offer a musical interlude between the choreographic works.

The other two dances on the program premiered earlier this season and have visual arts at their core.

The company’s newest work, Boundary Behavior, is set to the music of David Walther, Jr. and premiered at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center in January as part of the Dance in Albany series. For this presentation of the work, there will be the addition of a projected image of kite paintings by Willie Marlowe (see bio at end) that are made from different shapes of painted triangles - equilateral, scalene and isosceles - on paper and form a collage.

The fourth and final work on the program is Séance which premiered at the Opalka Gallery in December. It was created in the gallery and inspired by the exhibition “Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart.” The piece is set to “And the Snow Did Lie,” a composition by the late Hilary Tann (see bio at end).  A collaborating artist and friend of the company, Tann’s works have also accompanied previous dances including Becoming (2006) and A Staying Place (1993).  The company is honored to remember their esteemed colleague with the performance of this recent work.

For well over 30 years, ESDC has presented the provocative and richly imagined choreography of Artistic Director Ellen Sinopoli. Its commitment to “create, collaborate, educate and partner” remains in the forefront as it shares its work with diverse audiences through concerts, showcases, residencies, workshops and educational outreach.  The company seeks to enrich the community by enhancing the appreciation, understanding and experience of contemporary performing arts. ESDC employs a steady roster of professional modern dancers, applauded for their consistent excellence and artistry, to bring dance to traditional and non-traditional venues. Sinopoli has choreographed over one hundred new works and her many artistic collaborations and projects serve as a conduit to bring together talented artists (both regional and national) from varied genres that include visual artists, sculptors, architects, composers and musicians, poets and storytellers, videographers, photographers and physicists.

Prior to the performance, there will be a Prelude talk sponsored by the Dance Alliance that begins at 7:15pm and will feature Sinopoli along with several of her collaborators.