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November 27 – December 7, 2019
Photo by Francesca Chudnoff

Show Credits

Black Ballerina
Choreographer and Performer: Syreeta Hector
Movement Dramaturg: Seika Boye
Rehearsal Director: Rosemary James
Music: Gregory Reid, Xnra Music
Set Designer: Wesley McKenzie

close encounters in the fifth dimension
Choreographer: Christianne Ullmark
Dancers: Amanda Davis, Erin Poole, Margarita Soria
Sound Designer: Johnny Spence
Costume Designer: Valerie Calam
Outside Eye: Alana Elmer

Red & Yellow
Choreographer: Nova Bhattacharya
Dancers: Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Daniel Gomez, Sahara Morimoto, Kaitlin Standeven
Score: Santosh Naidu & Ian DeSouza

Part of the Bright Nights series

About the Show

Citadel Dance Mix 2019
Featuring works by Syreeta Hector, Christianne Ullmark and Nova Bhattacharya

Black Ballerina

Based on Hector’s relationship to race, and her experiences in classical ballet, Black Ballerina is a powerful exploration of the nuances within one’s identity, and the unconscious ways that we all try to fit in. Performed by Hector, Black Ballerina brings an unbridled energy to this triple bill.

close encounters in the fifth dimension

close encounters in the fifth dimension explores themes of a post-human existence in a world of cybernetic communication. Working alone and also together, the performers attempt various forms of communication that are perhaps beyond human understanding. Moving becomes listening and listening becomes a way of speaking. Opposing narratives of organic matter, technology and time travel, come together to untangle and re-purpose the body, sound and other, in an effort to ascend to a higher dimension.

Red & Yellow

Bhattacharya’s Red & Yellow is a meditation on finding solitude inside the multitudes. Originally created for Dancemakers in 2011, Citadel + Compagnie is thrilled to be remounting this visually stunning quintet that is a poetic, metaphoric and humane expression of body and spirit.