September 16–17, 2018
Encore: May 16–17, 2019
Lush contemporary dance, opera, and media projection and live music create a new way of seeing the majestic Lyric Theater. This all-new panoply directed by Missy Pfohl Smith features eye-popping visuals that shed new light on opera, history, and performance. From the co-creators of the sold-out shows ANOMALY and LABYRINTH at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, ARIA is performed by BIODANCE and media projection artist W. Michelle Harris, with one of Rochester’s favorite chamber ensemble fivebyfive, and the magnificent soprano Kearstin Piper Brown!
“BIODANCE is excited, once again, to enter brand new territory, playing in a gorgeous space, the Lyric Theatre, one of Rochester’s architectural gems, in collaboration with long-time media artist partner W. Michelle Harris. We will collaborate for the first time with world renowned soprano Kearstin Piper Brown and with fivebyfive, a sublime modern chamber ensemble whose arrangements for flute, clarinet, piano, bass and electric guitar are stunning” says Missy Pfohl Smith, project director and choreographer. Dancers include Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Zachary Frazee, Sarah Johnson, Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Jean Michael Rubingu, Missy Pfohl Smith.