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Frontier Series: Frames of Mind

16may(may 16)8:00 p.m.18(may 18)10:00 p.m.Frontier Series: Frames of MindPresented by Newport Contemporary Ballet

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Frontier Series: Frames of Mind
Frontier Series: Frames of Mind

Newport Contemporary Ballet’s 2024 Frontier Series will be a dynamic program inspired by the personal and professional interests of collaborating artist, choreographer/filmmaker, Alex Soares, from Brazil, and NCB resident choreographer and Artistic Director, Danielle Genest.

The program explores the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s Disease through the lenses of dance, film/video, and the visceral connection live performance makes with audiences. Each artist will make a half evening of work to create a dynamic program that takes a unique look at the connection between movement and memory, entitled Frames of Mind.

In describing his interest in the project, Mr. Soares said “what interests me in this investigation is if each spectator can feel, in some way, the processes of erasure could go… feeling forgetfulness and unlearning throughout the work… to feel what it is…” Ms. Genest added “I am eager to delve into this fascinating subject and explore the inner workings of our minds with a focus on the devastating effects that dementia can have on us and our loved ones.”

Alex Soares has performed with Brazil’s contemporary dance companies, including São Paulo City Ballet (BCSP), Balé Teatro Guaíra, and Cisne Negro Dance Company among others. Mr. Soares has created works in Brazil for Balé Teatro Guaíra, Niterói City Ballet, Balé Teatro Castro Alves, Sesc Dance Company, Ribeirão Preto Dance Company, Amazonas Dance Company, and São Paulo City Ballet. Internationally, Alex has created for Noord Nederländse Dans (Holland), Northwest Dance Project (USA), National Ballet of Chile and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (USA).

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May 16, 2024 8:00 p.m. - May 18, 2024 10:00 p.m.(GMT-04:00)


Newport Contemporary Ballet

Newport Contemporary Ballet engages bodies, hearts and minds through dynamic and thought-provoking performance, transformative dance education, and deep community connection.

Newport Contemporary Ballet (NCB) is a non-profit, professional, contemporary ballet company with a long history of enriching the cultural fabric of communities throughout Rhode Island, the region, and the world. The company creates and presents, relevant, visceral, and engaging dance works by a diverse group of the worlds’ leading choreographers and collaborating artists.  In addition to works created for traditional stages, NCB is widely known for its unique approach to experiential and site- specific performances. NCB also runs The Academy at Newport Contemporary Ballet, a pre-professional school offering adult, youth and core ballet programs, and provides an arts-integrated, in-school learning program called Dancing Through Boundaries serving 4,500 kids across Newport County annually.

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