artistic edGE presents BEAUTY: A glimpse of the creation, fall, and redemption of man.
“The human person called and transfigured by beauty does not feel alone and abandoned in the world. Someone has visited him and invited him to Himself.” - Stanislaw Grygiel
Dimensions Contemporary Ballet will present a concert consisting of six contemporary modern dance pieces. Individually, the pieces reflect upon how chaos can undermine our romantic relationships (`Bed of Nails'), the tumultuous pace that overwhelms our daily lives (`Tempest'), and a lack of control over our existence as women in the current world (`Eve's Revenge'). Additional pieces expand the conceptual framework to explore our responses to chaos by creating a human kaleidoscope (`Kaleidoscope') and rebounding from chaos through acro-dance on giant, silver yoga balls (`Sphereitude'). `The Up Side of Down' concludes with a full company piece that shares the beauty of life (Awakening). Heather Samuelson's choreography uses musical visualization to push the limits of classical Limon technique to create fast-paced, athletic movement that retains an exciting and evocative connection between performer and audience.
Dimensions Contemporary Ballet, founded by Heather Samuelson and Katie Parr Smith, is in its 4th season. The company consists of 14 members and is based in Nacogdoches, TX. DCB aims to provide professional experience to dancers in East Texas and to bring contemporary modern and ballet to the East Texas Community. The company has performed at the Houston Fringe Festival (2015), the Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival (2016, 2017), Sam Houston Alumni Concert (2015-2017), and local concerts in coordination with the Gobel School of Dance and Stephen F. Austin State University (2015-2017).