Artistic Director Matthew Keefe is redefining Rockford Dance Company (RDC) in the upcoming production of Bold Moves April 13 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Show time is 7 p.m.
Through creative collaboration and a focus on contemporary ballet, Keefe will premiere three dynamic dance pieces in a one-of-a-kind concert.
“I have a single performance to show Rockford the diversity and talent of Rockford Dance Company, and I don’t want anyone to miss it,” Keefe said. “I want to present something bold to signify a new era for the organization.”
The concert will premiere the following:
• Fatally Unique hip-hop group will battle with RDC dancers to the explosive Rite of Spring score. This provocative original performance will challenge perceptions of diversity, ritual and customs in contemporary society.
• Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” explores the American pioneer spirit through the power of dance.
• The whimsical “Carnival of Animals” will include the Music Academy of Rockford, special guest Paul Logli, and Rosemary Collins for a fun-filled dance premiere.
Tickets ranging from $20 to $42 are available at rockforddancecompany.com or at the Coronado box office, (815) 968-0595.
From the April 10-16, 2013, issue