Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s Quinceanera

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SARASOTA CONTEMPORARY DANCE ANNOUNCES

 ITS 2020-2021 15TH SEASON, “QUINCEAÑERA”

“Quinceañera” is a celebration of Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 15th birthday. SCD is marking its passage from girlhood to womanhood and demonstrating once again that the company is here for the long run. The term “Quinceañera” has been chosen not only to honor company Co-Founder and Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott’s Caribbean roots (Cuban American), but also to recognize and celebrate the momentous accomplishment 15 years marks in la vida de Sarasota Contemporary Dance.

Four- theater performances and one outdoor event at limited capacity.

  • Evolving/Revolving, October 1–4, 2020
  • SCD + Piazzolla collaboration with Ann Pilot, November 19–22, 2020
  • Fiesta de Colores, December 18, 2020
  • Dance Makers – January 18-24, 2021
  • Tribute to Muriel G. Mayers – April 29—May 2, 2021

This season, our Fall Performances will be held at the Historic Asolo Theater in the John & Mable Ringling Museum, followed by our Spring Performances at the Jane B. Cook Theater in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Each performance will have a 7:30 PM start time on Thursday-Saturday, with a 2:00 PM Matinee each Sunday. In addition, we have added an outdoor event to be held in the Rosemary Square. 

Evolving/Revolving

*Producing Sponsor Norbert Doneliy

Thursday – Saturday October 1-3, Sunday October 4

Performances: 7:30 pm, except Sun 2:00 pm

Historic Asolo Theater, limited to 50 seats per show with socially distant seating assignments

Tickets available with Live Streaming option: 941.260.8485

Evolving/Revolving celebrates SCD’s past with artistas who have had un impacto on the company. SCD has invited back Erin Fletcher (Resident Choreographer since 2015) and Erin Cardinal with Brian Fidalgo (Guest choreographers 2018) to revisit their captivating pieces and expand them into evening-length works. This production features themes of migration from Cardinal and Fidalgo, as well as an exposé into the iconic identity of Marilyn Monroe by Erin Fletcher: investigating the tragic life of the actress and the gossip surrounding her public persona and death.

SCD +  Piazzolla Collaboration with Ann Pilot
*Producing Sponsors Shane & Monique Chalke

Thursday – Saturday November 19 – 21, Sunday November 22

Performances: 7:30 pm, except Sun 2:00 pm

Historic Asolo Theater, limited to 50 seats per show with socially distant seating assignments

Tickets available with Live Streaming option: 941.260.8485

Back by popular demand, SCD continues to bring their collaborations to a nuevo level with renowned harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot. This performance is originally choreographed by Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, inspired by la música of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. Pilot’s arrangement for the harp, violin, and bandoneon, inspired by Piazzola’s compositions, infuses the composer’s melodías into a contemporary mix of música de tango with jazz and classical influences. Through an invigorating visual and emotional experience, SCD brings a passionate and poignant performance to the Historic Asolo Theater with Piazzolla.

Dance Makers – 15th Annual Concert 

*Producing Sponsor Sam Alfstad

Thursday – Saturday January 21– 23, Sunday January 24 

Performances: 7:30 pm, except Sun 2:00 pm

Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, limited select seating

Tickets available with Live Streaming option: 941.260.8485

 Dance Makers features bailes imaginativos and interdisciplinary collaborations by nationally acclaimed contemporary coreógrafos Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol of Orange Grove Dance, Washington D.C., Sarasota’s own Zoe Austin, an expansion of New York based choreographer, “I live under your skin” by  Douglas Gillespie, and a new dueto de colaboración performed by musician and composer Mark Dancigers and SCD’s Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott. Through these groundbreaking creative partnerships, Dance Makers brings diverse choreography to the utterly captivating performers of Sarasota Contemporary Dance.

Tribute to Muriel G. Mayers

Thursday – Saturday April 29 – May 1, Sunday May 2 

Performances: 7:30 pm, except Sun 2:00 pm

Jane B. Cook Theater at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, limited select seating

Tickets available with Live Streaming option: 941.260.8485

 Tribute, the last production of our season, is in honor of Founding Board Member of Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Muriel G. Mayers. Muriel not only provided the administrative foundation of the company, but she is also a knowledgeable and dependable sounding-board for Leymis artistically. This production presents some of Muriel’s favorites from Leymis’s obras de danza, offering a diverse palette of contemporary dance. Tribute is a great opportunity to experience a timeline of Leymis’s work and witness how it has evolved through the years.

Outdoor Event:

Fiesta de Colores

Friday December 18

Event: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Rosemary Square 

Suggested donations of $15, limited tickets available

To celebrate our landmark 15th season, Sarasota Contemporary Dance is partnering with Rosemary Square, home of our studio on Boulevard of the Arts. This fiesta brings a dance party atmosphere to our backyard with a live DJ and an interactive art installation featuring highlights from SCD’s robust historía. This event will premiere a live collaborative performance in conjunction with Ringling School of Art and Design alum, Skylar Martinez, local Lyricist and B-boy Rick Levin, and DJ Karim Manning. Fiesta de Colores promises to be a fun-filled, socially-distanced evening for those who enjoy a lively outdoor experience.

About Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance was formed in 2002 as Fuzión Dance Artists, Sarasota’s first contemporary dance company, by Co-Founders Leymis Bolaños-Wilmott and Rachael Inman. With a name change in 2015 and now celebrating its 15th season, Sarasota Contemporary Dance continues to bring dance to the community through eclectic performances and educational programming, collaborating with artists and community groups to enrich the human experience. 

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