The Space Between Molecules
performed by Milwaukee Ballet
Palm Desert, CA — McCallum Theatre Institute's Summer Session Festival 2012 presents three exciting performances to educate and entertain audiences of all ages during the week of June 11-15 at McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 for each performance, $35 for a festival pass, and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 760-340-ARTS or on-line at www.mccallumtheatre.com.
The Festival concludes with The Space Between Molecules performed by Milwaukee Ballet Friday, June 15th at 1:30pm. Petr Zahradnicek, a native of the Czech Republic who joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2003 , is known to combine American energy with Eastern European introspection. His choreography reflects an artful combination of the precision and form of classical dance and the freedom and physical vocabulary of modern dance. A two-time finalist in McCallum’s Choreography Festival, his pas de deux, “1 Run 2,” was the winner of the Paid Engagement Award in 2011. In this concert program, The Space BetweenMolcules, his contemporary ballet aesthetic combines playful use of bloomers and blocks in "1 Run 2”, a picture of daily conflict and resolution between a couple when words fall apart. “The Song She Used to Play” poignantly explores the relationship between a daughter and the memory of her mother and a favorite Bach piano piece. “Connection Lost,” a dance for four, peeks into an ordinary commuter’s day and the distance between those trapped in the “screen world” of technology and those seeking human connection.
Performances are presented in conjunction with The Aesthetic Education Program which places the arts at the center of inquiry-driven learning experiences that include attendance at McCallum performances and exhibits. Teachers and students who partner with the Institute are encouraged to be curious, ask questions and rigorously explore works of art to awaken imaginative learning. More info: www.mccallumtheatre.com/education/aesthetic.php
Palm Springs & Coachella Valley