The resident dance company of The Ritz Theatre, trideaDANCE, is to present its sixth annual performance, abunDANCE, at 7:30 p.m. April 28. The concert is to feature works created and performed by trideaDANCE co-founders Marissa Glorioso of Cleveland and Kathy Miller of Tiffin, as well as special guest performances by Antaeus Dance Co. of Cleveland and The Findlay Academy of Ballet.
The performance is to feature local dancers Kendra Bosse, Ceci Burtis, Emily Eichhorn, Shelby George, Jillian Hart, Julia Hohman, Elena Penhos, Allison Arnold, Shayla Thomas, Tessa Wadsworth and Stephanie Young in a piece created by Miller and the dancers. "He Said 'Hi!'" is
based on the excitement, beauty and disappointments of love at a young age.
PHOTO BY MARYANN KROMER
Kendra Bosse takes a dejected pose on the floor while Shayla Thomas and Stephanie Young reach upward. The composition by Kathy Miller is called “He Said ‘Hi!’”
Another work composed by Miller features Victoria Wurm and Ellis Thompson of Findlay in a duet that examines the negotiations of a reluctant relationship. Findlay Academy of Ballet dancers Daniel Budke, Hayley Havener, Alexa Picarillo, Katie Rustemeyer, Tessa Wadsworth and Wurm are to perform Judy Reading's contemporary ballet, "Games."
"Trust," by GroundWorks Dance Theatre artistic associate Amy Miller, is a quartet inspired by the lesser known part of a popular quote from Horace, "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero," which is interpreted as "Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future."
To the music of Hildur Gudnadottir and Arvo Part, this quartet features CSU and Anteaus Dance Co. members Amy Compton, Marissa Glorioso, Sarah Carey and Heather Koniz.
About the company
TrideaDANCE, the first resident dance company of The Ritz Theatre, was created in 2006 by Tiffin dance artist Kathy Miller and Cleveland dance artists Marissa Glorioso and Erin Roberts.
The group seeks to promote dance education and awareness in northwest Ohio. Members launched their residency with a May 2007 performance and since have taught at The Ritz Theatre Summer Camp, Tiffin City elementary and middle schools and at the 2009 Artitude Festival.
"Waltz of the Coffee Clutch" is a light-hearted look at four ladies' idiosyncratic interactions as they pass the time waiting and wandering. Choreographed by Lynn Deering, this quartet is performed to Tin Hat Trio's "Waltz of the Skyscraper."
Other pieces in the concert are a blend examining topics such as personal gesture and unrequited love.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets and information, visit www.ritztheatre.org, stop at the box office, 30 S. Washington St., or call (419) 448-8544.