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MOVEMEDIA I

DANCE/MEDIA/INNOVATION

MOVEMEDIA is a contemporary dance series featuring dance works merging visual elements of sets, props, costumes and lighting, framed by technology and digital media to enhance the body in space by providing internationally recognized choreographers a creative canvas. Now in its 3rd year, applicants chosen are given artistic freedom to create their next great work on our professional dancers in a LEED certified building. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Colobian-Belgium), the 2014 Artist-in-Residence and an internationally acclaimed and award-winning choreographer, will present a work on both program I and II. MOVEMEDIA Program I will also features new works by innovative choreographers including Princess Grace Award winner Robyn Mineko Williams (USA), Pedro Lozano Gómez (Spain), Mario Radacovsky (Slovakia), and Yuka Oba (Japan). MOVEMEDIA presents a unique perspective into the world of internationally acclaimed contemporary dance.

One Take

Choreography by Robyn Mineko Williams

  • Dates

    March 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm
    March 30 at 2:00 pm

  • Price

    $25 – All ages
    $12 – Student Rush

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Artist-in-Residence

The Colombo-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is a sought-after choreographer that has made ballets for many companies around the world such as the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dutch National Ballet, Djazzex, Geneva Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Gothenburg Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, BJM-Danse Montreal, Luna Negra, Ballet National de Marseille, Saarbrucken Ballet, Jacoby & Pronk, Chemnitzer Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Whim W’Him, IncolBallet de Colombia, Finnish National Ballet, CND Madrid, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet Nacional Dominicano , Augsburg Ballet, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

Ms. Ochoa was awarded for her choreography several times at the Bornem Competition and Hannover Choreography competition. In 2013, she has had the honor to receive multiple awards for ‘Best Classical Choreography’ by the National Dance Award UK, the South-Bank Award and a nomination for the prestigious Olivier award for the production “A streetcar named desire” created for the Scottish Ballet.

Robyn Mineko Williams

Robyn Mineko Williams is a dancer and choreographer from Chicago, Il.  She was a member of River North Dance Chicago before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for twelve seasons. During her time with HSDC, Williams performed the works of numerous internationally renowned choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, and Johan Inger. She also originated roles in the creations of Jorma Elo, Alejandro Cerrudo, Sharon Eyal, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp, and Lar Lubovitch among others. Williams also performed with Aszure Barton & Artists in 2012.

Yuka Oba

Yuka was born in Japan where she received her training from Hitomi Takeuchi Ballet School. She attended English National Ballet School in UK from 2006-2008 where she danced many soloist roles. In 2009, Mario Radacovsky invited Yuka to join the Slovak National Ballet where she danced a variety of roles. Yuka has won many competitions in Japan including NBA All Japan Ballet Competition, Saitama All Japan Dance Competition, UB All Japan Ballet Union Competition, International Ballet Competition in Yokohama and others.

Pedro Lozano Gomez

Pedro Lozano Gomez is a choreographer and dancer from Barcelona. Moved by a passion to interpret and create at a very young age, Pedro’s first performers were held in his living room at the age of 5. Pedro began studying dance professionally at the age of 13 and was invited, in 1999, as a guest dancer for the production of that Nutcracker Ballet de Zaragoza, Spain. After winning first prize at the dance competition of Ciudad de Castellon, Pedro left Spain at the age of 19 to move to Paris and begin his professional career at the Jeune Ballet de France in 2001.

Mario Radacovsky

Upon graduating from the Eva Jaczova Dance Conservatory, Radacovský joined the Ballet Company of the Slovak National Theatre in 1989. Soon after, he was promoted to principal dancer and performed principal roles in classical and contemporary pieces including Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Giselle, La Dame Aux Camelias and more. He received acclaim for his ability to combine brilliant dancing technique with a natural acting talent and a masculine expression. Radacovský took first prize at the Czechoslovak Ballet Competition in 1990. In 1992 he was invited by Jiri Kilian’s to join Netherlands Dance Theatre.

TICKET INFORMATION & DISCOUNT OFFERS

Tickets to MOVEMEDIA are available through the

  • Ballet Box Office: Phone: (616) 454-4771 (Mon.-Fri. 9am–5pm)
  • In person: 341 Ellsworth SW, Grand Rapids (Mon.-Fri. 9am–5pm)
  • Ticketmaster

Tickets are also available, subject to availability, 60 minutes prior to each performance at Peter Martin Wege Theatre, located at 341 Ellsworth SW.

GROUP SALES

Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. For group tickets, please call (616) 454-4771 or email rissat@grballet.com.

STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

$12 rush tickets for students may be purchased in-person with ID, beginning 60 minutes prior to show time at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre box office. Subject to availability.

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