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March 10-12, 2017
Peter Martin Wege Theatre
Over the years, MOVEMEDIA has become a must see production for new and exciting works in the world of dance. Join us as we present an innovative assortment of pieces by some of the most talented choreographers today.
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.
For more information, you can call the box office at (616) 454-4771 ext. 10
|Fri, Mar 10, 2017 7:30 PM
|Sat, Mar 11, 2017 7:30 PM
|Sun, Mar 12, 2017 2:00 PM
Choreography that defies expectations
“With MOVEMEDIA, Grand Rapids Ballet pushes boundaries and audience expectations.”
Penny Saunders, originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, graduated from the Harid Conservatory in 1995, and began her professional career with The American Repertory Ballet under the direction of Septime Webre. She went on to dance with Ballet Arizona, MOMIX Dance Theater, Cedar Lake Ensemble and in 2004 she joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Read more…
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. Read more…
Robert Dekkers & Vanessa Thiessen
Robert Dekkers and Vanessa Thiessen began collaborating in 2014, several years after first meeting as dancers with ODC/Dance in San Francisco. Working together to create original works for Post:Ballet, a modern ballet company founded by Robert in 2010, the two artists are passionate about integrating diverse disciplines, as well as the dance artists’ unique creative voices, to develop works that “seek collaboration as a force for change, for creative growth, for departure from the norm” (Critical Dance). Read more…