Dance Alive National Ballet (DANB) will celebrate diverse ancestries as it debuts its newest contemporary show, “Horse of a Different Color” on Feb. 18.
The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
“Bathed in the glow of ancestral diversity, Horse of a Different Color ranges from honoring those who arrived at Ellis Island to the spiritual world of the Siberian taiga,” said Executive Artistic Director Kim Tuttle in a press release. “The dance is contemporary in form but timeless in range. The dancers love this program and feel very privileged to dance it.”
Showgoers will see stories based on immigrants who came through Ellis Island to find a better life in America, and in Otyken, the spirit of indigenous Siberian peoples is brought to life through dance.
The program is revealed through the dancing of the DANB Company dancers, award-winning artists who come from all over the world, bringing their unique and special talents to their every move.
During intermission, audience members can visit the “Ellis Island Museum,” read stories of local families, pin ancestors’ locations on a world map, experience immigrant activities and much more.
After the performance, choreographers, designers, composers, and dancers will be available for a talkback segment.
Tickets for the show are available for purchase in person at the Phillips Center box office, by phone 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787, or online on the UF Performing Arts website.
Tickets cost between $27 and $49, with discounted rates for children, students, and seniors.
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