Presenting the perfect Valentine’s Day treat: BalletFleming’s The Movement of the Heart includes the Philadelphia premiere of Christopher Fleming’s Café Music, Dali and The Edge of Assurances with members of the BalletFleming company.
Featuring two performances at Painted Bride Art Center on February 14 and 15 at 7pm, The Movement of the Heart will also include Mary Anthony’s The Wind performed by Janet Pilla, former principal dancer with the Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company, and the premiere of choreographer Jenn Rose (two-time Broadway World Philadelphia Award winner),The Missing Piece.
The Edge of Assurances premiered over a decade ago with The Ohio Ballet. But because love is an eternal theme, it is just as fresh in 2013 as it was in 2000. At the time, Elaine Guregian of the Akron Beacon Journal wrote, “In creating The Edge of Assurances, Fleming started with the music, then got involved in the emotional side of the dance. The ballet uses a group of nine dancers in addition to three main characters, Pain, Anger and Depression. The three principal dancers depict the emotions found in a single individual. The musical selections alternate between pieces by the baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi and the performer/composer Evelyn Glennie, best known as a percussionist.” Wilma Salisbury of the Cleveland Plain Dealer described The Edge of Assurances as “a beautiful, pure dance, clear in concept and expressive in execution.”
Choreographer and Artistic Director Christopher Fleming is “thrilled to return to Painted Bride with these Philadelphia premieres, and to present them as part of The Movement of the Heart.”
Tickets are $25 each, available through the Company’s website: www.balletfleming.org or by calling the Studio: 215-454-2858. Painted Bride Art Center is located at 230 Vine Street in Old City. The Movement of the Heart runs approximately 90 minutes, including two intermissions.