Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre presents Reimagine: 30 Years | Reimagined
Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre will present Reimagine: 30 Years | Reimagined, a virtual re-creation of selected works from AADT’s postponed show Reimagine celebrating 30 years in Austin.
Reimagine was to have premiered on May 1 at The Long Center’s Rollins Theater featuring music composed and performed by Graham Reynolds with Alexis Buffum on Violin and Nora Karakousoglou on Cello. After rehearsals were suspended and the performances were postponed, Artistic Director Andrea Ariel regrouped with the company dancers on Zoom to create a reimagined, virtual version of the show.
Over three months during shelter-in-place, the company rehearsed virtually to re-create selected pieces from Reimagine in the dancers’ private homes and environments where they then filmed the work. The piece brings three re-creations together with a look at a few past repertoire pieces through archival excerpts and the company’s rehearsal footage pre-COVID.
The 45-minute premiere, edited by Colin Lowry, aims to be a virtual experience akin to seeing a show, moving from one piece to the next. The company will be live in the chats during the premiere.
While the performance is free, donations are welcome. Twenty percent of donations will be given to the Austin Justice Coalition/Black Arts Matter.