To Reach the Light Premiere Film Screening and Online Release
December 3, 2022, 12PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema
Join IlluminArts for the Premiere Screening and Online Release of a film created about the 2022 IlluminArts program, "To Reach the Light". In April 2022, IlluminArts presented the Philadelphia based vocal ensemble Variant 6 in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary performance featuring six newly commissioned pieces by composers from across the United States and Europe with new original choreography performed by Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. In the height of the pandemic, IlluminArts asked each composer to write a piece based on ideas of transformation, adaptation, growth and change: themes that resonated through the world at the time. The results were six wildly different, exciting compositions.
The April 2022 performances took place in Miami at the Rubell Museum and in Philadelphia at the Glen Foerd Estate. The film, captured and edited by Alex Markow with sound engineering by The Guild Live, features fascinating interviews with the artists and composers, as well as the entire extraordinary performance.
The Online Release will be available from December 3-17. IlluminArts is offering Pay-What-You-Can tickets for this virtual concert. Simply purchase a ticket on Eventbrite at the price point you most prefer, and you will be sent instructions about how to access the video whenever you wish between December 3 and 17.
Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Since its inception, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami (DDTM) has awakened and re-energized the classical dance culture in South Florida, and beyond. Founded by former Miami City Ballet leading principal couple, Carlos Guerra and Jennifer Kronenberg, DDTM debuted to rousing critical acclaim in late 2016, and has continued to establish a unique identity as a cutting-edge, yet classically based contemporary ballet company; reflective of the warmth and vibrancy of its eclectic Miami home.
DDTM continues to garner national recognition for a daring energy, profound athleticism, and eye-catching electricity, offering audiences both entertaining and innovative ballet experiences. While currently is residence at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, the company has also graced the renowned stages of The Joyce Theater (2018) and Jacob's Pillow (2018, 2019). DDTM is an annual participant in the International Ballet Festival of Miami, and was recently featured in the prestigious The Kennedy Center’s “Arts Across America” live-streamed performance series (2020).
During the pandemic, DDTM@Home digital platform was established, furthering the company’s mission to make world class dance accessible to all. It is with great pride and excitement that DDTM embarks on the collaborative “To Reach the Light” project with IlluminArts and Variant 6 this season.
Variant 6 is a virtuosic vocal sextet that explores and advances the art of chamber music in the twenty-first century. The ensemble's work includes radically reimagining concert experiences, commissioning substantial new works, collaborating closely with other ensembles, and educating a new generation of singers. This season, Variant 6 releases two albums, collaborates with New Chamber Ballet and Piffaro, and presents a season of new commissions and old favorites.
Variant 6's artists have performed with internationally recognized ensembles, including Roomful of Teeth, Bang on a Can, American Composers Orchestra, Seraphic Fire, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Bach Project, Piffaro, Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and more. Our singers have appeared as soloists with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Philadelphia, the American Bach Soloists, Philadelphia Orchestra, Lyric Fest Philadelphia, and with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago. All of our members regularly sing with Philadelphia’s contemporary music choir, The Crossing. Collectively, we hold degrees from Indiana University, Northwestern University, Westminster Choir College, Temple University, Yale University, and the University of the Arts.