IlluminArts, Variant 6 and
Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
IlluminArts presents a multi-disciplinary work bringing together Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Variant 6 and six composers from across the US and Europe. Six new pieces for vocal sextet, commissioned by IlluminArts and Variant 6, will be premiered with six new dances choreographed to put the music in motion. This exciting collaboration will synergize geographic, cultural and creative diversity to create a singular performance experience. Variant 6 is a Philadelphia-based 6 voiced vocal ensemble dedicated to virtuosic performances of a cappella music. “Thrillingly in tune” (Broad Street Review) and singing with an “immaculately smooth blend” (Chestnut Hill Local), an integral component of Variant 6’s mission is to commission and advocate for emerging composers. Variant 6's artists have performed with internationally recognized ensembles including Roomful of Teeth, Bang on a Can, The Crossing, American Composers Orchestra, Seraphic Fire, LA Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia.
Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, praised as “athletic, energetic, sexy” by The New York Times, is a cutting edge company that has garnered recognition for their profound energy and electricity, offering audiences a fresh and innovative ballet experience. DDT seeks to familiarize audiences with the evolving depth and relevance of ballet; emphasizing ballet’s vast stylistic range and significance as a part of American arts and culture.