|Shining A New Light on
|Artistic Direction by
Natalie Bancroft and Kirsten Bloom Allen
|Saturday, July 29 at
|Vocals by Natalie Bancroft,
Beatrice Villiger. Dancers Kirsten Bloom Allen,
Mate Szentes, Laurence Gonzalez, Lester Gonzalez and
Music performed by Las Cruces
Chamber Ensemble; Lonnie Klein, Conductor.
original juxtaposition of dramatic movement, classical
singing and vigorous dance.
Starring a cast of
professional singers and dancers from the United States
and Europe, Shining A New Light on the Arts is an
amalgam of cutting-edge classical and contemporary arts
that is stirring and boldly entertaining. The original
production, conceived and directed in-part by
mezzo-soprano Natalie Bancroft (Jackie Spencer’s
granddaughter) is chock-full of imagination.
performance features an elaborate counterpoint of music,
song and dance in thematic vignettes. Each piece
incorporates soaring classical vocals with moving
emotional content that is matched by lyrical and
furiously spirited dance. Together, the works convey
the triumphs and agonies of life.
compelling, with classical movement broadening out into
hip contemporary dance and music visualization, Shining
A New Light on the Arts is a sculptural and striking
blend of song and dance not soon to be forgotten!
Saturday, July 29 at 8pm, $39 -
Shrimp & Chicken Kebabs Buffet at 6pm, $20