Locally Grown

with special guest Parallel Octave

Saturday, November 2, 2013 — 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center  7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

Locally Grown spotlights local choreographers, featuring: Eric Hampton’s Nocturne 1; new works by Olivia Sabee, Kathleen Weitz, and MOVEIUS Founding Director Diana Movius; and the return of Kimberly Parmer’s Big River, to the music of Johnny Cash.

Prolific choreographer Eric Hampton’s Nocturne I brings to the stage a story about a brooding man entranced by two alluring women. Back by popular demand, Kimberly Parmer’s Big River infuses classical ballet with sharp, athletic and modern movements. Plus, MOVEIUS will premiere new works including director Diana Movius’ Praying for Rain, inspired by the 1930s Dust Bowl, farming and changing seasons. Company dancer Kathleen Weitz will raise the curtain on a piece set to Bach, and Associate Director Olivia Sabee, will also premiere Invisible Steps, exploring how dancers perceive and internalize their art. Special guest Parallel Octave, a Baltimore-based chorus, will provide live music to accompany Sabee’s work, which is set to music by Paul Dukas with a backdrop of Enlightenment French texts.