Neos Dance Theatre’s Symbiosis II presents an evening of work created exclusively by female choreographers. Symbiosis II will be performed at The University of Akron’s Paul A. Daum Theatre, Kolbe Hall, 328 East Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, on May 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. with a post-show panel discussion. Pre-sale tickets are $20 general admission or $13 for students and senior citizens. At the door ticket prices are $25 general admission or $17 for students and senior citizens.
In Mansfield, Symbiosis II will be performed on May 23rd at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at The Old Eagles Building, 127 North Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44902. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are $20 general admission and include gallery access. The 9:30 p.m. performance is VIP access only and includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and gallery and balcony access for $50 per ticket. Gallery space throughout the building will feature work by local artists and musicians. At the door ticket prices are $25 for the 7 p.m. performance and $55 for the 9:30 p.m. performance. This performance is sponsored by Cleveland Financial.
Symbiosis II is the result of collaborations between dancers, choreographers, students, live streaming video, and audience communication. The evening will include work from Neos resident choreographer, Mary-Elizabeth Fenn, and National Choreographic Competition winner, Penny Saunders. May 16th will feature a world premiere of Ms. Saunders’ work.
Through support from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The University of Akron, Neos Dance Theatre brought Penny Saunders to Ohio to create a new work with Neos and dance students from The University of Akron and the Dance Institute. Ms. Saunders has also choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
The University of Akron shared Saunders’ rehearsal process through live streaming and will stream the May 16th performance. Symbiosis II will reach a small rural high school on Lake Erie’s coast and local Akron schools. Participants of the streaming event will engage in the panel discussion via Twitter.
For tickets and more information on Neos Dance Theatre, visit www.neosdancetheatre.org