Past Forward in Reverse: A Dance Concert

AS220 Black Box Theater 95 Empire St. 95 Empire St. , Providence RI

Heather Brown Dance and Freedom Dances combine forces to bring you HeatNik Productions debut performance, Past Forward in Reverse, a dance concert featuring the choreography of Heather Brown and Nicole C. Laliberté, with guest performances by “Part of the Oath” and Ryan P. Casey.

Bringing together dancers from RI and Boston, this concert will take you on an emotionally diverse journey through the human experience. Brown and Laliberté have created works based on everything from navigating the rat race of life to recognizing the awe-inspiring power of nature. Friday night only, Ryan P. Casey will be premiering a contemporary solo choreographed by Laliberté. Rhode Island based dance company, Part of the Oath, under the direction of Colleen Cavanaugh and Danielle Genest, will present the premiere of a powerful new duet choreographed by Jennifer Archibald of New York City based Arch Dance Company.

Brown’s Standing Tall was inspired by her experience in the Redwood National Park this summer. Her Along the Way investigates how people come and go from one’s life, sometimes appearing only briefly for a shared moment in time. Brown is also presenting a self-choreographed solo that explores perseverance in the face of negativity. Laliberté’s Verge, a work in 2 parts, celebrates being on the verge of greatness, and explores the struggle of being on the verge of despair. In counterpoint, Laliberté is creating a new brightly colored quartet to Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 1 in D. The two choreographers are also collaborating on a duet to Paganini’s Caprices for Violin, a humorous look at their journey together in the creation of this concert, made possible by a Production Residency at AS220.



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