Lake Erie Ballet, Art Moves
May 23 & 24, 2014
Higherglyphics was showcased in this year’s Art Moves performed at the Erie Playhouse by Lake Erie Ballet. These works of dance were inspired by the Erie Art Museum's permanent collection and other art of international renown. ‘Erie P()P’, a section from the Annex Stairwell Project, was projected on stage as dancers interacted with icons from Erie’s pop culture history. A 2-liter bottle of ‘pop’ (or ‘soda’ as the sugary beverage is known west of the Mississippi) was used as a central icon in the performance.
The artistic and educational staff at Lake Erie Ballet created thirteen new works for the first return of this collaboration since 2009. Joining the students and companies of the Lake Erie Ballet were Theresa Bonivissuto, of Neos Dance Theater in Ohio and James Dixon, formerly of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company of Ohio and Lula Washington Dance Theater of California. Choreography included works of ballet, jazz, modern and tap.