Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante in "Tigerlily and the Dragonfly". Photo: Julie Lemberger

BALAM to Premiere Baroque Work in Spring Together

Baroque music, dance and fusion inspired work will shine in BALAM Dance Theatre's performance in Spring Together presented by Dance Projects Inc./ Beth Soll & Co. from April 8-10, 4:00 p.m., at the Medicine Show Theatre, located at 549 West 52nd Street in New York City.

BALAM will premiere Carlos Fittante's new choreography Icarus, a Baroque fusion solo inspired by Louis Pecour's masterpiece.  BALAM guest artist Andrew Trego will perform the new piece with music by Elias Guzman and set by Elisa Decker.

Fittante, a Baroque dance specialist, will perform Chaconne de Phaeton by Pecour to music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and set by John Woodrow Kelley.  The chaconne is a Baroque dance and music form notated in 1701.  The dance tells the story of Phaeton, a mythic character that attempted to fly the Olympic god Apollo's sun chariot across the sky.

Elias Guzman's original music evokes the magical ratios of antiquity, as well as primal drumming from Mezzo-America.  The solo features three-foot Balinese wings used to portray a spirit of transcendence.

Tickets are $20 with a reservation and $25 without.  To reserve a ticket, send an e-mail to bethsbron@gmail.com or call 212-927-0476.  Provide your name, the number of tickets and performance dates.  Tickets may be paid with cash only at the door.