February 5, 2020 — Arlington, VA – Bowen McCauley Dance Co. (BMDC) returns to the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater for a two-night spring performance Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, 7:30 PM. Join us for a memorable European inspired journey from Turkey to Germany. The program offers three world premieres set to live music, fabulous dancers, and guest artists that demonstrate the growth of this DC metro area Co. of 24 years.
Experience an expanded collaboration between two award-winning artists, Choreographer, Lucy Bowen McCauley and Turkish Composer, Erberk Eryilmaz. The show will open with a reprise of “Dances of the Yogurt Maker,” McCauley and Eryilmaz first collaboration, which was commissioned by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (March 2019). Next, we present the Kardelen Turkish Dance Ensemble of Washington, DC for an authentic traditional Turkish Folk dance. The first half of the program will close with the premiere of “Imago” choreographed by Lucy and set to six songs from German/Croatian Composer, Nikola Glassl, played live by the Company’s Music Director and Composer’s grandson, Nikola Paskalov with soprano, Karin Paludan.
After intermission, there will be a rhythmic and choreographic tour de force with Lucy’s interpretation of Erberk’s “Insistent Music.” This new composition, written especially for Lucy, will feature eight Company dancers and five musicians from Hoppa Project – Evie Chen, Samuel Park, Laura Krentzman, and Bree Ahern, including Erberk on piano and percussion.
Performance tickets are $40 – $50 and are on-sale at the Kennedy Center Box Office, by phone at (202) 467-4600 or online at www.kennedy-center.org .
The VIP Experience , Saturday, March 28, 9:15 PM, Lucy’s Birthday Celebration at the Terrace Gallery will include cast, crew, and VIPs for champagne and desserts. The event proceeds go directly to support BMDC’s community engagement programs in K-12 dance residencies and the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease programs. Lucy’s after-party VIP package includes VIP priority performance ticket and after-party pass $100 and should be purchased directly through Bowen McCauley Dance at www.bmdc.org.
Bowen McCauley Dance Company’s professional dancers include: Elenaluisa Alvarez, Alison Bartels, Aaron Bauer, Alicia Curtis, Patrick Green, Eve Holmes-Varner, Dustin Kimball and Justin Metcalf-Burton.
Links to Supplemental Materials:
Kardelen Dance Ensemble: https://www.facebook.com/KardelenDanceEnsemble/
Hoppa Project: https://www.hoppaproject.com/
Press Photos ( http://www.bmdc.org/media-room/photos )
Purchase Performance Admission Seating:
Kennedy Center Tickets online https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/dance/2019-2020/bowen-mccauley-dance-71764/
VIP Priority Performance Ticket & After-party Admission (only): Purchase directly through Bowen McCauley Dance https://app.mobilecause.com/f/2lk9/n?vid=4nypa )
Bowen McCauley Dance Co. (BMDC) is an Arlington, Virginia non-profit whose mission is to introduce people of all ages to the joy of dance. For the past 24 years, BMDC has energized audiences with inventive and vibrant choreography around the world. Founded by Lucy Bowen McCauley in 1996, the award-winning company is renowned for its vibrant and athletic dancers, use of live music, and outreach programs for students and seniors through the DC Metro region. For additional information, please visit www.bmdc.org