“Performance and craftsmanship seamlessly fused into some very superb dance.”
Malpaso Dance Company will perform indomitable Waltz tonight in Austin and Saturday evening in Atlanta!
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“Canada’s National Ballet School to perform Aszure Barton-Mikhail Baryshnikov ballet Come In”
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Here are some lovely comments about our performance at Norhrop:
“I have not been so thrilled by a modern dance company since Sage Cowles brought Twyla Tharp here back in the late 60s. Wow. Please bring this company back. What they do is really and truly unique and new. Thanks so much for this performance!”
“The Aszure Barton performance was out-of-this-world. The way the dancers moved their bodies, the sound effects of water, the choreography…..it was incredible!! I’ve passed the word to many people…”
“Holy wow wow wow wow. The BEST dance company I have seen in many years. More than dance. ART. This is something new. Powerful. I am deeply moved. Thank you Aszure Barton & Artists and thank you Christine Tschida at Northrop for bringing this incredible company to us.”
“[Awáa] is both light and dark. At once, both joyful and painful. We are born, we struggle, we stumble, we learn, we teach, we float, we sway, we fly, we compete, we destroy, we recover, we create, we praise, we celebrate, we cry, we die, we mourn, we remember, we embrace, we find peace.”
AB&A collaborator Tobin Del Cuore was interviewed for the University of Minnesota blog. Click here to read the full interview.
Tickets for tonight’s performance are still available here!
“I was so deeply moved by Aszure Barton & Artists’ work. I saw your performance in Toronto this week and I can’t express my gratitude enough… THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart Aszure Barton & Artists. Congratulations!”
– Amber Courtney
“@newyorkcitycenter – just saw a BRILLIANT company Aszure Barton & Artists – Awáa — the most phenomenal thing I’ve seen in my life!” – Ivette Dumeng
“After a pause, we were treated to a hypnotic performance of AWAA (adapted for Fall for Dance), by Canadian born contemporary choreographer Aszure Barton and her international group, Aszure Barton & Artists. AWÁA translates to “one who is a mother” in the language of the Haida, an aboriginal people living on the west coast of Canada. The piece opens with a large, glowing red ball in the dark at the back of the stage, center, with the talented William Briscoe dancing silhouetted in front of it to mesmerizing music by Curtis MacDonald and Lev “Liova” Zhurbin. When the glow of the ball faded out of sight, I missed it, but not for long, as the brilliant cast and choreography carried me forward, along with an appreciative audience. The dancers performed the musical work with aplomb and deserve mention. Along with Briscoe were Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry, Lara Barclay (the only female in the cast), Tobin Del Cuore, Thomas House, Jeremy Raia, and Oscar Ramos. I have previously seen and enjoyed some of Barton’s works. Awáa is my favorite, to date, making my Fall for Dance experience worthwhile; so I am looking forward to seeing more of Aszure Barton & Artists in the future, a fascinating use of contemporary dance.” – BroadwayWorld.com
@aszurebarton “thank you for your work. I am still processing Awáa from New York City Center. I haven’t seen a performance that powerful and moving in many many many years. I’m so deeply moved. thank you.” Don Ripley
“life changing. So happy I saw it at city center” – Dasha Shwartz
We will be performing in New York City September 28th & 29th! Click here for information!
I am excited to announce that we will be perform at Sony Centre as part of Fall for Dance North this fall! Thrilled to be a part of this exciting festival @ffdnorth – Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12th at 10AM! Click here for more info: http://www.ffdnorth.com/
Aszure’s new work Indomitable Waltz will premiere in Havana tonight!
AB&A’s Jonathan Aslberry is staging Untouched on Los Angeles Ballet. They will perform the work this season!
Join us at Chicago Dancing Festival next month!
Performance 1 (MCA) : August 24th 6pm
Performance 2 (MCA): August 24th 8pm
Performance 3 (HARRIS): Aug 25th 7:30pm
Los Angeles Ballet will perform work by Barton, Balanchine and Cerrudo in their upcoming 2016-2017 season! Click here for more info.
Aszure’s new creation will premiere at this beautiful theater in Havana this September.
return to patience (excerpt)
Created by Aszure Barton
Performed by Juilliard Dance Division Class of ’18
Creation Assistant: Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
Costumes: Aszure Barton
Music: Caroline Shaw/Frédéric Chopin
“…Fantastic Beings. Of all the voices this evening, Barton’s is the one I hear most clearly: someone who is confident of what she can coax from the dancers, skilled in putting it together with subtle and witty imagery (enhanced by Burke Brown’s lighting and Michelle Jank’s costumes), and assured in making the music an equal partner to the choreography. … the technical demands Barton brings out of the dancers are inspired and in turn the dancers — particularly Isaac Hernandez — respond with a precision, clarity and imagination that is thrilling to see. Fantastic beings indeed.” – Nicholas Minn, Writing About Dance
“But the showstopper is saved for last, Fantastic Beings by cult Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton. An identikit green-clad cast descend on to the stage, shimmering and gliding eerily – a la Mars Attacks – en pointe, leaning as one, as if the earth has shifted on its axis mid-performance. It’s pure imagination pulled off with enormous technical skill that’s nothing short of haunting.” — CityAM, London
“a triumphant end to an inspiring evening.” – Fjord Review (London)
“And finally after my heart had been torn by the life of Frida and Medea I returned to my seat expecting the story of pain to continue, but again nothing prepared me for ‘Fantastic Beings’ from Aszure Barton.
And what a sensational piece to end with, it was totally different seemingly set in a distant future where the 16 strong cast are dressed in slick bodysuits creating an androgynous-like society that danced the complex contemporary ballet perfectly against a dark ominous backdrop infused with digi-techno sets and lighting. The music was booming, the dancing precise, emotionless, linear.
I was so impressed by the choreography, blown away by the dancers and constantly whispering “wow” “wow” “omg”. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, the dancers returned to the stage in what can only be described as silky flowing gorilla-like costumes that they jiggled and shimmered, jumping and leaping in total unison, like one harmonious, individual-less tribe.”
– The Wonderful World of Dance, Editors Reviews
“quite rightly brought the house down” -Daily Express (UK)