Off the Canvas
- Dates: October 15, 2021
October 16, 2021
October 17, 2021
- Next Occurrence Oct 15, 2021
- Times: Friday and Saturday evening performance at 7:30 p.m. | Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Peter Martin Wege Theatre 341 Ellsworth SW
- Category: Theatre/Performing Arts
- Price Per Person: Various
Off the Canvas features three contemporary ballets exploring art in motion, taking inspiration from the world of visual arts. Grand Rapids Ballet's dancers rebound in Off the Canvas, choreographed by Katarzyna Skarpetowska, music by Adrian Klumpes, bringing to life Cy Twombly’s “Bacchus” paintings, encompassing their ecstatic looping movement. In-Frame, choreographed by Resident Choreographer Penny Saunders, music by Max Richter, explores the creative process cycle and coincides with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, beginning in spring and coming full circle back to spring. The final ballet features the return of Adam Hougland’s hit, Cold Virtues, scored by Philip Glass, which follows a story, loosely based on “Dangerous Liaisons,” of a power couple, moved to manipulate society for their own entertainment.