Parsons Dance Company at Centre College’s Norton Center
Exuberant. Virtuosic. Sensual. These words barely begin to describe the Parsons Dance experience. A powerhouse of energy, ingenious innovation, and athleticism, the contemporary dance ensemble presents exhilarating works that will amaze audiences of all ages and leave them absolutely captivated.
The Norton Center program includes the sizzling New Orleans-inspired “Whirlaway,” set to the music of legendary jazz trumpeter Allen Toussaint; Trey McIntyre’s gorgeous duet “Hymn;” and David Parsons’ mesmerizing signature piece “Caught” that is truly unforgettable. Parsons was last at the Norton Center in 2007 in a program that also featured live music by the Turtle Island String Quartet. Other collaborations have included Steely Dan, Dave Matthews and photographer Annie Leibovitz. This troupe simply soars.
About the Dance Company
Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world. Parsons Dance maintains a repertory of works by David Parsons, as well as commissions by emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz, among many others. In addition to choreography and performance, Parsons Dance engages audiences of all ages through education and outreach programs. The company hosts post-show discussions, open rehearsals, studio showcases and open company classes, as well as three weeks of summer workshops in dance and choreography in New York City and two weeks of summer workshops in Kansas City, MO. In spring 2014, Parsons Dance partnered with Democracy Prep Public Schools to incorporate contemporary dance into the full-time curricula of K-12 students. Parsons Dance was founded in 1985 and has performed in more than 350 cities, 30 countries and 5 continents for the most prestigious theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Muncipal.
For more information call 859-236-4692 or visit nortoncenter.com