The Pace Presents 2012-2013 series has officially come to an end. We would like to extend our sincerest thank you’s to all of our supporters and we hope you enjoyed this year’s events. Stay tuned on this blog, or our Facebook and Twitter pages, for announcements regarding next year’s Pace Presents series!
Calling all world and jazz music fans: we have a big treat for you and his name is Hugh Masekela! Known for his extensive career and Grammy award-winning song “Grazing in the Grass,” The Schimmel Center could not have thought of a better way to end our 2012-2013 Pace Presents season (and we’re hoping you feel the same way too!)
Celebrating the release of last year’s Grammy award-nominated album Jabulani, Masekela’s performance will be indicative of his five decade spanning career. It is not everyday when Rolling Stone calls a performer “one of the most thrilling live performers around…” so do not miss the chance to see Masekela make music history at the Schimmel Center!
Featuring work from a stellar selection of choreographers, we are excited to host ABT Studio Company for their second year at Schimmel. The company of 12 dancers will feature works from artists such as George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor, Jerome Robbin, among others.
Described as a “brutal confrontation of dance and music,” Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a world tour, making a stop at the Schimmel Center on March 22-23. Predicating itself on the emotions that come from “intensity of moments when you don’t have a choice, when other things decide for you,” Vandekeybus’ work focuses on a loss of control, weaving together kinetic choreography with frenetic musical tenacity.
Tickets for the show’s two night run are still available via Schimmel’s website or box office. For more information on this production, head on over to the Ultima Vez website. Be sure to watch the video of Ultima Vez’s What The Body Does Not Remember, found below.
The Golden Dragons Acrobats Company’s Cirque Ziva will be making its way to The Schimmel Center on March 2, promising an electrifying mix of spectacle and wonderment. Previously earning two Drama Desk Awards, the company’s 20 person cast’s showcase of acrobatics stem from traditional techniques. The two performances on March 2 promise to be intriguing and with tickets still on sale, you shouldn’t pass up the chance to miss Cirque Ziva!
Below, you will find a video of the company’s performance of Cirque Ziva during their current tour.