Praised for their remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance performers will deliver joy and passion during a show at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
Tickets are on sale here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.
Parsons Dance is a New York City-based company known for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance has collaborated with iconic artists such as Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz and Alex Katz. The company has performed in more than 383 cities, 22 countries and five continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide.
Parsons Dance continues its mission to deliver positive, life-enriching experiences to audiences worldwide by maintaining a repertory of more than 75 works by Parsons and producing his new work; inviting established choreographers to restage works from the American canon; and commissioning young American choreographers with the newly launched GenerationNOW Fellowship. The year-long mentorship under Parsons culminates in a commission that premieres as a part of the company’s season at the Joyce Theater and joins the touring repertory for the following season.
Parsons has enjoyed a remarkable career as a director, choreographer, performer, master teacher and producer. Born in Chicago and raised in Kansas City, he spent the early years of his career performing with The Paul Taylor Dance Company, New York City Ballet, Berlin Opera and The White Oak Dance Project. His commissions include American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. His work has been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Joffrey Ballet and Ballet de Rio De Janeiro. Parsons has worked on such diverse projects as Julie Taymor’s film “Fool’s Fire,” “AIDA” at Opera de Verona, “Maria de Buenos Aires” for Gotham Chamber Opera and “Remember Me,” a collaboration with East Village Opera Company.