a rather lovely thing
A New Yorker born in Puerto Rico, Bryan Arias draws inspiration from both popular social dance styles and great contemporary choreographers who made an impact on his career as a dancer such as Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite. This emerging choreographer is making waves at prestigious festivals, charming audiences with his refined movement and works that speak directly to the heart. Favourite themes include the human condition, relationships and notions of identity. In a quartet with top-notch dancers, he blends various styles to create a specific dance language for this new work. Fabricating dreamlike atmospheres that illustrate our fears and desires, he gives form to our paradoxes and uses humour to loosen the grip of stereotypes. A force to be discovered.
“An expressive young powerhouse dancer…” − The New York Times
The New Yorker Bryan Arias blends styles and employs humour in subtle fashion to show how our past, our environment and our networks influence our behaviour. Discover this choreographer and dancer, part of a quartet of equally amazing performers.
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Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Bryan moved with his family to New York City at the age of nine. While growing up Bryan was exposed to many urban and social dance styles, receiving his formal dance training at La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts. As a dancer, Bryan went on to perform with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, before moving to Holland to join The Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), and Crystal Pite’s company Kidd...Read more about Bryan Arias
ARIAS Company was founded by dancer/choreographer Bryan Arias in 2013. Throughout his life and artistic career Bryan has been exposed to many dance genres which has led him to explore his own creativity. His love of theater and artistic development led him to form the company as a choreographic home to cultivate his own work. His creations strive to be relevant, forward thinking, and thought provoking. Referencing aspects of...Read more about ARIAS Company
Premiere July 27, 2016. Choreography Bryan Arias. Dancers Bryan Arias, Jermaine Spivey, Spenser Theberge, Ana Maria Lucaciu. Lighting Design Nick Hung. Costume Design Spenser Theberge, Marion Talan del Rosa. Props Brandon Lee. Manager and agent Brent Belsher, belsherartsmanagement.com.
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott : Nocturne in G Minor (Frédéric Chopin). The Royal Chopin Orquesta : Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E Flat Major, Op.22 (Frédéric Chopin). Pro Arte Guitar : Children’s Games (Georges Bizet). Jónsi & Alex : Happiness. Isabelle Faust : Sonata III BWV 1005 in C major: I. Adagio (Johann Sebastian Bach). Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra : It’s the Talk of the Town (Nils Frahm's '78' Recording). Nina Simone : Who Knows Where the Time Goes. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm : 20:17. Terry Riley : Mescalin Mix.