Tom Gold Dance returning to Mahaiwe

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GREAT BARRINGTON — New York City-based Tom Gold Dance returns to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Friday evening at 8 with the recently premiered "Counterpoint" (2017), a revival of "Tango Fantasie" (2010) and the world premiere of "Charm," all by Tom Gold.

This engagement is the company's third consecutive summer visit to the Berkshires.

Scheduled to perform are dancers Thomas Garrett, Brian Gephart, Allynne Noelle, Mary Sell, James Shee, Stephanie Williams and Lyrica Woodruff, collectively representing American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, and other leading dance companies.

"Counterpoint," a pas de deux in four movements to Steve Reich's "New York Counterpoint" and "Nagoya Marimbas," received its world premiere in March at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York.

The last performance of "Tango Fantasie," set to an arrangement of multiple tango compositions, took place in Havana, Cuba in October 2012 when, at the invitation of ballerina Alicia Alonso, the company participated in the 23rd International Ballet Festival of Havana.

"Charm," for four dancers, is set to recent works for unaccompanied piano by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. The work is inspired by the company's visits to the Berkshires and the wide variety of birds Gold has encountered in the area.

Tom Gold Dance performs regularly in New York City, and has appeared in France, Spain, Italy, Bermuda, Israel, Cuba, and Bulgaria. Recent highlights include the Company's sixth annual New York City season, and presentations of Gold's adaptation of November Steps at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Citt di Castello, Italy, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain.

A 2016 National Choreographers Initiative participant, Gold has created original works for his eponymous company, as well as for Vassar College, the Bermuda Arts Festival, Oregon Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, St. Louis Ballet, and many other dance academies, companies, festivals, television, and special events.

Ticket information is available by phone at 413-528-0100, online at mahaiwe.org or directly at the Mahaiwe box office at 14 Castle St.














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