The following is from a press release:
Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville recently announced Nashville’s celebrated contemporary dance collective New Dialect will return to the OZ Arts stage with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), in a dynamic co-production Broken Theater, November 17-19.
Broken Theater melds dance, music, and cinematic beauty to explore a group of artists wrestling with identity during a moment of creative and personal tumult. The virtuosic cast of performers slip in and out of their expected roles, with musicians, dancers, and vocalists all moving throughout the dramatically lit performance space.
Featuring evocative choreography by former Batsheva dance company member Bobbi Jene Smith, the compelling new dance and music work assembles some of the most notable talents of the rising generation — including acclaimed dancer-choreographer and New Dialect founder Banning Bouldin in her triumphant return to the stage.
Bouldin founded the contemporary dance practice out of a desire to foster a sustainable ecosystem for contemporary dance artists to live, learn, and collaborate in her hometown of Nashville. Broken Theater marks New Dialect’s fifth presentation at OZ Arts, demonstrating the contemporary arts center’s commitment to fostering exceptional local talent in addition to international excellence. Bobbi Jene Smith has broadened her reach through international theater, film, and dance collaborations since leaving Batsheva after nearly a decade, during which she created new works for the company. She has created work for The Martha Graham Dance Company, Royal Danish Ballet, Los Angeles Dance Project and others.
“OZ Arts is proud of our long-standing relationship with New Dialect, and this spectacular collaboration between Banning’s company and the game-changing artists of AMOC is already making waves in the dance and music world,” says Mark Murphy, OZ Arts Executive and Artistic Director. “Broken Theater is a great representation of the genre-bending work we aim to nurture through our producing and presenting mission.”
OZ Arts will present Broken Theater from November 17-19 in its expansive warehouse. Tickets begin at $25 and are on sale now at the following link.