2nd Sight Dance Company Debuts May 15, 2015 at Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
New Orlando-based dance troupe blends contemporary dance with theatrical illusions
ORLANDO, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – Orlando’s newest professional dance company, 2nd Sight Dance Company, is debuting at the 2015 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival with its original production SHADOWS & LIGHT. This family-friendly production blending the best of dance and magic will feature four performances: May 15, 17, 21 and 24.
Created by G. Edward Owens, 2nd Sight Dance Company is a dance company that features dancers from Central Florida. With its local artists, it hopes to further enrich the Orlando arts community and bring awareness to the art of dance. Unlike other dance groups, 2nd Sight Dance seamlessly blends the art of contemporary dance with traditional, yet mind-boggling, visual effects found in the magic world’s greatest illusions to provide audiences with a fresh perspective. One of the pieces features a dancer who must escape from the confines of a straightjacket as she fluidly moves through the choreography.
“SHADOWS & LIGHT is different from any dance performance or typical magic show anyone has ever seen before,” said G. Edward Owens, founder, choreographer and artistic director of 2nd Sight Dance Company. “I want our audiences to leave with a sense of wonder after witnessing an amazing dance performance filled with entertaining acts of illusion.”
Dancers and founding members for 2nd Sight Dance Company include: Miranda Bengtson, Mai Claypool, Kirsten Johnson, Chelsea Lester, Apollonia Lysandrou, Joseph J. Nuñez, Brittany Rollins, Sarah Serrano and Alexis Zimmerman. The SHADOWS & LIGHT production team includes G. Edward Owens (choreographer), Victoria R. Kroll (rehearsal director) and Matt Tamanini (lighting designer).
2nd Sight Dance Company will perform on the following dates:
- Friday, May 15 at 7:45 p.m.
- Sunday, May 17 at 1:15 p.m.
- Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at OrlandoFringe.org. Pricing is set at $10 per ticket plus the cost of the Orlando Fringe Festival Button ($9). A Fringe button is required to enter any Fringe show within any venue for anyone 13 years and older. The button is a one-time purchase. Button proceeds go to support Orlando Fringe. Buttons can be purchased at all of the Fringe Box Offices, Fringe Merchandise Booths located on the Lawn and inside the upper lobby of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center during the operating hours of the festival.
For more information, visit 2ndsightdance.com. Stay connected by following the company’s Facebook page.
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Photo credit: Miles Bresin/KBAM Photography and Kimberly Moy/2nd Sight Dance
ABOUT 2ND SIGHT DANCE COMPANY
Founded in 2014 by Artistic Director G. Edward Owens in Orlando, Fla., 2nd Sight Dance Company is dedicated to producing innovative and original dance compositions. Owens’ choreography uses dance as a medium for communication that evokes emotion and speaks to audiences of all backgrounds. More than just a performance, 2nd Sight Dance Company performances are an interactive experience.
2nd Sight Dance blends traditional dance (ballet, contemporary, modern) with the theatrical wonder and mystery of illusion. The choreography thrives on audiences with open minds who are not afraid of connecting through direct participation. 2nd Sight Dance Company strives to change the paradigms of how dance and magic are viewed in today's culture. www.2ndSightDance.com.
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