Carole Alexis Company/Ballet des Amériques will be holding two LIVE performances on Sunday, November 8th, at 2pm and 4:15pm at the Wainwright House in Rye, NY (260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye, NY 10580). The internationally-recognized company will be performing an array of spectacular and moving works of a myriad of styles, choreographed by the inventive and ingenious Carole Alexis. This performance will be a part of the company’s Dancing Caravan Project. On October 24th, 2020, Carole Alexis Company/Ballet des Amériques completed their first show as part of that initiative—in NYC (at Gantry Park, making them the first company to perform at a NYC Park since the inception of the pandemic)—and was met with widespread fanfare; amassing a socially-distanced crowd of 300 people, all clapping uproariously.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness a live performance safely, and in a picturesque location—right on the water; a historical, sumptuous and dignified mansion.
At a time when the doors of most performing arts institutions and theaters remain closed, Ballet des Amériques/Carole Alexis Company is determined to stalwartly soldier on, under the auspices of its staunch, tenacious leader, director, and choreographer, Carole Alexis. For, the visceral emotions and awe-inspiring athleticism of dance do not properly translate virtually. Like most performing arts institutions, Ballet des Amériques/Carole Alexis Company was thrown for a loop by the pandemic. Prior to the pandemic’s emergence, the company was basking in the glow of success from a sold-out international tour to Tropiques Atrium Scène Nationale in Fort-de-France, Martinique, and preparing for its New York City grand premiere at Symphony Space. It has become the onus of dance institutions to adapt to our present international health crisis and find new, innovative ways to reach audiences.
Ultimately, Ballet des Amériques/Carole Alexis Company has stepped up to that challenge: embarking on its newest mission: to execute an array of performances throughout the NY-metro area, and, ultimately, the nation and world. With outdoor, “pop-up,” mobile shows, the company aspires to provide safe, engaging presentations. Overall, the opportunity to experience a live performance during this time is unique and valuable.
Limbs outstretched and zeal tangible, Ballet des Amériques/Carole Alexis Company’s dancers and Alexis’s poignant choreography relate to themes including peace, love, and diversity, and leave viewers feeling profoundly moved. Thus, with the cleaves/fractures that exist in our present society, performing works with uplifting, consciousness-awakening, and enlivening themes can aid in establishing unity. Performances will be carried out with commitment to the disease prevention guidelines provided by the CDC. Likewise, enabling professional performers to retain employment when plausible is vital for preserving these artists’ ability to express themselves and engage in their passion while safeguarding their livelihoods.