Lauded as “an expressive young powerhouse dancer” (Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times), Bryan Arias is a veteran of high-profile dance companies including Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot and Nederlands Dans Theater. Now with his own ensemble, he premieres a rather lovely thing, a contemporary work that challenges notions of identity, bias, and stereotype, danced to music ranging from Frédéric Chopin to Nico Muhly and Max Richter. The stellar cast of dancers includes Arias himself as well as Jermaine Spivey of The Forsythe Company and Kidd Pivot; Spenser Theberge of The Forsythe Company and Nederlands Dans Theater; Ana-Maria Lucaciu formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; and others.
JACOB’S PILLOW photographs for A Rather lovely thing: Christopher Duggan
GIBNEY photographs for A Thousand Million Seconds: Scott Shaw
JUILLIARD SCHOOL photographs for …..: Rosalie O’Conner
In the Press…
“Arias’s approach is similar to the magic mixture in Wes Anderson’s films: The silliness is graced by sincerity, and the poignancy glows with humanity.” -Janine Parker of The Boston Globe. Read the full review.