Alexandra Farber presents Dance at the Modern: Women Painting Women
- August 20, 2022 1:30 PM
- August 21, 2022 1:30 PM
Alexandra Farber presents Dance at the Modern: Women Painting Women, with excerpts of her works The Way We Change and Inside Voices and the world premiere of Three Portraits.
Three Portraits, a new work from dancer, visual artist, and choreographer Alexandra Farber is inspired by the Modern’s current exhibition, Women Painting Women. The performance will feature three solo dances for women, each speaking to a painting in the exhibition: Marilyn Minter’s Red Flare, 2018–19, Alex Heilbron’s Labor of Thought, 2019, and Lorna Simpson’s Black Darkness, 2019. All dances are set to the music of three female vocalists: Roniit, Feist, and Regina Spektor. In addition, excerpts from The Way We Change and Inside Voices by Farber, each having premiered at the Modern, are included in this program in conjunction with Women Painting Women.
Originally from Washington, DC, Alexandra Farber began her training at Maryland Youth Ballet and then Houston Ballet II. Farber has also attended various summer programs, including those offered by the School of America Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. Now a principal dancer of Texas Ballet Theater, her repertoire includes many of Ben Stevenson’s classical and neo-classical works: Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Svetlana in Dracula, Winter Fairy and Cinderella in Cinderella, Twilight pas de deux, Four Last Songs pas de trios, Juliet in Starcrossed pas de deux, and Flying Girl in Five Poems. She has also performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante and Serenade, Jerome Robbins’s The Concert, Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries, Carlos Acosta’s Carmen, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, Ma Cong’s The Firebird, Lew Christensen’s Beauty and the Beast, Tim O’Keefe’s Violin Concerto in D, and Jonathan Watkins’s Crash. As an emerging choreographer, she seeks to bring her lifelong experience in dance, her journey as a Jewish-American, and her studies in psychology to the process of creating her own dance language. Her works include The Way We Change (2021) and Inside Voices (2022), both presented at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; She Opened the Door solo (2022) at the Katzen Arts Center of Washington, DC; and the recently premiered RUNAWAY (2022) music video, in collaboration with musicians Laura Brehm and Nikonn. She is actively seeking choreographic commissions of all kinds, and you can contact her through her website, www.alexandrafarber.com.