LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host the return of Elisa Monte Dance for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
WNBZ Radio is the media sponsor for this event, and the program is funded in part by the Frances Murdock Memorial Fund at Adirondack Community Trust.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $8 for children 12 and under.
Elisa Monte Dance founded in 1981, bridges cultural barriers through the universal language of dance. From its earliest recognition on the world stage in 1982 as "Best Company" at the International Dance Festival of Paris, the company has succeeded for more than three decades. The work of Elisa Monte, a former principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch and Pilobolus, is widely recognized for its highly athletic and sensual style, as well as its technical and physical acuity, exploring a multitude of topics and themes.
The company has performed in more than 40 times on five continents. Elisa Monte Dance has also appeared in several major dance festivals including the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Jacobs Pillow, The Spoleto Festival both U.S. and Italy, Umbria, Italy and Lincoln Center's Out of Doors to Steps '98 Switzerland, and participated in Weimar, Germany 1999 Cultural Capital activities. Elisa Monte Dance has been featured on television networks through Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, and the company was highlighted on Metro Arts on PBS Channel 13 as part of the station's Dance Month celebrating accomplished New York City-based choreographers. Elisa Monte Dance celebrates diversity through its work, artists, and staff. The company's artists hail from all corners of the globe, including the Caribbean, Europe and across the United States.
Elisa Monte Dance continues to broaden its mission including educational outreach initiatives designed to foster an appreciation of dance in young people, developing and encouraging talented young choreographers through its Choreographic Initiative funded in part by its newest component, the Junior Board, which is committed to bringing the Company's message to a younger audience.
A singular artistic vision combines with vigorous athleticism in the works of Elisa Monte Dance. The dancers rise to the creative challenge in an ecstatic display of physical prowess that gives life to an intense array of emotions. At once true to its own distinctive style and eager to encompass diverse cultural influences, Elisa Monte Dance takes a global view of movement that puts the world of dance within the audience's grasp.
For ticket reservations or additional information contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Box Office at 518-523-2512 or purchase online at www.LakePlacidArts.org. This residency program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.