Odyssey Dance Theatre will round out its 24th year with its famous Shut Up & Dance series — three separate programs in repertory — before they head out for their 13th consecutive European Tour (this year includes Israel, too). This year’s Shut Up & Dance will genuinely be one of the most amazing Odyssey programs ever and will undoubtedly be a dance lover’s buffet, with something for everyone.
PROGRAM ONE: MJ — March 1, 3 and 9 — 7:30 pm
Act I will consist of three Derryl Yeager classics: Andante, a beautiful ballet work set to the timeless music of Mozart; Solimbula, the amazing acrobatic duet that took the world by storm several years ago; and Jump, the audience favorite in the European tour last year. Plus two World Premiere works by company members — a Hip Hop Piece by Diego Ballesteros and a Contemporary work by Laura Brick — both showing the incredible versatility of Odyssey’s dancers.
Act II is a tribute to the late, great artist Prince, Purple Rain will celebrate some of his greatest music, with hits like “Raspberry Beret”, “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”, and of course, “Purple Rain”. This touching and dance infused tribute will leave you wanting to Party Like it’s 1999!