Imagine Better is a breathtaking mixed bill celebrating diversity with four ballets by Ballet 5:8’s Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Ballet 5:8 is recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation and beauty. The company creates original and dynamic performances drawing from life, faith, current events and diverse perspectives that tell relevant stories of the 21st century.
This evening will feature two world premieres including Look to the East, inspired by the historicity of the resurrection. Audiences will also enjoy two fan favorites–Día de Los Vivos and Gospel Impressions. Día de Los Vivos is a love letter to those battling clinical depression and Gospel Impressions is inspired by artist Makoto Fujimura’s exquisite paintings, The Four Holy Gospels, with movement and geometry illuminating the gospel stories. Come and experience an evening of unparalleled artistry, athleticism and wonder with Ballet 5:8.