4/8/17 Alternative Factory: A Dance and Fine Arts Fusion Event

Left: Nymph and Satyr painted by Bruce Adams, Right: Ballet Ex Machina photographed by Jim Bush, Below ConvergeDance

Creating alternatives to reality has long been the domain of art, using the artificial to step out of the current circumstances and step back into them with a different perspective. Let us offer you a few paths in and out of the current state of affairs and touch those forgotten corners of your mind with dynamic dance performance and provocative visual arts. Relish the delights of these artists who all work diligently on Great Arrow Factory’s 3rd floor, and enjoy the opportunity to step into the life of an artist yourself!  This event is ALL AGES; ID’s will be checked for cash bar access, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well.

This event features FLEXIBLE TICKETING. Purchase tickets online or at the door to whatever sparks your fancy, or take advantage of our PACKAGE DEAL: all three for $20. Purchase the package deal by March 30, and receive a free drink ticket!

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5:30 – Doors open

6:00-9:00 – Arts Reception //included with all tickets

Cash bar, appetizer, and artists meet and greet inside the studios of Bruce Adams, Dave Butler, Candace Masters and Richard Huntington

Studio of Bruce Adams and Richard Huntington

6:00-7:15 – Figure Drawing //$7

Bring your pencils and sketchpad and sketch away as dancers hold their poses on the stage of the beautiful Alt Theatre. Members of the cast will convey moments of their dances frozen in stillness as your pencil moves busily to capture those lines and shapes. **dancers will be in costume/dance attire**

7:30-8:15 – Dance Performance //$10

Enjoy a variety of dance works by some of Buffalo’s favorite choreographers including an industrial ballet piece by Ballet Ex Machina, a contemporary trio choregraphed by Phil Wackerfuss, high energy jazz works by ConvergeDance, a corde lisse solo by Erica Cope, and a duet en pointe with aerial silk choreographed by Amy Taravella.

Ballet Ex Machina

8:30-10:30 – DJ Dance Party //$7

DJ Natron will take over and provide amazing music for a dance party on the stage of The Alt.  You may recognize him from spinning some killer dance beats at Hardware, and you may also recognize that Buffalo needs more dance parties! Cash bar will remain open in the theatre during the dance party,  non-alcoholic options available too.


Photo by Living in the Buff Studios