Celebrity Series of Boston
Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza
November 22 & 23, 2014 — Citi Shubert Theatre
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza November 22 and 23, 2014 at Citi Shubert Theatre at 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. The performances will take place on Saturday, November 22 at 8pm and Sunday, November 23 at 3pm. The Dance Series is sponsored by The Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation. This performance is sponsored by The D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO.
Tickets start at $60 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling Citi Charge at 866-348-9738, or at the Citi Shubert Theatre Box Office, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.
This performance marks the Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza Boston debut.
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza was founded in 1994 and is based in Mexico City. Since starting the company, Tania Pérez-Salas has fast become Mexico’s premiere contemporary choreographer, and the company is unparalleled in the world of Mexican contemporary dance. The company has performed worldwide including tours throughout Mexico, the United States, Canada, South America, China, the Middle East, and Europe. Each work stems from a real-life experience and displays a unique quality that blends music, sets, costumes, and lighting. The dancers are highly trained professionals, equal to the task of successfully expressing the required blend of emotion and technique.
The company has been invited to the world’s most prestigious dance festivals, including the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Latin American Festival in Montreal, the Festival Internacional del Centro Histórico 2001 in Mexico City, the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon 2002 in France, the Festival Oriente Occidentein Italy, the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, the International Festival of Solos and Duets in Venezuela, the Performing Arts Festival in Shanghai, the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland and Israel’s Tel Aviv Dance Festival, as well as at the Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses. In addition, the company has toured to such theaters as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, twice at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, among others.
Tania Pérez-Salas was born in Mexico City. She obtained her first significant recognition in 1993, when she received the award for best female performer in the National Dance Competition of Mexico. Since then, she has won national and international recognition as both a dancer and choreographer, including the National and Continental Prizes for Choreography in Mexico and the sixth Paris International Dance Competition, among others.
In 1994 Pérez-Salas founded the Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza. She has been awarded multiple contemporary dance fellowships, both as a dancer and as a choreographer from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). She has also obtained recognition and support from several other cultural institutions in Mexico, as well as support from private enterprises. Pérez-Salas has lectured in Mexico and abroad, served as a juror for prestigious arts awards in Mexico, and with her company represented Mexico in the CINARS 2002 conference in Montreal and at Gateway to the Americas conferences in Mexico City, in 2003 and 2004. Since 2008, Ms. Perez-Salas has been the host and a member of the creative team for Juego de Cuerpos (Body Games), a television
series featuring dance, now under the title Pasión en Movimiento.
Ex-Stasis connects the dream-like world of sleep and our sub-conscious nature with the burdens of modern life and the pressures that suppress our abilities to sleep and dream.
Made in Mexico (2014)
Made in Mexico is Tania’s reflection of the wild and exotic nature of Mexico, where the culture is chaotic and intense.
Waters of Forgetfulness (1998)
Waters of Forgetfulness features a pool of water onstage that the dancers perform in. The pool is built and filled with 500 gallons of water during intermission. This work reflects the symbolic role water plays in human history, as a vital, life-giving force.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 76-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.
The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 76 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience–on stages, in schools, at home– everywhere. For more information on Celebrity Series of Boston, call (617) 482-2595 or visit us online at www.celebrityseries.org.
The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc. receives generous support from Amy & Joshua Boger; Donna & Mike Egan; Gabor Garai & Susan Pravda; David & Harriet Griesinger; Paul L. King; The Little Family Foundation; Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation; Eleanor & Frank Pao; The John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation; Sanjay & Sangeeta Verma; Nancy Richmond Winsten; Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC; First Republic Bank; Foley & Lardner; Massachusetts Cultural Council;The Peabody Foundation; PTC; Tufts Health Plan; The D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investment Group, AMO; Vertex Pharmaceuticals.