From times of love to times of war ... sometimes words just aren't enough.
It is then our physical bodies must speak.
6 o’Clock Dance Theatre (6DT) will present it's spring concert “When Words Fail” at the Addison Theatre Centre on Saturday, April 30, including a 2 p.m. matinee performance (with special post-show audience talkback) and an 8 p.m. performance followed by an artist reception.
The concert features five new works and two returning pieces from the company’s signature repertoire.
Matinee ticket prices:
$30 general admission — 140 seats
$20 college student admission — 20 seats (Student ID required at the door)
$17.50 children's ticket — 20 seats
$10 post-show Artist Reception — 20 openings
$50 VIP tickets (includes1st row seating and post-show Artist Reception access) — 20 seats
$40 premium tickets (2nd row seating) — 20 seats
$30 general admission (3rd row or higher) — 120 seats
$17.50 children's ticket (3rd row or higher) — 20 seats
Catch the season finale!
Discover More About The Show
The “When Words Fail” season finale concert opens with the world premiere of Interwoven, choreographed by Artistic Director, Zach Law Ingram. It is one of four Ingram pieces on the program. Offering a hushed look at how multiple pathways intersect to form a single line, Interwoven is a reminder: you don't need to say anything. Just being willing to walk alongside someone can make that person feel less alone and isolated.
The piece is followed by a new solo work, State of Mind, set on dancer Shannon Lines — whose last name is fitting for her long, luxurious lines that this new work quintessentially highlights.
The first act concludes with an all-female sextet created by local artist Stephanie Godsave. A talented dancer and emerging choreographer, Godsave performed with 6 o'Clock Dance Theatre from 2018 - 2021 before joining Bruce Wood Dance this fall. Her new work Bizarrerie is inspired by art from the mannerist period, where art was a bit strange and uncomfortable.
Act two whispers the audience into a welcome space of community with The Village, a full company work choreographed by guest artist Tyrell Roll. Emotionally stirring, the work reminds us all that when words fail, hope and faith remain. This is the second time that Rolle has worked with 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre – the first being a Vegas production in 2016. A former Ailey dancer, Rolle's impressive dance experience consists of companies like Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Philadanco Dance Company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Broadway, and many others. Eventually Rolle shifted his focus to choreography and also found success. He has worked with stars such as Mariah Carey, J-Lo, Pit Bull, Christopher Huggins, Danny Ezralow, Anthony Burrell, Christian Andrew, Arthur Mitchell, Judith Jamison, and Robert Battle, to name a few.
Adding to the conversation is the tender duet, At Ease, first choreographed by Marielle McGregor in 2012. It is the only piece on the program set to music with lyrics, although the story could be told in looks alone. Dancer Kayleigh Eidson takes on a starring role in a ghost-like love story.
Gentle becomes forceful as a powerful trio takes to the stage. The trio Guardians prepares viewers for the final work of the evening: WAR. An audience favorite, WAR was first created by Ingram for the 2015 International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Conference. The company went on to perform it again in spring 2016, spring 2018 and now ... spring 2022. The piece begins in the quiet, aftermath of war before moving into battle scenes, military training and the call to war. With the recent invasion in Ukraine, it is perhaps more relevant than ever.
Join us for a look at "When Words Fail."
APRIL 30 CAST
Dancers: Camille Bourgeois • Rachel Blevins-Boor • Ally DesJardins • Kayleigh Eidson • Abby Gluckman • Zach Law Ingram • Katina Johns • J. Alexander Langley • Shannon Lines • Carla Pinto • Adam Rech • Hannah Scott • Mai Uesaka
Rehearsal Director: Mai Uesaka
Assistant Rehearsal Director: Jarvis McKinley
Artistic Director: Zach Ingram
Executive Director: Marielle McGregor