Nicole Nett

The Female Factor


Since the beginning of time when the natural movement of body to music evolved into its own art form, women have shaped the face of dance in the most sensuous and exhilarating of ways. In fact, the very origins of Dayton Ballet began with the work of two creatively brilliant and determined women when Josephine and Hermene Schwarz founded The Experimental Group for Young Dancers in 1937. In Spring 2017, Dayton Ballet honors the women of dance by presenting a program that shines a spotlight on the ingenuity and talent of a few female choreographers of our time in a repertory program called The Female Factor. Choreographer Jessica Lang has gained worldwide fame working with ballet companies across the U.S. and abroad since 1999. In 2011, she established her own ballet company in New York City, called Jessica Lang Dance, and it has quickly become one of the most exciting companies in today’s dance scene. Dayton Ballet brings back to the stage her exciting and innovative work entitled From Foreign Lands and People, a clever and captivating ballet with beautiful movement to music by Robert Schumann. This original ballet features large black rectangular boxes on stage to represent the black keys on the piano. Boxes will be laid on their sides, tilted, propped on others to form slides, erected as pillars, and built into structures. “Dancers will crawl, slide, walk, and dance on, over, and around the boxes,” explains Karen Russo Burke. “The boxes will truly become part of the choreography.” If you haven’t seen this before, this is a ballet not to be missed.

  • Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 2, 2017
  • Location: 138 N. Main St., Victoria Theatre, OH
  • Phone: (937) 228-3630
  • Time: Thu 3/30/17 7:30PM, Fri 3/31/17 8:00PM, Sat 4/1/17 8:00PM, Sun 4/2/17 3:00PM
  • Price: $
The Female Factor