Ani Collier's Portraits with Dance Alive National BalletStudio Series Limited to 20 People

Beautiful bodies sculpted by movement and telling a story through music... PORTRAITS is a new work by the dancer, choreographer, director, and visual artist Ani Collier, the founder of the Black C Art Gallery. Born in Bulgaria and trained at The State Ballet School in Sofia, Ani’s dance career included principal roles in ballets such as ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Apolo’, ‘Bolero’, ‘Mata Hari’, ‘Medea’, ‘Rite of Spring’ and others. Among the dance theatre performances that she has choreographed and directed are ‘In the Annex’, ‘Margarita’, ‘Of Air and the Water’, ‘Sex: Female’, ‘Swan Song’, ‘Shadows’ and more.



Rachel Ridley and Roberto Vega

PORTRAITS is a performance featuring an international cast of award-winning dancers from Dance Alive National Ballet. The Gainesville-based professional ballet company was established in 1965 and today it is one of the premier touring companies in the United States. Entertaining and insightful, provocative and joyous, Dance Alive National Ballet’s repertoire ranges from the classic 'Nutcracker' to the cutting edge of contemporary ballet.



PORTRAITS combines familiar classical ballet images layered with original choreography. Ani Collier applied her approach in creating collages while assembling different forms to create a distinctive point of view. She allowed artists to create, be creative and be themselves. Every painter paints himself is a fact known since the early Renaissance. Similarly, PORTRAITS paints the likeness, personality, and mood of various characters and allows the artists to be themselves.

Open your imagination and get a new perspective with PORTRAITS.

Upcoming performances: Friday, Feb 5th at 12 PM and Saturday, Feb 6th at 5 PM. Limited seating following Covid 19 protocols. Light refreshments will be served.

Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW 2 Street, Gainesville FL 32601.

Click here to get tickets.

See you there! Be well and Stay safe

-Black C

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