April 9, 2016

An Extraordinary Evening of Dance

Connecticut Post

The first snow of the season was falling outside Stephen Snow and Brian Montague’s Center for New Media and the Arts in downtown Bethel. Inside, however, you could have easily thought you were in a Soho loft in New York City.

Snow and Montague billed Saturday’s “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance” as “one of the most amazing and complex events we have ever held at the center — a full-blown evening of multi-discipline dance” with 13 New York and Connecticut choreographers, 26 dancers, three musicians, and 18 short performances.

Colorful dim lighting set the mood. The program culminated with a mass improvisation, followed by a question-and-answer session with the artists.

Korhan Basaran, a native of Turkey, performs a dance titled “Nonetheless”, at “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance”, held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

Liz Matias, gives a solo dance performance at “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance”, held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

Rebecca Anderson Darling, center,founder of Studio D, a progressive dance studio in New Milford, CT performs with her student dancers at "An Extraordinary Evening of Dance", held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

Rebecca Anderson Darling, center, founder of Studio D, a progressive dance studio in New Milford, CT performs with her student dancers at “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance”, held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

Students of Rebecca Anderson Darling, of Studio D, a progressive dance studio in New Milford, CT wait for there turn to perform at "An Extraordinary Evening of Dance", held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

Students of Rebecca Anderson Darling, of Studio D, a progressive dance studio in New Milford, CT wait for there turn to perform at “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance”, held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.

Tom Kozumplik, left and Lorne Watson, right, musicians known as Loop 2.4.3, used percussion instruments to provide a unique, modern sound at "An Extraordinary Evening of Dance", held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. A selection from their new album, Zodiac Dust, can be heard at www.loop243.com

Tom Kozumplik, left and Lorne Watson, right, musicians known as Loop 2.4.3, used percussion instruments to provide a unique, modern sound at “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance”, held at the Center For New Media and the Arts, in Bethel, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. A selection from their new album, Zodiac Dust, can be heard at www.loop243.com

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Rebecca Anderson Darling, founder of Studio D, a progressive dance studio in New Milford, CT preforms a solo dance at “An Extraordinary Evening of Dance”.