This show celebrates the career of retiring principal dancer Alison Roper (profiled in our April issue) with one of the most touching, beautiful tribute performances we've ever seen. Artistic director Kevin Irving took a recording of Roper telling the story of her dance life and put it to original animation on three screens above a series of dancers who perform silhouetted against a colored backdrop, like living shadow puppets of the various phases in Roper's career. The show also includes a premiere by Helen Picket that is a flirty, colorful burst of spring; a fiery, emotional pas de deux from Nacho Duato showcasing Roper and Jordan Kindell (whose performance is pure power); and a performance of 2012's sexy and gorgeous standout by Matjash Mrozewski, "The Last Dance" (read our review). If that weren't enough, there's also a charming, surpise encore.
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