When thinking of Pink Floyd you think of a 60’s and 70’s summer dreamscape. You think lights and sounds or a rock concert on wheels. When thinking of Pink Floyd ballet dancers are not what come to mind…until now.
Deborah Rogers, the Dalí’ Ballet Company, formerly the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble, is changing the way audiences view movement on stage. Rogers is the troupe’s artistic director and choreographer and has been twirling to meet the changing demands of audiences across the country. While ballet is the foundation of dance, the 21st century has forced dance groups, for better or worse, to create innovative new ways to keep the art alive.
Rogers explains in the Ruidoso News, “We are not just classical dancers; we can go into modern and contemporary dance. Classical isn’t for everyone. More and more ballet troupes have to be strong in contemporary dance as well as classical in order to compete for audiences and dancers.”
This is certainly exemplified in her new piece “Momentary Lapse of Reason” featuring Pink Floyd’s music, complete with the lighting technology of a rock concert. This piece is promised to explode creativity into Floyd and dancing fans alike with its originality in movement and familiarity in sound.
“Momentary Lapse of Reason” will be featured at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts 7 p.m. June 12 and at 2 and 7 p.m. June 13. If you’re in the area check out this awesome experience!