April 24 4:00 pm
In a triumphant return to the stage after the pandemic, Moveius Contemporary Ballet offers three compelling dance works inspired by phenomena that elicit a sense of wonder: the cosmos, nature, and music. Diana Movius’ powerful choreography blends contemporary athleticism with ballet technique, highlighting the strength of the company’s DC-based professional dancers. The show opens with The Listener, a meditation on the joy that listening to music can bring. Following is Apocrita, a contemporary dance about the intense but short lives of ants, wasps, and bees. In a visually-enticing and high-energy finale, the ballet Star Struck is inspired by the early pictures of the earth taken from space in the Apollo missions, capturing the wonder of the cosmos.