VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based ethnically diverse company, returns to Detroit with the presentation of Traces (of what makes us who we are). The company, led by Ranardo-Domeico Grays, artistic director/choreographer, relays universal messages of the human experience. Ranardo, a Detroit native, is a five-year brain cancer survivor who continues to flourish creatively. He is proud to bring his company home to share his spiritually uplifting contemporary ballets with the community that first nurtured dance in his life.
The evening's program features the Detroit premiere of his latest ballet, "Still Healing,” inspired by stories of those who experience pain and suffering through no fault of their own, yet persevere. Also on the program is "Dash Between," about living life in the dash between "born" and "died;" "Through the Valley," which explores facing obstacles in one's fight for health and life; and "Roots," rooted in prayer, about self-growth. Performing this evening will be Alexandria Amstutz, Asia Bonilla, Lilly Ann Comstock, Mathew Ortiz, and Nick Sartori.