NORWICH – Phoenix Project Dance - the area’s own professional dancing company since 2004 - will present a show to kick-off its touring season at 7:30 p.m., both Friday and Saturday at the Chenango Arts Council, 27 West Main Street, Norwich.
The members of the company hail from various locations around the country, and international locations including Canada. They use Chenango County as their home-base during rehearsal season, and have opted to debut a special performance for this weekend’s show - their collaboration with two other area artists.
Dr. Anthony Cicoria - a long-time orthopedic surgeon in the area as well as a respected pianist - has composed a brand new piece of music titled “Lightning Sonata.”
“It’s really pretty wild,” said Phoenix Project Dance Executive Director Mikey Perkins. “He composed an entire piece, and we have incorporated the dance element into it.”
Perkins added the dancers with Phoenix Project - along with Dr. Cicoria - will be debuting the new piece at the shows this weekend and the company’s dancers will perform to the first movement of Cicoria’s piece.