Albany Berkshire Ballet presents

“Process and Performance”

The Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will kick off its Spring season on March 10 at the Stationery Factory in Dalton, MA with Process and Performance – an ABB initiative to create new repertory and foster collaborations. Works by choreographers Alexia Barandiaran, Chuck Paquette, Janine Parker, Jonathan Riedel, and Ruslan Sprague will be performed by dancers from ABB, the Junior Company of ABB, and students from the Williams College Dance Department with direction from Erica Dankmeyer and Janine Parker. Tickets are available online at and at the door.  Ticket price includes appetizers at 6:30 PM and desserts and discussion with artists following an hour of performance.  A cash bar will be available.

Process and Performance

March 10 at 6:30 PM

Initiative to create new repertory

Works by:
Alexia Barandiaran
Chuck Paquette
Janine Parker
Jonathan Riedel
Ruslan Sprague
Williams College Dance Program


The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton, MA 01226



6:30 Apps, Drinks, Desserts
Tickets for general admission are $20, students $5.

This year’s eclectic performance features pieces ranging from a latin-inspired ballet to jazz, 40s swing, and contemporary dance.

“Aromas” choreographed by Alexia Barandiaran in collaboration with performers,is a latin ballet, with movements inspired by salsa from Cuba, fuga from Venezuela, danzón from Cuba, and tango from Argentina, among other movements in the Latin American world. This ballet pays homage to Latin America, especially after the natural disasters in 2017. Music: Arturo Máquez, “Danzón No. 2”

“Unsquare Dance” choreographed by Chuck Paquette is a short dance packed with fun movement phrases and rhythms. The music is jazz, the dance plays off of Brubeck’s 7/4 metering and incorporates modern, ballet and some 40s swing. Music by:Dave Brubeck

“Preludes for Another Time” choreographed by Janine Parker depicts a small group of creatures gather in playful — and constantly interrupted — rituals. Music: Preludes # 3, 2, 12, and 7 by Frederic Chopin, recording by Maria João Pires.


Additional pieces by Jonathan Riedel of New York City and Ruslan Sprague of the Berkshires. 

 A Call to Artists

ABB welcomes choreographers, composers, playwrights, poets, filmmakers and educators to submit ideas for collaborations for the next Process and Performance event in July 2018. ABB provides musical resources, costumes, rehearsal and performance space, staging, production assistance, publicity assistance and networking opportunities – to support the development of new works.   Process and Performance builds on ABB’s 40 plus years of collaboration with artists including Laura Dean, Charles Moulton, Bill T. Jones, and Paula Weber.  Submit ideas to


For more information, please call the ABB at 413-445-5382, or visit


Tickets for general admission are $20, students $5.