Georgia O’Keeffe: Expressions in Contemporary Ballet
Drawing inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings, dramatic gestures and inspired lines, choreographer Eve Allen Garza presents Flower, Magnified a contemporary ballet. This short six minute ballet will be performed live followed by a presentation by Allen Garza that traces her creative process in drawing inspiration for movement from O’Keeffe’s artwork, persona and fashion. Following the presentation, visitors are invited to view the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.
Eve Allen Garza is a dancer, dance educator and choreographer based in Reno. She received her MFA in ballet from the University of Utah and BS in business administration with a dance minor from the University of Nevada, Reno. Allen Garza is the founder and director of the Downtown Dance Collective, a collaborative dance organization that aims to bring together local talent and present accessible performances to our community. Allen Garza performs locally with A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, Belle Contemporary Dance Company, and Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance. She has choreographed for Municipal Ballet Co. in Salt Lake City, the Nevada Opera, Sierra Nevada Ballet, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Allen Garza is a lecturer for the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno.