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News from VISIONS Contemporary Ballet

November 30, 2018

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History/General Motors Theater
Hosts
Ranardo-Domeico Grays’ VISIONS Contemporary Ballet: Healing Works II

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:30 PM

Tickets: $30 General Admission
Purchase online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3743069

Brain cancer survivor returns home to Detroit; inspires others through his choreography

[New York, NY] Four-year brain cancer survivor and Detroit native, choreographer Ranardo-Domeico Grays, will be presenting Healing Works II, performed by his company, VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, in its Detroit premiere at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History/General Motors Theater, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 7:30pm.

Grays, Founder/Artistic Director of VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, alumnus of The Juilliard School, and inaugural recipient of the 2018-2019 UMEZ Grant, is creatively flourishing. 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. Featured in the evening’s program is “Queen of Soul,” dedicated to Aretha Franklin. The company will also be performing the newly completed “Dash – Between,” “Through the Valley” and “Roots.” Tickets for Healing Works II are available for advance purchase online here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3743069.

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet is an ethnically diverse company relaying universal messages of the human experience.

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Healing Works II featuring “Queen of Soul” dedicated to Aretha Franklin
at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History/General Motors Theater
is made possible in part with funding from Londi’s Catering

Contact:
Ranardo-Domeico Grays
917-847-6918 ranardomeico@hotmail.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

News from VISIONS Contemporary Ballet

October 19, 2018

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VISIONS Contemporary Ballet:

Healing Works II

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Theatre at The Riverside Church
91 Claremont Ave.
New York, NY 10027

Tickets: $20; $15 for students/seniors. Purchase online www.trcnyc.org/theatre
by phone: 212-870-6784 or at box office after 5:30pm day of show

Dancers: Alexandria Amstutz, Laura Dearman,
Alden Henderson, Allegra Kirksey-Curtis, Denzel Taylor
Special Guest Artist: Rebekah J. Kennedy

Choreographer Ranardo-Domeico Grays, founder/artistic director of VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, will present his company in Healing Works II, Saturday, November 10th, 7:30 PM, at The Theatre at The Riverside Church, entrance 91 Claremont Avenue (bet. 120th – 122nd St and Broadway - Riverside Drive).


In VISIONS Contemporary Ballet: Healing Works II, this ethnically diverse company relays universal messages of the human experience. After spending two years in recovery, Ranardo, a four-year brain cancer survivor, makes a triumphant return to the dance world with even more of a story to share through his choreography. The Detroit native is now creatively flourishing, presenting spiritually uplifting contemporary ballets. His choreographic style seamlessly blends ballet, modern, and African.

VISIONS will perform Ranardo's newly completed work, 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; Roots, rooted in prayer, about self-growth; and Beautiful Madness, based on three poems written by Ranardo, revealing three sides of one person, performed by Special Guest Artist Rebekah J. Kennedy, a founding company member.

VISIONS recently appeared in the Fast Forward series at Dixon Place on September 18th and returned to The Bandshell in Central Park in support of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 14th. In December VISIONS will travel to Grays' hometown of Detroit to present VISIONS Contemporary Ballet: Healing Works II, adding to the program "Queen of Soul," a piece dedicated to Aretha Franklin, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on December 19th.

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Healing Works II is made possible in part with funding from the
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Corporation and administered by LMCC.

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Contact:
Ranardo-Domeico Grays
917-847-6918 ranardomeico@hotmail.com