Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
The Miami-based choreographer Rosie Herrera brings to New York her immersive dance theater work Dining Alone. Set to music including live performances by a pianist and opera singer, a series of sureal scenes unfolds drawing from the drama associated with food. An exploration of age, fragility, and isolation, Dining Alone amplifies the bittersweet, private moments of the dining experience with wit and sincerity.
Dining Alone is performed by Octavio Campos, Ivonne Batanero, Leah Verier Dunn, Liony Garcia, Fernando Landeros, Katie Stirman, Raymond Storms, and Melissa Toogood. Lighting design is by David Ferri.
Dining Alone was commissioned by American Dance Festival and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Additional commission support for Dining Alone was provided by Miami Light Project and Funding Arts Network. Dining Alone premiered in 2011 at American Dance Festival in Durham, NC.