“Synergy” inspired the contemporary ballet troupe Pegasus to perform

Art can be unexpected. Ballet is not only tutus and Tchaikovsky. Electronic music is not only for the club. When they are combined, you have one of the pieces featured in the Pegasus Contemporary Ballet Company’s “Synergy, Dallas Music in Motion” performance.

“I like to think of musicians not as accompaniment, but as co-performers,” said Diane Crowder, artistic director and founder of Pegasus Contemporary Ballet. “Here in Dallas we have such a vibrant live music scene and I wanted to immerse myself in it.”

The relatively new company has been operating for the second season. In their upcoming performance, three musicians from Dallas will perform on stage along with dancers.

“When I make music in the studio, this is how I do it, but I never play it live with dancers around me… that would be great,” said music producer Elkin Poutt. “It’s like bringing him back to life!”

Pautt will be at the center of the stage, creating his electronic music, while dancers in high heeled shoes will jump and circle around him.

“Both the dancers and the music are in synergy, hence the name of the show,” Crowder explained. “I really like the idea that he will be at the center of what the dancers create.”

“When the dancers move around me, it feels like it’s just another instrument,” Pautt said. “I feel the combination of everything … it’s just art, more than just music, it’s dance, it’s just art.”

Pegasus Contemporary Ballet’s performance “Synergy, Dallas Music in Motion” will take place at the Moody Performance Hall on March 31 and April 1.

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