Southampton Cultural Center will present a dance recital by Steps Repertory Ensemble, the resident contemporary dance company of Steps on Broadway, on June 1 at 7 p.m. at the center’s Levitas Center for the Arts.
Under the guidance of Claire Livingstone, the artistic director and a former dancer with the Royal Ballet, the ensemble has grown to a company of 10 to 12 professional dancers with credits that include “Armitage Gone! Dance,” “Take Dance,” “Brian Brooks Moving Company,” “Sean Curran,” and “Stephen Petronio.”
The recital will include the world premiere of Shannon Gillen’s “On Certainty,” set to music by Frank Bretschneider and Ryoji Ikeda; an excerpt from Zvi Gotheiner’s “Chairs,” a work for nine dancers and nine chairs set to a collage of music ranging from Rachmaninoff to Russian Orthodox liturgical to movie music; “Knead,” a work by Benoit-Swan Pouffer that explores the dynamic of friendship and trust, and an encore performance of Nathan Trice’s “Conversations,” inspired by a conversation among a group of his friends on the subject of love, and set to music by Keith Jarrett.
Tickets cost $20, $10 students under 21 with ID. They are available in advance at scc-arts.org or at the door 40 minutes prior to the performance.