Dance at Levitas

At the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center

   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 or at the door 40 minutes prior to the performance.