Parsons Dance Company recently performed the "Finding Center" dance, which includes Rita Blitt's artwork, in Milano. While there, Corriere Della Sera (Milano) wrote a review on the dance company's performances. Here is an excerpt from the review:
If we had to imagine an EKG of the dance audience in Milan in the past 20 years we would report a peak whenever the Parsons Company arrives in the Milan theaters. The endorphin effect it's a common thread of the David Parsons dance.
In his range of choreography, he promises and maintains his promises of offering fun, quality, excellence, packaged with great professionalism. In his own country he supports his company with minimal public funding. In this last tour there is more. At the Arcimboldi theater he proposed an anthological program. The jewel, "Caught" is given to the strong Elena D'Amario, and to Ian Spring, "Union" is a Parsons' hommage to the modern dance masters Taylor and Graham. Hand Dance and In the End follow the magic of "Nascimiento". Finding Center is on the beautiful Rita Blitt abstractions. In Unexpected Together, signed with Ephrat Asherie, the Hip Hop germs contaminate the post-modern. Here Parsons, the patriarch, reveals a new creative youth that sparkles from sequences of magic jumps and whirls for dancers in a state of grace.
Rita Blitt donated over 52 works of art, including several paintings and one sculpture, to the new Jewish Family Services location in Kansas City. The new location is in the Brookside neighborhood at 425 E 63rd St.
View the Rita Blitt JFS Art Collection brochure.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City recently acquired four pieces of Blitt's work including one sculpture and three works on paper.
The sculpture, Iceland Surge, was created in 1993.
Capturing My Chi I, II and III were created in 2015.
Can you imagine how thrilled I was today when I attended an art exhibition in my honor of incredible student art inspired by my work?
New York Times reviews Parsons Dance, "Finding Center," inspired by and presenting the works of Rita Blitt. Finding Center had its New York debut at the Joyce Theater in January 2016.
Click here to watch "Finding Center."
Sending Love was installed in the center of the Skywalk Memorial Park, designed to provide a place of reflection for those affected by the tragic hotel event in Kansas City, Missouri, 1981.
The names of the 114 people who lost their lives have been inscribed in the 12-foot base of the Blitt 12-foot sculpture.
The dedication ceremony paid tribute to those who lost their lives and to the first responders.