A Free Online Series for Our Lensic Members!
Our generous members are keeping The Lensic and its programs strong during this challenging time. As a show of our appreciation, we are pleased to bring you Backstage Pass, a free performance and conversation series exclusively for Lensic supporters.
Each hour-long event, hosted by Executive Director Joel Aalberts, will feature some of our favorite Lensic Presents artists. We can’t wait to welcome them for live Lensic shows again—but meanwhile, we think you’ll enjoy getting to know them better!
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How to Participate
Backstage Pass events are available for Lensic members only and all are free of charge. There’s no need to RSVP—we will send all members/donors an email with access information on the day of each event. Thank you for supporting Santa Fe’s nonprofit performing arts center!
JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY
March 11 at 7 pm
Jacob Jonas and Jill Wilson, dancers and founders of the L.A.-based ensemble Jacob Jonas the Company, continue to lead the way in bringing contemporary dance to new audiences. Learn more about their innovative ideas and watch performance videos from their new worldwide digital initiative, Films.Dance.
March 28 at 2 pm
The Ahn sisters—Lucia on piano, Angella on violin, and Maria on cello—are passionate about creative collaboration. The acclaimed chamber musicians, born in Seoul and educated at Juilliard, discuss their latest projects, performing as a family, and how they balance ambitious work with their evolving lives. They’ll share performance videos, too.
April 9 at 7 pm
Meet Kodo, the Taiko drummers from Japan! These athletic percussionists, known for their strength, precision, and thundering, theatrical performances, join us online to answer questions about their music and training. You’ll also receive a complimentary pass to our Kodo livestream concert, available for viewing April 8–11.
ABT STUDIO COMPANY
April 22 at 7 pm
The artists of ABT Studio Co., junior company to American Ballet Theater, have been sharing an isolation “bubble” so they can dance together during the pandemic. Learn more—and see the company perform—in this Q&A with Artistic Director Sascha Radetsky and other company members, who’ll take us inside the lives of the next wave of ballet stars.
PIANO BATTLE: ANDREAS & PAUL
May 2, Time to Be Announced
Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis are internationally known pianists with distinctly different styles. Watch these talented entertainers go head-to-head as they take turns performing a variety of classical music pieces. It’s a lively musical showdown, and your online votes determine the winner!