Azul Dance Theatre/ Yuki HasegawaTitle: Flowers on the Desert Dancer/s: Danielle Atkinson, Maisah Hargett, Logan Scharadin, Jaime Shannon, Emi Ueda, and Kanako Yokota Choreographer: Yuki Hasegawa Brief description of the dance piece: The dance starts with a quiet solo followed by lively movements by a group of female dancers that convey female’s energy, expression, and passion. Music details: River Zen by Tumbara, and Pacing Pulse by Steen Raahauge Photo Credit: Stephanie Crousillat Website: http://www.azuldancetheatre.com Facebook: Yuki Hasegawa
NL Dance ProjectTitle: Species Dancer/s: Ekaterina Chernikhova, Jamison Goodnight, Riyo Mito, Saki Masuda, Chikako Yoda, Jenni Walton, Nicole Nanziani, Rhys Martin. Choreographer: Noibis Licea Brief description of the dance piece: Species often describe as organism. Able to interbreed and reproduce. Species explore individuality, leadership, it’s unpredictably edgy where speed challenge physically. Music details: Les Tambours du Bronx “Psychose” & “Extreme” Photo Credit: Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Website: http://www.NLDanceProject.com Facebook: NL Dance Project Twitter: NL Dance Project
Monteleone Dance CollectiveTitle: Mother Culture’s Us Dancer/s: Shelley White, Casey O’Neil, Kathryn Reese, Anna Bonacci, Elias Rosa, Kiana Rosa, Ashley Yehoda, Sara Crayne-Dedrick, and Amelia Bonvento. Choreographer: Joe Monteleone Brief description of the dance piece:A work in progress involving 9 dancers inspired by the philosophical novel Ishmael by Daniel Quin as well as the Psybient music production duo Shpongle. The work is an inquiry of our understandings, both flawed and true, of how mankind came to be the strongest influence on the planet. The dancers create anthropological images, cultural references, and spoken word to navigate the subject matter. Music details: Crystal castles, Shpongle, Luccent Dosier Experience, Andy Scott, Proem. Text: “Ishmael” written by Daniel Quinn, recited by Casey O’Neil. Origonal text written by Casey O’Neil. Mix: the music was mixed by DJOeFlow (Joe Monteleone)
Photo Credit: Website: http://monteleonedance.wix.com/joeflow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.flow.129
Calen J Kurka/pushing progress iiTitle: If I Swallow This.Darkness Dancer/s: Anna Loveys, Kathleen Donachie, Joseph Harris, Alexander Olivieri, Heather Toth, Jesse Engel, Emily Malamet, Jessica Malat. Choreographer: Calen J Kurka Brief description of the dance piece: If I Swallow This. Darkness explores ideas in ones duality playing on relationships with mental constructs, with others, and addiction. It depicts energetically the formlessness of ones shadowed self, but also it’s outward manifestation. Music details: Subzero – Ben Klock, Init Two – Ben Kock, Mixed by Angela Brickhouse Photo Credit: Krista Bonura Website: http://www.pushingprogress.com Facebook: :pushing progress a company/a workshop Twitter: progressdanceny
Megan Lynn/Asterial DanceTitle: Right…Like…Umm…Err…If you don’t mind me saying Dancer/s: Courtney Colarik, Cassandra Cotta, Danielle Hausknecht, Katie Heckman, Megan Lynn, and Sarah Muskat. Choreographer: Megan Lynn Brief description of the dance piece: This piece is about hesitating-in both conversation and in action. We pause before saying or doing things out of uncertainty and doubt. We fear doing the wrong thing, saying the wrong words, or just making a mistake. Sometimes we fear judgement from others, so we stumble over the right words to say or course to take. But by not acting and not saying, NOTHING will happen. You might miss the opportunity! And that’s almost worse isn’t it? So, this piece is a little awkward because that’s what hesitation is famous for creating. Music details: Crakow Klezmer Band Photo Credit: Courtney Colarik Website: http://www.mlynnasterialdance.com Facebook: asterialdance
AATMATitle: Ganesha Dancer/s: Alisha Desai, Anjuli Bhattacharya, Serena Ortiz, Andrea Palesh, Devon Lubar, Adam Bourque, Reginald Webber, Ridhi Parmar, Rachel Higbee.
Choreographer: Amit Shah, Kruti Shah Brief description of the dance piece: This piece is a tribute to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles in Hindu beliefs. It is believed that one should worship Lord Ganesha before beginning any sort of activity. Thus, Ganesha is the opening piece of the world-renowned production Mystic India: The World Tour. Music details: The song is titled Deva Shree Ganesha from a Bollywood movie titled Agneepath. Photo Credit: Amit Shah Website: http://www.aatmaperformingarts.com Facebook: AATMAPerformingArts Twitter: _AATMA_
Emily Cargill and Dancers with Braided light Dance ProjectTitle: meadow by a train Dancer/s: Leah Blair, Kim Collins, Kasey Kerr, Katie Ruth Bennett, Britanie Leland, Hilary Libman, Sydney Keister, Kathleen Wessel Choreographer: Emily Cargill Brief description of the dance piece: meadow by a train explores the concept of misconceived identity of an individual by the people surrounding them. The dancers in this work abstractly embody what mentally and emotionally ensues when one’s identity is mistakenly labeled and they are forced to become someone they are inherently not. Music details: “Amami, e vederai” by Cecilla Bartoli and Rosario Conte. Photo Credit: Trib LaPrade Website: braidedlightdanceproject.org AND EmilyCargillandDancers.com Facebook: Braided Light Dance Project, Emily Cargill
Cleo Carol Knopf / Poemdance Co.Title: WaterSpirit Dancer/s: Cleo Carol Knopf Choreographer: Cleo Carol Knopf Brief description of the dance piece: A Water Spirit emerges from troubled waters, circling in waves of hope and longing. Water of the earth, polluted with plastic, toxins and Fracking chemicals materializes a spirit, to speak to us : Be not dismayed at what you now face. But rise to the challenge. Music details: Music by Richard Souther called “The Spirit of God” with some water/nature sounds mixed in by the choreographer. Photo Credit: Eric Bandiero Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/CarolDancer Facebook: Cleo Carol Knopf Twitter: Cleo Carol Knopf
Neville Dance TheatreTitle: Awakenings (excerpt) Dancer/s: Juan Carlos Ortiz and Tanya Lynn Trombly Choreographer: Brenda Neville Brief description of the dance piece: A tender lullaby of nurturing love, both delicate and supportive, which lays the foundation for unabridged curiosity and the courage needed to venture out on one’s own. Music details: Yann Tiersen.
Photo Credit: Yi Chun Wu Website: http://www.nevilledance.com Facebook: neville.dance.theatre
Arch Contemporary BalletTitle: Seasons of White Dancer/s: Jaclyn Wheatley, Adrienne Riter, Sabrina Imamura, Sheena Annalise. Choreographer: Sheena Annalise. Brief description of the dance piece: “Seasons of White”, “a very dynamic contemporary ballet piece… with eye-catching lifts and linear partnering…” (Phoenix New Times) expresses the journey of human emotions through the color white and all of what the color white represents. The journey begins in a spacious and infinite setting into a more more playful atmosphere. The piece makes way for curiosity, innocence, and purity, before moving the audience to a symbolic raising of a white flag after the journey has commenced with tribulation. The color white expresses many emotions through a person and with an original music composition by Larrie Reece Fisher, “Seasons of White” demonstrates the changing emotions themselves. Music details: Original music composition by Larrie Reece Fisher. Photo Credit: Richard Baranyai. Website: http://www.ArchBallet.com Facebook: Facebook.com/ArchBallet Instagram: Instragram.com/ArchBallet