Testing the Waters - Erica Schwartz
CHOREOGRAPHY Erica Schwartz
DANCERS Ariel Arias and Tony Tucker
MUSIC René Aubry
The Dancing Ground - William Evans
CHOREOGRAPHY William “Bill” Evans, with creative contributions from each of the performers
DANCERS Audrey Albert-King, Erik Brown, Amy Caine, Fernadina Chang, Eleanor Duckworth, Edie Hettinger, Karen Klein, Rozann Kraus, Eliza Mallouk
MUSIC Tanya Gerard and Rob Thomas
The dancing ground is a sacred place where we dance because “we always have,” to recognize and celebrate the profound events and values of our community. Dance is an expression of the human spirit.
What Falls Must Rise - Erica Schwartz
CHOREOGRAPHY Erica Schwartz
DANCERS Tslila Goldstein, Li-Ann Lim, Stephanie Moy, Avery Saulnier de Reyes
MUSIC Colin Jacobsen, Mason Bates, Matt Haimovitz, Hilary Hahn, Cory Smythe, Max Richter, Kate Heath, Kirsteen Davidson Kelly
We fall and we get up, surrounding ourselves with women of strength and compassion.
Deep Relaxation - Ruth Benson Levin
CHOREOGRAPHY Ruth Benson Levin
DANCERS Emily Bloomenthal, Amy Caine, Debra Candreva, Eliza Mallouk, Kristen Palma
MUSIC The Honest Guys
I am a big fan of guided meditation. Getting to that point of total body and mind relaxation is definitely worth the trip. I highly recommend it.
The Me I Didn't Know - Yo-El Cassell
Dedicated to Keaton James Cassell
CHOREOGRAPHY Yo-El Cassell in collaboration with the artists
DANCERS Avery Bargar,* Erik Brown,* Jesse Garlick,* Kinsead James, Adam Lokken Barrameda, Juan Rodriguez,* Jacob Rosenbaum*
MUSIC Fancy Free, Leonard Bernstein; Variation I, III, Finale
*Founding Member of 360, a newly formed physical theater movement ensemble whose mission is to highlight the expressive channel of predominantly male actors with strong movement, theater, and musical backgrounds.
MOVEMENT i Before
MOVEMENT ii The Discovery
“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” —Ralph Ellison
Poetic Waltzes - Ivaylo Alexiev
CHOREOGRAPHY Ivaylo Alexiev
DANCERS Erik Brown, Debra Candreva, Edie Hettinger, Carolyn Jepsen, Karen Klein, Rozann Kraus, Li-Ann Lim, Eliza Mallouk, Constance Waverly
MUSIC Giacomo Puccini and Enrique Granados
“Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on. You start living for the obsession alone...You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you’re enjoying the road or not.” —Paolo Coelho
Liberty Belles - Lynn Modell
CHOREOGRAPHY Lynn Modell
DANCERS Ann Brown Allen, Renée Caso, Yael Evelyn, Ann Fonte, Lynn Modell, Cheri Opperman, Elaine Shannon, Reisa Sperling
MUSIC George Frederic Handel, Parov Stelar
“A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.” — Agnes de Mille
Our 2016 season had 30 dancers ranging in age from 10-85.
Videos by Jamee Culbertson