Kate Corby and Dancers

Kate Corby & Dancers
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 • 8 p.m.
Esch Hurvis Studio, Warch Campus Center

Kate Corby & Dancers will present two duet excerpts from Passing, an evening-length suite of dances exploring mortality, life cycles and our complex relationship with time.The first section explores both the delicate affection and passionate strife of a young relationship. Much of this excerpt occurs along a blank wall, which serves as both a support and an obstacle for the dancers and their relationship. The second duet investigates a more seasoned, rote relationship using repetition, dry humor and the music of Italian singer Katyna Ranieri.

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

Esch Hurvis Studio, Warch Campus Center

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company will present The Floating City.  This multimedia production explores the place within, a place of feeling stuck or in transition, the place between this world and the world in our heads.  It is a surreal exploration of shifting environments, creating a moving landscape of time and relationships inspired by the writings of Haruki Murakami.  The Floating City is choreographed and directed by Kristina Isabelle, with set design by Grant Sabin, video design by JR Gualtieri and Jim Forni, music by Michael Wall, lighting design by Julie Ballard and photography by Ryan Bourque.  Performers include Isabelle and Diana Deaver.

Aparna Ramaswamy's Sannidhi

Aparna Ramaswamy’s Sannidhi
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Stansbury Theatre

This new solo work by Aparna Ramaswamy, performed with live music, highlights Indian-American artists of the next generation who retain roots in their collective history while bringing their own voices to the contemporary stage. Sannidhi (Sacred Space)  illuminates the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, whose timeless duality forms the continuous pulse of our universe. In five sections, this work weaves together music and movement, rhythm and lyric, spirit and emotion, creating an invisible link between dancer, musicians and audience.

The presentation of Aparna Ramaswamy’s Sannidhi was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major Support for the NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Chariable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Rebecca Bryant and Don Nichols

Rebecca Bryant and Don Nichols
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Esch Hurvis Studio, Warch Campus Center

Dancemaker Rebecca Bryant and percussionist/composer Don Nichols have been performing and creating together since 2002.  Their interdisciplinary work, which highlights improvisation and interactive technologies, has been featured at festivals, workshops and universities both internationally and across the US.  Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Purdue University's Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, and Nichols is the Music Director for the Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Both inside and outside the concert hall, Bryant and Nichols follow a collaborative model of developing thought-provoking, visceral, and often humorous performances.

 

Rebecca Salzer Dance Theatre

 

Rebecca Salzer Dance Theatre presents

Bird Lady

Thursday, April 3 & Friday, April 4, 2014 • 8 p.m. 

Esch Hurvis Studio,Warch Campus Center

Bird Lady is inspired by the life and photographs of Vivian Maier - a Chicago nanny whose prodigious body of street photography has brought her posthumous fame.  The discovery and dissemination of this private artist’s work, plus her penetrating portraits of unsuspecting street-goers raise ethical and artistic questions. Dance artists Liz Burritt, Kristina Fluty, and Rebecca Salzer join forces with opera director Kristine McIntyre, composer AlexTemple, videographer Anna Ryndova, and designers Alina Bokovikova and Aaron Sherkow for a cross-disciplinary evening of dance, theatre, music and video.  

Teaser for Bird Lady:  http://vimeo.com/84348122

 

 

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