Dance Ensemble in Concert

October 26-November 4, 2012

Featuring UAA Dance Ensemble in several works choreographed by internationally recognized guest artists and UAA Dance program faculty.

Program Order

One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, Blue Fish

Choreography: Lynn Andrews

Music: The Books

Lighting Design: Dan Anteau

Costumes: Diesel X

Performers: UAA Dance Ensemble; Deandra Banie, Chelsea Bennett, David Chapa, Steven Chapman, Lauren Gates, Andrew Hammer, Taylor Hicks, Rique Hill

Choreographer's note: “As a collaborative artist, I am always interested in how the performers I work with reinterpret, remake, and remix dance. This dance, then, can be seen as a variation on a theme that was first premiered in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of a dance installation concert "Kinetic Canvas" performed by Sanspointe Dance Company. The original dance was inspired by artist Dale Chihuly's enormous glass work that hangs in the museums atrium ceiling, and also environmental concerns at the time surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While the title, music and initial theme stays the same I am working with different dancers who have their own ideas, ways of moving, inspiring a whole new kind of dance.”

Blackbirds

Choreography: Brian Jeffery

Music: Andrew Bird, Polmo Polpo, Ben Cocks

Lighting Design: Dan Anteau

Costumes: Diesel X

Performers: Timothy Eby and Heather Riggleson

Choreographer's note: “I had the good fortune to once again work with Ensemble Alumni Heather and Timothy, I'm consistently inspired by their generosity and intriguing personalities. A big thanks to the performers for their contributions of movement material and to Stephanie Huggett who was part of our initial rehearsal process.”

Deceptions vs. Reflections

Choreography: Bonnie Moring

Music: Gotye

Lighting Design: Dan Anteau

Costume: Diesel X

Performer: Bonnie Moring

Choreographer's note: “If you find your true reflection, are you content with what you see in the mirror?”

Footprints

Choreography: Katherine Kramer, with contributions by Maisie Stewart and the cast

Rehearsal Director: Maisie Stewart

Music: Yo-Yo Ma, Keb’ Mo’, Michel Camilo, Tin Hat Trio, Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Wall quote: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Performers: UAA Dance Ensemble; Deandra Banie, Chelsea Bennett, David Chapa, Steven Chapman, Lauren Gates, Andrew Hammer, Taylor Hicks, Rique Hill

Choreographer's note:"At the heart of my work is a desire to bring people together, encourage meaningful connections, and promote the value of play as a tool in creating a more humane world. In this first work with the new UAA Dance Ensemble we have engaged in some serious play, following life's internal and external pathways through a game of chance and serendipity, war and intimacy, tenderness and compassion." 
Dance Ensemble in Concert 2012

Directed By: Brian Jeffery