Memoryhouse (excerpt) May 16, 2011 | quetty4u247 | More on General
Choreography by Marquet K. Lee Performed by Chuck Jones, Timothy Stickney, Anne Souder, Derek Ege,…Hotchkiss, and Casey Gonzalez Music by Max Richter "I’ve always found it interesting how memories work: How something as physical as a car or intangible as a smell can trigger a distinct memory that may have happened 15 years prior to the trigger. Also, how one could be in a room with 10 other people for a period of time yet everyone can have a different recollection of what happened in that very room. They may all agree on what generally occurred, but some caught certain details that others may not have. It intrigues me how the experience in that room could be totally different from person to person emotionally as well. The happenings of that room may have excited some and angered others or inspired the majority and depressed one. Memories seem to be driven by disposition or emotion because at the end of the day memories are a matter of perception based on emotion. 'Memoryhouse' is my exploration of my observations of the way memories work. With the help of six dancers I investigated how space and emotion affect memories. The idea is that there is a house; an empty one physically but it is weighted with an assortment of memories. I want to invoke the emptiness of an abandoned house yet show how the memories have accumulated and are the permanent inhabitants. The inhabitants will take physical form in the dancers. Some of the memories coincide and some don’t. "Read More
My Choreographic Tribute to Jerome Robbins May 16, 2011 | summerjones | More on Ballet
I created this solo as a teaching tool to explore how to move in and…of classical ballet technique in ways that prevent doors a dancer moves through from shutting behind them. The dancer is Monica Pelfrey. The music is Alone in Kyoto, by Air. The name of the piece results from my attempt to upload it--the music was originally blocked some months. I realized my silent dance wasn't silent. Hence feel free to enjoy both with the inspiring song, and without.Read More
Uncovered Choreography Workshops May 15, 2011 | UCW | More on Intensive
UNCOVERED CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS is a series of intensives designed to help young dancers find their…creative voice and embrace their identities as choreographers. The intensives are oriented to the individual and allow you to create your own work in a supportive, safe and inspiring environment! It's the perfect place if you are looking to conceptualize your own piece, create a solo, further develop your own style of movement and use your great imagination. It's a guided process where we experiment with how to: •Create from a variety of angles. •Draw movement from your improv and composition. •Learn tools to get out of any creative blocks or challenge any habitual movement. •Use diverse music styles, clothing, spacing, lighting ideas, and imposed unique situations, all using your years of training, well-founded technique and body as a vehicle. •Mark your print on the world. At the end of the workshop, you will be provided with a DVD copy of your own "works in progress" piece! The emphasis is on trust in yourselves to keep your movement coming from a more intuitive placeRead More
of [everyday] life May 14, 2011 | ArielAsch | More on General
my last upload came up very choppy, this is an attempt with a clearer version.…is an excerpt from a full length work entitled the Hourglass. It was premiered April 27th 2011. It is a journey for the dancers through the commonality of experience especially through dance. Music is live, but a pre recorded track is available.Read More
The Tragedy of Maria Macabre May 13, 2011 | RKPtheater | More on Performance
Rachel Klein's dance drama, The Tragedy of Maria Macabre, premiered at Dixon Place in NYC…March of 2011. The silent skeleton opera of dance and movement will have an extended run in NYC in October, 2011. Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assuredRead More
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