RHAPSODY | Choreography by ERIK SARADPON May 12, 2015 | eriksaradpon | More on Performance
I am so thankful to be a choreographer and to work with talented artists on…daily basis. For the last four years, I have entered the Capezio ACE Awards submitting what I thought was the best work I had ever done. And each year I always seem to be more proud of my vision. I think it is becoming clearer as I become older. A good friend of mine says that my choreography entertains the father and brother in the audience who generally don't want to be at that dance show. I take that as such a compliment because all I want to do is entertain. And hopefully, I can make people smile, cry, escape, hope, and everything in between, through my choreography. This particular dance, RHAPSODY, is one's confrontation with self-identity, perspective, imagination, and reality. I used the landscape of mimes to tell the story because a picture is worth a thousand words, even when words cannot be spoken. I want the audience to interpret stories of their own as they enjoy the hip hop vocabulary set to a classic rock anthem. Oh the juxtaposition! I don't know where this entry will take me. I have never given up on my dream, and I believe my journey has so many surprises in store. But in the meanwhile, I hope someone can enjoy this piece of my work. Erik Saradpon MSA Agency, Choreographer Temecula Dance Company, Director Of Hip Hop email@example.comRead More
Awaken May 10, 2015 | StudioOne | More on General
Awaken is a piece that I made while thinking about barriers in our lives.The piece…different partnerships that are often interrupted by walls. The piece is built for 5 members.Read More
W.S. May 9, 2015 | TUPDANCE | More on Modern
In honor of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, choreographer Mariana Oliveira presents W.S, a piece inspired…the works of the greatest writer of all time. The piece was invited to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.Read More
Back Against The Wall May 6, 2015 | jbake09 | More on General
"What our lives become is ultimately a culmination of our choices. There are many kinds…face - the physical, mental, emotional…the easy, the difficult, the uncertain. But perhaps the most challenging choice in life, is the one that is the only option. A choice that we are forced to make, with our back’s against the wall, the only route being forward. This “choice” is the most telling of our character - do we take the punches, fight back, or dodge left or right? Or is it possible to choose to break down that wall and create our own new pathway?" --- Choreography by Jared Baker --- Music by Philip Glass (Performed by Kronos Quartet) --- Performed by Devin Buchanan (Giordano Dance Chicago), Carlee Clover, Tenley Dorrill (Thodos Dance Chicago), Drew Gliwa, Adam Houston (Giordano Dance Chicago), Jacey Raney, Diana Winfree (Thodos Dance Chicago)Read More
All of our pieces May 6, 2015 | elissae | More on General
Choreography by: Elissa Edwards Performed by Impulse Dance Project dancers... This piece is about finding…truth and living it without fear. In love is freedom.Read More
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