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Atom Dance May 18, 2019 | CourtBarclay | More on General
My name is Courtney Barclay and my work is called Atom Dance. This piece of…is inspired by the subject matter in Bjork's music, entitled Atom Dance. It is first and foremost about loss - the loss of people, the loss of the parts of ourself that add to the whole. But then it is about the process of recovery. This process can best be found by dancing, an atom dance if you will, in which we open ourselves up enough to allow for connection to others. Our compositional makeup, the positives and negatives charges we posses, combine with others until we are whole again. It is a curious, vulnerable, and desperate dance but if we are willing to have it, we welcome others into our lives. Our souls can once again become connected with new ones. Chemical completeness can be restored.Read More
Wash May 17, 2019 | Kierab21 | More on Modern
This piece represents the internal conflicts that occur when my female identity limits my upward…It is an exploration of how we as women can love and accept ourselves even though everything feminine about us has been exploited and labelled as inferior, encouraging self-loathing. Some movement themes include emphasizing things that are seen as inherently feminine such as longer hair and hips. I have paired these with a lot of strong, heavy, loud and spacious movements in an attempt to redefine femininity. There is also a theme of washing off the image society puts on women, which is represented by the dancers washing their hair.Read More
“MAGA” - Lexi Theodore May 17, 2019 | LexTheodore | More on General
“Only higher we shall go” or MAGA, they say. With Division our only constant, are…truly progressing? I felt a strong pull to create this piece during our current infrastructure. My hopes are to reach a more global audience and provide a visual interpretation - to start conversation and maybe even create change. A narrative, a hyperbole, or a call to action; it’s up to the viewer to decide.Read More
TONGUES. April 16, 2019 | Lksobiech | More on General
A quirky, upbeat conversation based on misunderstanding and miscommunication.
"Mi Triste Palomar" April 11, 2019 | emigdiojk | More on Modern
“Mi Triste Palomar” is a choreographic work to the song “La Muerte del Palomo” by…Durcal. This piece is a tribute to family, culture, and life. The narrative of this thematic work is driven by the artistic interpretation of pain and grief caused by the loss of a loved one, created from the perspective of a queer Latinx male. Each one of the six dancers wears a unique black dress made of light fabric facilitating the illusion of softness, while representing the bleakness of a funeral. They also wear white metal filigree skull masks for the first half of the piece to represent the lurking promise of death. The movement vocabulary originated from an unplanned but productive improv session that was filmed in order to capture the raw emotion present at the time; It was a result of the nature and nurture of a foreign culture, and the sense of novelty from the formal training in Modern, Jazz, and Ballet in the US. Choreographically, it is aesthetically dynamic, expressive, and dramatic. The mariachi music and the vocals in Spanish add to the drama and the individual character's roles. Moreover, the musicality is a vital component in this work, and serves as the constant heartbeat of the story, allowing for colorful imagery and rhythmic transitions. “The original inspiration for this work were the events that followed my grandma’s surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The chemotherapy treatment was overwhelming and it was killing her. My mother told me that grandma had said herself that she felt ‘defeated’. The news were overwhelming for me. I felt hopeless and the outlet I found in order to cope with the pain was to move. So, I played “La Muerte del Palomo” by Rocio Durcal, which was the song that was playing when my mom told me. And I just danced and cried over and over until I exhaustion set in. I ended up filming some of it, and a lot of that improvised movement became part of the actual piece. The song’s lyrics reveal the fatal and self-destructive suffering of a male dove caused by the absence of his dead female partner.” -Emigdio This piece was created in the fall of 2018. It was featured in the UA School of Dance’s last season show; that fall’s student choreography showcase, titled Student Spotlight – Interiors, which had five official performance dates. The original cast included Erina Ueda (lead/soloist), Vivianna DeSantiago, Megan Garcia, Madison Mistone, Jada Pearman, and Sandy Strangis. Premiered: November 30th, 2018, Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, University of Arizona School of Dance, Tucson, AZ Music: “La Muerte del Palomo” written by Juan Gabriel, performed by Rocio DurcalRead More
Chaplin April 5, 2019 | kevyj83 | More on General
This ballet takes the audience onset to see Chaplin filming one of his iconic comedies,…with keystone cops and slapstick humor of the highest level.Read More
Chasing Dreamy December 10, 2018 | mmoch | More on General
A short dance film where a chance encounter fuels more dream than reality.
Dancing through Detroit November 15, 2018 | jaclynkwalsh | More on Modern
Brandon and Jaclyn have been collaborating together since both attending the Walnut Hill School for…school. Brandon resides in Michigan, while Jaclyn in NYC and still manage to create together annually. When Jaclyn visited Brandon in Michigan last winter, they were inspired to create a short video shot on their iPhones throughout the city of Detroit. The idea was to change the setting frequently, but try to edit the video in a way that made the choreographic sequence to continue seamlessly.Read More
Through the Window October 5, 2018 | mimomagri | More on Performance
"When the lights go off and the windows get closed, the unusal takes place. Large…begin to vibrate for a moment, maybe it is when we close a window that a whole world reveals itself." Experimental dance film with Mimo Magri & Michel 'Boombo' Lim, directed by Kaveh Nabatian.Read More
”Darkside “ August 24, 2018 | Tyjo111 | More on Modern
Jordan Horne performing her Senior Solo in Coastal Dance’s April Showcase. “I sometimes have a…to walk on the darkside.” -J.K. RowlingRead More