With smart phones, virtual reality, cyber news cycles, and social media providing instant information and access to everything, we are more connected than ever before—but are we really making contact? Exploring and challenging the evolution of social connectivity through movement and music, I'm pleased to present #SociaLIEzation. Harnessing my modern jazz background, the contemporary music of deadmau5, and the dynamic, athleticism of the dancers from the BFA program at Slippery Rock University, my goal was to create a piece that would both entertain and provoke audiences to examine their personal journey and how they interact and dis-engage with society. *Program Note: This piece was originally 7 minutes in length commissioned by Slippery Rock University and choreographed in two sections: "Connected" which was more tribal in approach; and "Disconnected". In order to meet the eligibility requirements of the Capezio A.C.E. Awards. #SociaLIEzation Choreographer: Matthew Shaffer Section I music: "Baleka" Zimba Section II music: "Some Chords (Dillion Francis Remix)" Artist: deadmau5 Dancers: Malena Maust Chelsey Shaner Elizabeth Rohm Katie Kulasa Maddison Manolis Neshelle Trawick Kendall Alexander Olivia Barner Julia Studer Alison Vitale Katie Vrankin Emilie Klinger Reva Adams Emily Armentrout.

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Overall rating: 4.9
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#7 Matthew Shaffer
Definitely on point as regards to social commentary. I get sense the dancers really connected with the piece. Well done!
#6 Fabulous!
Love, love, love! Well done.
#5 Matthew Shaffer
Amazing concept and wonderful choreography! Loved it!
#4 Slippery Rock
BRILLIANT CHOREOGRAPHY!!! Great story, great execution!!!!
#3 Matthew Shaffer
Best yet!

#2 Matthew Shaffer
Loved it, very talented choreographer
#1 Amazing choreography
This choreography has so many elements in it! Entertaining and full of talent
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