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BRINGING AMAZING ARTISTIC DANCE TO HOUSTON

METdance brings high caliber concert works by dance icons and leading innovators of movement such as Robert Battle, Peter Chu, Larry Keigwin and Camille Brown as well as the seasoned and expressive voices of Joe Celej, Katarzyna Skarpetowska and Kiki Lucas. 

HIGHLIGHTING HOUSTON TALENT

METdance supports the work of Houston's talented offering of dancemakers including jhon r. stronks, Jane Weiner, Erin Reck, Priscilla Nathan Murphy through commissions and collaboration. 


AS OF 2016, THE COMPANY’S REPERTOIRE CONSISTS OF 55 PIECES, INCLUDING WORKS BY:

  • Caleb Mitchell
  • Charlotte Griffin
  • Doug Bentz
  • Erin Reck (Recked Productions)
  • Jane Weiner (Hope Stone Dance Company)
  • Jason Parsons
  • Joe Celej (Elisa Monte Dance)
  • Katarzyna Skarpetowska
  • Kiesha Lalama
  • Kevin Wynn
  • Larry Keigwin (KEIGWIN + COMPANY)
  • Nina Buisson
  • Pattie Obey
  • Peter Chu (chuthis)
  • Ricky Ruiz ( 2013 Emerging)
  • Robbie Moore (2012 Emerging)
  • Robert Battle (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)
  • Salim Gauwloos
  • Sidra Bell ( Sidra Bell Dance)
  • Suzi Taylor
  • Kiki Lucas

OUR CURRENT REPERTOIRE:

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"Air"


Choreography by Larry Keigwin
Music: Tim Webb, L Pockriss and P. Vance, Philip Glass
Premiere on METdance 2011

Larry Keigwin's Air is one suite from the evening-length Elements (2008), a work nspired by the four building blocks of nature—air, water, earth, and fire—interpreted with KEIGWIN + COMPANY's signature blend of humor and athleticism. Air examines the traditional definitions of the element and twists it into witty, paradoxical, and sublime movement theater, accompanied by an eclectic range of music from pop to classical.

"Air"


Choreography by Larry Keigwin
Music: Tim Webb, L Pockriss and P. Vance, Philip Glass
Premiere on METdance 2011

Larry Keigwin's Air is one suite from the evening-length Elements (2008), a work nspired by the four building blocks of nature—air, water, earth, and fire—interpreted with KEIGWIN + COMPANY's signature blend of humor and athleticism. Air examines the traditional definitions of the element and twists it into witty, paradoxical, and sublime movement theater, accompanied by an eclectic range of music from pop to classical.

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"After the Rain"


Choreography by Lauren Edson
Music: Max Richter
Premiere 2013

After the Rain, is a fusion of ballet and contemporary movements choreographed by Lauren Edson that speaks to the human experience. “What interests me most are people and our interactions,” says Edson. “I enjoy creating work that is a mix of contrasting themes and elements and has an emotional connection.” Edson who studied at Julliard, under the direction of the late Benjamin Harkarvy, has won several awards for her work and has been commissioned by numerous companies and universities.

"After the Rain"


Choreography by Lauren Edson
Music: Max Richter
Premiere 2013

After the Rain, is a fusion of ballet and contemporary movements choreographed by Lauren Edson that speaks to the human experience. “What interests me most are people and our interactions,” says Edson. “I enjoy creating work that is a mix of contrasting themes and elements and has an emotional connection.” Edson who studied at Julliard, under the direction of the late Benjamin Harkarvy, has won several awards for her work and has been commissioned by numerous companies and universities.

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"The Broken Column"


Choreography by Andrea Dawn Shelley
Music: The Kronos Quartet
Premiere 2014


The Broken Column, referencing the acclaimed self-portrait of the same title, by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Choreographed by Andrea Dawn Shelley, this sextet delves into the speculation and expression of the emotional torment and turbulence derived from Kahlo’s painting. Shelley examines the desperation and need for love through movement, music and gestures. Of her tribute work Shelley explains, “I want to educate and introduce Frida Kahlo, one of the most important Twentieth century artists of the Americas, to those who possibly do not know of her life and contributions to the art world."

 

"The Broken Column"


Choreography by Andrea Dawn Shelley
Music: The Kronos Quartet
Premiere 2014


The Broken Column, referencing the acclaimed self-portrait of the same title, by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Choreographed by Andrea Dawn Shelley, this sextet delves into the speculation and expression of the emotional torment and turbulence derived from Kahlo’s painting. Shelley examines the desperation and need for love through movement, music and gestures. Of her tribute work Shelley explains, “I want to educate and introduce Frida Kahlo, one of the most important Twentieth century artists of the Americas, to those who possibly do not know of her life and contributions to the art world."

 

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"Conscious"


Choreography by Jason McDole
Music: Wojciech kilarPREMIERE 2010

Jason McDole describes Conscious as " Everything you do, say, ask and tell as has a rippling effect good or bad. Your choice has the capacity to impact the human soul profoundly. What do you choose.. ?"

"Conscious"


Choreography by Jason McDole
Music: Wojciech kilarPREMIERE 2010

Jason McDole describes Conscious as " Everything you do, say, ask and tell as has a rippling effect good or bad. Your choice has the capacity to impact the human soul profoundly. What do you choose.. ?"

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"Consumed"


Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowka
Music: Meredith Monk, Richie Hawtin
Premiere 2010

Consumed deals with the stresses that a modern society puts on an individual. In the initial solo we see a man trapped in a proverbial cage whose constraints drive him to a dramatic leap. What follows is the portrayal of a "swallowing machine" and "the unraveling of an individual psyche against it's force" choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska says.

 

"Consumed"


Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowka
Music: Meredith Monk, Richie Hawtin
Premiere 2010

Consumed deals with the stresses that a modern society puts on an individual. In the initial solo we see a man trapped in a proverbial cage whose constraints drive him to a dramatic leap. What follows is the portrayal of a "swallowing machine" and "the unraveling of an individual psyche against it's force" choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska says.

 

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"EYE"


Choreographer Jason McDole
Original Music Composed and Performed by: Peter Roduta
Premiere 2013


Choreographer Jason McDole says that the statement of the dance is: "In order to feel the sun shining on your face again, you must go through the EYE of the storm."

"EYE"


Choreographer Jason McDole
Original Music Composed and Performed by: Peter Roduta
Premiere 2013


Choreographer Jason McDole says that the statement of the dance is: "In order to feel the sun shining on your face again, you must go through the EYE of the storm."

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"Forever Fleeting"


Choreography by Joe Celej
Music: Heights of Abraham, Jouni Alkio, Moby
Premiere 2008

ForeverFleeting is a work centered around the themes of isolation, loneliness, and solitude.  The piece unfolds in three parts, each exploring a different experience of being “alone”.  The first section poses the idea that it is often when we are surrounded by many, that we feel the most detached/lonely.   In section two, the process of detachment and isolation are explored as a self-generated construct in which we have trapped ourselves.  The final section deals with coming to terms with the loneliness we feel, finding solitude within those feelings, and ultimately, connecting and coping through our relationships with others.    

"Forever Fleeting"


Choreography by Joe Celej
Music: Heights of Abraham, Jouni Alkio, Moby
Premiere 2008

ForeverFleeting is a work centered around the themes of isolation, loneliness, and solitude.  The piece unfolds in three parts, each exploring a different experience of being “alone”.  The first section poses the idea that it is often when we are surrounded by many, that we feel the most detached/lonely.   In section two, the process of detachment and isolation are explored as a self-generated construct in which we have trapped ourselves.  The final section deals with coming to terms with the loneliness we feel, finding solitude within those feelings, and ultimately, connecting and coping through our relationships with others.    

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"Hidden in Plain Sight"


Choreography by Peter Chu
Original Composition: DJeff
Premiere 2013

3 time creator for METdance and sought out choreographer Peter Chu, takes audiences to a different, decidedly darker side of Las Vegas. Chu’s darkly comic work, Hidden in Plain Sight, conjures iconic stories of celebrities, media, facades and the demons that accompany such public lifestyles. 

"Hidden in Plain Sight"


Choreography by Peter Chu
Original Composition: DJeff
Premiere 2013

3 time creator for METdance and sought out choreographer Peter Chu, takes audiences to a different, decidedly darker side of Las Vegas. Chu’s darkly comic work, Hidden in Plain Sight, conjures iconic stories of celebrities, media, facades and the demons that accompany such public lifestyles. 

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"Light Before Sound"


Choreography by Jason Parsons
Music: Nathan Fake, Alva Noto, Glenn Branca, Pan Sonic
Premiere 2011

Choreographer Jason Parsons used the word "beginning" to create light before sound. His costumes for his piece are based off of the fashion designer Garath Pugh's 2009 Spring Collection where the front was white and the back black. MET dance costume Designer Pam Buchanan, copied this idea to show the duality of the piece using the themes of devastation, new beginnings and chaos.

"Light Before Sound"


Choreography by Jason Parsons
Music: Nathan Fake, Alva Noto, Glenn Branca, Pan Sonic
Premiere 2011

Choreographer Jason Parsons used the word "beginning" to create light before sound. His costumes for his piece are based off of the fashion designer Garath Pugh's 2009 Spring Collection where the front was white and the back black. MET dance costume Designer Pam Buchanan, copied this idea to show the duality of the piece using the themes of devastation, new beginnings and chaos.

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"New Second Line"


Choreography by: Camille A. Brown
Music: Rebirth Brass Band
Houston Premiere on METdance 2015

Commissioned by Reflections Dance Company in 2006 and inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this work is a dedication and celebration of the spirit and culture of the people of New Orleans. Second Line is a traditional brass band parade for weddings, social events, and most notably, funerals. The people who follow the parade dancing with high energy and spirit are known as the ‘second line’.

 

"New Second Line"


Choreography by: Camille A. Brown
Music: Rebirth Brass Band
Houston Premiere on METdance 2015

Commissioned by Reflections Dance Company in 2006 and inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this work is a dedication and celebration of the spirit and culture of the people of New Orleans. Second Line is a traditional brass band parade for weddings, social events, and most notably, funerals. The people who follow the parade dancing with high energy and spirit are known as the ‘second line’.

 

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"No Expectations"


Choreographer: Kiki Lucas
Music: Go Tan Project
Premier: 2007

No Expectations is a classic fun, quirky piece by 10 year Resident Choreographer, Kiki Lucas. This piece is a great mix of contemporary and jazz choreography and really has lots of unexpected parts.

"No Expectations"


Choreographer: Kiki Lucas
Music: Go Tan Project
Premier: 2007

No Expectations is a classic fun, quirky piece by 10 year Resident Choreographer, Kiki Lucas. This piece is a great mix of contemporary and jazz choreography and really has lots of unexpected parts.

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"Rebound"


Choreography by Kiki Lucas
Music: Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Drehz
Premiere 2011

Tying not only two dancers together but also connecting points of her own life, Kiki Lucas found this to be important enough to bring to the stage. The constant battle to obtain balance, release struggle and pursue determination fueled the intent for this work. Kiki's aggressive choreographic style embraces the athleticism of the dancers but also presents itself softly while exploring sense of self. Even when the rope is gone, uknown forces still achieve the task of misleading twists and journies.

"Rebound"


Choreography by Kiki Lucas
Music: Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Drehz
Premiere 2011

Tying not only two dancers together but also connecting points of her own life, Kiki Lucas found this to be important enough to bring to the stage. The constant battle to obtain balance, release struggle and pursue determination fueled the intent for this work. Kiki's aggressive choreographic style embraces the athleticism of the dancers but also presents itself softly while exploring sense of self. Even when the rope is gone, uknown forces still achieve the task of misleading twists and journies.

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"Semi Detached"


Choreography by Kiki Lucas
Music: Groove Armanda, Orbital, Chemical Brothers
Premiere 2010

Kiki Lucas has taken this opportunity to explore the elements of CONTROL in Semi Detached. Whether it's by another, ourselves, or just life in general, we are all constantly struggling to stay ahead or sometimes just afloat. How well we deal with things keeps us going and moving toward the next challenge. The string we are all barely hanging onto unites mankind and also detaches us.....one by one. Touching on elements of control, Kiki chooses to bring some of her own history to the stage.

"Semi Detached"


Choreography by Kiki Lucas
Music: Groove Armanda, Orbital, Chemical Brothers
Premiere 2010

Kiki Lucas has taken this opportunity to explore the elements of CONTROL in Semi Detached. Whether it's by another, ourselves, or just life in general, we are all constantly struggling to stay ahead or sometimes just afloat. How well we deal with things keeps us going and moving toward the next challenge. The string we are all barely hanging onto unites mankind and also detaches us.....one by one. Touching on elements of control, Kiki chooses to bring some of her own history to the stage.

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"Significantly Other"


Choreography by: Margot Gelber
Music: William Tell Overature; The Zombies; Text from "When Harry met Sally"
2015 Emerging Choreographer

Significantly Other, is a work by the 2015 Emerging choreographer Margot Gelber, who is originally from Houston. “I aim to make the audience laugh and then to make them think,” Gelber said. “If I can take something familiar and turn it on its head my job is done. The piece is inspired by the search we each as individuals embark upon to find the person to share our lives and ourselves with. Often times we get it wrong over and over again and have to resort to extraordinary means before we find something that ‘fits.’” 

"Significantly Other"


Choreography by: Margot Gelber
Music: William Tell Overature; The Zombies; Text from "When Harry met Sally"
2015 Emerging Choreographer

Significantly Other, is a work by the 2015 Emerging choreographer Margot Gelber, who is originally from Houston. “I aim to make the audience laugh and then to make them think,” Gelber said. “If I can take something familiar and turn it on its head my job is done. The piece is inspired by the search we each as individuals embark upon to find the person to share our lives and ourselves with. Often times we get it wrong over and over again and have to resort to extraordinary means before we find something that ‘fits.’” 

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"Snow Playground"


Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Music byBryce Dessner
Sound Design by Marco Gavezzoli
Costume Design by Naomi Luppescu

Katarzyna Skarpetowska's "Snow Playground" evokes a peaceful image of swirling snow in a gentle wind as it moves across the surface of a children's playground. At times meditative and mesmerizing, the work is inspired by the Polish landscape where she grew up.  Katarzyna is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has been a member of the Parsons Dance Company and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.

"Snow Playground"


Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Music byBryce Dessner
Sound Design by Marco Gavezzoli
Costume Design by Naomi Luppescu

Katarzyna Skarpetowska's "Snow Playground" evokes a peaceful image of swirling snow in a gentle wind as it moves across the surface of a children's playground. At times meditative and mesmerizing, the work is inspired by the Polish landscape where she grew up.  Katarzyna is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has been a member of the Parsons Dance Company and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.

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"Stand Back"


Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Music by Nador Weisz
Costumes by Mia McSwain
Originally Commissioned by Hubbard Street 2, 2002

Stand Back a piece which pushes a dancer's physical limits. It is immensely charged and speedy and most importantly full of attitude! It basically follows the wild temperament of the music by Nandor Weisz, a Hungarian composer who infused his music with strangely Latin flavors. For an audience member viewing the work it is like a flash of thunder.  The piece was made for Hubbard street 2 after winning the 2002 National Choreographic Competition.

"Stand Back"


Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Music by Nador Weisz
Costumes by Mia McSwain
Originally Commissioned by Hubbard Street 2, 2002

Stand Back a piece which pushes a dancer's physical limits. It is immensely charged and speedy and most importantly full of attitude! It basically follows the wild temperament of the music by Nandor Weisz, a Hungarian composer who infused his music with strangely Latin flavors. For an audience member viewing the work it is like a flash of thunder.  The piece was made for Hubbard street 2 after winning the 2002 National Choreographic Competition.

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"Stirring Simple Gifts in Shades of Blue"


Choreography by Caleb Mitchell
Music: Karsh Kale
Premiere 2008

Stirring Simple Gifts in Shades of Blue is an abstract work which plays with the idea of the stirring up the gifts deep within us all to bring inspiration, life, hope, and encouragement.  The correlation is the analogy and  of  whirling  funnels of water.  Why water?  Because water is the purest source of mankind. 

"Stirring Simple Gifts in Shades of Blue"


Choreography by Caleb Mitchell
Music: Karsh Kale
Premiere 2008

Stirring Simple Gifts in Shades of Blue is an abstract work which plays with the idea of the stirring up the gifts deep within us all to bring inspiration, life, hope, and encouragement.  The correlation is the analogy and  of  whirling  funnels of water.  Why water?  Because water is the purest source of mankind. 

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"The Clean-Cut American Stage Show"


Choreography by Joshua L. Peugh
Music:  The Four Lads, Eartha Kitt, Little Jimmy Scott, Barbra Streisand, and Judy Garland
Premiere 2016

Joshua L. Peugh's "The Clean-Cut American Stage Show" fuses vernacular and contemporary movements set to a retro soundtrack including Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand, and Judy Garland. The piece simultaneously reminds us of the days of yesteryear while keeping its feet firmly planted in the present. Joshua is the founder and director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and was named Dance Magazine's 2015 "25 to Watch".

"The Clean-Cut American Stage Show"


Choreography by Joshua L. Peugh
Music:  The Four Lads, Eartha Kitt, Little Jimmy Scott, Barbra Streisand, and Judy Garland
Premiere 2016

Joshua L. Peugh's "The Clean-Cut American Stage Show" fuses vernacular and contemporary movements set to a retro soundtrack including Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand, and Judy Garland. The piece simultaneously reminds us of the days of yesteryear while keeping its feet firmly planted in the present. Joshua is the founder and director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and was named Dance Magazine's 2015 "25 to Watch".

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"The Vessel"


Choreography by Kiki Lucas
Original Music Composition by Ben Doyle
Premiere 2013

The Vessel is a collaboration with METdance former Resident Choreographer Kiki Lucas and composer and multimedia artist Ben Doyle on the sense of hearing. This full presentation of dance, live music and video projections follows Bailey Flowers, a student of the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, TX whose story was the impetus for the piece. At the age of three months Bailey experienced hearing loss and this piece displays her journey to become the thriving twelve- year-old she is today—aided by her time at the Center, engaging in dance classes and having her two cochlear implants turned on.  The Vessel is filled with love, color and passion from the dancers and audience members alike.

"The Vessel"


Choreography by Kiki Lucas
Original Music Composition by Ben Doyle
Premiere 2013

The Vessel is a collaboration with METdance former Resident Choreographer Kiki Lucas and composer and multimedia artist Ben Doyle on the sense of hearing. This full presentation of dance, live music and video projections follows Bailey Flowers, a student of the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, TX whose story was the impetus for the piece. At the age of three months Bailey experienced hearing loss and this piece displays her journey to become the thriving twelve- year-old she is today—aided by her time at the Center, engaging in dance classes and having her two cochlear implants turned on.  The Vessel is filled with love, color and passion from the dancers and audience members alike.

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"This Expression of Surprise"


Choreography: Robbie Moore
Music: Cette Expression De Surprise (Simon), Poème électronique
*2012 Emerging Choreographer

In a collage of dark, witty, and sometimes utterly confusing communicative exchanges, “This Expression of Surprise” explores expressivity as a necessary component of our baffling human condition.  Performed to music by composers Berio-Berberian-Segerstam & Edgard Varèse, the characters in this work exhaust themselves with sharp, repetitive movements, dynamic partnering sequences, and in some cases, emphatic text spoken in several different languages.  “This Expression” premiered in June 2012 at the Miller Outdoor Theater. 

"This Expression of Surprise"


Choreography: Robbie Moore
Music: Cette Expression De Surprise (Simon), Poème électronique
*2012 Emerging Choreographer

In a collage of dark, witty, and sometimes utterly confusing communicative exchanges, “This Expression of Surprise” explores expressivity as a necessary component of our baffling human condition.  Performed to music by composers Berio-Berberian-Segerstam & Edgard Varèse, the characters in this work exhaust themselves with sharp, repetitive movements, dynamic partnering sequences, and in some cases, emphatic text spoken in several different languages.  “This Expression” premiered in June 2012 at the Miller Outdoor Theater. 

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"Tidal Intersections"


Choreography by: Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Music: Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar
Premiere 2005


Set to music by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, Tidal Intersections is like a swelling wave gathering its momentum. Following the temperament of the score, it starts quietly then churns its waters with movement that is at times overflowing, at times receding. It is incessant and persistent in its sweeping gestures and endless, underlying rhythms. It finally swells to tsunami proportions just to dramatically implode on itself in the end.

 

"Tidal Intersections"


Choreography by: Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Music: Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar
Premiere 2005


Set to music by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, Tidal Intersections is like a swelling wave gathering its momentum. Following the temperament of the score, it starts quietly then churns its waters with movement that is at times overflowing, at times receding. It is incessant and persistent in its sweeping gestures and endless, underlying rhythms. It finally swells to tsunami proportions just to dramatically implode on itself in the end.

 

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"To Escape the Weight of Darkness"


Choreography by Suzi Taylor
Music by Balmorhea, Keating, Amalds
Premiere 2012

To Escape the Weight of Darkness is a lyrical contemporary jazz piece from New York based choreographer Suzi Taylor who takes the melodies and rhythms of Balmorhea, Keating and Amalds to a new level of full, athletic dancing. This piece performed at the Joyce Theatre in 2014 for the NYCDA "Destiny Rising" performance. 

 

"To Escape the Weight of Darkness"


Choreography by Suzi Taylor
Music by Balmorhea, Keating, Amalds
Premiere 2012

To Escape the Weight of Darkness is a lyrical contemporary jazz piece from New York based choreographer Suzi Taylor who takes the melodies and rhythms of Balmorhea, Keating and Amalds to a new level of full, athletic dancing. This piece performed at the Joyce Theatre in 2014 for the NYCDA "Destiny Rising" performance. 

 

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"Under Your Skin"


Choreography by Sidra Bell
Original Music Composed and Performed by:  Dennis Bell
© 2013 Mark of Aries Music, BMI

Under Your Skin from Sidra Bell, is a tribute to the ability of movement to narrate and share experiences beyond a façade. “I believe inspiration is everywhere,” Bell says, “and my goal when I work with a group of new artists is to excavate their personal experiences and how it relates to my own.” A sought after teacher, Bell is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and her critically acclaimed company and choreography has been seen throughout the United States and internationally.

"Under Your Skin"


Choreography by Sidra Bell
Original Music Composed and Performed by:  Dennis Bell
© 2013 Mark of Aries Music, BMI

Under Your Skin from Sidra Bell, is a tribute to the ability of movement to narrate and share experiences beyond a façade. “I believe inspiration is everywhere,” Bell says, “and my goal when I work with a group of new artists is to excavate their personal experiences and how it relates to my own.” A sought after teacher, Bell is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and her critically acclaimed company and choreography has been seen throughout the United States and internationally.

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"Whatever Lola Wants"


Choreographer: Joe Celej
Music: Go Tan Project featuring Sarah Vaughan
Premiere 2004

Whatever Lola Wants originally premiered at the Wortham Theater in (year) as part of Pink! The Musical, a benefit for the Pink Ribbons Project in Houston, TX.  Set to the Gotan Project Remix of Sarah Vaughan’s original recording, the work centers around the interplay of male/female energy, focusing on the concept of an “alpha female.”  The alpha female is aggressive and seductive…she will stop at nothing to get what she desires.  Whatever Lola Wants combines a whimsical sense of theatricality with a classical jazz sensibility.  

 

"Whatever Lola Wants"


Choreographer: Joe Celej
Music: Go Tan Project featuring Sarah Vaughan
Premiere 2004

Whatever Lola Wants originally premiered at the Wortham Theater in (year) as part of Pink! The Musical, a benefit for the Pink Ribbons Project in Houston, TX.  Set to the Gotan Project Remix of Sarah Vaughan’s original recording, the work centers around the interplay of male/female energy, focusing on the concept of an “alpha female.”  The alpha female is aggressive and seductive…she will stop at nothing to get what she desires.  Whatever Lola Wants combines a whimsical sense of theatricality with a classical jazz sensibility.  

 

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"What More"


Choreography by: Joe Celej
Music: Sam Beam
Premiere 2005

What More? is an exploration of sensuality and the inherent dynamics of a romantic relationship.  The work examines and is propelled by contradictory moments of control and surrender, trust and instability, and ultimately, of passion.  Confined primarily to the floor, What More? creates an undeniably intimate mood that is amplified by moments of stillness, closeness, and sensitivity.  At its core, the piece provides a glimpse into the complexities of emotional bonding.

"What More"


Choreography by: Joe Celej
Music: Sam Beam
Premiere 2005

What More? is an exploration of sensuality and the inherent dynamics of a romantic relationship.  The work examines and is propelled by contradictory moments of control and surrender, trust and instability, and ultimately, of passion.  Confined primarily to the floor, What More? creates an undeniably intimate mood that is amplified by moments of stillness, closeness, and sensitivity.  At its core, the piece provides a glimpse into the complexities of emotional bonding.

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"Zoom!"


Choreography by: Pattie Obey
Music: Original Composers Big Noise from Winneetica
Premiere 2006

Nancy Wozny says about Zoom! "Dancers fly in and out of the wings with such force it looks like they are being blown in by a strong wind-A jazzy wind.
Zoom!, the sassy moves of Pattie Obey. One grasps what this artist is all about-energy, pizzazz and style".

 

"Zoom!"


Choreography by: Pattie Obey
Music: Original Composers Big Noise from Winneetica
Premiere 2006

Nancy Wozny says about Zoom! "Dancers fly in and out of the wings with such force it looks like they are being blown in by a strong wind-A jazzy wind.
Zoom!, the sassy moves of Pattie Obey. One grasps what this artist is all about-energy, pizzazz and style".