An exciting morning of 4 dance companies sharing excerpts from their latest world premieres!
STAYCEE PEARL dance project : "Sol." draws from the soul music of the late 50s to mid 70s to create an expressive sound and movement experience steeped in the emotional, funky, rhythmical qualities of the genre. Original sound design by Soy Sos. (contemporary dance)
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company : "NAVIDAD: A MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS" tells a story of bi-cultural identity through dance and live music. (Mexican folklorico dance) http://calpullidance.org
State Street Ballet : "Chaplin" a groundbreaking full-length World Premiere based on one of the most iconic and creative artists of the twentieth century. In a remarkable collaboration between three diverse choreographers, Kevin Jenkins and Edgar Zendejas join forces with long time resident choreographer and Co-artistic Director William Soleau to bring to life the immensely complicated but uniquely comedic world of Charlie Chaplin. (ballet dance)
Bryce Dance : "Moving Memory" is an evening length production exploring how identity, internal narrative, and relationships inevitably change as memory becomes fragmented, altered, or lost. Through intimate choreography, story fragments, and original music, the work evokes the inner turmoil, fear and confusion, as well as moments of deep connection and meaning that are inherently beautiful. The development of Moving Memory was supported in part by a residency at Mount Tremper Arts and a Gibney POP performance. (contemporary dance)