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Transformations Program Order

Default Mode: Synaptic Networks and Mind Wanderings - Ash and Elm Dance Company

Choreography: Ashley McCullough

Dancers: Abigail Eberman, Amber Gardner, Ashby Hurlocker, Bethany Jacob, Ashley McCullough, Mikayla McKee, Gena Scheerschmidt, Stacey Smith, Madelyn Staley, Shelby Tucker

Music: Nico Muhly

Program note: Default Mode is a four part piece. Tonight you will see the first half, part 1 and 2: Synaptic Networks and Mind-Wanderings. Part 3 and 4 (Ruminations and Sub/conscious) are still in the creative process. The whole piece will be presented in our annual Spring concert!

Trinity- Ballet Embody

Choreography: Melissa Lineburg

Dancers: Emily Jarrett, Melissa Lineburg

Music: "Duet" performed by Daniel Hope, Kammerorchester Basel, Simos Papanas; Written by Steve Reich

Program note: The piece presented is one excerpt of a three-part work.

Untethered and Unseen- The Mysterious LIfe of Helma af Klint- UpRooted Dance

Choreography: Made in collaboration between Keira Hart-Mendoza, Kelsey Rhor, and Carrie Monger

Dancer: Kelsey Rhor

Music: Robin Ghertner (original composition)

Costumes: Sabrina Mandell

Projection Art & Animation: Nitsan Scharf

Program note: When Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) began creating radically abstract paintings in 1906, they were like little that had been seen before: bold, colorful, and untethered from any recognizable references to the physical world. It was years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, and others would take similar strides to rid their own artwork of representational content.

Produced between 1906 and 1915, the paintings were generated in part through af Klint’s spiritualist practice as a medium and reflect an effort to articulate mystical views of reality. Much of her work was not seen until 1986, 40 years after her death. 

Demain J'Arrête- FireHouse

Choreography: Erin McKinney

Dancers: Blair Coward, Erin McKinney, Alex Miegel, Elissa Robinson

Music: Ben L'Oncle Soul

Flyaway- Next Reflex Dance Collective

Choreography: Roxann Morgan Rowley

Dancers: Sara Golden, Brittney Leasure, Victoria Unterberger, Virginia Driggers, Grace Mayer

Music: Biber: Violin Sonatas

Costumes: Roxann Morgan Rowley

Prayer-Helping Hearts Dance

Choreography: Adolfo Matto Traverso

Dancers: Kathy Bova, Grace Lalonde, Claudia Maloney, Susan McQuade, Peg Schaefer, Sue Skaddan

Music: "Elegy" by Gerard & Cassidy

Impasse- DanceArtTheater

Choreography: Meredith Barnes

Dancers: Kari Argabright, Kristen Bolger, Alysea Colon, Megan Ellard, Stephanie Mberego, Alex Miegel, Emily Nevins, Moira Ragen

Music: Echo of Wings by Julia Kent and Walkabout by Chelsea McGough

Program note:  An impasse is any situation in which the parties involved can't, or won't, move forward or make any sort of progress. Sound familiar?


Together/Alone - Section 1: I’m Sorry For Your Loss- Claytor Company

Choreography: Stacey Yvonne Claytor 

Dancers: Stefanie Quinones Bass, Virginia Driggers, Emily Lu, Carrie Monger, Zena Nguon, Hermione Rhones and Rachel Snow

Music: Max Richter - "Dream 3 (in the midst of my life”)

Costumes: C4 Performing Arts

Audio Engineer/Editor: Paul Tyberius Ross

Motion Graphics: LAS Graphic Designer

Program note: stained-glass. "how tremendously brave to be shattered in a way that makes stained-glass windows out of the pain. " - ullie-kaye

Always Be My Baby- Sundays on Tap

Choreography: Heidi Stafford

Dancers: Michelle Michaels, Adriana Ray, Michaela Simoneau, Heidi Stafford, Janelle Thomas

Music: Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox, Aubrey Logan

Costumes: Company

Eldest- Julianna Raimondo

Choreography: Julianna Raimondo

Dancers: Julianna Raimondo

Music: Won't Be a Thing to Become by Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld

Program note: "Eldest daughters are responsible, dutiful, thoughtful, expeditious and caring. They are often more intelligent than their siblings, more proficient verbally, and more motivated to perform. Yet at the same time, they seriously doubt that they are good enough." -Lisette Schuitemaker and Wies Enthoven, authors of "The Eldest Daughter Effect"

Lasting Impressions- Helping Hearts Dance

Choreography: Meredith Barnes

Dancers: Kathy Bova, Grace Lalonde, Claudia Maloney, Susan McQuade, Peg Schaefer, Sue Skaddan, Adolfo Matto Traverso

Music:"Autumn" for Flute and Piano by Herman Beeftink

The Collective- Nicole Moran

Choreography: Nicole Moran

Dancers: Sarah Forsgren, Denise Führ-Gregory, Katie Ingebretsen, Nicole Moran, Garret Roberts

Music: Score Squad, Klaus Hergerscheimer, Mattijs Muller, Liam Quinn, and Sarah Chapman

Costumes:Nicole and Carol Moran

Timber- Center Stage Dance Company

Choreography: Michael R. Hibbs

Dancers: Claire Bellomy, Leah Cook, Michael R. Hibbs, Ace Jones, Emma Lacy, Miranda Lacy, Celina Liu, Laura Schmidt, Judah Widzer, Sarah Zakreski

Music: Armando C. Perez composer

Costumes: Dancers

Journey- DanceArtTheater

Choreography: Meredith Barnes

Dancers: Kari Argabright, Kristen Bolger, Alysea Colon, Megan Ellard, Alex Miegel, Emily Nevins

Music: Julie Kent

Costumes: Meredith Barnes

Our journey is a course or passage from one stage or experience to another, then starting over bringing our knowledge gained with us.

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