Follows the ebb and flow
of the jazz standard Willow Weep for Me
in a lush dance evoking a summer day's lament. The character spins back through her past even as she struggles to get beyond it.
Portrays a woman at the physical and emotional edge of cabin fever. With an original score by Ken Pierson that incorporates the sounds of a piano that was left outside for a winter.
Tinkerbell in Training
A glimpse into this
character before she had her flying tricks down. She hurls in and out of the
trapeze with comedic results. The work includes an original score by Ken Pierson
that combines Chopin's Waltz in A flat major with modern accordion, and a costume by Elissa Iberti that exudes a cartoon Amazon woman.
The fearlessness of Amelia Earhart's and other early aviators is seen as a single dancer ascends and descends the trapeze while blindfolded.
Illuminates Amelia Earhart's love of aviation. The joy of gaining altitude and the peace found in the air are brought to light.
Slippery When Wet
An original electric guitar work by Joshua Geisler sends a dancer snaking through the air and along the floor in wheeled shoes.
This duet depicts the flight instruction Earhart received from another female pilot. Amidst crashes and mistakes the feat of flying solo is ultimately reached.
A trio inspired by early aviators sees dancers straddle humor and danger as they fly, crash, soar and dodge one another at all levels.
I Can't Not
Explores the irresistible urges to move, climb and fly. The dance is electrified by the live accompaniment of Joshua Geisler's atmospheric, up-tempo funk featuring keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums.
A commissioned solo piano score by Ken Pierson leads a trio of dancers through different stages of water from curving airstreams to oceans of ice to waves of flight.
A quintet with five
trapeze using an innovative music-dance collaboration that requires the dancers
to follow the musicians. Random choreographic choices appear as each musician
switches to a new music pattern and the trapeze-dancers are propelled into the
next choreographic idea. The stage is electrified by the interdependent
connection between the musicians and dancers. Composer Ken
Pierson commissioned fugue is in the spirit of Terry Riley's classic
composition, In C .
Includes a quintet of dancers that drag, pull, and lift themselves and one another until they become as light as feathers and an original piano score by composer Ken Pierson.
Depicts a bathing beauty taking in the serenity of the beach while others vie for her attention.
Birds of a Feather
A trio of squawking birds engage in rituals with eggs that randomly break with an original score by Paul Uhry Newman.
The air is filled with the operatic voice of Santiago Gonzalez as a mobile sculpture dance brings to life a Renaissance world.
What Goes Up
Set to a Bach partita this sextet blends traditional floor moves with aerial dance, making full use of the vertical space and contrasting weightless flights with dropping bodies.
My Life Revolves Around You
A deep connection between two dancers takes form as they give and take each other's weight and fly circles around one another. Set to an original composition by Geisler with a melodious bamboo flute and percussive frame drumming that follows the dancers as they revolve, evolve and dissolve.