2019 SO CAL DANCE INVITATIONAL PERFORMING COMPANIES AND PROGRAM

BrockusRED

DUNES

Choreography: Deborah Brockus

Dancers: Julienne Mackey, Hailey Taransue

Music: Middle Eastern traditional

Costumes: The Dancers

Set: Deborah Brockus

ABOUT THE PIECE

Excerpt from “Edge of the Sands” a work on North Africa inspired by the people and the landscape and how they have evolved and influenced each other. This section was inspired by the sand dunes blowing away to reveal the Sphinx monument.

Christine Baltes

SAMBA PA TI

Choreography: Christine Baltes

Dancer: Janell Burgess

Music: Santana

Costumes: Donna Dickenson and Tomo Swan

Light Designer: Hama

Stage Manager: Ham

ABOUT THE PIECE

Samba Pa Ti was originally created and danced by Christine Baltes in 1998 as apart of a larger jazz ballet entitled Santana Suite. Dancer, Janell Burgess, revives this classic piece of jazz choreography in honor of the memory of her lifelong mentor and friend - Christine Baltes. It is a solo work of a woman dancing to send hope and strength to empower all who are suffering. She stands a a symbol of joy and inspiration that dance can be used to uplift and heal us. Janell hopes to dance this work just as beautifully as Ms. Baltes originally did in 1998.

Evan Rosenblatt and Dancers

SECOND SIGHT

Choreography: Evan Rosenblatt

Dancers: Evan Rosenblatt and Bethana Rosenblatt

Music: Senking, Rene Aubry, Olafur Arnolds

Costumes: Bethana Rosenblatt

Light Designer: Evan Rosenblatt with Paula Thomson

ABOUT THE PIECE

Second Sight is an awakening of vision that transcends what is materially available to the eye (known as 'first sight'). A single glimpse behind the veil of conditioning is enough to invoke a process for shedding long held beliefs. Awakening is a great leap that can alter the way we see the world and finds us reassessing who we really are underneath all the role playing "masks" we wear in our daily lives.

Goblin Party

 

HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Choreography: Hyoin Jun and dancers

Dancers: Hyoin Jun, Joseph Lister, Elizabeth Villalobos

Music: Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Human Behavior by

Dr. Chris Grace; Cascadeur by Walker; Human Behavior by Bjork.

Costumes: Hyoin Ju

ABOUT THE PIECE

Human Behavior -- the idea : a person’s behavior changes depending on who is (or who are) around. To express the idea, I mainly approached with the structure of the piece. Starts as a solo, and becomes a duet, and finally becomes a trio. As a solo becomes a duet and a trio, music and movement quality changes. These changes express how a human’s behavior changes as he/she tries to be included or adapted to be present in a group. Therefore, the piece not only talks about behaviors of human, but also social aspects of human beings.

Kindra Windish

ALONG THE EDGES (EXCERPT)

Choreography: Kindra Windish

Dancers: Kyreeana Alexander, Megan Fowler Hurst, Sinnamon Hauser, Vannia Ibarguen, Bonnie Lavin Huges, McKell Lemon, Mariah Spears

Music: Kyle Sanna “Sequence for Minor White”

Costumes: Kindra Windish

ABOUT THE PIECE

Along the Edges is an intergenerational dance for seven women centered around female identity.

Michelle Shear and Dancers

EL TIEMPO CURARA

Choreography: Michelle Shear

Dancers: Kendyl Fournier, Julia Hamilton, Antoinette Simental

Music: Ludovico Einaudi

Costumes: Michelle Shear

Light Designer: Ben Tusher

Stage Manager: Nolan Catingu

ABOUT THE PIECE

El Tiempo Curara is a piece that shows the relationship among three women. The past and present will mold their future relationship within one another and others.

Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre

EVERY SOLDIER HAS A STORY

Choreography: Nannette Brodie, Stephanie Maxim, Erica Villalpando & Company

Dancers: Priya Chisti, Evyn Davis, AJ Dirickson, Dennzyl Green, Rebecca Martin, Stephanie Maxim, Megan McLean, Matthew Reiner, Teresa Rios, Jennie Sustaita, Jana Taylor, Erica Villalpando

Music: Jami Sieber, Michael Nielsen, Thomas Newman, Tom Waits

Costumes Nannette Brodie

Video: KP Wilson, Javier Armijo

Speakers: Trenton Brodie, Nannette Brodie, Sam Yacoub, Charles Henry Williams

ABOUT THE PIECE

This work is funded in part by the California Art Council’s Veterans’ Initiative Project.

It is dedicated to all veterans and active military serving in the US Armed Services

Pennington Dance Group

THE BELOVED

Choreography: Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky

Dancers: Li Rothermich and John Pennington

Music: Judith Hamilton

Costumes: Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky

Light Designer: Eileen Cooley

ABOUT THE PIECE

The Beloved was created in 1948 by Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky. It is truly a timeless piece and was originally inspired by a news article in the early 1900's of a man who abused and eventually killed his wife with a Bible. It still evokes a terror and empathy in the viewer.

San Pedro City Ballet

BEFORE THE FALL

Choreography: Patrick David Bradley

Dancers: Kaela Alvarez, Helena Ghekiere, Violeta Lemoh, Lauren Ortega, Paige Roach, Amanda Sais, Chelsea Salinas, Nicolette Tombu, Erica Wong, Elliot Zuvic

Music: Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"

Costumes: Patrick David Bradley

ABOUT THE PIECE

Before The Fall is a modern work inspired by the events of September 2001.

Seventh Street Dance Company

RUDE AWAKENINGS

Choreography: Chelsea Johnson

Dancers: Emily Crumpler, Sydney Smith, Elise Gardelle, Becca Landrum, Marilla Aldrich, Alexa Taylor, Hitomi Misawa

Music: Chopped by Thrupence and Flow by Sun Glitters

Costumes: Chelsea Johnson

ABOUT THE PIECE

Rude Awakening is inspired by the notion that each of us reaches a point in our lives where we wake up to the cruelties and the burdens of the world around us. In this moment, we can choose to close our lives to the hurt around us, and stay where it is comfortable, or to stand up and take action.

Stephanie Maxim

FLURRY

Choreography: Stephanie Maxim

Dancers: Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre: Priya Chisti, Evyn Davis, AJ Dirickson, Stephanie Maxim, Megan McLean, Matthew Reiner, Teresa Rios, Jennie Sustaita, Jana Taylor

Music: - The Cinematic Orchestra; The London Metropolitan Orchestra

Costumes: Diane De Franco Browne, Stephanie Maxim

ABOUT THE PIECE

Flurry -- Nature opens our eyes to an image of that moment when a flock of flamingos wait, preen themselves, collect , follow each other, and express themselves in all their glory.