2015 Program

December 4, 2015

Tell Me a Secret

Choreographed by Thomas F. DeFrantz
tell me a secret...

have you ever wondered...?  what if i had only...? 
i’m a secret agent, man. wait, am i a super hero? 
if my emotional life had a rhythm, maybe it would sound like this.
steampunk rules!
the ghosts of the past rise up to haunt our rhythmic gesture.
tell me a secret!
December 4, 2015

I Remember It Well

Choreographed by David Marchant & Holly Seitz Marchant

I Remember It Well explores the fragmentary, ephemeral nature of memory. Just as remembering and forgetting rarely occur in chronological order, the dance alternates light and darkness to isolate a series of non-sequitur vignettes.

December 4, 2015

Pulse

Choreographed by Cecil Slaughter
Pulse is a kinetically driven, abstract work that conveys energy through movement.
December 4, 2015

Into the Light

Choreographed by Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal

This work is based on a response to the drawings of the lighting designs for various productions by designer Gordon Craig.  The choreography; therefore, is not built around a narrative, but rather sculpted to offer the lighting designer a multitude of shapes, angles, and areas to light in various degrees or to leave in shadow or darkness.

December 4, 2015

The Great Witches of Sundiata, King of Mali

Choreographed by Diadie Bathily

The choreography of The Great Witches of Sundiata, King of Mali, explains the Epic of Sundiata, which chronicles the rise Sundiata Keita (1210-1260), who was the founder of the Mali empire in West Africa. He is now regarded as a great magician-king and the national hero of the Malinke-speaking people. This empire is one of three great Sudanic empires that dominated the grasslands of northwestern Africa for over a thousand years.

December 4, 2015

Veritas

Choreographed by Jennifer Medina

Veritas is presented in honor of all human beings that have suffered from senseless violence. May we all be remembered with love and respect.

December 4, 2015

Pavane

Choreographed by Taeko Ito & Reconstructed by Lynne Larson

Taeko Ito's Pavane was choreographed in 1997 as an homage to her uncle, Michio Ito (a pioneer in the American modern dance movement) and to dance itself, to life as a journey. This abstract, ensemble work to music by Faure, showcases the technique developed by Michio. The nine WU dancers are the first US student cast to be given permission to perform Pavane. The cast studied the Ito technique with WU faculty member Mary-Jean Cowell and were coached in the choreography by Lynne Larson, Artistic Associate and Education Director of Repertory Dance Theatre.

December 2 & 3 at 8pm

December 4 at 2pm
Edison Theatre
 

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