Bloomington, IN – The IU Contemporary Dance Class of 2018 takes center stage in New Moves: Student Choreographers' Showcase. Presenting their own original choreography, these emerging artists will utilize various collaborative art forms, such as sound, text, visual art, and film, to present cutting edge contemporary dance pieces.
Program at a Glance:
Letters from My Doormat
Choreographed by Adriana Fang (Guest Artist), in collaboration with dancers
On For By
Choreographed by Julia Palmer, in collaboration with dancers
Choreographed by Maggie Wolfe, in collaboration with dancers
My Rule, Your Rule
Choreographed by Veronica Bone
Choreographed by Madison Davis
Obscurity (Nine Tones of White)
Choreography: Angie Pan, in collaboration with dancers
Choreographed by Julia Dorf
Choreographed by Helen Berger
Choreographed by Krista Gottwald, in collaboration with dancers
Choreographed by Gracie Black
Where the Path Leads
Choreographed by Katie Lea, in collaboration with dancers
Choreographed by Morgan Johnson
10 to 9 for 11
Choreographed by Alex Ketley (Guest Artist)
All presenting seniors will perform in two works choreographed by guest artists, 10 to 9 to 11 by Alex Ketley and Letters from my Doormat by Adrienne Fang.
Guest Artist Adriane Fang is a dancer, teacher and choreographer with a keen interest in multi-disciplinary collaboration. She was a member of the internationally renowned dance company, Doug Varone and Dancers, from 1996-2006 and has worked with several other choreographers including Colleen Thomas, Bill Young, Wally Cardona, Christopher K. Morgan and Nancy Bannon.
Currently on faculty at the University of Maryland, Adriane is the recipient of a 2007 New York Dance and Performance Award for her performance in with Doug Varone and Dancers. This summer, Fang will be traveling to Australia to perform at the Panpapanpalya Festival in a work choreographed by Elizabeth Shea.
Guest Artist Alex Ketley is an independent choreographer, filmmaker, and the director of The Foundry. Formally a classical dancer with the San Francisco Ballet (1994-1998), he performed a wide range of classical and contemporary repertory with the company in San Francisco and on tour throughout the world. In 1998 he left the San Francisco Ballet to co-found The Foundry in order to explore his deepening interests in choreography, improvisation, mixed media work, and collaborative process. With The Foundry he has been an artist in residence at many leading art institutions including Headlands Center for the Arts (2001 and 2007), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2002), The Yard (2003), the Santa Fe Art Institute (2004 and 2006), the Taipei Artist Village (2005), ODC Theater (2006), the Ucross Foundation (2007), and the Vermont Performance Lab (2014). The Foundry has produced fifteen full evening length works that have received extensive support from the public, funders, and the press.
Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance, will direct New Moves. Joining McCarthy-Brown on the creative team are Associate Professor Andrew Hopson (Sound Design), IU Theatre student Ashlynn Abbott (Stage Manager), IU MFA design student Naomi Gold (Lighting Design) and Production Manager Thomas Quintas (Assistant Stage Manager). The cast of New Moves includes a company of exceptional student dancers.
WHAT: IU Contemporary Dance Theatre presents New Moves: Student Choreographers' Showcase.
WHEN: April 27 @ 7:30 PM and April 28 @ 2:00 PM
WHERE: Wells-Metz, Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave.
TICKETS: Admission is $10. 812.855.1103 or theatre.indiana.edu.
For more info and interview requests, please email Amy Osajima at email@example.com.