Choreography: Olivia Baron-Clarke, Ben Munisteri, Paula Nunez, Tyler Orcutt, John Parks, Andee Scott
Costume Design: Teresita Almeda, Marilyn Gaspardo Bertch, Julie Carr, Amanda Dobrzeniecki
Lighting Design: Ashley Burr, Kristen Geisler Easterling
What you think you know about dance…think again. USF Dance pushes the envelope of motion in the 2012 Spring Dance concert. Join us for an evening of 6 outstanding works of dance by our faculty and students including:
Light, Interrupted, a new work by USF Faculty member Andee Scott, is a study of the intersection between movement and light. Using a video projection score as the predominant source of light, dancers both reveal, and are revealed, by various textures, patterns, and colors projected into and around the performance space.
A modern ballet by visiting professor Paula Nunez, Dioses delOlvido is split into three movements with three different sets of emotions: happiness and hope; fear, chaos and risk; and living in the shadows. Based on Pablo Neruda's poem "Queda Prohibido" ("It is Now Forbidden").
Set to three Radiohead songs, Visiting Professor Ben Munisteri's piece Catalog makes use of a limited number of dance phrases, which are re-sequenced, re-metered, and re-cataloged so that they repeatedly create fresh, cohesive incarnations of texture and rhythm. The dance premiered at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in August 2009.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea." (Genesis) One Heaven, One Earth, choreographed by senior BFA student Olivia Baron-Clarke to music by Dinah Washington and Max Richter, is a moving portrait of a woman's journey to self-existence.
Exploring the fine line between confusion and comprehension, senior BFA student Tyler Orcutt's Cracked begins with the premise that most people are not completely secure, nor completely broken, but instead face their daily obstacles in the only way they know how.
By Their Deeds We Shall Know Them is a work based on the struggles and achievements of the late 1960s and 70s -- where in the events of today are reminiscent of 40 years ago. This work is choreographed by faculty member John Parks and dedicated to his dear friend (Kwame Ture) Stokely Carmichael.