Breaking Through the Canvas (2007) – 20 minutes
Inspired by the music of Vincent Ho and the artwork of Luc Leestemaker The piece is fast and energetic, built on Chinese folk rhythms and sonorities, and seasoned with delicious dissonances to give it that added excitement. It expresses a youthful energitic quality that harkens an earlier musical period of mine; a period when I still viewed music with a child-like sense of wonder and excitement before the realities of life jaded my perspectives.
Beneath the Skin: An Exploration of Human Qualities (2007) – Full Evening Length
With an artist onstage painting, dance and visual art combine to create a multi-layered arts experience. As each dance emerges, the dancers’ dynamic, powerful movements reveal the map that covers each of our bodies. Based upon The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler, the choreography delves deeply into what lies below the surface of the skin in each human being. The Book of Qualities is a journey through the human experience and explores pleasure, anger, beauty and change–treating them as everyday characters who live among us.
Dancing Through the Ages (2006) - Full Evening Length
An exhilarating blend of original music, outstanding modern dance choreography and extensive video footage Dancing Through the Ages tells the story of what it feels like to dance at every age and stage of life – and why we all feel so connected to the “universal language of dance.”
Healing Blue (2005) – Full Evening Length
“Healing Blue,” includes a full-length concert that provides an intimate glimpse into the strength, struggles, and diversity of women in their fight against breast cancer. “Healing Blue” tells the story of seven women who have battled breast cancer. This multi-media performance will combine projected interviews with these women with dance pieces that have been inspired by their lives. The intent of the performance is to educate, inspire, entertain and raise money for the breast cancer cause.
Mixed Repertory Shows Length varies depending on selected dances
So Much Flowering (2004) – 8 minutes
A celebration of human spirit and vitality
The Breath That Reminds (2004) – 7 minutes
In a fast-paced, technology-driven world, we are constantly struggling between moving forward and stopping to appreciate where we are and what we have done. Music: Gotan Project
Season Beyond Innocence (2004) – 4 minutes
Dedicated to Ochari D’Aiello (1976-1992) Music: George Gershwin
Open Arms (2004) – 4 minutes
A solo that portrays one woman’s struggle to cope with the loss of her arms. Music: Alby Potts
Pandora (2002) – 7 minutes
Captures the essence of the ancient myth of Pandora’s Box. Music: Samuel Barber
Dancing Outside the Box (2002) – 10 minutes
A series of comedic and whimsical pieces that explore the struggle between the habitual conventionality and exploration of the unkown. Dances include The Slug, The Box, and The Ties. Music: Bill Frisell
Back to the Earth (2001) – 13 minutes
This piece revisits instinctual human rhythms, synthesizing spiritual intensity with passionate physicality. Music: Brandon Toh, Dynamic Dancing, Rusted Root