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ENTRY POINTS

PROGRAM ORDER

There will be 5 minute breaks between pieces throughout the show.

I. What We Bring to the Table

 

Choreography: Holly Seitz Marchant & David Marchant in collaboration with the dancers

Dancers: Hannah Bialecki, Chrissy Clair, Emily Duggins Ehling, Kami Miller, Hanna Pierce, Emily Small

Music: Nils Frahm (Them; Our Own Roof; My Friend the Forest)

Costumes: Chrissy Clair

 

What We Bring to the Table began with a starting point, following leads, welcoming the unknown and finding our place.  The dance is a process—a dynamic, responsive collaboration, inviting the artwork to unfold and make sense on its own terms. Each performance is a unique window into the creative presence of each person and a tacit understanding of moving from moment to moment together.  

 

For Emily Richard, scientist and educator who believed that the deepest learning comes from following open-ended "starting points” towards an unexpected discovery.

 

II. Echo

 

Choreography: Emilia Sandoval

Dancers: Hannah Bialecki (Sat/Sun 2:30), Emily Duggins Ehling, Kami Miller, Emily Small (Sun 7:30)

Music: Childish Gambino (0.00); Keane (Untitled 1)

Costumes: Emilia Sandoval

 

As artists, we are always investigating the dynamic relationship between thought and physicality. In the spirit of this research, I created Echo as a visual window into what it feels like to experience the loop of internal chaos. There are many things that can lead us into turbulent thought, and when we are there, it can feel familiar yet unpredictable, loud yet lonely, out-of-body yet enclosed, and unending. This balance of contradiction becomes a theme throughout the work and draws both performers and viewers into an episode of its own. 

 

III. Ways to move in harmony

 

Choreography: Emily Haussler in collaboration with the dancers

Dancers: Hannah Bialecki, Chrissy Clair, Emily Duggins Ehling, Kami Miller, Hanna Pierce, Emily Small

Music: Hildur Guðnadóttir (Aether, Whiten); Helios (Lighthouse);  Paul Haslinger (Intrinsic). Editing by Emily Haussler

Costumes: Emily Haussler

 

Somehow, through chaos, we manage to stumble upon harmony.

IV. Soft Fire

 

Choreography: Victoria Lynn Awkward of VLA DANCE

Dancers: Hannah Bialecki, Chrissy Clair, Josiah Gundersen, Kami Miller, Hanna Pierce 

Music: Otis Redding (Try a Little Tenderness)

Costumes: Victoria Lynn Awkward

 

This piece was inspired by the following Nayyirah Waheed poem from the book Salt.

“you do not have to be a fire for every mountain blocking you. you could be a water and soft river your way to freedom too. - options”

 

V. Worthy of Rest

 

Choreography: Maria Blanco & Yariana Baralt Torres in collaboration with the dancers

Dancers: Hannah Bialecki, Chrissy Clair, Emily Duggins Ehling, Kami Miller, Hanna Pierce, Emily Small

Music: CHINAH (Give Me Life); Nathy Peluso (SANA SANA); Booker T. & the M.G.s (Green Onions; Behave Yourself). Editing by Maria Blanco & Yariana Baralt Torres

Costumes: Maria Blanco & Yariana Baralt Torres, special thanks to Allison Haussler

 

Within this work, we decided to acknowledge how burnt out we actually currently feel. As products of a capitalistic society, we push ourselves to keep moving toward a goal, with little to no room for rest, recharging and self-love. We pay tribute to this struggle with “Worthy of Rest”. As two Queer Latinx women, who express their identities thorugh their movement vocabulary, we acknowledge that the dancers don't share the same identities as our own. For us, dancers do not represent our identities or who we are, but serve us as a canvas to express ourselves in the most authentic way. 

BIOGRAPHIES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Nathan Whitsett

Eleanor, Steve, & Allison Haussler

Sean Savoie, Ben Lewis & Washington University PAD 

Mary Clemens

Brian Elsesser, Tim Hirzel, & Jonathan Meyer

Mya Edgar & Sam Maull

Ellie Borgstrom & Michael Henderson

Dominick Ehling

Brittni Collins, Holly Seitz Marchant, Akua Owusu-Dommey, & Allyson Ditchey

Lizzy Miotti, Bryan Lind, & Athletico Physical Therapy

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