BEACON 2021
Friday, April 16th at 8 PM
The BEACON 2021 show includes when the petals fall choreographed by Alexander Jones, Immure by Helen Hansen French, Cogs in the Machine choreographed by Christina Acosta,Confluence by Erin Cardinal and Brian Fidalgo II and Journey to Freedom: I remember that Night like it was Yesterday. created and performed by Charlotte Johnson, Luis Alicea, Deven Filer, Stefanie Maisonet.

Created By

Helen Hansen French

Program Notes

Immure is inspired in part by the life of Hildegard von Bingen, Saint Hildegard, a 12th Century nun, healer, theologian, and composer. She was enclosed in a monastery as a child and had prophetic visions her whole life.

Choreographed by

Christina Acosta

Performed by

Dwayne Schuenemen and Sea Lea

Program Notes

Cogs in the Machine reveals an apocalyptic realm where even after life on earth has ended, machine parts continue to move and flourish.
The choreography challenges dancers to jolt, twist, hook, and magnetically partner in machine-like ways into calibration.

Created and Performed by

Charlotte Johnson
Luis Alicea
Deven Filer
Stefanie Maisonet

Program Notes

This excerpt from Journey to Freedom sheds Light on the real issue of Domestic violence within our communities. From start to finish it displays the history of mental illnesses that our military veterans suffer from and how that illness can bleed over to those we love the most.

Although this excerpt doesn’t showcase how these individuals come to a place of peace, the scenes definitely will hit home for so many and hopefully will leave you in suspense and ready to see more of what Journey to Freedom is all about.

An improvisational performance conceived by

Erin Cardinal
Brian Fidalgo II 

Artistic collaboration and direction by

Robin Gordon
Michael Foley 

Text written by

Nancy Stark Smith
David Koteen 

Performed by

Erin Cardinal
Brian Fidalgo II
Robin Gordon
and Michael Foley

Program Notes

Confluence is a work rooted in contact improvisation. The dance is driven by excerpted text from the “interview” between Nancy Stark Smith and David Koteen from the book, Caught Falling. Not only is the dance improvised, but the order in which the text is performed is also unknown. The dancers respond through movement to the rich, playful, poignant text and to each other.

Contact Improvisation is “communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion—gravity, momentum, inertia.” –Steve Paxton

projectAlchemy

Choreographed by

Alexander Jones

Dancers

Carissa Bishop
Nicholas Daulton-Crotty
Kirsten Standridge

Program Notes

It starts simple at first. Eye contact. A gentle nod. Body language. The conversation consists of gestures, all invitations to further the conversations. Then comes the pact. The agreement. Consent. A budding connection blooms into a ravishing relationship. Cycles spin chaotically in beautiful rhythmic patterns, culminating in unified release. The petals fall gentle in the glow of the sun.

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