April 5, 2024 at 8 PM
The BEACON 2024 show included Light Play by Heidi Brewer and Sharon McCaman; Frozen Angels by Sarah Walston Phillips in collaboration with performers; "iN tHEir miNd" an excerpt from "Journey to Freedom" by Charlotte D. Johnson in collaboration with performers; Lineage by Andee Scott for and with Helen French; Listen Hold Listen hold listen hold… by Robert Moses, for and with Bliss Kohlmyer and Andee Scott; and Within. Without. by Alexander Jones in collaboration with company artists.

Light Play

Created & Performed by: Heidi Brewer and Sharon McCaman
Music: hundrede træer by Ed Carlson, Coming To by Rob Simonsen, Kids of Tibet by Kleintierschaukel, Tick of the Clock by Chromatics
Cinematography: Frank Ranieri, Savannah Linquist, Sharon McCaman, Heidi Brewer
Editors: Heidi Brewer and Sharon McCaman
Assistant Editors: Leon and Penny
Switcher Operator: Haven Griner

Frozen Angels

Choreography: Sarah Walston Phillips in collaboration with performers
Performers: Cynthia Clark, Baylie Dockins, Nicholas Garlo, Kate Gierke, Antonio Hernandez, Troy Martin, Makenzie McLean, Drew Travis Robinson, Sarah Walston Phillips
Music: Max Richter, Nils Frahm, Lobomyr Melnyk
Costumes: Sarah Walston Phillips and Cynthia Walston
Note: Frozen Angels is a work that is inspired by an exhibit of Greek figure sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. These works of art are on display in a room with windows on the ceiling that allow light to bathe them in a glorious manner, yet upon detailed inspection their cracks and imperfections become pronounced with shadow. This dance work embodies the breaking apart of these characters and their stories in an exploration of how myth and lore reveal truths about our human nature. 

"iN tHEir miNd" an excerpt from "Journey to Freedom"

Choreographer/Director: Charlotte D. Johnson
Dancers: Katherine Smith, Tamoy Prawl, and Terrence Jamison
Spoken Word Poets: Diana “Di Nguyen” Nguyen and Raheem “Reality” Gordon
Musician: Vincent Sims (Guitarist)
Text written in collaboration with Diana Nguyen and Raheem Gordon inspired by the JTF cast members.
Music arranged by Vincent Sims
Visual Content arranged by Katherine Smith.

"iN tHEir miNd" highlights the reality of mental illness within our community, within those we love and within ourselves.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


Choreography: Andee Scott for and with Helen French 
Dancers: Helen French 
Sound: Chihei Hatakeyama and Dustin O’Halloran
Costume: Terri Funaro

Listen Hold Listen hold listen hold…

Choreography: Robert Moses, for and with the dancers
Dancers: Bliss Kohlmyer and Andee Scott
Sound: Yoed Nir; Ada Limón’s “The Real Reason;” text by Robert Moses, Bliss Kohlmyer, and Andee Scott; Georgs Pelécis 
Note: This is a portrait of these two women – their friendship, their support for one another, their challenging of each other, their quiet privy, and their shorthand ways. Being on the outside looking in, it is a rendering of tender, fierce, supportive, unrelenting sisterly womanly love.

Within. Without.

a journey through loss
this work is in dedication to: Mattie Lou Smith, Leviticus Taylor, Carolyn Smith, Josh Van Wagoner, and Aida Smith 

choreography: alexander jones in collaboration with company artists 
technical direction: marcus wehby
company management: sarah hamilton, emily curry

dancers: heidi brewer, talia demps, jonah perez-lopez, alexander jones, and kirsten standridge 
music: Arvo Pärt “Fratres for Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion” 
costumes: iky standridge

share. keep. throw.

take a deep breath.

let your body expand in your seat.

what are you thinking right now?

how does this experience

this moment

make your free?

what is coming up for you?

feel free to use this program as a way to collect your thoughts.

a brain dump.

a cloud holds the feelings floating inside you.

jot down on here.

share your thoughts

or keep them for yourself


throw them away

this is your time.

BEACON 2024 is made possible by the generous support of

Presenting Partner

Supporting Partners

Tom & Sally Baynard

Education Partner

Contributing Partner

John & Mary Ellen Collins