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Current Repertory


For Rose


For Rose is about the passing of choreographer Benita Bike's mother Rose. Stark and poignant, this dance touches on complicated feelings of love, discordance, and death.

(Photo by Doug Kiklowicz)


On Beat 3

On Beat 3 is a trio that uses driving percussive rhythms and colorful off-balance movements to explore a world of ordered chaos.

(Photo by Doug Kiklowicz)


 

Renaissance Five

Renaissance 5 is a dancey quintet infused with energy and innocence and set to bawdy 16th century drinking music.

(Photo by Doug Kiklowicz)

 

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In the Garden

...accompanied by the sounds of night and Finnish vocal music, brings an ancient lost garden to life. Dancers in red dresses move red garden stones around to create paths throughout the garden, and golden tree spirits are freed to explore the night.

(Photo by Dean Wallraff)

 

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Through the Lens

...is accompanied by the quirky and surprising music by Hans Reichl, Barry Hall, and John Beck. The fantastical instruments used in these compositions are made from various non-standard materials, and the movement that this music inspires is completely surprising.

(Photo by Ryan Stevens)

 

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Southern Memories


(Photo by Dean Wallraff)
...is a poignant and energetic trio taking its cue from traditional tunes of the Southern United States.

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Previous Repertory

Currents & Eddies

...is a quintet set to guitar music by Lou Harrison; it takes its cue from the different moods or movements of water.

 

(Photo by Dean Wallraff)

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Aliens


(Photo by Chip Nash)
Aliens is a fantasy work about a parallel world where a young creature learns about life.

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Entrelazadas

Entrelazadas means "entwined" or "interlaced" in Spanish. This classical dance delicately traces the relationships of three women. The accompaniment is guitar and vocal music by Spanish composers Juan del Enzina, Gaspar Sanz, and Joaquin Rodrigo.

(Photo by Elazar Harel)

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Eternal Encounter

A fable of good and evil encountering one another repeatedly throughout time, creating unthinking hate, morphing into crazed battle, devastating lives, and solving absolutely nothing.

(Photo by Elazar Harel)

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Dances in White


(Photo by Elazar Harel)

...is a series of dramatic solo dances for women set to music by French composers that span the centuries: Couperin, Lully and Debussy.

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VIDA Songs (2006)
Overlapping (2004)
Heaven and Earth - In Search of the Spirit (2004)
Gottschalk Dances (2003)
A Few American Songs (2002)
Bloomers! (2001)
Old Postcards from Europe (1999)
Concerto in Slendro (1999)
Angels and Wantons (1998)
Nature Studies (1997)
Human Nature (1996)
Journey (1995)
Reflections on Being American (1994)
Little Dances with Women (1993)
Songs of Change (1992)
Le Tombeau de Rameau (1991)
Un Petit Divertissement (1990)
Percussion Suite (1989)
Womansong (1988)
In the Ruins (1987)
Le Femmes des Montagnes (1987)
Voices and Recitations (1986)
Child's Play (1986)
Cycle (1985)
Suite (1984)
In the Expanse (1983)
Folk Dance (1982)
Szerelem (1982)
Sculptures (1981)
Soundspace (1978)
Solo (1977)
Space for Two (1977)
From the "Kammermusiken" (1976)
For Lyric (1975)
Selections from "Pierrot Lunaire" (1975)
Clap Dance (1975)
Three Movements (1973)
Duet (1973)
Composition in Three (1971)
Dream of a Tepid Night (1970)

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