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CURRENT REPERTORY


Essentials of Flor

A lush and sexual landscape about aging, remembering, rooting and finally blossoming. 

A dance theater work for 5 dancers.  Musical composition by Clarice Assad.  Set design by Illya Azaroff. Costume design by Kristina Makowski.  Animation by Sean Bonney.

Originally performed at ToRaNaDa Theater, NY.  The creation of this work was supported by a Mabou Mines Suite Artist Residency in 2011 & 2008 and made possible by the Jerome Foundation with public support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

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Click here Essential of Flor Kickstarter Campaign.

 

 

 


 

 

Spring Ephemeral

“Is it the it the Spring Ephemoral or the autumn crocus?” 

A rhetorical question about love and it's time and season. A dance theater work for 6 dancers.

Set design by Illya Azaroff. Music by Stephan Wiesman.  Originally performed at Judson Church. The creation of this work was supported by a Mabou Mines Suite Artist Residency with additional support from Material for the Arts.

 

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Gone Eatin’ 

 

A dance tale about a young man’s sexual awakening over the course of a Southern meal.

 

Our ingredients: 2 cups of heightened moments and luscious dance by Patrick Shaw, Maya Seidel, Lutin Tanner, Kendra Ross and Kristi Spessard 
- A pinch of Chef Jonathan Forgash
- 2 ounces of live music by Astrograss 
- 1 handful of exceptional spinning by DJ $mall ¢hange
- 1 plateful of some of your choice of New York Cities finest Bake Sale Southern bites.

 

Performed 8/29, 2009 at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

 


 

Additional Productions:  Dance / Theater / Opera / Artistic Residencies

Pericles.  Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY.  Written by William Shakespeare.  Directed by David Mold.  Movement Coach. 2015.

 

Life is a Dream.  Eugene Lang College, New York, NY.  Written by Pedro Calderon.  Directed by Sharon Fogerty.  Choreographer. 2015.

 

As The Air Moves Back From You. Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, NY.  Performer / Collaborator. 2015.

Click here for more about the colaboratioin. Click here for the performance video.

 

FAUST 2.0.  Barnard College Department of Theatre/ Columbia University Theatre Arts, New York, NY. Directed by Sharon Fogarty. Choreographer. 2014. Photo Gallery.

 

AFTERBITE. Fall Dance Concert. Drew University Department of Theater and Dance. Madison, NJ.  Choreographer. 2014.

 

Ay Carmela.  Repertorio Espanol, New York, NY.  Written by Jose Sanchiz Sinesterra.  Directed by Francisco Reyes.  Choreographer. 2014.
 
Columbinus.  Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY.  Written by Stephen Karam & PJ Paparelli.  Directed by Craig Baldwin.  Movement Coach. 2013.
 
Mabou Mine's Lucia's Chapters of Coming Forth by Day.  National Theater – Oslo, Norway.  Written & Directed by Sharon Fogerty.  Choreography Coach. 2013.
 
Rutgers University Theater Department.  Resident Teaching Artist.  2013.
 
Mabou Mine's Lucia's Chapters of Coming Forth by Day.  1st Irish 2011 Festival, PS 122, New York, NY.  2011.
 
Ubu The King.  Barnard College Department of Theatre/ Columbia University Theatre Arts, New York, NY. Directed by Sharon Fogarty.   Choreographer.  2011.
 
Alfred University Dance Department.  Artist in Residence - with the Susquehana String Quartet.  2011.
 
Essentials of Flor. ToRoNaDa Theater, New York, NY. Mabou Mines Suite Resident Artist Program. 
 
2011/12 Resident Artist - Mabou Mines Suite Resident Artist Program. 
 
New York Opera Studio's Vocal Fireworks. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 2010.
 
MOVEMENT CHOIR PROJECT.  University of Western Michigan’s Richmond Art Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI.  Organized by Direct Encounters with the Arts Program.  Guest Artist / Choreographic Director. 2010.
 
Center for Architecture, New York, NY. Holiday Party Installation. Choreographic Director. 2010.
 
St Joan of the Stockyards. Barnard College Department of Theatre/ Columbia University Theatre Arts. Written by Bertold Brecht. Directed by Sharon Fogarty.  Choreographer.   2010.
 
New Dance Alliance Performance Mix Festival. Joyce Soho, New York, NY. Performed works:  Karo and Tremor (Choreographic Collaboration with Jeanne Travers).  2010.
 
Spring Ephemeral.  Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, NY. 2010.
Video excerpt
 
Karo and Tremor at Back to Work series at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY. 2010
Performance flyer
 
Spring Ephemeral at West Side Theater, Soaking Wet Festival, shared program, NYC. 2010
 
Brooklyn Arts Exchange - BAX, Brooklyn, NY. Tremor and Karo. 2010.
                                            
PLAYING EQUALITY.  Boricua College, Harlem, New York, NY. Directed by Puy Navarro. Choreographer.  2009.
Video excerpt
            
Center for Architecture. Take – 5 After Party.  Choreographic Director.  2009.
 
GONE EATIN' - A Southern Cabaret. Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY. 2009.
 
Flor. TorNaDa Theater, New York, NY. Flor.  Mabou Mines Suite Resident Artist Program. 2008.
 
2007/08 Resident Artist - Mabou Mines Suite Resident Artist Program.

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