Chill is an exploration of how modern dance can fit into the musical theater genre. Playful Nonchalance meets Overwhelmed By Life and cajoles her into taking off her coat and finally having a little fun with it.
Premiered in July 2009 in Breaking the Mold, NYC
The pulse of a city is born of the hearts of its characters. Cityscape taps into the iconic vibrancy of the city that never sleeps. As the wheels on the bus go round and round, school girls, punk rockers, tourists, bums, and businessmen cross paths in a flavorful scene. They each have difference styles, but they're all dancing to the same beat.
Workshopped in a 2008 residency at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, VA
Finding My Voice
CHOREOGRAPHY BY ALDEN LAPAGLIA
Finding My Voice is a solo about exploration. A girl drowning in costumes sifts through a trunk of options in an effort to distill that which she is rather than that which she is not.
Features original music by Scott Radway
Premiered in April 2010 at McVey Theater, Richmond, VA
La Soledad is a contemporary story ballet told in four sections of snapshot like scenes. At the first snap of the lights, we find ourselves in a club in which we're introduced to two independent spirits with the power to turn each other’s world upside down. In section two, the world disappears as their flirtation leads from frivolous fun to their first brush with love. The depth of that connection is more than they prove ready for, however, and the relationship unravels at the beginning of the third section. We watch their parallel struggle to recover the strength of the selves that they knew before. The fourth shot reveals a world that is the very much the same while they are now very different, their passion replaced by the cold longing for companionship.
Sections 1 and 3 premiered September 2007 at the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC
Choreography by Kathryn Holmes
Refrain is a short solo about attempting to escape from an emotionally traumatic situation. The piece progresses along a loose diagonal as the dancer analyzes and confronts the situation, breaks free only to be sucked back in, and finally is able to circumvent the problem and move on.
Premiered September 2007 at the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC
Where the Wild Thangs Are
Modern dance meets musical theater in the wildly playful Where the Wild Thangs Are. When ridiculously adorned creatures of the night stampede into the life a little girl raised with Victorian propriety, her world opens up. Is it magic or a dream? Throughout the piece audiences will be charmed by quirky rhythms executed with cunning technicality and smile at choreographic references to classics like Where the Wild Things Are, The Wizard of Oz and The Nutcracker.
Choreography by Becky Radway
#19 is a quirky duet performed entirely in unison. While the piece is based around the intricate gesture and quick directional changes, it is reminiscent of our youthful days of self-consciousness and general mayhem.
Premiered in September 2007 at the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC
Performed as a solo in ALDEN MOVES repertory by Alden LaPaglia