Program 3

Sunday, November 15 @ 7pm

 Performed by 

Madison Pineda, NY

Liz Dibble Dance, UT

Jack Murphy, NY

Smutek Dance Project, MI

Mayu Nakaya, Japan

Alison Cook Beatty Dance, NY

Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow, CA

Alexander Sargent, NY

Biggs & Co., NY

WHITE WAVE Dance, NY

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Shaping You

Christina Tribo

Choreography by Christina Tribo 

Danced by Christina Tribo 

Music: Out Out of Order by Michl

 

 

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Li Chiao-Ping Dance

Choreography by Li Chiao-Ping

Danced by Li Chiao-Ping

Text/Sound by Li Chiao-Ping

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Madison Pineda © Alexander Sargent

Madison Pineda began cultivating a love for dance the moment she could walk. When she was 15, she was given the opportunity to train at the NYC Joffrey Ballet School: J&C Program. Madison was accepted to the Juilliard School in 2017 and is in her 4th year as a dance major. She has trained at: Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Dance Festival (2018), the NDT Summer Intensive (2019) and the Arts Umbrella ISDI (2019). Madison has performed works by Martha Graham, Crystal Pite, Rena Butler and Darrell Moultrie. She was chosen to present work in Juilliard’s 2019 ChoreoComp Show. Performing highlights include: dancing on the Jacob’s Pillow InsideOut Stage, performing Martha Graham’s “Rite of Spring” in the 2018 Juilliard Spring Repertory, dancing for the upcoming Warner Brothers film, “In The Heights” and performing in Andrea Miller’s New Dances creation, “Desde”. She is looking forward to growing as an artist in her final year at Juilliard. © Alexander Sargent

Liz Dibble is a native of San Francisco, CA, where she began her dance training as a scholarship student at the San Francisco Ballet School. She graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a BA in Composite Dance: Ballet and Modern emphasis. Following 18 months of missionary service in Chile, Liz returned to Utah to perform with Brittany Reese and to teach at The Clytie Adams School of Ballet. Liz then continued her studies at the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, where she received an MFA. At Purchase, Liz was the 2010 MFA Excellence Award recipient and performed works choreographed by Jose Limon, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Doug Varone, Helen Pickett, Anna Sokolow, Joyce Trisler, Sophie Maslow, and Mark Morris.  After graduation, she performed with Trio Dance Collective in NY and taught at Peridance and Ballet Hispanico. Her choreography has been presented at Brigham Young University, DNA, On Site Mobile Dance Series, White Wave SoloDuo Festival, and the Mark Morris Dance Center. She is currently an adjunct professor of dance at Brigham Young University and the assistant director of Contemporary Dance Theater.

The Light that Shineth” is a work that explores struggles with mental health, particularly anxiety and depression, and the reassurance that there is a way through the loneliness and despair.  Hope is power, and the Light will always come. 

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Liz Dibble © Nate Edward

Christa studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received her B.S. in Movement Science from the School of Kinesiology graduating with distinction and University Honors.   Christa has performed professionally with companies including ArtLab J Dance, SueMo Dance Company, and Danceworks Performance Company.  Christa has been teaching and choreographing for 11 years.  Her choreography has been showcased at numerous festivals and events, including World of Dance Chicago, Spring To Dance in St. Louis, Indiana Dance Festival, and Detroit Dance City Festival. She was the winner of Dance MKE competition in 2017 and a finalist in the American Choreographic Festival 2018.  She was the Associate Artistic Director of SueMo Dance Company (renamed Water Street Dance) for five seasons.  She is currently the Artistic Director of Artistic Edge Dance Centre and Director of The Collective Movement dance intensive.  She is the proud mother of Eli Smutek, born January 27, 2018.

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Smutek Dance © Heather Mrotek 

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Jack Murphy  © Kaine Ward

Jack Murphy is a queer creator originally from Novi, Michigan and currently attends The Juilliard School in New York City. He began choreographing as a trainee with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and continues creating at Juilliard. Most recently, his film project “Pink Narcissist” was presented as part of The Invisible Dog “Pride Music Video Festival”.

 

Life in Plastic, it’s Fantastic!” is about one person's struggle as they face the pressures of societal beauty standards and ideals. 

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Mayu Nakaya © N. Ikegami

Mayu Nakaya is currently a professional student at the Ailey School, orginating from Tokyo, Japan. She completed her training at Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School of the Arts as a dance major, focusing in contemporary. Afterwards she proceeded to the University of Tsukba (Ibaraki, Japan) to further study dance. There she earned recognition and awards in several competitions, locally and nationally, in solos and ensembles, for her work as both a choreographer and dancer.

"A Phantom Woman's Song" incoporates flowers as a metaphor for beauty, aging, and self acceptance. It tells the story of a woman obsessed with maintaining physical perfection, although she feels defeated as time continues to jeporadize this. By the end, she finds resolve in deciding to focus on taking advantage of time, although it may be fleeting, seeking to live a life as beautiful, strong, and full as possible.

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Alison Cook-Beatty is the Artistic Director of Alison Cook Beatty Dance, a New York City-based, non-profit modern dance company founded in 2012. She received her BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, receiving the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. She has performed, most notably with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Taylor 2. Alison has created 35 dances for Alison Cook Beatty Dance, as well as other companies, including Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Infinity Dance, Carolina Ballet Theater, The Boston Conservatory, and others. She has received the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography, the 2014 Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award from Career Transitions for Dancers. She is a 2017 Doug Varone choreography fellow and was a choreographer for the Barcelona International Exchange (BIDE) program. Alison Cook Beatty Dance is grateful for the support of the DanceNYC Coronovirus Dance Relief Fund 2020. 

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Alison Cook-Beatty  © Paul B.Goode 

Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow creates dance & performance spectacles of startling imagery, engaging audiences by transforming and catalyzing sites, stages, and screens, painting them with singular visuals and visceral movement drawn from the quotidian experience. Choreographer/Director Sarah Elgart’s site-works have been performed at spaces/venues including LAX Airport, The Skirball Center, Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site-Specific Festival, The Music Center, MASS MoCA, Dance Place,The Bradbury Building and Loft Seven, where she created a rooftop work lit entirely by a hovering helicopter accompanied by Nels Cline (Wilco). In film she has worked with a range of directors including JJ Abrams, David Lynch, and Anton Corbijn, and her own films include award-winning dance shorts and an Emmy nominated PSA, continue to be accepted into international festivals e.g. Cannes, Dance Camera West, ADF Movies by Movers. Elgart has worked extensively within communities including maximum-security inmates, transitional homeless persons and more. She has received support and recognition from organizations including NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, LA Cultural Affairs Department, California Arts Council, Getty Arts, Sundance Film Institute, and AFI. 

Shape of Memory: Sam is part of an hour-long work entitled Shape of Memory that premiered in its entirety at Jacob’s Pillow 2018. 

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Sarah Elgart  |  Arrogant Elbow  © Steve Pyne

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Alexander Sargent graduated from The Harid Conservatory in 2016 and is currently in his senior year at The Juilliard School. He has choreographed over 13 pieces featuring in total 25+ dancers, commissioned compositions, live music, and film. He was awarded Choreographic Honors awards by Juilliard for his works “Lost in Translation” (also presented in the WHITEWAVE SoloDuo Festival 2019 Season) and “The Man Who Married a Robot/Love Theme”. The work “The Man Who Married a Robot/Love Theme” is a reflection on the innately human capacity to love something which is not there or present. It explores loneliness and liminal space, gently laying across the stage a path of supple and detailed movement. Pulled from the joint experiences of a generation, this piece reflects on the nature of connection and intimacy, asking us to blur the lines dividing the facets of our human and our virtual experiences. 

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Alexander Sargent  © Robert Mason

Foggy Mountains

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Biggs & Co., established in NYC in 2005, is the container for the choreography of April Biggs. The mission of Biggs & Co. is to digest story, though rarely an explicit narrative, into an accessible and visceral movement expression, audience. April Biggs’ choreographic work attempts to share, through the body, what it looks like, feels like, to be deeply, imperfectly human.. Biggs & Co. has presented several works throughout NYC, Upstate NY, and Columbus, OH, the most notable of which includes: Of Otherness (’18), an investigation of what it means to be “othered”; every thing is wonder us ('14), an evening-length study on violence and intimacy; HAUNT (’13), a site-specific installation at Buffalo’s historic grain silos; Nearseeingness (’08), a duet performed at both Dixon Place and Movement Research; Awkward Sister (’06), an evening-length work premiered at the Cunningham Studios; and We Are Each, Animal (’05) selected for DanceNOW @ DTW.

 Waist-Deep in Body is a duet that, through acts of physical rigor and risk, explores the intimacies of will and adaptation, idiosyncrasy within harmony, and a relationship reaching for equality.

A pioneer of “Hallyu (한류): Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. For nearly four decades, Ms. Kim and WHITE WAVE have appeared globally on principal stages including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, Kennedy Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, National Theater of Seoul (Korea), National Theater of Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Maison de la Culture in Le Havre, France; Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Teatro Tendu Striscie in Rome, Italy; Schauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany; as well as the Festival d’Avignon in Avignon, France, among others. In 2003 Ms. Kim was featured in the documentary film Arirang: The Korean American Journey, which was premiered at the Smithsonian Institute and broadcasted nationwide by PBS. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Kim was nominated twice for the Annual KBS Global Korean Award.

2019 has been invigorating for WHITE WAVE Dance, including a highly successful tour to Korea & China! In August, we performed at the Opening Celebration of the ‘19 FINA World Championship Masters' Games, an international sporting event that rivals the Olympics. The Asian Cultural Center, one of the most prestigious arts complexes in Asia and Asia Culture Institute presented ‘Eternal NOW’ with 14-member casts. In China, we performed at Ningbo Cultural Plaza as part of a China-US Cultural Exchange program. 

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WHITE WAVE Dance  © Alexander Sargent