Thursday, April 30, 2009

Buy Your Tickets Now/ Danstage in the News

Danstage 2009 opens tomorrow!
If you haven't bought your tickets yet, now is the time. The show promises to be a huge hit.  
So don't delay, buy your Danstage 2009 tickets now!

Check out the buzz around town  about Danstage 2009

- And more to come...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Danstage 2009 Dress Rehearsal

Photos from the Monday April 27th Dress Rehearsal. 

Danstage 2009 opens this weekend. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

god of dirt Preview

Sit in on rehearsal and get a sneak peak at god of dirt, a collaboration between UWSP and Jump Rhythm Jazz Project.

god of dirt
Choreography by Billy Siegenfeld

god of dirt is an earth-honoring folk dance that transcends national cultures. Its percussive, hand-grasping, heavy-booted movement life arises from grafting the swinging, sharp-edged rhythms of Jump Rhythm Technique (tm) onto a suite of yearning, mocking, growling, melancholic, and ecstatic songs created by the boundary-crossing Serb-Croat composer Goran Bregovic. This piece complements JRJP's repertory of universal human stories told through emotion-charged bursts of energy and reflects the company's ongoing commitment to performing the vernacular body-rhythms and beat-driven vocalizations that define the core of true jazz performance. In three forward-moving episodes, god of dirt celebrates the survival tenacity, wry humor, and humility that, in combination, re-connect people to community, their own bodies' wisdom, and the earth's capacity for instruction in this increasingly cyber-driven, technology-dependent world.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Angel and the Albatross Preview

Inspired by birds, The Angel and The Albatross examines the collective power of the group while recognizing our instinctual desire to be alone. The lush movement palette balances the delicate, personal gesture with the expansive, athletic footfalls of a group of 18. Avian-inspired costuming and a powerful video installation of clouds passing across the bright sky complete the imaginary environment. The Angel and The Albatross transports the viewer to a world of swooping, darting floor patterns and intimate, gentle relationships.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

A 1/4" below the surface of the earth Preview

In A ¼” below the surface of the earth, choreographer Michael Estanich uses the body as the landscape for fiery physical investigation. The work is designed to challenge the movement habits and physical stamina of the dancers’ bodies and enable them to access their explosive power. Set against a serene installation of hanging wind chimes and circulating air, the dancers navigate complex, high-speed movement patterns with precision and intensity.