Current Repertory

Griot Songs

Griot Songs – references 3 stages of womanhood: child into woman, young womanhood, and maturity.

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Benches

Benches takes you into a park for a day to people watch and imagine the lives of the those who are alone, in pairs, and in groups.

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Plugged

Plugged explores our relationships to the machines that occupy our world and how these machines affect our sensitivity to nature, quiet, and the earth. Original sound score by Dean Wallraff.

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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.

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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.

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Recent Repertory

Schoenfield Dances

Schoenfield Dances features a rag, fughetta, shuffle, and boogie and melds 20th century popular dance styles with a classical movement sensibility.

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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.

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In the Garden

In the Garden is accompanied by the sounds of night and Finnish vocal music, and 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.

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Through the Lens

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.

Old Postcards from Europe

Old Postcards from Europe takes its inspiration from three late 19th & early 20th century postcards found in Munich, Vienna, and Budapest. Postcards come to life in this dance for five.

Pushing Time

2016

Renaissance 5

2015

Currents and Eddies

2012

Southern Memories

2011

Aliens

2010

Eternal Encounter

2008

Dances in White

2007

VIDA Songs

2006

Overlapping

2004

Heaven and Earth - In Search of the Spirit

2004

Gottschalk Dances

2003

A Few American Songs

2002

Bloomers!

2001

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