Dance at Socrates: Week 2

AUGUST 11 – 16, 2014

August 11 – 15: From Monday through Friday, one choreographer will develop his/her original dance work with a team of dancers. Visitors are welcome to watch as the new, site-specific performance evolves, gaining insight into a choreographer’s creative process.

Residency Schedule:
Stephanie Miracle Dances
Christopher Williams Dances

Saturday, August 16 at 3:30: The new, completed dance will be performed before a general audience.

Stephanie Miracle Dances
Christopher Williams Dances
with Terra Firma Dance Theatre
and 10 Hairy Legs

Performer Bios:
Stephanie Miracle Dances – Using a movement palette ranging from gestural and pedestrian to highly physical and idiosyncratic, Stephanie’s work investigates the intersections between the everyday and the invisible/spiritual through the relationships of body to body and body in space. Inspired by film, cinematic devices are borrowed to frame and edit dances into visually and emotionally rich compositions that invite audiences to leave the theater with an increased awareness and sensitivity to the world around them.

Christopher Williams Dances – Dubbed “the downtown prodigy” (The New Yorker) and “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there” (The New York Times), Christopher Williams is a choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer devoted to crafting movement-based works in New York City and abroad since 1999. His works have been presented in NYC venues including City Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Joyce SOHO, nationally in Kalamazoo, Philadelphia, and Princeton, and internationally in Colombia, Holland, France, England, Spain, and Russia.

Terra Firma Dance Theatre – Stuart Loungway, the Artistic Director of Terra Firma Dance Theatre, began his training with Tania Lichine, Irina Jacobson, and John Clifford before receiving a full scholarship to the prestigious School of American Ballet. He began his professional career performing with the Joffrey II Ensemble and Joffrey Ballet, before joining San Francisco Ballet Company and continuing as a Principal Dancer with American Repertory Ballet. Selected as “Who’s Hot” by National Dance Critics Association Chair Karyn Collins, Mr. Loungway’s choreography, as expressed by Robert Johnson of Dance Europe, is “elegant and evocative” and “bodes well for the future of dance.”

10 Hairy Legs – 10 Hairy Legs is a repertory company–comprised entirely of men–of Randy James’ work as well as existing and new works by significant choreographers. Not meant to reflect a specific point of view about the male experience, the company seeks rather to celebrate and explore the tremendous technical and emotional range of the male dancer. The mission of 10 Hairy Legs is to advance the understanding of the male role in dance through the creation, acquisition and performance of exceptional work.


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