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2016–2017 REPERTORY LIST
…And Now Marvin (1994)
Choreographer: Darryl B. Sneed
This work pays tribute to the legendary artist Marvin Gaye. He was an extraordinary singer, composer and arranger. Through his music he expressed despondency over key issues of his generation: politics, the war in Vietnam, the ecology and human conditions.
Choreographer: Hope Boykin
v. to establish…, to ascribe…, to perform…, to translate…, to convert… Philippians 4:13
This work was funded in part by the Arts District Foundation.
Instinct: 11.1 (2010)
Choreographer: Francesca Harper
Dedicated to my mother, Denise Jefferson.
Night Run (2003)
Choreographer: Christopher L. Huggins
Night Run is a look at the interaction of social forces and their transformation as night falls and the run for time. Night Run was made possible by a grant from The Allstate Foundation.
Awassa Astrige/Ostrich (1934)
Choreographer: Asadata Dafora
The ostrich is not the comic bird, burying its head in the sand, as typically portrayed in cartoons, but it is a large, stately and potentially lethal bird should you suffer a blow from one of its powerful legs. The ostrich commands our respect, and in this portrayal, a warrior imitates the graceful but powerful movements of the King of the birds.
Choreographer: Ray Mercer
Choreographer: Bruce Wood®
Music: Philip Glass, Violin Concerto II-III
This moving and dynamic piece, pays tribute to the choreographer himself. Set to a score by Philip Glass, the music guides the piece as it explores American identity and perspective.
Southern Recollections: For Romare Bearden (2013)
Choreographer: Bridget L. Moore
Dedicated to the life and work of Romare Bearden—Each collage depicts a series of collected memories, forging the past and the present. Mr. Bearden left a legacy of art that is socially relevant, depicts beauty in color, revealing his love and passion for humanity. Romare Bearden once remarked “modern painting progresses through cumulative destructions and new beginnings.”
Choreographer: Katricia Eaglin
Five themes from the bible abstractly depicted through dance.
touch(listen) – (2014)
Choreographer: Christopher Vo in collaboration with the Dancers of DBDT 2014
Choreographer: Matthew Rushing
TRIBUTE—a gift, testimonial, or the like, given as due or in
acknowledgement of gratitude or esteem.
Variations I (2003)
Choreographer: Milton Myers
Variations I has been a collaboration between choreographer, Milton Myers and composer, William Cantanzaro. The work is a structural composition of these and variation. The movements develop from beginning elements of walking and running.
What to Say? Notes on Echo and Narcissus (2015)
Choreographer: Jamal Story
This work is from a larger work exploring the permanence of mythology and folklore in contemporary storytelling. What to Say addresses the nuances that might have existed, the possibilities that the complexities of male/female relationships may have changed very little since this ancient nymph/hunter bond.