DestinationDance

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UNRELENTING

Site: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Choreographed by Kris Swaczyna
Music: “Moses Theme” by Ennio Morricone
Performers: Kurt Andersen, Trisha French, Ashley Frost, Brita Romans, Deena Schmidt, Sarah Ziolkowski

 

“A large crowd followed and pressed around Him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.

 

When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind Him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, ‘If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed.’ Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

 

At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ ‘You see the people crowding against you,’ His disciples answered, ‘and yet you can ask, “Who touched Me?”‘ But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.

 

Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and knelt at His feet, and trembling with fear, told Him the whole truth. He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering'” (Mark 5:25-34).”

 

NIGUNIM ‘soulful prayer songs’

Site: Nevada Museum of Art
Choreographed by L. Martina Young
Performers: L. Martina Young, Diane Rugg, Martin A. David, Patti Casey, Jennifer Hubbert, Carol Gilman

 

NIGUNIM draws its inspiration and is informed by the properties, qualities and meanings found in the Sculpture Garden of the Nevada Museum of Art. Each verse, each movement of the dance is performed in direct relationship to the images, stories and events given to us by the sculptures and the environment in which they live. Like the passage of life, the art emerges in relation to it's environment, it expresses the things around, it unifies them. 

 

To create NIGUNIM, I brought myself to each of the individual sculptures: 1) Cairn; 2) Inhale/Exhale; 3) Horse; and 4) Lotus. In order to achieve a unified image (an idea), I meditated on each and a narrative emerged that wedded each sculpture to the other through movement. The performance, that is to say, what happens in and among the sculptures is what connects them and us: performance is the animating and unifying material. 

 

LEAVES AND VOLUMES

Site: Washoe County Library
Choreographed by Cari K. Cunningham
Original composition and music performance by Quinton Bunk
Performers: Samantha Badie, Erica Coffelt, Loie Elizabeth Cunningham Mosher, Mandy Flocchini, Sarah Johnson, Elli Komito, Jennifer Martin, Elizabeth Mason, Scooby C. Meredith, Angela K. Ritchie, Oliver Sloan, Tyna Sloan, Moriah Wegman

 

The downtown library was originally planned to be built in a park. When that couldn’t happen, the park was built inside the library instead. The piece “Leaves and Volumes” is inspired by the expansiveness and unique landscape of this site and by the ideas of growth, both physical and mental, that occurs within its walls.

 

POSTCARDS

Site: 50 South Virginia | West Elm
Choreographed by Eve Allen Garza
Music: Balmorhea (edited with text)
Performers: Lauren Bolotin, Brittany Boylan, Christie Cabrera, Gillian Carpenter, Keely Cobb, Kelly Rubero

 

Postcards often feature beautiful images and include short messages to loved ones.  Similar to the limited space on the back to write on, the dancers are confined to postcard-shaped “stages” formed by the 5’x8’ rugs on loan from West Elm. The text spoken comes from a series of postcards sent to Neva Stone during the 1960s. 

 

SANCTITIES

Site: Bundox Bocce | Renaissance Reno
Choreographed by Jennie Pitts Knipe
Music: Musica Divina
Performers: Katie Castaneda, Laura Garcia, Evelyn Gonzalez, Jenny Mizzi, Michelle Parker, Jennie Pitts Knipe, Paula Smith, Shelby Wilburn, Kimberly Yukes

Destination Dance is part of the 23rd Artown Festival on July 12, 2018.
This program has been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency
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Thanks you to our all sponsors and volunteers!

Coordinator: Eve Allen Garza
Tour Guides: Sam Crabtree, LaRonda Etheridge, Nate Hodges, Rosie Trump
Tech Crew: Italo Croco, Derick Smith
Sites:  Alexis Hill & City of Reno
           Father William Stomski  & Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
           Bernie Carter & 50 S. Virginia St. 
           Susan Norton & West Elm
           Dominic Martin & Renaissance Reno
           Beate Weinart & Washoe County Library
           Marisa Cooper & Nevada Museum of Art
Printing: Tracey Oliver & Sierra Arts Foundation
Sound: Willis Allen & Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Videography: Aric Shapiro
Cast Party: Chuck Shapiro & Wild River Grille

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