The Ugly Duckling
An abstract, heart- pounding work for six women, one man set to the music of the Japanese drum group, Kodo. The first movement demonstrates a gathering of community. The final movement is a series of divertisements showing the versatility and technical abilities of the dancers. These two driving sections juxtapose a tender solo set to a bamboo flute. View excerpt: dancemedia.com/v/8212
An upbeat ballet that blends Afro-Carribean movements and ballet technique. Set for 15 women, one man this ballet takes the dancers through the process of discovering their identity and purpose and sharing it with others...which in turn frees them. Four individual journeys are highlighted.
Into the Hiding Place
Pennsylvania Regional Ballet
Premiere: March 2009. Rose Lehrman Arts Center
Music: Maranatha, Yo-Yo Ma
Rooted in classical modern technique, this ballet explores the idea of the "hiding place" described by the psalmist David in chapter 32, verse 7 and continues exploration through verse 11. The piece was created for 10 women.
Need You Now
Premiere: June 2006 L'arte de la Danse Festival Heidelberg, Germany
Music: Smokie Norful
Set to the music of Smokie Norful's similarly titled song. With gut-wrenching lows and soaring highs, this solo expresses heartfelt conversation between the dancer and God.