2006- present

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Original Score: James Casey Dancer: Haley Baker Photo: Beth Baker

The Ugly Duckling

Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

Original Score: James Casey

Dancer: Haley Baker

Photo: Beth Baker

 

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2013 Reel Danielle Smith Guillermo, Choreographer. Chuck Greenholt, Editor.

Liberation: Movement and Light 0:12-2:20

Kodo Suite: 2:22-4:36

Into the Hiding Place: 4:37-5:39

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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.