Act Title: Cha Cha
Description: It's just something I decided to do and I did it...
(Shannon was asked very last minute if she was willing to fill in an act to round out the show and she rose to the occasion!)
Act Title: Untitled
Description: I was not originally going to perform for Open Grip, but loving any sort of deadline is appreciated at this point. I began my creative process like I always do, with a feeling. Currently I feel such a sadness for what was, what could have been, but this is our new world and we must adapt.
So I think this is what I've created, a longing, a sadness, a good bye. Good bye to yesterday, to what was. And finding hope to what will come.
Thank You to Connie for unknowingly knowing what I needed and to the AA for giving us a safe space to be ourselves
Act Title: Coming Down
Description: In life you experience ups and down. However, if you remain hopeful and positive you can live through the dark times and find your way back to joy and happiness. Life is always darkest before the dawn. This act really examines, through movement and performance, how hope can help inspire someone to move past negativity and manifest a positive future.
Act Title: Raghed
Description: Elisheba is a computer scientist, belly dancer, sometime circus artist, and two years ago she discovered pole dance from our very own Echo! This year she decided to enter a pole competition and has been training very hard under Heidi Coker( featured in the video background changing pole settings) to be able to show both her finger cymbals and release moves in a competition format. This is her competition draft routine, please critique harshly to help her prepare.
Act Title: The Clique
Description: Three friends, who have fun together, laugh together, and inspire each other, express through movement the importance of their personal bond. Often times the name clique can be used to mean something negative. For these three, clique is just a word that encapsulates their close personal ties.
Act Title: Broken Teacup
Description: This is a works in progress for a commissioned piece. I was recently asked to contribute a work to a virtual BLM benefit show (proceeds to go to the NAACP) curated by Sarah Patrinellis in Portland, OR. I wanted to create something a little fun, and uplifting. Something...hopeful. This is the first draft of the act, so I would love input in order to polish it before submitting it.
Act Title: Cherry Wine
Description: I was inspired by a trip to New York City to choreograph this piece. I was taken to see a musical about famous characters in Greek mythology, and one character stood out to me for her strength and her beauty... Persephone. So this is my way of paying respect to the goddess of spring and queen of the underworld.