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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Opening Weekend DC Tour: Orland Park, IL
1 performance
Feb. 19, 2005, 7:00, $20/$18
Carl Sandburg Theatre
15 companies/acts.

TICKETS & INFORMATION
Village of Orland Park
Frederick T. Owens Village Hall
14700 South Ravinia Avenue • 708/403-6194

Program Lineup (subject to change without notice)

The Best of Dance Chicago

This Program Curated by John Schmitz
Margaret L. Nelson, Production/Stage Manager/Lighting Designer

1.
Inaside Chicago Dance


Femme Fatale

Choreographer:  Kelly Ann Vitacca
Music:  Rusted Root
Lighting: Gregory Bloxham
Dancers:  Mary Baumgardner, Olivia Davis, Danielle Gilmore, Anne Gollenberg,
Jill Economakos, Lauren Kias, Josette Salvatore

2.
M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS

Bril Barrett - founder/co-artistic director
Martin "Tre" Dumas III - technical/co-artistic director
Jumaane Taylor - assistant director

The Sponge Shank Redemption

Choreography by Jumaane Taylor
Lighting:  Martin "Tre" Dumas lll and Margaret L. Nelson
"The Sponge Shank Redemption" contains a tribute to Tap Legend Lon Chany's TRAX also known as The Hoofers Line, which was later popularized by The Legendary Copasetics.
The Wreckin' Crew is Lee Howard, Ja'bowen Dixon, Starinah Dixon,
Donnetta Jackson, Lakia Land, Nico Rubio, Cala Trotter
 
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND THOSE AROUND US ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE AND HISTORY OF TAPDANCE. RESPECT THE DANCE!  

3.
Chicago Dance

Moo-La-La and Ran-kan-kan

Dancers: Emilee Peterson and Jonathan Arellano
Album: Mambo Kings Soundtrack
Choreography: Emilee Peterson and Jonathan Arellano
Two hot Latin numbers to heat up the seats! The first, a sassy Mambo routine, the other a steamy Bachata mix.

Emilee Peterson and Jonathan Arellano are the hottest new young Latin dance competitors in Chicago, and are very excited to be performing in Dance Chicago. They will make their competitive debut at the areas largest dance competition, Chicago's Crystal Ball. Lets cheer them on as they perform their version of the steamy Bachata and sizzling Mambo! www.ChicagoDance.com

4.
Choreography by Eddy Ocampo

CHO


Choreography by Eddy Ocampo
Music: Andrea Parker & Eddy Ocampo
Dancers:
Catie Deitz - Courtesy of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Veronica Guadalupe - Courtesy of Luna Negra Dance Theater
Eugene Peabody - Courtesy of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Cho: ancient form of Tibetan Meditation where one offes his entire body to the four demons within.

5.
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

Artisitc Director
Wilfredo Rivera

The Weary Blues
Excerpt Preview from:
Shadow of the Blues Suite

Poetry by: Langston Hughes
Choreography by: Wilfredo Rivera
Composition by: Donald Neale
Costumes by: Lynn Sandberg
Lighting by: Margaret Nelson

Dancers: Matt Metro, Kate Dempsey, Hannah
Leben, Christine Gruca, Sarah Keating,
Kelly McMahon, Kelly Martinez and Carlos Martinez

6.
Dance 2XS Chicago

Don't Stop

Choreographers: David Camit, Patrick Chen, Lee Daniel, Andye Jamieson

Music compositon: David Camit

Lighting design: David Camit, Andye Jamieson

Costume design and/or construction: Dance 2XS Chicago

Dancers: Andye Jamieson, Cory Swafford, Dinna Yap, Pernell Abrantes, Alissa Levine, Chris Rosales, Jaqueline Howard, Dionna PridGeon, Micheal Boyer, Roshni Thakker, Renee Callahan, Uhuru Freeman, Terri Louis, Janice Lopez, Evelyn Rice, Dominique Henderson

7.
Choreography by Lauri Stallings***
(Dance Chicago 2004 Choreography Project)


in the belly of grace

Music:  Corigliano, Haimovitz, Nyman, Zarvos
Lighting:  Scott Kepley*
Costumes:  Rebecca Shouse*
Sound design:  Kilroy G.Thomas*
Artists: Shannon Elliott, Julianne Kepley**, Lisa Keskitalo,
Michael Levine**,
Valerie Robin**, Michael Smith**
Dancemaker:  Lauri Stallings

*artists work appears courtesy of Hubbard St.Dance Chicago
**artists work appears courtesy of Joffrey Ballet
*** The Dance Chicago 2004 Choreography Award Recipient

for Momma.

This work was created by the Dance Chicago 2004 Choreography Project,
sponsored by The Chicago Community Trust's Dance Initiative.  The 2004
Dance Chicago presentation was sponsored by Ken Shanoff.

****INTERMISSION****

Carl Sandburg High School Program

A . Carl Sandburg High School / Choreoraphy by Guest Choreographer Altin Naska
B . Carl Sandburg High School Orchesis Dance Troupe

****PAUSE****

8.
CULTURE SHOCK CHICAGO-
A PROFESSIONAL HIP HOP DANCE TROUPE
Director / Artistic Director Viola Elizabeth Elkins
Assistant Artistic Director Cathy Lamorena
Dance Captains: Christopher Courtney, Erica Padilla
Marketing and bookings Dawn Ansay
www.cultureshockdance.org/csc 312-409-5347
 
BLOWING IN FROM THE WINDY CITY


Choreographers:
Viola E. Elkins, Cathy Lamorena, Erica Padilla, Christopher Courtney, Quantus Penn, Nahimah Cyprian
MUSIC- hip hop and r&b mixed by Viola E. Elkins
LIGHTING- Viola E. Elkins and M. L. Nelson 
DANCERS:    
Dawn Ansay, Chiara Caruthers, Chis Courtney, Naimah Cyprian,
Viola E. Elkins,  Dave Kim , Michelle Lacson, Cathy Lamorena, Roberto Lebron, Albert  Mayweathers, Richard Molina, Erica Padilla, Quantus Penn, Shannon Passaglia, Matt Rusan 
UNDERSTUDYS
Amber VanHorn, Christine Hunt, Kaya Spiers  

9.
Thodos Dance Chicago


First Love; Second Sight

                             - True love isn't blind
 
Presented as a work in progress in Melissa Thodos & Dancers New Dances 2003 Choreography performance series, June 20
Premiered in Melissa Thodos & Dancers Winter Concert 2004 home season engagement, March 12 
                  
Choreography:  Paul Christiano
Music:  Dulce Pontes (Alma Guerreira [Fogo];
            O que for, ha-de ser [Ar]); Leonardo
            Amuedo (Garca Perdida)
Costumes:  Kristin Mitchell
Lighting:  Gregg R. Essex 

Natalia:
  Tarah Brown
Aurelio:  Paul Christiano
Natalia's Sisters/Village Women:  Jeanette Gordon, Laura Gates, Jennifer Meek, Jessica Miller*, Nikki Pinchott, Jeannine Trinka* 
Village Men/Brawlers:  Carlos Gonzalez, Peter Gaona, Matthew Obregon-Cole, Brock Clawson

*performing apprentices

 I.  Natalia at Sixteen
  Natalia with Aurelio, Villagers, Brawlers
 
II.  Natalia at Twenty
  Natalia with Sisters
 
III.  Natalia at Twenty-Five, and Forever
  Natalia & Aurelio  

10.
Choreography by Eddy Ocampo


HYSTERICAL SILENCE


Choreography by Eddy Ocampo
Music: DJ Food
Dancers:
Kimberly Cunningham - Courtesy of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Catie Deitz - Courtesy of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Veronica Guadalupe - Courtesy of Luna Negra Dance Theater
Lizzie MacKenzie - Courtesy of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Eugene Peabody - Courtesy of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Ryan Pickle - Courtesy of Luna Negra Dance Theater
Nick Pupillo
Jacquie Teitz

11.
M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS

Bril Barrett - founder/co-artistic director
Martin "Tre" Dumas III - technical/co-artistic director
Jumaane Taylor - assistant director

Black Suits Comin’
Choreography by Martin "Tre" Dumas III
Lighting: Martin "Tre" Dumas lll and Margaret L. Nelson

The Wreckin' Crew is Lee Howard, Ja'bowen Dixon, Starinah Dixon,
Donnetta Jackson, Lakia Land, Nico Rubio, Cala Trotter

IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND THOSE AROUND US ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE AND HISTORY OF TAPDANCE. RESPECT THE DANCE!



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