November 13, 2012
Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2012 Concert
: Photo by Chris Bennion.
Cornish dancers featured in pieces choreographed by Danielle Agami, Camille A. Brown, Pat Hon and Wade Madsen at Broadway Performance Hall, November 16-17.
Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, presents its Fall 2012 Concert on November 16 and 17 at Broadway Performance Hall. The concert features the work of visiting artist Camille A. Brown, guest choreographer Danielle Agami, and Cornish faculty members Pat Hon and Wade Madsen.
New York choreographer Camille A. Brown’s New Second Line pays tribute to the spirit and culture of the people of New Orleans. Commissioned by Reflections Dance Company and excerpted from a larger work, the dance is inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. New Second Line celebrates their perseverance with the spirit and energy characteristic of Brown’s choreography.
Guest choreographer Danielle Agami’s work pushes and pulls her dancers in new directions, stretching them in novel and exciting ways as she continues developing her unique creative voice. Her dance explores the uniquely feminine presence, using a range of movement qualities to span the broad territory this theme encompasses.
Concerto Grosso, choreographed by Cornish faculty Pat Hon, is a joyful celebration. Last staged on Cornish Dance Theater in 2006, this ballet is a riot of color and light-hearted partnering.
Wade Madsen’s Want, created in collaboration with the dancers, features a musical medley evoking the period of the 1960’s. Individual dancers strain against the confines of repression, their sensuality bottled to the breaking point.
The Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2012 Concert is lovingly dedicated to Jesse Jaramillo (1953-2012), a leader of the Seattle dance community for more than 30 years.
Camille A. Brown’s residency at Cornish and the staging of New Second Line on Cornish Dance Theater were made possible by funding from the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation.
There will be an informal question-and-answer period following the Saturday, November 17 matinee performance.
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