"UNA'S DESERTS IS A UNIQUE MODE OF DANCE PRESENTATION...IT READS AS AN EP, OR A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS - EACH SEGMENT AT ONCE COMPLETE AND LIMITLESS IN POTENTIAL."

- EYE ON THE ARTS

Photos by Nir Arieli

Deserts (2017) 

Length: 75 minutes (including intermission)

Works: Atacama, Bronco, Cadet and Fatima

5 Dancers + 6 guest performers (optional)

Presented by: NYU Tisch Dance

World Premiere: Jack Crystal Theater (7/14-15/17)

Lighting Design: Jennifer Reiser

Costume Design: Chuck Wilt

About: An evening of dances reflecting on human connection and inspired by desert landscapes. The four works included in Deserts can be viewed as chapters of a whole and were all made within the course of two years. They can be presented individually or as a collection of two or more.

Press:

EYE ON THE ARTS (17)

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Photos by Scott Shaw

 
Atacama (2017) 

Length: 10 minutes

Dancers: 10 or more

 

Premiere Performers: 

Daniel Alwell, Kyle Filley, Rebecca Margolick, Jennifer Payán , Maximilion Canion, Mitchell Christie, Sarah Esser, William Noling, Holly Sass and Sherah Shipman 

Created on: Katie Cassady, Mitchell Christie, Rebecca Diab, Joshua Dwyre, Andrea Farley Shimota, Miyeko Ferguson, Mario Gonzalez, Sean Howe, Annika Krusensten, Zoe McNeil, William Noling, Maya Tenzer

World Premiere: Jack Crystal Theater (7/14-15/17)

Presented by: NYU Tisch Dance, Springboard Dance Montreal Works In Process

Excerpts Performed at: Place Des Arts, Montreal (6/23/16)

Costume Design: Chuck Wilt

About: Atacama is an ensemble work featuring at least six guest performers alongside the company. The work was inspired by the desert after which it is named, the driest desert in the world. 

Atacama was created with support from Alexandra Wells' Springboard Dance Montreal.

Press:

EYE ON THE ARTS (17)

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Bronco (2017) 
Men's duet

Length: 16 minutes

2 Dancers: Kyle Filley and Chuck Wilt

World Premiere: Jack Crystal Theater (7/14-15/17)

Presented by: Jacob's Pillow, RoundAntennae, Tisch Summer Dance Festival, Sbringboard Danse Montreal/Place Des Arts

Excerpts performed at: Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Stage (07/20/16), ODC, San Francisco (7/8/16), Jack Crystal Theater, NYC (5/27/16) Place Des Arts, Montreal (6/10/16)

Costume Design: Chuck Wilt

About: Bronco consists of a duet between two men and a duet between two women. These duets can be performed as a pair or separately. Bronco journeys through two people’s development of connection and contrasts masculinity and femininity in both men and women.

Press:

EYE ON THE ARTS (17)

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Bronco (2017) 
Women's duet

Length: 10 minutes

2 Dancers: Rebecca Margolick and Jennifer Payán     

 

World Premiere: Jack Crystal Theater (7/14-15/17)

Presented by: Jacob's Pillow, RoundAntennae, Tisch Summer Dance Festival, Sbringboard Danse Montreal/Place Des Arts

Excerpts performed at: Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Stage (07/20/16), ODC, San Francisco (7/8/16), Jack Crystal Theater, NYC (5/27/16) Place Des Arts, Montreal (6/10/16)

Original Cast: Catherine Ellis Kirk and Rebecca Margolick

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Cadet (2017) 

Length: 10 minutes

1 Dancer: Chuck Wilt

World Premiere: Jack Crystal Theater (7/14-15/17)

Presented by: NYU Tisch Dance, SWELL, RoundAntennae

Excerpts performed at: Jack Crystal Theater (6/30/17), ODC, San Francisco (12/21/16)

Costume Design: Chuck Wilt

About: Cadet is a solo performed by Wilt that was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe’s book of Polaroids and is an exercise for the self on honesty. Cadet is considered an introduction and a part of the longer work Fatima- the solo can be presented on it's own or with Fatima in its entirety.

Press:

EVA YAA ASANTEWAA (18)

EYE ON THE ARTS (17)

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Fatima (2017) 

Length: 28 minutes

5 Dancers: Daniel AlwellKyle Filley, Rebecca Margolick,

Jennifer Payán and Chuck Wilt

World Premiere: Jack Crystal Theater (7/14-15/17)

Presented by: RoundAntennae, SWELL, DEVICES

Excerpts performed at: ODC, San Francisco (7/8/16), Jack Crystal Theater (7/29/16), Gibney Dance Center (8/12-13/16)

Costume Design: Chuck Wilt

About: Fatima is a work for five dancers that is inspired by Paulo Coelho’s book 'The Alchemist.' The work invites the audience through scenes of play, peace, defeat and power. Fatima includes the introductory solo, Cadet.

Press:

EYE ON THE ARTS (17)

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