Thursday, December 9, 2010

new videos

I have recently been able to upload videos to my youtube channel (somanautdance), and here are links to two of our most recent performances:

1. Appaloosa
Presented at the December ETC Performance series at the C.E.C. in Philadelphia. This video is from Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. This piece was created in collaboration with Megan Mizanty, and celebrates the beauty and joy of horses through movement and sound; it is danced my Becca Weber, Megan Mizanty, and Colleen Ryan.

2. Catastrophe Theory Series
Presented on Oct. 1-3 at the Wilmington, DE Fringe Festival and performed at Opera Delaware, this rendition of the entire Catastrophe Theory Series was presented as part of Movement Brigade's Absurd Commentaries show. It was danced by the second cast, including Alie Vidich, Ellie Goudie-Averill, and Becca Weber, with help from the rest of the Absurd Commentaries cast.

3. Catastrophe Theory Series
Presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September as part of Mascher Space Co-Op's Fresh Juice showcase, this was the seminal performance of the entire Catastrophe Theory Series, with performances original cast members Alie Vidich and Allison Modderno, while understudy Kari Friesen performs the last solo (Catastrophe Theory II). (Please note this video is in sections due to time restrictions on youtube)

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Coming soon: the melting point of feathers!

Friday, December 3, 2010

December ETC Performance Series

Somanaut Dance will be premiering a new dance work at the December Madness Performance of the ETC Performance Series at Philadelphia's own Community Education Center.

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The piece, titled "Appaloosa" is a contemporary dance work celebrating the movement of horses, developed in collaboration with Megan Mizanty, and will be performed by Becca Weber, Megan Mizanty, and Colleen Ryan.

Come out THIS weekend, Dec. 4th & 5th at 8pm to view Appaloosa! Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors/dance pass holders.

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