Eastfield College presents Faculty Dance Concert
The 2018 Faculty Dance Concert features works by Dance Program Coordinator Danielle Georgiou, Faculty Members Kiera Amison, Claire Augustine, Yeajean Choi, and Jamie Perrin, as well as guest artists Jasmine Morris, Jordan Fuchs, and Jose Zamora. Performers include company members from the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Common Thread Dance Company, and independent dancers from Dallas, Denton, and Arlington.
Lead Faculty Member Danielle Georgiou will present a new group piece for the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, La Trapera (The Gatherer). Based off the folktale La Loba, which tells the story of a wolf woman, a collector of bones, a gatherer of souls, who resurrects the wild spirt of life from the depths of the Underworld, Georgiou’s choreography explores the concepts of loss, discovery, and memory through elements of spirituality and pack-mentality. La Trapera also marks the next collaboration between Georgiou and musician Donovan Jones, who most recently worked with DGDG on Things Missing/Missed.
Faculty Member Kiera Amison new work for Muscle Memory Dance Theatre investigates duality as an inspiration for new work. In her latest piece Kiera Amison and dancers explore multiple aspects related to dualism. Faculty Member Claire Augustine’s 30.60.75 asks the questions: What is vitality? What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to age (and still be full of life)? What Year is It? Created in collaboration with De’Ja Farr (DGDG company member). Faculty Member Jamie Perrin will present two new works featuring dancers from her start-up company, Common Thread Dance Company. This performance will mark their premiere. The works, Faded and Resolved, explore intimate relationships.
Faculty Member Yeajean Choi’s The Max is an exploration of maximum movement scores. Created out of a laboratory environment, The Max seeks to push the physical limits of the dancers. Donovan Jones will also create an original score for this piece. Additionally, Choi, with guest artist Jordan Fuchs, will screen their collaborative dance film, Landscape Without Horizon. It is a 5-minute video dance of engaging gravitational incongruities through use of a body-mounted video camera.
Guest Artist Jasmine Morris of CholoRock will present a restaging of Silbando, created by Morris and Jose Zamora.