Program REpertory
I Don’t Know, but I Been Told, If You Keep on Dancin’
You Never Grow Old
The opening solo of I Don’t Know… is an excerpt from Visible by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and nora chipaumire with Marguerite Hemmings Music: Percussion performed by Lucianna Padmore Lighting: John D. Alexander
Give Your Hands to Struggle (1998) Music: Give Your Hands to Struggle,
words and music by Bernice Johnson Reagon © 1986 Songtalk Publishing Co., Washington DC. Used by Permission. Lighting: Russell Sandifer Give Your Hands to Struggle was originally choreographed and developed at the Florida State University Dance Department for Cathy Horta. It is an excerpt from the evening-length work, Hands Singing Song (1998), commissioned by the American Dance Festival through the Doris Duke Awards for New Work, with additional support from the Philip Morris New Works Fund.
Women’s Resistance (2008) Choreography: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
and Germaine Acogny
(Compagnie Jant-Bi) Excerpted from the evening-length work,
les écailles de la mémoire
(Scales of Memory) Music: Fabrice Bouillon-LaForest with Frederic Bobin Lighting: Russell Sandifer Costumes: Naoko Nagata Women’s Resistance is an excerpt of the evening-length work, les écailles de la mémoire (Scales of Memory, (2008), co-commissioned by DANCECleveland with funding from the 2006 Joyce Award and Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts .It was developed via creative residencies hosted by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and L’Ecole des Sables. Additional funding: National Dance Project, The MAP Fund, and Florida State University Cornerstone Arts and Humanities Program Enhancement Grant.
Haint Blu (proscenium, 2021) Choreography by Chanon Judson
& Mame Diarra (Samantha) Speis,
Co-Artistic Directors, in collaboration with the company: Courtney J. Cook, Kentoria Earle, Roobi Gaskins, and Mikaila Ware Writer: Nina Angela Mercer Dramaturg: Talvin Wilks Projections Designer: Nicholas Hussong Music: Percussion performed by Lucianna Padmore Guitar and vocals performed by Grace Galu Kalambay Lighting: John D. Alexander Costume Coordinator: Lori Gassie Initial Haint Blu creative community partners include Live Arts Miami and Miami Dade College in partnership with Hampton House; New Orleans Coalition including Junebug Productions, Ashe Center and the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center; Berkshires Coalition including MASS MoCA, Jacob's Pillow, and Williams College Dance Department; The Yard and the Community of Martha's Vineyard. Additional commissioning partners: Wesleyan University Center for the Arts; Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth. Residency and development support: NPN Creation Fund, LMCC's Residency Program, Arts & Culture on Governors Island, Lumberyard's Technical Rehearsal Program.