Eisenhower Dance presents a stunning collection of repertory by nationally-recognized choreographers. The program includes striking works by Edgar Zendejas, Laurie Eisenhower, and Stephanie Pizzo and showcases the talents of the versatile Eisenhower dancers. You won’t want to miss this electrifying evening of dance!
Approximately 1 3/4 hours in length with intermission. Available for touring in Fall 2015.
Eisenhower Dance presents The Light Show, a visually striking evening of dance that cleverly pairs four choreographers with four lighting designers. Incorporating unique lighting design in each work, the result is an evening of electrifying imagery and movement that reflects on life and human relationships. Ask about the audience participation feature, community outreach and education components, and lobby “lighting fair”!
This production was co-commissioned by the Detroit Opera House and Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. Approximately 1 3/4 hours in length with intermission. Available for touring in November 2014.
Choreography by Edgar Zendejas
Music: Recomposed by Max Richter—Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Costume Design by Ben-Oni Cortes
Lighting Design by Michael Klaers
Three diverse companies—Eisenhower Dance, Santa Barbara's State Street Ballet and Montreal’s ezdanza—bring classical and contemporary styles together to create something stunningly original.
Charles Donelan of the Santa Barbara Independent describes it as “choreography that rejects the assumption that dancers on pointe can’t mix with other kinds of movers.” Visionary choreographer Edgar Zendejas was inspired by Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and built Common Ground around it. “Interaction with others happens from the moment we are born, always changing and always moving, starting from the new to the old in every relationship,” Zendejas explained. “In Common Ground, we explore the change of seasons within each one of us.” Zendajas has accomplished that in his choreography by showcasing the uniqueness of each company individually and in unison, with the stage shared by all three, creating a new vision through the common language of dance.
The evening-length program also features dances by each individual company, including Canvas by choreographer William Soleau, set to an original composition by Chris Fossek, master guitarist, composer, and top-ten Billboard recording artist. Soleau describes the piece as “music and dance layered like paint on a canvas. In Fossek’s composition, the colors of the guitar take the dancers through an emotional journey of human interactions.”
Available for touring 2016-17. Approximately 2 hours in length including intermission.
For booking information, please contact Jake Hooker at firstname.lastname@example.org.