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REPERTORY


Nightshade

Commissioned by David Parker

Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Elinor Frey, Chopin

Costumes: Penney Pinnete

Photo: Courtney Peix ©2015








Dulcamara

dulcamara Choreography: Courtney Peix

Artist collaborator (set design and build): Daniel J. van Ackere

Music: Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53 No. 3, Presto agitato

Photo: Daniel J. van Ackere ©2015








HoverDive

tidal Choreography: Courtney Peix

Composer: Amber Vistein
Costume Designer: Jennifer Varekamp
Science Advisor: Larry Pratt
Lighting Designer: Stephen Petrilli

Photo: Larry Pratt ©2014








Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings

tidal Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Beck Hansen’s “Mutilation Rag” and “Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings” Performance accompanied by Vessela Stoyanova, Tony Leva, and The Highland Drifters

Photo: Chris Anderson ©2013








Tidal

tidal Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Edvard Greig “Holberg Suite, Op. 40: Sarabande: Adante & Praludium: Allegro vivace”











The Space Between

tidal Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Antonín Dvorak “Serenade in E op. 22: Tempo di valse”














Andiam

andiamrep.jpg Commissioned 2012

Choreography: David Parker

Music: Chopin "La Ci Daremla man"

Costumes: Penney Pinnete






Courting the Hippogriff

arie Commissioned 2012 to be restaged on Contrapose Dance

Choreography: Marcus Schulkind

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven "Pastoral Symphony"

Potemkin Piece contains energetic and flowing movement within a stark formal arrangement, examining deceptive appearances and the experience of watching, and being watched.






Dusk To Dawn

duskrep2 Commissioned 2012

Choreography: Heidi Rood

Music: The Candlepark Stars "All the Stars In the Sky Are Mine"










Potemkin Piece

arie Commissioned 2012 to be restaged on Contrapose Dance

Choreography: Sydney Skybetter

Reconstructed by: Kristen Arnold

Music: Antonín Dvořák "String Quartet Op. 96 American: Lento"

Potemkin Piece contains energetic and flowing movement within a stark formal arrangement, examining deceptive appearances and the experience of watching, and being watched.





Symbiosis

arie Choreography: Heather Roffe

Music: The Gotan Project “Tu Mistero”

A tango inspired and infused duet with swooping lifts and intense, flirty exchanges.











Kammermusik

arie Choreography: Eve Summer

Music: Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik No 4: “Signal” and “So schnell”

This original trio is inspired from the nuances and intricacies of Hindemith’s music. Balletic, classical and brisk in nature.









La grenouille à grande bouche

LaGren Commissioned 2011 by Mark Warhol

Choreography: Lorraine Chapman Music: Mark Warhol

A collaboration between Ensemble Warhol, Contrapose Dance, choreographer Lorraine Chapman, painter Heidi Caswell, and Costumer Penney Pinnett. This 10 minute piece tells the well known French story of a Big Mouthed Frog and various animals he meets in a forest.

Photo: Daniel van Ackere c. 2011



Alzado

alzado Choreography: Courtney Peix and Jennifer Hardy

Music: The Duke Quartet “String Quartet No 2”

The title of this short work refers to rising up-a gentle lift. This dance for 5 plays with a gentle surging of movement and pattern.









Finding Rothko

rothko Choreography: Jennifer Hardy

Music: Adam Schoenberg “Finding Rothko”

*Original score by Adam Schoenberg with full permission given by both Mr. Schoenberg and IRIS Orchestra.
www.adamschoenberg.com
www.IRISOrchestra.org

“Finding Rothko” piece takes its inspiration from composer Adam Schoenberg original score “Finding Rothko” based on four Rothko paintings (“Orange”, “Yellow”, “Red”, “Wine”). Choreographer Jennifer Hardy uses space, time, and movement to conjure up many aspects of the Rothko paintings.

Photo: Liza Voll c. 2011






Ground

sanitas Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: The Duke Quartet “String Quartet No 1” &
Bones Domingo “Violate”

A dance in two sections addressing feelings of frustration and repetitive efforts that seems to yield no results.











Sanitas

sanitas Commissioned 2010

Choreography: Gianni Di Marco

Music: Zoe Keating “Tetrishead” and "Coda"

This quartet addresses the fixation our society has on sanitation and cleanliness. The movement expresses desperation, yearning, and intensity.








Patrin

Patrin Commissioned 2010

Choreography: Marcus Schulkind

Music: Pjotr Leschenko and 2 selections of gypsy music circa 1938

A dance in three sections, this modern piece features two trios and finishes with a duet. Patrins are signposts left for gypsy travelers: maps and stories about their lives.








LAND/SCAPE

LANDS/SCAPE Commissioned 2010

Choreography: Stephanie Sherman (in collaboration with Jenny Lustig, Nina Brindamour & Lindsey Ridgeway)

Music: Gustavo Santaolalla "Deportation/Iguazu" from the Babel Soundtrack

LAND/SCAPE explores our relationship to the real & imagined physical, mental & emotional obstacles, & how our dealing with these blocks can change the course of our life journeys.




Shorten Her Skirts

shortenherskirts Commissioned 2010

Choreography: Nicole Pierce

Music: Cobra Killer + Kapajkos “Mund Auf Augen Zu”

A dance for three, this piece is a ruckus trio set to German punk music. Quirky, fun, and energetic!








Scenes de ballet

courtney Commissioned 2009 by Mark Warhol

Choreography: Gianni Di Marco

Music: Mark Warhol

A collaboration between Ensemble Warhol, Contrapose Dance, choreographer Gianni Di Marco, painter Heidi Caswell, and Costumer Susan Paino. The four dancers evolve from the paintings during this 25 minute piece.








The Art of Wine Tasting

ruth Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Benny Goodman, Django Reinhart

A dance in four sections, this piece takes it inspiration from the various steps of tasting wine. From the “pop” of the cork, to “finding the legs”, to the bubbly champagne, this piece delivers an entertaining, playful and witty sophistication in the form of movement. (2009)






benchmark

benchmark Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat Major op. 20 for 4 violins, 2 violas, and 2 violincellos: Scherzo, Allegro leggierissimo

This three sectioned piece for six dancers deals with the concept of home and its many connotations. One finds comfort and safely in home, but eventually wants to leave it. Yet home has a way of drawing one back to it-willingly or unwillingly. (2008-2009)

*sections can be performed individually or in pairs.



A Christmas Toy Story

toystory Choreography: Courtney Peix & Lucy Warren-Whitman

Music: Britten, Prokofiev, Minkus

A Charming Fable of elves, broken toys, a great gust of wind, and the resourcefulness of friends. This fifty minute ballet tells the tale of five broken toys who work together to make sure there are enough toys to deliver for Christmas! (2008)





tidbit, too

tidbit Commissioned 2008

Choreography: Marcus Schulkind

Music: Beethoven: Lasalle Quartet-Late String Quartets, Presto & Quartett c - Frühe Werke für Streichquartett-moll op 18 No. 4 in C minor en ut mineur 3.

This duet created on company dancers Jenny Lustig and Lindsey Ridgeway is light hearted with suspension and a pinch of humor.




Gitanas

gitanis Commissioned 2008

Choreography: Gianni Di Marco

Music: composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov /played by the Kronos Quartet

A duet created on company dancers Ruth Bronwen and Lucy Warren-Whitman conveys raw power mixed with sensuality.








Rondo

rondo Choreography: Courtney Peix, Lucy Warren-Whitman

Music: Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 Rondo

A dance for five, Rondo is a light and airy piece which draws upon the music as inspiration, celebrating the joy of movement in the neoclassical form. (2008)









The Poem

poem Choreography: Lucy Warren-Whitman

Music: Herman Weiss: Strange Melodies “Red Rubber Sole”, “Elegy”, excerpt from “The Malletklavier Sonata”

This contemporary piece explores the relationship between three generations of women and is inspired by a poem written by Ruth Whitman, the choreographer’s grandmother. (2008)








Slightly broken

slightlybroken Choreography: Courtney Peix

Music: Bach: suite No. 2 in B minor, Rondeau and suite No. 2 in B minor, Bourree I-II

A solo created on company dancer Lindsey Ridgeway, this piece deals with the idea that while there are many small imperfections in life, one can always enjoy it. (2008)