OREGON BALLET THEATRE Premiere: April 19th 2012, Newmark Theatre, Portland
Remounted in 2014
In dreaming up this piece, I asked Owen Belton to create a score that was mysterious and bluesy, a little bit rock and roll. His music inspired me to create this sexy and smoky work, that has a vintage flair.
Artistic Collaborators: Owen Belton (music), Adam Arnold (costumes), Michael Mazzola (lighting)
Original Cast: Candace Bouchard, Makino Hayashi, Yuka Iino, Michael Linsmeier, Kate Oderkirk, Alison Roper, Lucas Threefoot, Javier Ubell News cast members in 2014: Martina Chavez, Xuan Cheng, Jordan Kindell, Avery Reiners
Photos 1 - 8 by Blaine Truitt Covert, photos 9 and 10 by Michael Mazzola
Romeo und Julia (Romeo and Juliet)
TANZ LUZERNER THEATER
Premiere: September 28th 2012, Luzerner Theater Luzern, Switzerland
I choreographed a 90-minute version of Shakespeare's story, using Prokofiev's score.
My goal was to tell this well-trod tale in a simple and emotionally direct way, without props. Aesthetically I wanted the production to feel contemporary, yet timeless.