Get thinking about your submissions for the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival 2014.
Bryan Smith has taken photos of A Night to Remember with the Kruger Brothers, Alice: Adventures in Wonderland, Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, The Fairy Doll, Peter and the Wolf and Nutcracker which will be on display at Ogden’s First Friday art stroll at the studios of Imagine Ballet Theatre. Julie Myers has created Masks inspired by characters from the Nutcracker from Clara to the Snow Queen. You will also be able to view a Nutcracker rehearsal in progress in the studio as well. Some come and join us for a festive evening.
The Choreographers will present their works at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah on Feb 22nd and 23rd, 2013. Choreographers are not listed in any particular order.
I hope that you will come and join us for an evening of eclectic dance.
“Windows to Bach” -Carrie Lee Miles and Amanda Sowerby– Weber State Moving Company- Ogden, Utah
Sanctuary- Heather Nielsen –Independent -Lindon,Utah
Little bit of Love-Nate Freeman- YD- Salt Lake City, Utah
Sinte – Deja Mitchell– Deja Mitchell-Eden, Utah
Pandora–Nate Freeman- YD- Salt Lake City, Utah
In Vain- Hazel Clarke- Kairos Dance Company- Redondo Beach, California
Out of the Ashes-Abigail Hardin–Imagine Ballet Theatre -Ogden, Utah
Male Solo- Rodolfo Rafael– Weber State University Dance Program- Clearfield, Utah
Calvary- Hazel Clarke- Kairos Dance Company- Redondo Beach, California
Sorry, Wrong Number – Alicia Trump -Weber State University Dance Program- North Salt Lake, Utah
Mental Hygiene-Rodolfo Rafael– Weber State University Dance Program- Clearfield, Utah
Unmade- Rebecca Bryant– Rebecca Bryant Danceworks- West Lafayette, Indiana
Delirium- Carrie Lee Miles– Imagine Ballet Theatre- Ogden, Utah
Walking Things Out– Shauna Neddo-Weber State University Dance Program- Ogden, Utah
Pursuit- Emma Chase– Imagine Ballet Theatre- Ogden, Utah
Join Monica Campbell and Dancers at Ogden’s historic Egyptain theater for an evening of innovative and thought provoking dance. The program will include the premier of a new work in addition to some older audience favorites. Highlights include Breathing Room (2009), an upbeat, lighthearted duet that explores the age old question of proximity in relationships. Also on the program is the award-winning excerpt from the Final Hours (2010), which was most recently presented in the Gala performance of the American College Dance Festival Northwest Region. Watch for some special guest performances by Repertory Dance Theater priniple alumna Angie Banchero-Kelleher in Campbell’s The Visitor (2007), and Ririe-Woodbury veteran Jill Vorhees Edwards and Monica Campbell in Chai Chi Chiang’s So…What’s Next?
The evening will culminate with the premier of The Spring, a highly physical thirty-minute piece inspired by the events of the Arab Spring. An amazing cast of twelve dancers charge through the space as they explore ideads of revolution, community and the individual intensity and commitment necessary to forge cultural change.
This evening of dance will highlight the latest works of choreographer Monica Campbell, whose work often strives to provide commentary on the role of the individuals in shaping their societiesand forging their identities. Don’t miss it.
Monica will be teaching Master Classes throughout the community.
Oct 20th, 10-11:30 am
Ririe Woodbury Dance Companypresents: Saturday Studio Series, advanced modern dance class@ the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center located at 138 West 100 South, SLC, Ut.
Oct 23, 5:30-7:00pm
Sugar Space presents: CO.da Master Class. Co.da is a professional cooperative modern dance company in residence at the Sugar Space. Sugar Space is located at 616 Wilmington Ave,SLC, UT.
Yi Qi Cheng with some crazy dancers!!!!!!!!!!!
Gary Flannery is here teaching the dancers some Fosse. This is Gary at the New York Public Library showing of the Great American Revue dancing Mr. Bo Jangles by Bob Fosse.
Also preparing for the show this Friday night at 7:00 pm at Peery’s Egyptain Theater. For tickets call 801-689-8700. $7.50 till Thursday tickets go up on August 10 to $10.00.
The week ends today. . . I had a wonderful time teaching the girls (and a boy here and there too!) at Imagine Ballet!! The work ethic here is phenomenal, and the girls are so open to receiving and APPLYING corrections! A sure sign of a great dancer indeed . . . It’s been such a fun experience for me, coming back to teach at IBT every summer. I have known some of these girls for years, and seeing them grow up in not only age but also ability has been a true joy! Well done ladies! And well done with a beautiful school Ray! xoxo~ Allynne Noelle
We begin week 4 of our Summer Intensive with Allynne Noelle; a Principal Dancer with Los Angeles Ballet, and Former Soloist of Miami City Ballet.
Allynne as “Odette” in Swan Lake at Los Angeles Ballet.
Week 3 Is coming to an end we have seen the first drafts of the dancers Choreography. There are several piece with power and emotion embodied in the work. Some that need work and some in the middle. Now two weeks to the show and things will shift and become. I hope that you will join us for an exciting evening of dance on August 10th, at 7:00 pm at Peery’s Egyptian Theater cost is only $7.50 before August 9th to help cover the theater costs. Day of Show the cost will be $10.00. So get in and get your tickets now.
Christie Freebairn Perry former Ballet West Dancer has been teaching this week along with Yi Qi Cheng a former dancer National Ballet of China and Former Ballet West Company teacher.
Christie as Lily in The Secret Garden
Dance is not a movement
Dance is not a thought
It’s more like an emotion
Something that is taught
Years and years of practice
Weeks and weeks of pain
But in the end it’s true
We all forget the strain
The stage is where is happens
It’s where we all belong
After so much practice
We are forever strong
We all know the truth
Of every little girl
They dream and wish upon a star
To let their hearts unfurl
To us it is amazing
That dance we seem to do
It is almost a religion
As we try our first pointe shoe
Down the supermart isle
And up the brightened street
Dance is in our bodies
Our hearts, they keep the beat
By Danielle Dreis
Laurie Sefton comes this week to work on a piece of Choreography. She is one of the winners of the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and will be working with the dancers in the Summer intensive on a piece about “Bullying”.
By Abby Hardin
Jittery sweat fills the air,
and I’m greeted by the aroma,
the smell of work,
For years my body has suffered,
Broken body wrapped in a glittering costume.
Nervous face caked with a deceiving smile.
three steps out.
I am transformed.
Convincing even myself I am not what I was.
A creature glides across the stage,
filled with an unspeakable joy only then attained
yet never forgotten.
three steps back.
Broken body aches,
sweat steeped air is torn through the lungs,
but deceiving smiles now ring with truth,
for I am human again
but forever changed.
Week 2 comes to an end the dancers have focused, danced, ached and thought about dance on many levels. Now time to thank Laurie Sefton and have a donut.
Week 1 has begun, as always we all have a few sore muscles, which is pretty normal when you try new things. Ballet, Pointe, Pilates, Yoga, Modern and Choreography all flying around in our heads. Here are two poems written by Phoebe Rust:
Differences don’t matter
Upon the stage.
Our minds connect
Despite our age.
United, we dance.
Similarities bind us
Under the blinding lights.
We speak the same language,
We see the same sights.
United, we dance.
Now my heart is bewildered,
My mind a melted mess.
Now my body aches,
I welcome the feeling.
Now my eyes are alive,
Yet my soul is lost.
Now my ears are open,
But I hear nothing.
Now I am truly me.
I have asked the dancers participating in this years summer intensive to determine their top 5 choices for University programs that offer dance programs along with other fields of study that they are interested in. Here are their Top 5 Picks.
Number 1: University of Utah: For Many of the dancers it is because it is close to home, They offer both Ballet and Modern degrees, Emphasis on performing
Number 2: Julliard: Located in New York City the Heart of the Dance world, Excellent training
Number 3: Duke University: They offer programs that travel with the dance program, They also have a first class Science department.
Number 4: Florida State University: They offer a fall semester in New York City and travel abroad to Spain and France.
Number 5: Brigham Young University: They offer a wide variety of dance with a focus on Ballet, Close to home, and for Religious reasons.
Call for Entries: Second Annual Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival
Ogden, Utah, May 2, 2012: Imagine Ballet Theatre (IBT) is pleased to announce the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival to take place in Ogden, Utah at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The Festival is open to both amateur and professional choreographers. Application deadlines are September 1, 2012 and August 1, 2012. The winning choreographer’s grand prize will include theater rental and crew for a performance night in October of 2013.
Applicants may choreograph pieces for a range of dancers including solo, duet, small group, and ensemble. Entries are accepted in the following categories: ballroom, classical, contemporary, ethnic, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, or other styles of dance. The Festival will take place on February 22 and 23, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the festival if they are chosen by December of 2012.
The Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival is a unique opportunity for local and national talent to come to the heart of the Rocky Mountains to display their work. Accepted entries will compete at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater located in downtown Ogden. The historic district is ideal for hosting large groups and provides ideal venues and attractions for out-of-town guests. Choreographers are responsible for getting your dancers to Ogden for the performance.
Imagine Ballet Theatre, along with Weber State University Dance Department faculty, the Utah Dance Education Organization, and the Peery’s Egyptian Theater will be sponsoring the Festival. Interested choreographers may download the application materials at http://www.imagineballet.org.
Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival is dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form, specifically through the supportand promotion of quality choreography.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE OPTIONS
Date: August 1, 2012 Cost: $50 per piece ($25 discount)
Enrolled in College or High school $30 per piece with submission of Student ID.
SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED! to September 1 Cost: $75 per piece
Please make checks out to Imagine Ballet Theatre Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival.
• Submit a completed application form, application fee, and DVD per piece submitted. A press package and/or background information is recommended but not required.
• Materials must be postmarked on or before August 1, 2012. If your submission materials are postmarked on or before September 1, 2011 you will receive a $25 discount per piece.
• Submitted materials become the property of the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival.
• Choreographers can submit more than work. This is for Professional and amateur choreographers. If submitting multiple pieces, separate DVDs and application forms are required.
• TIME LIMITS must not exceed 10 minutes
• Incomplete materials or those exceeding the Festival time limits will not be processed.
• The DVD must contain only the choreography being submitted. Additional footage makes it impossible for Festival staff to assure the committee is viewing the submitted choreography.
• Professional recordings are not required, but attention to quality, clarity and point of view are essential for accurate judging of choreography.
• A committee will select finalists for both divisions based on the materials submitted.
• Finalists chosen will travel and perform the submitted choreography live at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater before a general audience and panel of judges and compete to have an evening of dance presented at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater.
• Finalists are responsible for travel arrangements and all other related expenses.
• Finalists will be posted on the Imagine Ballet Theatre website www.imagineballet.org
no later than December 5, 2012.
Grand Prize was a tie!
Obviam Somes Choreographer Laurie Sefton, Clairobscur Dance Company from Los Angeles, California.
The Final Hours Choreographer Monica Campbell, Synergy Dance Company from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Look for these two Choreographers to present new works in the Fall of 2012 at Perry’s Egyptain Theatre. Dates to be announced.
Second Place Espara Viejo, Danza Nueva Choreographer Julie Ahlander from Sandy, Utah.
The following Choreographers have been chosen to participate in the First Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival 2012. Peery’s Egyptian Theater on February 23rd and 24th, 2012.
Emily Bokinskie ” Compart, Mental Theory” Ogden,Utah
Tami Whatcott & Fiona Nelson “Falling up to Solid Ground” Riverton, Utah
Monica Campbell Synergy Dance Company “The Final Hours” Salt Lake City, Utah
Laurie Sefton Clairobscur Dance Company “Obviam Somes” Los Angeles, California
Oswaldo Muniz “Twinkle” New York, New York
Julie Ahlander and Dancers Out of Reach Sandy, Utah
Eden Chase Popped Ogden, Utah
Julie Ahlander and Dancers Espana Vieja, Danza Nueva Sandy, Utah
Laurie Sefton Clairobscur Dance Company “Crawl Xipe Totec 2″ Los Angeles, California
Carrie Miles “Anew” Ogden, Utah
Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival is dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form, specifically through the support and promotion of quality choreography.