Falling or Flying

Saint Mary’s College Dance Company presents: Falling or Flying, a dance film collective. Premiered here on May 9th, 2020. Program Order: 1. Title: I Miss You Dearly Choreography: Rogelio Lopez in collaboration with the dancers Dancers: Julia Airada, Molly Buzanis,…

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Saint Mary’s College Dance Company presents: Falling or Flying, a dance film collective. Premiered here on May 9th, 2020.

Program Order:

1.
Title: I Miss You Dearly
Choreography: Rogelio Lopez in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Julia Airada, Molly Buzanis, Rochelle Demelo, Allison Roe, Dani Hebron, Holly Welpott, Katie Lawson-Gill, Kristen Harnett, Madison Roethler, Nikolina Palada.
Film Editor: Rogelio Lopez

I Miss You Dearly, is sharing the void that my parents left after passing a year ago. They were and are my heroes in life. This piece will be performed live in Fall 2020.

2.
Title: Ajukuru – A Dance of Joy.
Choreography: Pope Flyne
Rehearsal Director: Carolina Celis
Dancers: Trinity Boykin, Anna Burke, Carolina Celis, Alexa Coleman, Maya Diaz-Villalta, Collin Fisher, Hanna Kato, Kat Mertel, Alyssa Plummer, Elena Prisco, Eesha Shah, Willa Clare Truby, Kyara Walker, Sophia Warren

Thank you to my beautiful dancers. This piece will be performed live in Fall 2020.

3.
Title: Comfort, Security, Chocolate – the Divine Medicine
Choreography: CatherineMarie Davalos in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Carolina Celis, Alexa Coleman, Rochelle Demelo, Maya Diaz-Villalta, Allison Drikas, Alyssa Plummer, Noelle Tham

I love chocolate. It makes me blissfully happy. As a Chicana with roots in Maya and Aztec peoples, I am drawn to the healing and magical properties of cacao. My ancestors used it for ceremony, medicine and food. During this global pandemic, I reached for chocolate several times a day, and my ancestors were right, chocolate will change you! Thank you dancers and thank you Matthew Cohen.

4.
Title: She Starts Here
Choreography: Shaunna Vella in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Anna Burke, Molly Buzanis, Kristen Harnett, Nikolina Palada, Elena Prisco, Jennifer Rinefort, Maggie Sepsey, Eesha Shah, Kara Townsend, Willa Clare Truby, Kyara Walker
Film Editor: Shaunna Vella
Sound Editor: Alex Cox

Thank you dancers.

5.
Title: Bleach
Choreography: Jia Wu in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Andrio Jordan Fong, Kat Mertel, Madison Roethler, Maggie Sepsey, Kara Townsend, Holly Welpott

I sincerely appreciate all my incredible dancers who inspire me and constantly remind me why I choose to be an artist and an educator.

6.
Title: In the Liminal Space
Choreographic direction: Elizebeth Randall Rains; all movement created by the dancers
Dancers: Andrio Jordan Fong, Kristen Harnett, Dani Hebron, Katie Lawson-Gill, Nikolina Palada, Elena Prisco, Sophia Warren

A dream-like sequence of improvisational movements offering a glimpse into this moment.

7.
Title: Kinder
Choreography: Dana Lawton in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Kristen Harnett, Dani Hebron, Annelise Lawrence, Katie Lawson-Gill, Nikolina Palada, Kyara Walker

I was honored to work with the seniors this year; they are unique, talented, beautiful souls. While we were not able to create in person throughout our process, each rose to the challenge of being their best selves, finding grace, humility, humanity and wonder in the world around and within.

Saint Mary’s College Dance Company:

Seniors: Kristen Harnett, Dani Hebron, Annelise Lawrence, Katie
Lawson-Gill, Nikolina Palada, Kyara Walker

Juniors: Madeline Bird, Molly Buzanis, Sophia Courtemarche, Emily Mootz, Alyssa Plummer, Jennifer Rinefort, Madison Roethler, Kara Townsend, Sophia Warren, Holly Welpott

Sophomores: Anna Burke, Carolina Celis, Maya Diaz-Villalta, Andrio Jordan Fong, Kat Mertel, Maggie Sepsey, Eesha Shah, Noelle Tham, Willa Clare Truby

First-Years: Julia Airada, Trinity Boykin, Alexa Coleman, Rochelle Demelo,
Allison Drikas, Elena Prisco, Allison Roe

Guest dancers: Collin Fisher and Hanna Kato

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