The Swarthmore Project and the Department of Music and Dance presents
SUPPER, people on the move
(work in progress)
Supper is a site specific performance that poses semantic questions on the experience of displacement and migration in the current social and financial climate.
Supper consists of layers of images and actions inspired in real stories of a group of recent migrants that the dancers and I interviewed during the research process. Papers, pictures, small personal items, table sets were collected and selected throughout the rehearsal period that are part of the narrative of shared stories creating the performance.
Director/Choreographer: Silvana Cardell
Visual Artist: Jennifer Baker
Prologue: Allan Irving and Pablo Meninato
Performers: Bethany Formica, Leanne Grieger, William Robinson, Adrian Pascencia, Maria Urrutia
Company Intern: Jazmine Brooks
Join the Swarthmore Project of the Dept. of Music Dance in a WINDOW ON THE WORK with CHRISTOPHER FLEMING
Where: Boyer Studio
When: 3PM, Sunday, September 16
Established in 2012, the newly formed BalletFleming has quickly emerged as an innovative and exciting new dance company. In creating original works by choreographer, writer and director Christopher Fleming, the group explores innovative approaches to storytelling, musical theatre and symphonic expositions.
As a member of the New York City Ballet, Mr. Fleming danced Principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. He also headed a group of soloists and principals from New York City Ballet, which toured Europe with his choreography as well as that of George Balanchine. With Mr. Balanchine’s encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and received a fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute under the Direction of Barbara Weisberger. Mr. Fleming served as the Artistic Director of the Compañia Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in Bogota, Colombia from 1985 to 1990. He was named Artistic Director of Bay Ballet Theatre in Tampa, Florida in 1993. For ten years he served as Assistant Director and Resident Choreographer for The Rock School for Dance Education, in Philadelphia, PA.
The Swarthmore Project and the Dance Program will present Meredith Rainey’s “Waiting Room” as part of the Window on the Work series on Sunday, November 20th at 7PM in the Lang Performing Arts Center Troy Dance LAB (LPAC 2). Please join us!
“Waiting Room” is set to the three selections from Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang and explores the ideas of memory and mortality through the physicality of dance. Mortality is the physical reality all people face with their spirituality, intelligence, but most of all their bodies.
Meredith Rainey is the Carbon Dance Theatre Founder & Artistic Director. In 1987, he joined the newly formed Pennsylvania-Milwaukee Ballet, remaining with the Pennsylvania Ballet when the collaboration ended as a soloist until his retirement in 2006. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and has been commissioned to create works for Pennsylvania Ballet, Delaware Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, National Ballet De Cali, Ballet X, Danse 4 Nia and institutions such as Drexel University and Bryn Mawr Colleges. His work has been performed in North and South America and throughout Spain.