Fall Dance Concert "OUT OF MANY" Program

Page 1

OUT OF MANY

FALL DANCE CONCERT 2019 CHOREOGRAPHY BY SENIOR BFA DANCE MAJORS COSTUMES BY THEATER DESIGN CONCENTRATION STUDENTS

HATLEN THEATER DEC 5 - 6 / 8PM DEC 7 / 1PM & 7PM

THEATERDANCE.UCSB.EDU


OUT OF MANY FALL DANCE 2019 Concert Director / CHRISTINA MCCARTHY Costume Director / ANN BRUICE Lighting Designer / MICHAEL KLAERS BFA Choreographers / WES DAMERON, LEXI CIPRIANO, MORGAN GERAGHTY, WHITNEY ROSS & GINA SCHEMENAUER Faculty Choreographer / BRANDON WHITED Costume Designers / JANELLE PROVOST, SAVANNAH LO & WINNIE TIN Faculty Costume Designer / ANN BRUICE Costume Design Assistant / ALEC RAMIREZ UCSB Dance Company Director / DELILA MOSELEY Stage Manager / SOPHIE VIGIER Assistant Stage Managers / MORGAN ALLEN, GWENDOLYN AUSTIN & AMANDA WILCOX

The 2019-2020 season is made possible by the Arnhold Endowed Theater and Dance Production Fund


PROGRAM

ATLAS REFLECTION

CHOREOGRAPHY / Wes Dameron with inspiration from the dancers MUSIC / Phillip Glass SOUND DESIGN / Colin Sneddon in collaboration with Jon Nathan LIGHTING DESIGN / Michael Klaers COSTUME DESIGN / Winnie Tin DANCERS / Alex Kmak, Hannah Ezell, Isabel Meena, Britney Walton, Emily Eckert, Scout Swanson

HINDER CHOREOGRAPHY / Lexi Cipriano with inspiration from the dancers MUSIC / Koresma and Peter Gregson LIGHTING DESIGN / Michael Klaers COSTUME DESIGN / Janelle Provost DANCERS / Joyceline Fekete with Clare Agustin, Megan Baytosh, Lena Chien, Abbey Dawson, Sydney Latimer

INVITE YOU TO SURRENDER CHOREOGRAPHY / Morgan Geraghty MUSIC / Albert Van Abbe, Cubby, and Emptyset LIGHTING DESIGN / Michael Klaers COSTUME DESIGN / Savannah Lo DANCERS / Dalya Modlin, Whitney Ross, Andrew Bauer, Lihong

Chan, Erick Martinez, Sunny Park, Gabrielle Penner, Audrey Perry, Mason Teichert

one 15 minutes intermission


95 NORTH (2019) CHOREOGRAPHY / Brandon Whited MUSIC / Sigur Rós, Colin Stetson and Michael Gordon LIGHTING DESIGN / Michael Klaers COSTUME DESIGN / Brandon Whited DANCERS / Cast A: Friday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 8:00pm

(subject to change) Chandler Basconcillio, Guillermo Castro, Lihong Chan, Wes Dameron, Joyceline Fekete, Alex Kmak, Colson Lynn, Rebecca Oczkus, Whitney Ross, Mason Teichert Cast B: Thursday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm (subject to change) Zane Atkinson, Sergio Barrientos, Guillermo Castro, Lihong Chan, Lexi Cipriano, Lilian Gonzalez, Kacey Hsu, Colson Lynn, Gina Schemanauer, Mason Teichert

IN: SOMNIA CHOREOGRAPHY / Whitney Ross with inspiration from the dancers MUSIC / Colin Stetson and Michael Wall LIGHTING DESIGN / Michael Klaers COSTUME DESIGN / Ann Bruice DANCERS / Kate Perkins, Morgan Geraghty, Maddie Takemori, Natalie Bianchi, Lena Chien, Jessica Chin, Michaela Perez-Kelly, Dakota Smith

IN THE REALITY OF DEGAS CHOREOGRAPHY / Gina Schemenauer COMPOSER / Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Felix Mendelssohn LIGHTING DESIGN / Michael Klaers COSTUME DESIGN / Ann Bruice DANCERS / Amity Beardsley, Bailey Dodgion, Caitlyn Cargnoni,

Ana Ko Glass, Sine Chan-Golston, Mia Griff, Madeline Josa, Abby LoSole, Leia Zorba UNDERSTUDY / Maya Colehower ARTWORK / Jenny Jimenez


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES CHRISTINA MCCARTHY (CONCERT DIRECTOR) is Vice Chair of Theater

and Dance and Director of Dance at UC Santa Barbara. She teaches all levels of modern technique, mentors BFA students in their final thesis projects and choreographs for both Dance Program Productions and Theater Productions within the department. Ms. McCarthy has choreographed for local high school and professional theater companies over the last fifteen years. After preforming with Nina Wiener Dance Company in New York she was both a dancer and Assistant Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater. Ms. McCarthy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose sculptural works includes puppet creation and ceramics and her movement training includes aerial arts and clowning. Recently her puppet creations were seen in the Out of the Box Theater Company’s production of Amelie.

ANN BRUICE (COSTUME DIRECTOR & DESIGNER - IN: SOMNIA & IN THE REALITY OF DEGAS) is a Continuing Lecturer at the UCSB

Department of Theater/Dance. Ms. Bruice is a recipient of the 2012 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. UCSB design credits include: What Martha Did, Into the Beautiful North, The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963, Vanity Fair, Cabaret, Staging the Daffy Dame, A View from the Bridge, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bernhard, Lydia, The Death of Kings (Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award), Venus, Importance of Being Earnest, Macbeth, Eurydice, Anowa, Tartuffe, Cloud Nine, Hamlet, She Stoops To Conquer (Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award), Iphigenia 2.0, Kingdom City, Seagull, Plumfield, Iraq, Woyzeck, Idiot’s Delight, and Pentecost. UCSB dance designs include: Christopher Pilafian’s Oracle, Circuits, Between Thoughts; Christina McCarthy’s Love, Petrushka, Occupation, Requiem for Bubbles; Nancy Colahan’s Deep Currents, No Freedom Like a Dance, Elastic Flip and the re-staging of Lar Lubovitch’s Marimba. Nationally and internationally Ann has designed 17 productions for South Coast Repertory, including: Philadelphia Story and You Can’t Take It With You (Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award winners), Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, and New England (Drama-Logue Awards for each). Ms. Bruice has also designed for the Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles Theater Center, Manitoba Theater Center, San Jose Repertory, New Mexico Repertory, Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Grove Shakespeare Festival, and PCPA. Ms. Bruice spent five seasons (110 episodes) designing the series Babylon 5, garnering an International Cult Television Award. Local design credits include: The Fantasticks, Take Me Out for Ensemble Theatre Company;


All My Sons, Night of the Iguana, Driving Miss Daisy (Ovation Nomination) for the Rubicon Theatre; A Christmas Carol for the Granada; The Beard of Avon (Indy Award) for SBCC Theater Group and Dancing Here Now for Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. She holds an MA in Drama from UCSB and an MFA in Costume Design from Cal Arts. Ms. Bruice is a member of USA 829, and CDG 892. Ann is most inspired by her son, Michael.

MICHAEL KLAERS (LIGHTING DESIGNER) has lit several recent

LAUNCH PAD and SBDT productions. His regional theatre credits include Indiana Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Florida Studio Theatre, and Missouri Repertory Theatre.

WINNIE TIN (COSTUME DESIGNER - ATLAS REFLECTION) is a senior

Theater major with a Design emphasis in Costume and Lighting. She previously worked as a Light Board Operator for New Works Lab 2019. This is her first time costume designing at UCSB. She is thankful for the opportunity to be in the design program and for the support from UCSB’s Design Faculty, friends, and family. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

JANELLE PROVOST (COSTUME DESIGNER - HINDER) is a fourth-year,

English major and Theater minor. Her previous work includes Costume Assisting under Ann Bruice for UCSB’s Into The Beautiful North. She’s designed costumes for IV Arts’ productions of Romeo and Juliet as well as Twelfth Night. She’s excited for her first time designing for the first Fall Dance Concert, and she’s grateful for all the support from Ann Bruice, from all her friends in the UCSB Theater department, and from her family. Pronouns: She/They

SAVANNAH LO (COSTUME DESIGNER - INVITE YOU TO SURRENDER) is a

fourth-year, Theater major with a Design emphasis in Costumes. Her previous work includes Costume Assisting under Ann Bruice for UCSB’s Vanity Fair and Naked Shakes’ The Death of Kings: Seize the Crown at Southwest Shakespeare Company in Arizona. She designed costumes for a dance piece, which was performed at UCSB’s 2019 Spring Dance Concert, Fracture. She has also worked on numerous shows as a Wardrobe Supervisor and is grateful for the immense support she has received from UCSB’s Design Faculty, family, and friends. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


SOPHIE VIGIER (STAGE MANAGER) is a Theater Design student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated Moorpark College in 2018 with an Associate’s degree in Technical Theater and plans to graduate her current school in June of 2020. She enrolled in a stage managing course last spring and soon after wanted to take on stage managing a show. Sophie grew up dancing and was a dance instructor in high school so, it is with great pleasure that her first experience as a stage manager is for a dance production. She is very excited to continue her studies and gain more experience in the world of theater.

CHOREOGRAPHERS’ BIOGRAPHIES WES DAMERON (ATLAS REFLECTION) is a senior BFA Dance major

who began his training at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has danced in various restagings of original choreographic works from Shen Wei (Re-III), George Balanchine (Agon) and Jerome Robbins (West Side Story). He performed as an apprentice with Santa Barbara Dance Theater and professionally at the Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista California. He would like to thank the UCSB dance faculty for their guidance, and his parents for their unending love and support.

LEXI CIPRIANO (HINDER) has been dancing since she was four

years old, shortly after discovering soccer wasn’t her thing. She began training at the San Ramon Valley Dance Academy where she was quickly immersed in styles that included ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip hop. Throughout her training she attended numerous competitions and conventions as a member of the ballet and jazz student companies. She was also a dedicated member in her studio’s production of The Nutcracker for many years being casted in the roles of Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and more. Lexi has also attended many summer dance programs like Ballet West, Joffrey Ballet in New York City, and Joffrey Jazz in LA and Las Vegas. Here at UCSB, she was a member of the Freshmen Dance Company, performed in the Spring Dance Concert and Kinetic Lab, and will be in an upcoming Balanchine performance in the spring reconstructed by Monique Meunier. Lexi is now a member of the UCSB Dance Company and is on her way to completing her BFA Dance degree this year. She hopes to move to New York after graduation to further her dance career. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

MORGAN GERAGHTY (INVITE YOU TO SURRENDER) is currently a

fourth year Dance and Communication double major. During her time at UCSB, Morgan has been given many opportunities


to perform in student works, as well as two faculty works by Christina McCarthy. She has also performed as an apprentice with Santa Barbara Dance Theater, under the direction of Christopher Pilafian, as a member of Valerie Huston’s Opus One, and lastly as a member of Freshman Dance Company, directed by Delila Moseley. Morgan was also a member of the UCSB Dance Team, where she danced at soccer and basketball games. In her spare time, she teaches heels classes for Gaucho Street Dance. Alongside her dance training at UCSB, Morgan has been pursuing a commercial dance career in Los Angeles. She has danced in music videos for CD9 and Jordyn Jones, as well as in a web series Every Single Step produced by Nigel Lythgoe. Leading up to college, she had the opportunity to be a dancer for Dyllan Murray, as a part of Emblem 3’s Waking Up Tour around the United States and Canada. Morgan is looking forward to fusing these two sides of her dance training post-graduation and is excited to see what the future holds!

BRANDON WHITED (95 NORTH) born in Poughkeepsie, NY - began

dancing at the age of ten after his family moved to North Carolina, with early training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, clogging and Hip-Hop. He received his High School diploma and BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under a brilliant and inspiring faculty. In addition to training based in the Cunningham, Limón and Nikolais techniques, Brandon was exposed to a strong supplement of guest teacherchoreographers, which informed his eclectic approach to contemporary dance technique - grounded in traditional modern dance. Returning to his roots in New York City, Brandon danced professionally with STEELEDANCE (Teri and Oliver Steele), Randy James Dance Works, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, danscores by Ofelia Loret de Mola, and as a specialized supernumerary with the Metropolitan Opera for six years. In 2008 he joined Shen Wei Dance Arts as an apprentice and became a core member from 2009-2014. During that period, Brandon toured Shen Wei’s rich repertory, domestically and internationally, and originated roles in four works - Re-III (2009), Limited States (2010), Undivided/Divided (2011) and Collective Measures (2013). Following his professional career, Brandon received his MFA as a Distinguished University Fellow from The Ohio State University. His research there considered the intersection of masculinities studies/queer theory, dance studies and contemporary dance choreography. Cipher XY (2015), his MFA Thesis Project, examined a range of male/masculine gender identity, expression and representation through collaborative choreographic process, interview and discussion with the dancers. Prof. Whited’s choreography has been presented


domestically in New York, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Washington and California, and internationally in Italy. Recent projects include the duet version of Boys Like Us (2018) which premiered at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. Structure of Us (2017) - presented in both the Rochester Fringe Festival, and the Charm City (Baltimore) Fringe - was a collaborative, interdisciplinary improvisation-based installation performance with Tammy Carrasco (Asst. Prof. of Dance, SUNY Brockport), and Fulbright scholar and visual artist/photographer Kitty Hubbard (Assoc. Prof. of Photography/Visual Art). Loro Sono Loro/They are Them, a collaboration with Sarah Lisette Chiesa was presented in December of 2017 in galleries in both Parma and Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy. Locally, Prof. Whited has created two works, Petit Pas (2017), and 95 North (2019) for Santa Barbara Dance Theater, and both dances were presented this fall in Dance Gallery Festival in Texas and New York City, respectively. Pronouns: He/Him/His

WHITNEY ROSS (IN: SOMNIA) is currently in her fourth year at UCSB

working towards a BFA in Dance alongside a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution. Whitney began her training as a member of the precollegiate program DACPAC, where she trained in a multitude of styles with renowned choreographers such as Sidra Bell, Jonathan Campbell, Cindy Salgado, and Mike Esperanza. Since starting college, Whitney has performed in many student works, as well as a solo work by Valerie Huston and a reconstruction of Shen Wei’s Re: III last fall. Whitney also enjoys exploring the creative process through the role of choreographer and is currently working on a commissioned work for a multimedia, live music performance at the University of the Pacific. Whitney is currently a member of the UCSB Dance Company, and is very much looking forward to performing in Europe with the company in April. She is ecstatic to present in: somnia, the result of a very fulfilling ten-week process with her dream of a cast.

GINA SCHEMENAUER (IN THE REALITY OF DEGAS) began her early

ballet training at the age of six under Evette DeMarco Swinson. She has attended summer intensives with San Francisco Ballet, and Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City. Gina spent her high school years as a Company Apprentice to the Inland Pacific Ballet Company in Claremont, CA and performed with the company in shows throughout southern California. She has enjoyed participating in many of Inland Pacific Ballet’s productions including; The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Gina is currently a senior at UC Santa Barbara pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance.


Department of Theater and Dance Donors The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara is honored to recognize Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 whose lifetime giving makes a profound impact on our students, faculty, and community. We also recognize donors whose lifetime giving to the Department of Theater and Dance is $100,000 and above. We are deeply grateful for their longtime visionary support and for believing that theater, dance, and the arts are vital to our lives. Thank you for making an extraordinary difference in our program. Recognition is based on cumulative, lifetime giving to the department. Anonymous Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 Richard A. Auhll Jill and John C. Bishop, Jr. Michael K. Douglas ’68 Dorcas* and Dr. Theodore W.* Hatlen H’93 Lillian and Jon* Lovelace Jan and Don O’Dowd Dianne and Dr. Daniel Vapnek

Donors Anonymous Bari And Marc Adelman Barbara And Lane Albanese Susan Alexander Christine Anderson David Anderson Jody And John Arnhold ‘75 Dinah And Jerome Baumgartner ‘69 Jill And Arnold Bellowe Jill And John C. Bishop Laurel Blair Diane Boss Constance Brainin Risa Brainin Eric Bushard

Kristina And Adam Cipriano Marcia And John Mike Cohen Alicia Corella Marianne Corgorno Toni And Bruce Corwin H’97 Paige Dunbar Yussef El Guindi Lorrie And Michael Epling Carolyn And James Flanigan Allyn Fleming Mark Flick Dennis Freedman Cecily Freedson Susan And Mark Frink Jill And Leonard Fromer


Allan Ghitterman* And Susan Rose Nelson Gibbs Ashley And Jeffrey Gish Lisa Harris Juliane Heyman Melinda And Alexander Horwitz Laura Isham Gib Johnson And Zoe Iverson Bob Johnson And Lisa Reich Laura And Benjamin King ‘94 Bill and Linda Kitchen Michael Klaers Ada Ko Beverlie And Ronald Latimer Barbara Lebow Margaret Leonard And Clare Sheils Fima and Jere Lifshitz Jason Loewith Myles Mattenson David Marshall And Candace Waid Lucinda And Thurman Newsome, Jr. Jan And Don O’dowd Vicki And Gary Olson Alissa And Doug Parrish Pauline Paulin Joanna And Mark Penner Philip Pierce Dean Pitchford Tyler Pon And Alice Youmans Albert Reid, Jr. Joanna And Charles Reisner Tanya Rice Cheryl Riggins Lisa Rock Gayle And Charles Rosenberg Rona J. Sande Santa Barbara Foundation Towbes Fund For The Performing Arts Arlene Satterlee Nancy Schlosser Bernard Seder And Lilyan Cuttler Anne Shanto Jeffry Sherbakoff And Amelia Gomez

Manuel Sherbakoff Jessie Sherman Diana And Stan Sherrill Tonia Shimin John and Suzanne Steed Fran And Thomas Stein Kat Sullivan Kay And Ashok Talwar Nicholas Tingle And Carol Press ‘80/’77 David A. Tufts, Jr. Katherine And John Ugoretz Dana Wayne Thomas Whitaker Dana White Laura Wilson Andre Yew Joan And Steven Young

If you are interested in making a gift to the Department of Theater and Dance please contact Leslie Gray Senior Director of Development LESLIE.GRAY@UCSB.EDU or visit us on the web at theaterdance.ucsb.edu Your support makes a difference!

This list notes gifts made between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact Leslie Gray, Senior Director of Development.

*In Memoriam


DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE PRODUCTION Chair / Director of Perfomance / IRWIN APPEL Vice Chair / Director of Dance / CHRISTINA MCCARTHY Director, BFA Actor Training Program / ANNIE TORSIGLIERI Production Manager / DANIEL J HERRERA Community Relations Specialist / UNA MLADENOVIĆ Technical Director / JAMIE BIRKETT Theater Production Supervisor, Scenery+ Props/ DEVIN GEE Theater Production Supervisor, Lighting + Audio / MARK WILLIAMS Costume Shop Manager / DENISE UMLAND Cutter/Draper / LILLIAN HANNAHS Senior Scene Technician / SANDARBH TRIPATHI Office Assistant / DANIELA SHERWIN, CHRISTIAN MORGAN, EZRA ADKINS Marketing Interns / KACEY HSU, PHOEBE JIN, ISABELLE GUILLORY House Managers / KAYLY HOWELL, ASHELY DAVIS, JADYN STEAFFENS, JAYDEN SHULTZ, STEVEN SCRUGGS, TEANNEA LUCAS, SYLVIA MCMAKIN

ADMINISTRATION Chief Administrative Officer / ERIC MILLS Financial Assistant / LAUREN MARQUEZ Undergraduate Advisor / SEAN O’SHEA Graduate Program Coordinator / MARY TENCH Academic Personnel Chair’s Assistant / DEBRA VANCE Principal Musician / PATRICK WELLS LINDLEY

OUT OF MANY SCENIC

LIGHTING

Production Supervisors/ EMILY COIN Light Board Operator/GIO CASTILLO Deck Crew/ CHRIS NASSER, JAELLA Fly Operator/ LUKE WILLIAMS, HARDAWAY TRISH ARMSTRONG Sound Board Operator/ COSTUMES AILYN GONZALEZ Wardrobe Supervisor/ Color Changer/ KELLY GAO, SAVANNAH LO GABRIELA CHAVEZ, ANDREA Crew/ CASSIDY ACOSTA, CHRIS RODRIGUEZ, JENNY THACH MOUA, FRANCES DOMINGOS, Lighting Practicum/ JASMINE GOC, QINGWEI “BRITNEY” LI AILYN GONZALEZ, VALERYEE Practicum/ GUILLERMO CASTRO, JIMENEZ, SHILLA NAMARA, HAYQINGWEI “BRITNEY” LI, IVANNA LEY O’TOOLE, ABBY STOIBER, GIO CRUZ, ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, CASTILLO, JULIE CAUDILL, WHITNEY ROSS, MADDIE TAKIMORI, JORDAN CURIEL, MONICA ANNABELL WALKER, MORGAN GRANADOS CAMPA, LINDSEY GERAGHTY, MADDIE WILLIAMS, GUMAER, SOPHIE SWEZEY MASON TEICHERT, ALEXANDRA Lighting Technicians/ ANTONIO CIPRIANO, GLORIA HUANG, YERIM CRUZ, DANIELLA SHERWIN, EMILY KIM, JUDY ZHU COIN, GIO CASTILLO, GRACE SLANSKY, JUDY ZHU, NICK FREEDSON, SOFIA LYON