Idaho Dance Theatre Presents: "Launch"
Read more about our choreographer's work for "Launch":
L.I.F.E by Kennedy Kaya
Life is about the ups, the downs, and all of the moments in between. In the first section, we explore the joy and innocence of childhood where skinned knees and monsters under the bed were our biggest worries. In the second section, our dancers dive into the first love stage; the awkwardness and quirkiness of teenage love will have you giggling and reminiscing over past times. Thirdly, adulthood comes to send us into a world of realities. Hardships are unavoidable during adulthood whether its related to love, money, family, or work, but the most crucial aspect of surviving these hardships is the love and support from the people around you. Finally, the cast dances through it all, they dance to embrace the ups, the downs, and all of the moments in between.
My piece is a collection of dances to music by the contemporary composers Dana Wilson and John Adams. It's an experiment in finding the smooth sultry connectivity of Wilson's Hungarian dances to the devolving quirkiness of Adams' aptly titled "Alleged Dances." With the rhythm and harmony driving the work there is a hint of the dancers searching for the unknown both within their movement and their perception. This work hopes to invite the audience in on this ever-evolving journey and enjoy wherever it takes them.
Culminating in a series of solos, Taylor brings the stories of incarcerated women to the stage through movement, voice, and guitar. Each solo follows the words of a different woman, all with their own story to tell.
Palindrome by Evan Stevens
Palindrome is an abstract look at the repetitive sequences of a relationship. It was inspired by observations I made of commonalities between all romantic relationships, both before and after their breakups. Specifically I was drawn to the idea of making a piece about the, single-then Dating-then together-then- (repeat) pattern that seems to be (at some point at least) a struggle in everyones life.
Refuge by Marla Hansen
Marlas Refuge, to the soul stirring music of Ludovico Einaudi, delves into the world of change and our human spirit.
Yurek brings another powerful expression of the human experience to the stage.
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