2013 Premieres

 

Mouth Above Water

 
 

Premiere Date: 22-February, 2013
Music By: Julia Wolfe
Music Title: Cruel Sister
Lighting By: Ben Stanton
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Hollis Bartlett, Xan Burley, Julia Burrer, Erin Owen, Colin Stilwell, Eddie Taketa, Hsiao-Jou Tang

 
 

Notes:

The creation of Mouth Above Water was made possible through public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional generous support from Major Choreographic Sponsor Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional funding support was provided by New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It was created while in residence at Pick of the Crop Dance Company, and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and in part, by a Company-in-Residence grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. Special thanks to DRA.

 
 

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2012 Premieres

 

Carrugi

 
 

Premiere Date: 24-March, 2012
Music By: W.A. Mozart
Music Title: La Betulia Liberata
Lighting By: Lily Fossner
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Hollis Bartlett, Julia Burrer, Natalie Desch, Erin Owen, Alex Springer, Colin Stilwell, Eddie Taketa, Netta Yerushalmy

 
 

Notes:

Carrugi premiered on March 24, 2012 at the Center for the Arts, on the campus of SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
The creation of Carrugi was made possible through public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. It was also made possible in part by a Company-in-Residence grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. Additional funding support was provided by New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It was created, in part, while in residence at Pick of the Crop Dance Company, and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

 
 

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2010 Premieres

 

Chapters from a Broken Novel

 
 

Premiere Date: 1-October, 2010
Music By: David Van Tieghem
Music Title: Original Score
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince
Sets By: Andrew Lieberman

Original Cast:
Julia Burrer, Ryan Corriston, Natalie Desch, Erin Owen, Alex Springer, Eddie Taketa, Netta Yerushalmy

 
 

Notes:

Chapters from a Broken Novel premiered at the Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, CT on October 1, 2010. The work was developed at the 92nd Street Y School of the Arts Harkness Dance Center as part of its artist in residency program.
The creation of Chapters from a Broken Novel was made possible through public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Chapters from a Broken Novel received commissioning support from the Bates Dance Festival, Portland Ovations, San Francisco Performances, the University of Akron, and the National Performance Network Creative Fund.
Major commissioning support for the composition of David Van Tieghem’s original score was furnished by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. This commission was also made possible by American Music Center and was a part of a national series of works from Meet The Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA Program, which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund.
Additionally, the touring of Chapters from a Broken Novel is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
Additional support was provided by the following individuals through the DOVA Commissioning Club:

Ruby Clipper, Janis Colella, Jan & Bill Corriston, Robert E. Gilson, Naomi S. Grabel & Neil Kutner, Ellyn Jennings, Murray Louis, Gridley McKim Smith, Marie Mantz, Jeanne Murphy & William C. Oris, Ron Oberdick, Lida Orzeck, Melissa S. Rockefeller, Meriam Rosen, Thomas J. Schwarz, Robert Sikora & Terri DiGiacomo, Diane Sklar, Beth Tiedemann, Dianne & Daniel Vapnek, Joseph & Marie Varone, Carol K. & Peter Walker, and Stephen & Cathy Weinroth.

 
 

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2008 Premieres

 

Alchemy

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-October, 2008
Music By: Steve Reich
Music Title: Daniel Variations
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince
Sets By: Tim Mackabee

Original Cast:
Julia Burrer, Daniel Charon, Ryan Corriston, Natalie Desch, Erin Owen, Alex Springer, Eddie Taketa, Netta Yerushalmy

 
 

Notes:

Alchemy takes its inspiration directly from the Steve Reich score, which juxtaposes text from the biblical book of Daniel and the words of Daniel Pearl, the American journalist kidnapped and murdered by Islamist extremists in Pakistan in 2002.  Reich's music pays homage to all victims who, in the face of violence and cruelty, courageously reveal the dignity and beauty of humanity.

Alchemy was commissioned by the University of Akron and E.J. Thomas Hall.  It was funded with support from the National Endowment for the ARts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Harkness Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.  The work was developed at the 92nd Street Y as part of their artist in residency program.

 
 

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2007 Premieres

 

Victorious

 
 

Premiere Date: 5-July, 2007
Music By: Edward Elgar
Music Title: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, John Beasant III, Daniel Charon, Eddie Taketa, Ryan Corriston

 
 

Notes:

Victorious was commissioned by the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts for the 2007 Bard SummerScape Festival. It premiered on July 5, 2007 at Bard College.

 
 
 
 

Beyond the Break

 
 

Premiere Date: 24-July, 2007
Music By: Jake Shimabukuro
Music Title: Various songs
Lighting By: Joshua Epstein
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Belinda McGuire, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Ryan Corriston, Erin Owen

 
 

Notes:

Beyond the Break was commissioned by the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. It premiered on July 24, 2007 at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center.

 
 
 
 

Dense Terrain

 
 

Premiere Date: 16-May, 2007
Music By: Nathan Larson
Music Title: Original Score
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince
Sets By: Allen moyer

Original Cast:
Peggy Baker, John Beasant III, Daniel Charon, Anthony Cochrane, Ryan Corriston, Natalie Desch, Larry Hahn, Stephanie Liapis, Belinda McGuire, Erin Owen, Ariane Reinhart, Eddie Taketa, Julie Kent, Kevin March

 
 

Notes:

Technical Director: Stephen Petrilli
Video by Blue Land Media.
Video conceived and directed by Doug Varone.

The score for Dense Terrain was commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

 
 

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2006 Premieres

 

Boats Leaving

 
 

Premiere Date: 6-Jul, 2006
Music By: Arvo Paert
Music Title: Te Deum
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Ryan Corristan

 
 

Notes:

Boats Leaving premiered at the American Dance Festival, July 6, 2006. It was commissioned by the American Dance Festival with funding support from the Doris Duke Awards for New Work. Major funding support for Boats Leaving was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
 
 
 

Lux

 
 

Premiere Date: 24-Oct, 2006
Music By: Philip Glass
Music Title: The Light
Lighting By: Robert Wierzel
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Belinda McGuire, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Ryan Corristan, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Lux was solely commissioned by the Daniel and Dianne Vapnek Family Fund. It was created, in part, while in residence at Summerdance, Santa Barbara.

 
 
 
 

The Constant Shift of Pulse

 
 

Premiere Date: 14-Dec, 2006
Music By: John Adams
Music Title: Hallelujia Junction
Lighting By: Nicole Peirce
Costumes By: Fritz Waddel

Original Cast:
Members of The Juilliard School

 
 

Notes:

The Constant Shift of Pulse was commissioned by The Juilliard School.

 
 

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2005 Premieres

 

Orpheus and Euridice

 
 

Premiere Date: 5-Oct, 2005
Music By: Ricky Ian Gordon
Music Title: Orpheus and Euridice
Lighting By: Robert Wierzel
Costumes By: Jane Greenwood
Sets By: Allen Moyer

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Sean Marye

 
 

Notes:

Produced and presented by Lincoln Center's Great Performers and American Songbook series, Orpheus and Euridice premiered at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Oct 5 -7, 2005. The production, directed and choreographed by Doug Varone, featured soprano Elizabeth Futral, clarinetist Todd Palmer, pianist Melvin Chen and Doug Varone and Dancers.

 
 
 
 

The Invisible Man

 
 

Premiere Date: 26-Oct, 2005
Music By: Anthony Cochrane
Music Title: original score
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: n/a
Sets By: Peter Meineke

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller, Peggy Baker, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Tony Cochrane

 
 

Notes: Produced and presented in collaboration with the Aquila Theater Company

 
 

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2004 Premieres

 

The Thing of the World

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-Nov, 2004
Music By: John Mackey
Music Title: Juba
Lighting By: Tricia Toliver
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Michael Trent, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes: Premiered at Harbourfront Center Theatre, Toronto, CA Nov 3, 2004 by Michael Trent and Doug Varone; Company premiere, Silesian Dance Theatre, Int'l Dance Festival, Bytom, Poland July 2005

 
 
 
 

Deconstructing English

 
 

Premiere Date: 29-Oct, 2004
Music By: David VanTieghem, after J.S.Bach
Lighting By: Michael Chybowski
Costumes By: James Schuette
Sets By: Video design by Wendall K Harrington

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Kayvon Pourazar

 
 
 
 

Desert Tango

 
 

Premiere Date: 16-Nov, 2004
Music By: Meredith Monk
Music Title: Desert Tango
Lighting By: Carol Mullins
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Nina Watt, Nancy Bannon

 
 

Notes: Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church

 
 
 
 

Castles

 
 

Premiere Date: 15-Jan, 2004
Music By: Sergei Prokofiev
Music Title: Waltz Suite, Opus 110
Lighting By: Jane Cox and Joshua Epstein
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Kayvon Pourazar

 
 

Notes:

Castles was commissioned by the Carlsen Center of the Johynson County Community College, KS. Charles R. Rogers, Artistic Director. Additional funding support for Castles was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Castles was created, in part, during residencies at the Bates Dance Festival and at the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

 
 

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2003 Premieres

 

Distance

 
 

Premiere Date: 5-Jun, 2003
Music By: Steve Reich
Music Title: Violin Phase
Lighting By: Roma Flowers
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Larry Hahn and Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Of the Earth Far Below

 
 

Premiere Date: 5-Jun, 2003
Music By: Steve Reich
Music Title: Triple Quartet
Lighting By: Roma Flowers
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Kayvon Pourazar

 
 
 
 

Le sacre du printemps

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-Oct, 2003
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Music Title: Le sacre du printemps
Lighting By: James Ingalls
Costumes By: Sylvia Nolen
Sets By: David Hockney

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller, Nina Watt, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Kayvon Pourazar and members of the Met Opera Ballet

 
 

Notes:

Le Sacre du Printemps was created for the Metropolitan Opera as part of their Stravinsky evening.

 
 
 
 

Heaven

 
 

Premiere Date: 3-Jul, 2003
Music By: Cesar Franck
Music Title: Prelude, Fugue and Variations
Lighting By: Philip Sandstrom
Costumes By: n/a

Original Cast:
Peggy Baker

 
 

Notes: Jacob's Pillow

 
 
 
 

Beats and Stomps

 
 

Premiere Date: 20-Apr, 2003
Music By: The Yardbirds
Music Title: Various Songs
Lighting By: n/a
Costumes By: n/a

Original Cast:
members of the Colorado Ballet

 
 

Notes:

Beats and Stomps was commissioned by the Colorado Ballet

 
 

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2002 Premieres

 

The Drawing Lesson

 
 

Premiere Date: 6-Jun, 2002
Music By: G. F. Handel
Music Title: Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Varone Company Premiere

 
 
 
 

The Bottomland, Part II

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-Dec, 2002
Music By: Gaetan LeBoeuf
Music Title: original score
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince
Sets By: AllenMoyer

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Faye Driscoll, Natalie Desch, Nina Watt, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller

 
 
 
 

The Bottomland, Part I

 
 

Premiere Date: 24-Aug, 2002
Music By: Patty Loveless
Music Title: Various Songs
Lighting By: Mark Stanley
Costumes By: Liz Prince
Sets By: Video by Blue Land Media

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Faye Driscoll, Natalie Desch, Nina Watt, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III

 
 

Notes: Commissioned by Wolftrap Performing Arts Center, Faces of America series

 
 
 
 

The Beating of Wings

 
 

Premiere Date: 16-Jun, 2002
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Music Title: The Firebird
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
members of DCDC

 
 

Notes:

The Beating of Wings was commissioned by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and was commissioned by the American Dance Festival

 
 
 
 

Short Story

 
 

Premiere Date: 10-Feb, 2002
Music By: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Music Title: Prelude in C
Lighting By: Ted Sullivan
Costumes By: Rachel Carr

Original Cast:
Natalie Desch, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Varone Company Premiere

 
 

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2001 Premieres

 

The Drawing Lesson

 
 

Premiere Date: 27-Sep, 2001
Music By: G. F. Handel
Music Title: Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Ariane Reinhart

 
 

Notes:

The Drawing Lesson was commssioned by Ariane Reinhart.

 
 
 
 

Ballet Mecanique

 
 

Premiere Date: 27-Jul, 2001
Music By: George Antheil
Music Title: Ballet Mecanique
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince
Sets By: Scenic Projections by Wendall K. Harrington

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Faye Driscoll, Cria Merchant, Ashley Gilbert, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III

 
 

Notes:

 
 
 
 

Short Story

 
 

Premiere Date: 13-Nov, 2001
Music By: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Music Title: Prelude in C
Lighting By: Ted Sullivan
Costumes By: Rachel Carr

Original Cast:
Nina Watt, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Short Story was commissioned for Nina Watt by the Limon Company Premiere. Varone Company premiere Feb 10, 2002 Houston Texas

 
 
 
 

Approaching Something Higher

 
 

Premiere Date: 11-Dec, 2001
Music By: Johannes Brahms
Music Title: Piano Trio in B Major, Opus 8
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Anna Oliver

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Faye Driscoll, Ashley Gilbert, Natalie Desch, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, John Beasant III, Doug Varone

 
 

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2000 Premieres

 

Brace

 
 

Premiere Date: 7-Sep, 2000
Music By: Michael Baker
Music Title: Unfinished Business

Original Cast:
members of Zenon Dance Company

 
 

Notes:

Brace was commissioned by Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis, MN

 
 
 
 

Polonaise #44

 
 

Premiere Date: 6-Jan, 2000
Music By: F. Chopin
Music Title: Polonaise, Opus 44
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Tomorrow

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-Jan, 2000
Music By: Reynaldo Hahn
Music Title: Various Belle Epoque Songs
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, Keith Johnson

 
 
 
 

Neither

 
 

Premiere Date: 28-Nov, 2000
Music By: Michael Nyman
Music Title: selections from film Wonderland and The Cold Room Excerpt from J.S. Bach English Suite
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Faye Driscoll, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, Keith Johnson

 
 

Notes:

 
 
 
 

As Natural as Breathing

 
 

Premiere Date: 10-Jul, 2000
Music By: Joey DeFrancesco, Art Neville, G. Parks, Roscoe Gordon
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Faye Driscoll, Jessica Swanson, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, Keith Johnson, Doug Varone

 
 

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1999 Premieres

 

Eclipse

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-Oct, 1999
Music By: Michael Gordon
Music Title: Weather 3
Lighting By: Brian McDevitt
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Daniel Charon

 
 
 
 

String Quartet #2

 
 

Premiere Date: 23-Apr, 1999
Music By: Michael Nyman
Music Title: String Quartet #2
Lighting By: n/a
Costumes By: n/a

Original Cast:
members of the SUNY Purchase Dance Corps

 
 

Notes:

String Quartet #2 was commissioned by the SUNY Purchase Dance Corps in 1999

 
 
 
 

Agora

 
 

Premiere Date: 21-Jul, 1999
Music By: Julia Wolfe
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, Keith Johnson

 
 

Notes:

Agora was commissioned by the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

 
 
 
 

Sleeping With Giants

 
 

Premiere Date: 19-Jun, 1999
Music By: Michael Nyman
Music Title: Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, Daniel Charon, Keith Johnson

 
 
 
 

And Their Words To The End Of the World

 
 

Premiere Date: 14-Dec, 1999
Music By: Steve Reich
Music Title: Tehillim
Lighting By: Dale Knoth
Costumes By: Rachel Carr

Original Cast:
members of NYU Tisch School of the Arts

 
 
 
 

The Plain Sense of Things

 
 

Premiere Date: 10-Nov, 1999
Music By: Philip Glass
Music Title: Saxophone Quartet
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
members of the Limon Dance Company

 
 

Notes:

The Plain Sense of Things was commissioned by the Limon Dance Company in 1998

 
 

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1998 Premieres

 

Need

 
 

Premiere Date: 2-Aug, 1998
Music By: John Adams
Music Title: Christian Zeal and Activity
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
members of AnCreative

 
 

Notes:

Need was commissioned by AnCreative, Japan

 
 
 
 

Knave

 
 

Premiere Date: 19-Feb, 1998
Music By: Henryk Gorecki
Music Title: Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Bel Canto

 
 

Premiere Date: 17-Feb, 1998
Music By: Vincenzo Bellini
Music Title: selections from the opera Norma
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, David Neumann

 
 

Notes:

Bel Canto premiered on February 17, 1998, at the Joyce Theater in New York City. It was commissioned by and created in residence at Summerdance Santa Barbara in July, 1997. Additional support for the creation of this work was provided by the Vapnek Family Fund, the Sequoia Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and NYU Tisch Summer Dance Residency Program.

 
 
 
 

Mercury

 
 

Premiere Date: 17-Feb, 1998
Music By: Michael Nyman
Music Title: Where the Bee Dances
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp
Sets By: Visual Design by Power Booth

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, David Neumann

 
 
 
 

Assembling A Common Language

 
 

Premiere Date: 10-Dec, 1998
Music By: Julia Wolfe
Music Title: Tell Me Everything & Four Marys
Lighting By: Jane Cox
Costumes By: Rachel Carr

Original Cast:
members of NYU Tisch School of the Arts

 
 

Notes:

Assembling a Common Language was commissioned by the Dance Department of the Tisch School of the Arts in 1998

 
 

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1997 Premieres

 

Proverb/ Valley

 
 

Premiere Date: 24-Jul, 1997
Music By: Steve Reich
Music Title: Proverb
Lighting By: Roma Flowers
Costumes By: Liz Prince

Original Cast:
Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, David Neumann

 
 

Notes: Commissioned by Glenwood Springs Dance Festival

 
 
 
 

Democracy

 
 

Premiere Date: 2-Dec, 1997
Music By: Julia Wolfe
Music Title: Arsenal of Democracy
Lighting By: Josh Bennett

Original Cast:
members of NYU Tisch School of the Arts

 
 

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1996 Premieres

 

In Thine Eyes

 
 

Premiere Date: 30-Jan, 1996
Music By: Michael Nyman
Music Title: Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs
Lighting By: David Ferri & Doug Varone
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Nancy Coenen, Larry Hahn

 
 
 
 

Let's Dance

 
 

Premiere Date: 30-Jan, 1996
Music By: Various Artists
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Nancy Coenen, Bonnie Wong, Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa, David Neumann, Adriane Fang, Merceditas Manago, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

 
 

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1995 Premieres

 

After You've Gone/ Mr. Al

 
 

Premiere Date: 21-Jul, 1995
Music By: Benny Goodman
Music Title: After You've Gone
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 

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1994 Premieres

 

Aperture

 
 

Premiere Date: 9-Jan, 1994
Music By: Franz Shubert
Music Title: Moments Musicaux, No 2
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Nancy Bannon, Nancy Coenan, Larry Hahn

 
 

Notes:

 
 
 
 

Peak Sacred

 
 

Premiere Date: 3-Dec, 1994
Music By: Glenn Branca
Music Title: The Peak of the Sacred
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp
Sets By: n/a

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Larry Hahn, Eddie Taketa

 
 

Notes:

Peak Sacred was created in residence at Virginia Commonwealth University in October 1994.

 
 
 
 

Possession

 
 

Premiere Date: 29-Sep, 1994
Music By: Philip Glass
Music Title: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp
Sets By: n/a

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, GwenWelliver, Nancy Bannon, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Eddie Taketa, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Possession premiered on September 28, 1994, at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, VA. It was co-commissioned by Virginia Commonwealth University, the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME, and the NYU Tisch Summer Dance Residency Program. The creation of Possession was funded, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Carpenter Foundation.

 
 
 
 

Smashed Landscapes

 
 

Premiere Date: 20-Jul, 1994
Music By: Fugazi
Music Title: Various Songs
Lighting By: Nick Cernoff
Costumes By: n/a

Original Cast:
members of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

 
 

Notes:

Smashed Landscapes was commissioned by the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

 
 
 
 

Strict Love

 
 

Premiere Date: 12-Dec, 1994
Music By: selections from various popular artists
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Eddie Taketa

 
 

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1993 Premieres

 

Rise

 
 

Premiere Date: 8-Oct, 1993
Music By: John Adams
Music Title: Fearful Symmetries
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

on the field of destiny

 
 

Premiere Date: 18-Aug, 1993
Music By: John Adams
Music Title: The Wound Dresser
Lighting By: David Ferri & Doug Varone
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 

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1992 Premieres

 

Beauty

 
 

Premiere Date: 7-Feb, 1992
Music By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music Title: L'amero, saro Costante
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Nancy Coenen, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Momentary Order

 
 

Premiere Date: 4-Oct, 1992
Music By: Christopher Hyams-Hart
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp
Sets By: Visual Design by Power Booth

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Gwen Welliver, Nancy Bannon, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Debi Irons, Andre Gingras

 
 

Notes:

Momentary Order was commissioned by the Bates Dance Festival and L/A Arts, Lewiston, ME

 
 
 
 

Motet

 
 

Premiere Date: 13-May, 1992
Music By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music Title: Exultante Jubilate
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Gwen Welliver, Matthew Cazier, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Brash Grid

 
 

Premiere Date: 12-May, 1992
Music By: Miichael Torke
Music Title: Vanada
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Matthew Cazier, Doug Varone

 
 

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1991 Premieres

 

Stranded Landfish

 
 

Premiere Date: 15-Jan, 1991
Music By: Luis Pauta
Music Title: Besa me Mucho
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson

 
 

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1990 Premieres

 

Force Majeure

 
 

Premiere Date: October 9, 1990
Music By: Christopher Hyams-Hart
Music Title: Original Score
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp
Sets By: Bob Sanders

Original Cast:
Matthew Cazier, Nancy Coenan, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Gabriel Masson, Bonnie Wong

 
 

Notes:

 
 
 
 

Two Mozart Arias

 
 

Premiere Date: 30-Jun, 1990
Music By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music Title: n/a
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: n/a

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Two Mozart Arias Surrounding an Evening of Dance was commissioned by the American Dance Festival

 
 
 
 

Confidence

 
 

Premiere Date: 21-Jan, 1990
Music By: Franz Liszt
Music Title: Three Petrach Sonnets
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Nancy Coenen, Larry Hahn

 
 

Notes:


 
 
 
 

Dilluvium

 
 

Premiere Date: 21-Jan, 1990
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Music Title: Symphony of Psalms
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Oscillating Thirds

 
 

Premiere Date: 21-Jan, 1990
Music By: Henry Kucharzyk
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Kiss My Eyes Goodnight

 
 

Premiere Date: 2-Aug, 1990
Music By: Franz Liszt
Music Title: Three Petrach Sonnets
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Nancy Coenen

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Liszt Sonnets

 
 

Premiere Date: 2-Aug, 1990
Music By: Frank Liszt
Music Title: Three Petrach Sonnets
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Nancy Coenen

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Doug Varone

 
 

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1989 Premieres

 

In Middle Ground

 
 

Premiere Date: 8-Dec, 1989
Music By: Christopher Hyams-Hart
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Gabe Masson, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

In Middle Ground was commissioned by The Juilliard School

 
 
 
 

Ever Faithful

 
 

Premiere Date: 23-Jan, 1989
Music By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music Title: n/a
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Julienne Weston

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Ever Faithful was commissioned by Zenon Dance Company, Minneapolis MN

 
 
 
 

Taken Pieces

 
 

Premiere Date: 23-Jan, 1989
Music By: Christopher Hyams-Hart
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Julienne Weston

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Larry Hahn, Matthew Cazier, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Taken Pieces was commissioned by the Batsheva Dance Company, Israel

 
 
 
 

Augury

 
 

Premiere Date: 19-Jun, 1989
Music By: Christopher Hyams-Hart
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Moody
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Molissa Fenley, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Augury was commissioned by the American Dance Festival and was co-choreographed with Molissa Fenely

 
 
 
 

Care/Volpe Sisters

 
 

Premiere Date: 10-Dec, 1989
Music By: performed in silence
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Peggy Baker, Janie Brendel

 
 

Notes:

The Volpe Sisters was originally commissioned and perrformed by Peggy Baker and Janie Brendel. It was revived in 2000 and retitiled Care.

 
 

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1988 Premieres

 

Straits

 
 

Premiere Date: 20-Jan, 1988
Music By: Henry Kucharzyk
Music Title: Walk the Line
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Julienne Weston

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Christine Philion, Nancy Coenen, Mary Govern, Leslee Lewis, Tina Goldstein, Tim Hadel, Cal Grogan, Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Home

 
 

Premiere Date: 15-Oct, 1988
Music By: Dick Connett
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Lynne Steincamp

Original Cast:
Mary Govern, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Home premiered on October 15, 1988 at the State University of New York in Potsdam, NY. It was originally commissioned by Pennsylvania Dance Theater.

 
 

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1987 Premieres

 

Four Variations on a Theme

 
 

Premiere Date: 29-Jul, 1987
Music By: A. Leroy and Bill Nelson
Music Title: Original Composition
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Created at the American Dance Festival

 
 
 
 

Feet of Clay

 
 

Premiere Date: 28-May, 1987
Music By: Handel
Music Title: Alpestre Monte
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Doug Varone

 
 
 
 

Barcarolle

 
 

Premiere Date: 26-Aug, 1987
Music By: F. Chopin
Music Title: n/a
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Christine Philion, Tina Goldstein, Bonnie Wong, Cal Grogan

 
 

Notes:

Created at The Yard, Chilmark, MA

 
 
 
 

Nocturne

 
 

Premiere Date: 26-Aug, 1987
Music By: F. Chopin
Music Title: Nocturne in D Flat Major, Opus 27, No 2
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Jim Campbell, Tim Hadel

 
 

Notes: Created at The Yard, Chilmark, MA

 
 
 
 

Voix Bulgare

 
 

Premiere Date: 23-Oct, 1987
Music By: Romanian Folk Songs
Music Title: Various Bulgarian Folk Songs
Lighting By: n/a
Costumes By: n/a

Original Cast:
members of Dancemakers

 
 

Notes:

Voix Bulgare was commissioned by Dancemakers, Toronto CA

 
 

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1986 Premieres

 

Cantata 78/Every Waking Hour

 
 

Premiere Date: 12-Sep, 1986
Music By: J.S. Bach
Music Title: Cantata 78, Jesu der Meine Seele
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Doug Varone

Original Cast:
Bonnie Wong, Christine Philion, Mary Govern, Nancy Coenen, Alyce bochette, Tina Goldstein, Leslee Lewis, Jim Campbell, Tim Hadel, Doug Varone

 
 

Notes:

Premiered at Performance Space 122 on September 12, 1986.

 
 
 
 

The Bench Quartet

 
 

Premiere Date: 12-Sep, 1986
Music By: J. S. Bach
Music Title: Cantata 78, Jesu der Meine Seele
Lighting By: David Ferri
Costumes By: Rachel Carr
Sets By: n/a

Original Cast:
Christine Philion, Mary Govern, Alyce Bochette, Leslee Lewis

 
 

Notes:

The Bench Quartet is a section of Cantata 78 and has been performed as an excerpt since its premiere.