Memories and Fantasies
An evening of dance featuring Ensemble Warhol, Contrapose Dance, and Kelley Donovan & Dancers
Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 12, 2011
Midway Studios, Fort Point
Click here to see photos by Daniel J. van Ackere
Conductor: Kim Diehnelt
Choreographers: Eve Summer, Lorraine Chapman, and Kelley Donovan
Set designers: Heidi Zander and James Fuhrman
Costumes: Penney Pinette, Kathleen Doyle, and Anna Zamarippa
Music: Morton Feldman, Mark Warhol
Stage Manager: Tanya Kutasz
La grenouille à grande bouche (The Big Mouth Frog) is a popular story told to children in Quebec to practice proper French pronunciation. Although based on a children's story, this is an outrageous, stylistic, and sophisticated fantasy featuring bilingual narration and the dancers of Contrapose Dance.
Click here to watch a video of this sublime dance.
Kelley Donovan & Dancers then presented an extended abstract dance work based on the theme of memories.
The performance continued with Jeanne's Fantasy, which is scene 6 and 7 from the opera Jeanne by Mark Warhol. This is a fantasy scene that features both dancers and actors choreographed to music performed by Ensemble Warhol.