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Tree At My Window

Choreography: Patricia Roe
Poem: Robert Frost
Music: Francis Jackson
Design: Pat Bishop

SEEDS

Evolving. Changing relationship with mother. Maturation. Human ebb and flow. Coming into one’s own. Lineage. Maternal Bond. Seeds is a look into the ever-changing relationship we have with our mothers. From birth to adolescence to starting a family of our own, this work expresses the bond we share, the lessons we learn and the journey of finding our own individual place in the world.
Choreography: Nicole Wesley
Music: Underworld and cast
Music Arranged By: Dustin Downs
Design: Simone Phillips Lighting Design: Eric Grims

Travel My Feet

Choreography: Nicole Wesley
Music: Philip Glass, Aphex Twin and Björk
Costume Design: Nicole Wesley
Photographer: Karen Johnstone

Soiree

Choreography: Joyce Kirton
Music: Traditional Drumming and folk songs
Drummer: Everald Watson
Design: Simone Phillips
Dancers: The Company

Giselle

Choreography: Frederick Jahn and Patricia Ruanne
Music: Adolphe Adam
Design: Simone Phillips

Chrysalis

Choreography: Nancy Herrera
Music: Traditional Caribbean drum rhythms
Design: Robert Las Heras

Down But Not Out

Choreography: Richard Lessey
Music: Michael Jackson; Tracey Chapman
Design: Richard Lessey

Enchanted Hive

Choreography: Astor Johnson and Ronald Taylor
Music: Traditional Caribbean drum rhythms and flute
Design: Robert Las Heras

1

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Music: Interpretation of Native American Rhythms by Ron Allen
Design: Susan Dayal

R Adar Bach

Choreography: Claudia Applewhaite
Music: Bragod

Tarana with visitations of tap

Concept: Sat Balkaransingh
Choreography: Puja Malhotra, Gillian Merry and Sat Balkaransingh
Music: Live Indian and African rhythms arrangement based on an original composition of Pundit Birju Maharaj,

non se qui tur

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Design: Sonja Dumas and Simone Phillips
Music: Roderick L Jackson and Marty Beller

Blue Red Woman

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Music: Gillian Moor
Design: Set - Sonja Dumas;
Costume - Simone Phillips

Breakthrough

Choreography: Dionne Griffiths
Music: Zap Mama; Bobby McFerrin

Transcendence

Music:
Part one: Germination – Mickey Hart and traditional drumming
Part two: Actualisation - Eyuphuro
Part three: Propagation - Giampiero Ponte
Costume: Sonja Dumas and Simone Phillips

Bow-Wood

Choreography: Nancy Herrera and Adele Bynoe
Music: Schein; Hande

After the Fat Lady Sings, Then What?

Choreography: Gregor Breedy
Music: Leon Parker; Irene Cara
Costume and set design: Gregor Breedy.

Everything Comes to an End

Choreography: Carol Yip Choy
Music: Kitaro; traditional Japanese drums
Design: John Christopher

The Cherry Tree

"Leave me to my land Tethered like tree" (A. Vaughan)
Choreography: Brenda Baden-Semper
Music:
Part one (Where Is The Green?): Liam Teague - Hands Like Lightning/Black Stalin - A New Portrait of Trinidad
Part two (An Axe To The Root!): Shostakovich Symphony, Amampando - State of Emergency.
Part three (The Breaking Strings): Mahabharata - original sound track
Part four (Run Fast): Roy Cape – instrumental
Set design: Brenda Baden-Semper and Simone Phillips
Costume concept: Brenda Baden-Semper realized by Natalie Phillips

Drum Tap Jam

Choreography and curating: Gillian Merry
Music: Lord Kitchener, traditional African-Caribbean drumming

All in the Golden Afternoon

Choreography: Patricia Roe
Music: Cécile Chaminade
Design: Robert Las Heras

Tribe

Choreography: Delton Frank
Design: John Christopher
Music: Traditional Drumming, Additional music- 'Bassa Kele' by Mamou Sidibe

Gabriel - Your Angel Lives in You

Choreography: Sonja Dumas [http://catalyst-fund.org] Text: Ana Agarrat, Lisa Beharry, Abby Charles, Camille Fitzworme, Nyasha George, Aquila Morris-Alleyne, Shari Rhyner
Music: Bobby McFerrin; Miriam Makeba; Ataklan; Ron Allen; traditional Caribbean drum rhythms
Design: Concept: Sonja Dumas; Execution: Susan Dayal (wings); Robert Young and the Cloth.

R Adar Bach

Choreography: Claudia Applewhaite
Design: Robert LasHeras
Music: Bragod

This Is War

Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Design: Bridgette Wilson
Music: Awolnation

Black is the colour

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Design: Sonja Dumas and Simone Phillips
Music: Nina Simone

le vitrail glasmalerei

Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Design: Robert LasHeras
Music: Faure, Phillip Glass

Which Way is Up

Choreography: Roderick Johnson
Design: Simone Phillips
Music: Soul Dancers by Jim McGarth

Night Falls; the Day begins

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Costume: Sonja Dumas
Music: John Arcaduis

They Came from the North

Choreography: Jeffrey Carter
Music: Jan Garberek; Cachao
Design: John Christopher

Oh Be Joyful

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Music: Sweet Honey in the Rock; traditional Caribbean drum rhythms; Salif Keita
Design: Simone Phillips
Voice: Tony Hall

Ready for Forever?

Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Design: John Christopher
Music: 'Thinking Over' by Dana Glover

The Rite of Spring

Choreography: Andre Largen
Music: Igor Stravinsky

Mystic Forest

Choreography: Nancy Herrera
Music: Traditional Caribbean drum rhythms and Flute; Ravi Shankar
Design: Carlisle Chang

WHERE WE STAND

Choreography: Juan Pablo Alba Dennis
Music: Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap

R.E.M

There is more to sleeping than the eyes can see.
Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Music: Composed and Performed by Karl Doyle of Blue Culture
Costume Design: John Christopher

SKINS

Skins is are a contemporary fusion of complex traditional, Africa and Modern dance that speaks through the body what can’t be said in words. Skin through its ever pulsating rhythm transforms moments of calm into euphoria.
Choreography: Elvis Radgman
Music: Skins by Andy Monroe
Costume Design: Elvis Radgman

KALEIDOSCOPE

Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Music: Philip Glass
Design: Simone Phillips

!

Choreography: Ashley Arismandez, Nicola Johnston and Anya Seepaul
Music: Lady Gaga, Machel Montano, Sergio Mendez, Beyonce and Britney Spears

ANTICIPATING EMANCIPATION

Sometimes hope is the only thing that keeps us going through times of pain and suffering; but perseverance and defeat can be two sides of the same coin.
Choreography: Ruth Porther
Music: A change is gonna come; by Seal
Costume Design: Ruth Porther

EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END

Choreography: Carol Yip Choy
Music: Kitaro; traditional Japanese drums
Design: John Christopher

Devotion

Choreography: Nicole Wesley
Music: Brian Eno and Sigur Rós
Costume Design: Ian Smith
Photographer: Karen Johnstone

Dream Diptych

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there ~ Otomo No Yakamochi
Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Music: Kissing You by Des'ree
Choreography: Claudia Applewhaite
Music: Donny Hathaway
Costume Design: Robert Las Heras
Photographer: Karen Johnstone

EXODUS

A dynamic emergence of flight through splendor and strife, Exodus explores the resiliency of evolution through images of birds and beauty. Ten dancers, synchronized through physicality and play, design the space into a moving landscape of motion as they revel in an emotional, relational and spiritual passage.
Choreography: Nicole Wesley
Music: Balanescu Quartet
Design: Neil Adams

The "M" Word

Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume Design: Simone Phillips
Photographer: Karen Johnstone

Cuando el sol desaparece

Choreography: Juan Pablo Alba-Dennis
Music: Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna
Costume Design: Simone Phillips
Photographer: Karen Johnstone

SHE

A trilogy on the black woman She is Africa...out of her womb shall come the warriors She is Rhythm...and cannot be resisted She is Black...She, she alone
Choreography: Astor Johnson
Music: Andre Tanker; Traditional African Caribbean drums
Design: Astor Johnson
Poem: written by Lasana Kwesi

Vandana

The Sounds of Creation Choreography: Sat Balkaransingh and Nancy Herrera
Vocalists led by Dr. Rasika Ekbote
Musicians: Live Ensemble

Drums of the Nation and Tatkar

Concept: Sat Balkaransingh, Gillian Merry and Everald "Redman" Watson Traditional American Tap Steps codified by Heather Rees
Choreography: Puja Mulhotra, Gillian Merry and Sat Balkaransingh
Music: Live Indian and African Rhythms

Sermon on the Rock

Choreography: Gregor Breedy and the dancers
Costuming: Sean Edwards
Music: Various Rap Artists

COUNTING

Of individual vulnerability, institutional voyeurism and tropical violence. This is a study for a larger work.
Choreography: Sonja Dumas
Music: Atilla the Hun and traditional folk songs
Script: Sonja Dumas, Safiya de Four and Chanel Martin Phillips
Design: Sonja Dumas and Simone Phillips
Set Construction: Christopher Littrean

Hot Pepper in the Callaloo

Choreography: Peter London
Music: Salif Keita
Design: Peter London

CIRCLE SONG 1...A FINAL FROLIC


Choreography: Claudia Applewhaite
Music: Bobby McFerrin
Design: Robert Las Heras

SECRET PLACES

The ultimate oasis-taste and you will never be the same. This is about “the woman at the well” having lived a loose lifestyle having an encounter with Jesus. She is never the same, as she drinks from the well that never runs dry.
Choreography: Andre Largen
Music: Stevie Wonder and Anointed
Design: Ronald Guy

INFINITE PURSUIT

Pilgrimage to what’s promised. There is an exodus of the various tribes to a new home by their leader, they go through times of rebellion. A new leader arises, but in the end they follow their original leader to their new home.
Choreography: Andre Largen
Music: Jean-Luc Ponty
Design: Gillian Bishop

TRIBE

Choreography: Delton Frank
Music: Traditional Drumming, Additional music- 'Bassa Kele' by Mamou Sidibe
Design: John Christopher

LE DEUIL

She mourns, yet the epitome of resilience. This is about women and the struggles they go through, such as abuse and widowhood. Yet overcomes, because of the spirit within and her tenacity for life.
Choreography: Andre Large
Music: Nina Simone
Design: Andre Largen realised by Natalie Phillip

STUDIO

Choreography: Lisa Beharry
Music: D4L, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Pussy Cat Dolls

Conform

to act in accordance or harmony
Choreography: Bridgette Wilson
Music: Talk Show
Host by Radio
Head Design: John Christopher
Photographer: Karen Johnstone