Waters Into Wilderness    Company: LED     Premiered: November 2017    Music: Andrew Stensaas   Waters Into Wilderness is an evening-length narrative that explores the complexities of family. After the death of their parents, 4 siblings return to their childhood home and try to reconcile their present with their past. The piece uses dance, music, and projections to explore themes of parents as false idols, the difficulty of empathy, and the ever changing context of memory.

Waters Into Wilderness

Company: LED

Premiered: November 2017

Music: Andrew Stensaas

Waters Into Wilderness is an evening-length narrative that explores the complexities of family. After the death of their parents, 4 siblings return to their childhood home and try to reconcile their present with their past. The piece uses dance, music, and projections to explore themes of parents as false idols, the difficulty of empathy, and the ever changing context of memory.

This Way to the Egress    Company: LED     Premiered: October 2016    Music: Andrew Stensaas   This Way to the Egress is an evening length narrative work that explores the aging process and one man's grappling with his past choices in life.  The work includes an original score by Andrew Stensaas and films by Kyle Morck. 

This Way to the Egress

Company: LED

Premiered: October 2016

Music: Andrew Stensaas

This Way to the Egress is an evening length narrative work that explores the aging process and one man's grappling with his past choices in life.  The work includes an original score by Andrew Stensaas and films by Kyle Morck. 

Anybody Out There     Company: Lauren Edson + Dancers     Premiered: August 2013 (Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series)    Music: Chromatics    This abstract duet explores the choice to add and subtract elements. 

Anybody Out There

Company: Lauren Edson + Dancers

Premiered: August 2013 (Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series)

Music: Chromatics

This abstract duet explores the choice to add and subtract elements. 

Shatter on the Rocks, Or Cover Your Ears    Company: lauren edson + dancers    (Level Up, Dance Gallery Festival)    Premiered: September 2013    Music: Original composition by Andrew Stensaas   Shatter on the Rocks  explores children’s imaginations and how as we become adults, this fertile ground for "play" often becomes ridden with doubt and manifests through anxiety and stress.  Original music created by Andrew Stensaas.

Shatter on the Rocks, Or Cover Your Ears

Company: lauren edson + dancers

(Level Up, Dance Gallery Festival)

Premiered: September 2013

Music: Original composition by Andrew Stensaas

Shatter on the Rocks  explores children’s imaginations and how as we become adults, this fertile ground for "play" often becomes ridden with doubt and manifests through anxiety and stress.  Original music created by Andrew Stensaas.

Sun and Steel     Company: Mystic Ballet    Premiered: August 2013    Music: Alberto Iglesias and Chris Garneau   Sun and Steel is inspired by Japanese author Yukio Mishima's belief that Japanese culture contains both beauty and brutality   

Sun and Steel

Company: Mystic Ballet

Premiered: August 2013

Music: Alberto Iglesias and Chris Garneau

Sun and Steel is inspired by Japanese author Yukio Mishima's belief that Japanese culture contains both beauty and brutality

 

From Under the Cork Tree

Company: Whim W'Him

(Choreographic Shindig Selection)

Premiered: September 2016

Music: Mike Wall, Judy Collins,Maurice Ravel,Flat of Angles, Hildur Gudnadottir

From Under the Cork Tree, grew from my affinity for the classic children's book, The Story of Ferdinand. Written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, it tells the tale of a young bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights.

This Side of Paradise     Company: LED     Premiered: October 2015     Music: Andrew Stensaas   This Side of Paradise is an evening length narrative work that draws inspiration from the tumultuous relationship between Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald.  Exploring the significance of their relationship during the 20s and the relevance it has today.  Themes include gender identity and vouyerism. 

This Side of Paradise

Company: LED

Premiered: October 2015

Music: Andrew Stensaas

This Side of Paradise is an evening length narrative work that draws inspiration from the tumultuous relationship between Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald.  Exploring the significance of their relationship during the 20s and the relevance it has today.  Themes include gender identity and vouyerism. 

 After the Rain     Company: Houston MET Dance     (Paid Engagement Award, Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival)    Premiered: September 2013    Music: Max Richter   After the Rain features the music of Max Richter and a large ensemble cast.  The work explores the world created by one dancer, with those around her representing past memories she grapples with.

 After the Rain

Company: Houston MET Dance

(Paid Engagement Award, Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival)

Premiered: September 2013

Music: Max Richter

After the Rain features the music of Max Richter and a large ensemble cast.  The work explores the world created by one dancer, with those around her representing past memories she grapples with.

I Hit the Ground     Performed: Milwaukee Ballet, lauren edson + dancers    (Genesis International Choreographic Competition, Winner Audience Favorite Award    Premiered: January 2013    Music: Coco Rosie, Arcade Fire, Mum, Nancy Sinatra, Cat Power   I Hit the Ground explores our social confines and through a loose narrative we see the attempt to break free from those confines. 

I Hit the Ground

Performed: Milwaukee Ballet, lauren edson + dancers

(Genesis International Choreographic Competition, Winner Audience Favorite Award

Premiered: January 2013

Music: Coco Rosie, Arcade Fire, Mum, Nancy Sinatra, Cat Power

I Hit the Ground explores our social confines and through a loose narrative we see the attempt to break free from those confines. 

Sea of Love     Company: Polaris Dance Theatre     Premiered: August 2012    Musi  c: Meredith Monk, The Diamonds, David Troy Francis, Beirut and Cat Power   A playful duet which vacillates between a narrative and an imagined world created by a protagonist.  Searching for solace in the sea, she takes us on her journey of wonder and self-discovery.

Sea of Love

Company: Polaris Dance Theatre

Premiered: August 2012

Music: Meredith Monk, The Diamonds, David Troy Francis, Beirut and Cat Power

A playful duet which vacillates between a narrative and an imagined world created by a protagonist.  Searching for solace in the sea, she takes us on her journey of wonder and self-discovery.

Foreground     Company: Western Michigan University    (Great Works Choreography Competition Winner)    Premiered: January 2012     Music: Dustin O'Halloran and Grizzly Bear   Foreground explores a collective consciousness and how we as individuals often fail to realize that many of those around us are experiencing the same circumstances and challenges we are.

Foreground

Company: Western Michigan University

(Great Works Choreography Competition Winner)

Premiered: January 2012

Music: Dustin O'Halloran and Grizzly Bear

Foreground explores a collective consciousness and how we as individuals often fail to realize that many of those around us are experiencing the same circumstances and challenges we are.

Two Against One    Company: NW Dance Project, lauren edson + dancers    (Grand Prize Award Dance Under The Stars Choreography Festival)    Premiered: August 2011    Music: Jack Black, featuring Danielle Luppi   Two Against One features the music of Jack Black and Danielle Luppi and a cast of six dancers.  The work explores the psychology of self, with two individuals representing one.

Two Against One

Company: NW Dance Project, lauren edson + dancers

(Grand Prize Award Dance Under The Stars Choreography Festival)

Premiered: August 2011

Music: Jack Black, featuring Danielle Luppi

Two Against One features the music of Jack Black and Danielle Luppi and a cast of six dancers.  The work explores the psychology of self, with two individuals representing one.