Choreography: Natalie Koski-Karell and Stephanie Chen
Music: Until We Bleed by Lykke Li
Performed on December 2nd and 3rd as part of A Midnight Flurry under the direction of Sonya Smith at Zaccho Dance Theater.
This duet was a lot fun to choreograph and work on. Though it was very hard to actually set specific moves, because you never knew where the bungee was going to throw you on a particular day.
Choreographer and Dancer: Stephanie Chen
Music: Judy and the Dream of Horses by Belle and Sebastian
A culmination of a summer performance workshop with Sonya Smith. My first time working with her, and my first rope and harness piece. Overall just a fun playful piece, where I explored different heights of the rope in comparison to the wall.
Choreography: Stephanie Chen
Music: Music for 18 Musicians: Section IV by Steve Reich
Dancers: Patty Chen, Jasmine Ellis, Fletcher Heisler, Jordan Hussey-Andersen, Sam Zetumer
This was part of my Senior Dance Thesis at Princeton University. I originally started working with mirrors as part of an Atelier course, The Magical: Magic, Comedy and Theatre, with Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle. I was so intrigued by the material from the piece I performed at the end of that course, that I decided to continue that idea into my thesis and develop a story around it. Thanks to my awesome, inspiring dancers, this was definitely my favorite piece I worked on in college.
Choreography: Rebecca Lazier
Musicians: Brentano String Quartet
Music: Arnold Schonberg, String Trio Opus 45
Dancers: Stephanie Chen, Chelsea Kolff, Amy LaViers, Sarah Outhwaite, Julie Rubinger, Jennie Scholick, Elizabeth Schwall
This piece was set on the seven seniors as part of our Senior Dance Thesis at Princeton University. We performed with the Brentano String Quartet playing live on stage. It was a challenging piece both musically and technically, but I think we pulled it off well.
Choreography: Stephanie Chen
Music: Rocket Ride by Felix da Housecat
Dancers: Princeton, Karin, Jeremy, Stephanie, Anthony, Danny, Brian, CinCin
My first piece for Sympoh, Princeton's urban arts/break dancing crew. Really I just had this one move I wanted to do with a group of athletic people, and let the dance work itself around that. It was exciting for me to work with people who were talented with more athletic tricks, so I could try crazy things with them.
Choreographer: Stephanie Chen
This short exploration was for and Atelier course - The Magical: Magic, Comedy, Theater with magicians, clowns, and actors: Steve Cuiffo, Trey Lyford, and Geoff Sobelle. Here I played around with illusions happening to someone, rather than a magician presenting illusions. I chose to work with a mirror since those are classically magic, and added physicality from my dance background to it. PAW wrote an article about it. I continued this theme in my senior dance thesis.
Music: Collaboration with Vince di Mura
Choreography: Rebecca Lazier in collaboration with Princeton University Students, 2007
Choreography: Ramya Ramnarayan
Dancers: Aditi, Alice, Ria, Stephanie
This dance depicts the movements of the snake god, who lives deep below the earth in the underworld. He adorns Shiva’s curls and makes a beautiful bed for Vishnu to sleep on, while Goddess Parvati wears him as bracelets on her arms. Regardless of his intimidating attributes, he is a kind snake, and the dancers ask him to come and sing and play with them. Just as the cobra dances to the song and movement of the snake charmer the dancers move to the music of this song showing flexibility and poise.