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CalArts Plays Itself @ PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany: Live U-Stream of the Dance Program

October 1, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 10:00am

CalArts Office of International Relations presents
CalArts Plays Itself @ PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany
Live U-Stream of the Dance Program


Derivations is an exploration of human vulnerability and the nuances of touch.  Elegant athleticism, theatrical introspection, and idiosyncratic distinctions of the human body investigate the potential of corporeal articulation. Innovative collaborations come together to expose unconventional beauty creating an inimitable aesthetic.


Choreographer/dancer:  Andrew Wojtal
Music:  “Coffee Stains and Beer” by Magestic Star
Costume Designer:  Andrew Wojtal

a,e,i,o,u,y  is a multilayered work that braids together different forms of physical theatre to express a singular energy through variously accrued mediums. Specifically a,e,i,o,u,y functions as a mechanism for coping or mending an area of emptiness while simultaneously functioning as a display of the age-old dichotomy between loving to live, or living to love. Through support for  the common man and woman’s entanglement in this dichotomy, a,e,i,o,u,y is an all-accommodating confession that acknowledges loss as the necessary means of understanding gain.

Symbiosis Mutualism

Choreographers:  Jordan Saenz, Cameron Evans, Princess Mecca Romero
Dancers:  Cameron Evans, Princess Mecca Romero
Composer:  Louis Lopez
Costume Designer: Lynne Marie Martens

Symbiosis Mutualism is based on an exploration of human interaction with horses. The bond between the two forms creates a single operational being. The process of learning about each other and developing a movement vocabulary based on the attempt to form one living organism and create a synchronized process of becoming one being. The result of the interaction is mutual clarity and peace, and the bond between the two becomes a symbol of friendship, love and partnership.  As trust and connection build, this bond grows stronger over time.

a person I once was

Choreography: Rachel Boyajian
Dancers: Cameron Evans, Princess Mecca Romero and Andrew Wojtal
Original Music Composition: Louis Lopez
Costume Design: Silvanne Park
Lighting Design: Nick Percell

Through a distinct choreographic language and keen sense of invention, a person I once was explores the fragility of human cognition and acuity. Featuring three dancers and original music by Louis Lopez, a person I once was is a new work created by Rachel Boyajian.

Last edited by dthatt on Sep 30, 2011
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