Fall 2009 Season: Descriptions below provided by Wylliams-Henry:
Autumn by Mary Giannone Talmi
Give Your Hand to Struggle by Jawole Zollar
Give Your Hands To Struggle is a solo work by Jowole Zollar set to the music of Sweet Honey In The Rock about the real and metaphorical power of the hands to move, touch, hold and give and take in the realms of spiritual deliverance and social struggle.
Trap Door Party by Josh Beamish
Trap Door Party by Josh Beamish tracks the motivation and progress of six individuals who leave all behind to create a utopian society. Trap Door Party is an appealing contemporary dance work influenced by the formalism court dancing and classical ballet. The sound score blends classical music and orchestral covers of Aphex Twin songs by Alarm Will Sound.
Orfeo by Jose Limon
music by Beethoven
20 minutes, 5 dancers
Orfeo by Jose Limon, underwritten through the partial support of the National Endowment for the Arts. One of the Jose Limon's final works, Orfeo follows the travails of the mythological poet and musician as he descends into the underworld to bring his beloved Eurydice back to earth. Set to Beethoven's Fourth Concerto, this 18-minute piece is a quintet for one man and four women. Wylliams/Henry is fortunate to stage this remarkable piece on the 35th anniversary of its world premier during the Company's 2007 season.
Shadows of Fate by DeeAnna Hiett
Shadows of Fate by DeeAnna Hiett is a moving look at the relationships and people that touch our lives and shape our fate. Set to the music of Hans Zimmer, one women looks at her life and laments those she has lost only to wonder what is real and what are the shadows that follow her.
Sweet Otis Suite by Mary Pat Henry
A company premier to the soulful vocals of legendary artist Otis Redding. Touching on the emotions of love, loss and yearning, this full company work captures the mercurial experiences of the heart brings us both joy and sorrow.