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Iona College Dance Ensemble (ICDE)

ICDE Fall 2020 Program

Embodied Spirituality

Choreographers: Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers
Videographer: Nicholas Carter
Performers: Olivia Conte, Elizabeth DeLeo, Haley Aversa, Madison Anderson, Melanie Sena, Sarai Perez, Victoria Shinnick, Laura Arroyo, and Isabella Lopane, Megan Fisher, Jennifer Romain
Music: Inflection Point by Kyle Preston
Painting: “Reflections” by Brother Kenneth Chapman

Note: Inspired by Mitchell Rose’s Exquisite Corps, a dance film capturing movement train as performed by 42 established contemporary choreographers, the dance uses the movement train structure with a focus on the exploration of individual expression within a given space, capturing personal perceptions of the details of the space and the environment.

Choreographer/Performer: Dr. Hannah Park
Music: Eights 120 by London Dance Collective

Note: This dance explores the meaning of resilience through the framework of Laban’s Diagonal Scale.

Choreographer: Mrs. Lisa Harvie (Guest Choreographer)
Music: All that Jazz by Ralph Burns
Performers: Olivia Conte, Elizabeth DeLeo, Haley Aversa, Madison Anderson, Melanie Sena, Sarai Perez, Victoria Shinnick, Laura Arroyo, and Isabella Lopane, Megan Fisher

Note: The dance is an excerpt of “All That Jazz” from the musical Chicago (1975). Due to the unanticipated lock down mandated by the college during which time was when the piece was scheduled to be recorded officially, this is a presentation of a work-in-progress technical rehearsal.

Choreographer/Performer: Dr. Mary S. Burns
Music: Georges Bizet-Intermezzo from "Carmen" performed by Lenny K.

Note: This dance explores finding gratitude in the midst of challenging situations.

Choreographer/Performer: Haley Aversa
Music: Text read by Ashley Ormon and recorded by Melissa Aversa

Note: This dance explores the recognition of the vulnerability that all humans experience as well as society’s hidden pressures to be perfect.

Choreographers/Performers: Laura Arroyo
Music: Caminare by Marc Anthony

Note: The dance examines passion, strength, and identity expressed through physicality and motion.

Choreographer/Videographer: Dr. Alba Vieira
Guest artist from the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil
Performers: Trees, wind, birds, dog, tree leaves, butterfly, tree trunk, stones, cicada, the rain, white fabric, Black River (Chapada dos Vedadeiros), the sun, the sky, Alba Vieira e Kira and the cosmologies of the Brazilian indigenous people.
Music (copyright free): Wisps of Whorls by Kevin MacLoad, and Somnolent by The Tides; soundscape and ambient sound recorded and edited by Alba Vieira
Photo: Jamille Queiroz
Editing: Alba Vieira and Tatiane Taiga.
Production: Mosaico Company of Contemporary Dance

Note: This video dance honors the Brazilian indigenous people and their spiritual values. The dance was recorded in the state of Minas Gerais and in Goiás at the natural reserve called Chapada dos Veadeiros, one of the country’s most important ecological and spiritual landmarks. The two performers, Alba and Kira, reflect a young child’s sense of connection to the place where they dance, expressing respect, curiosity, joy, and peace. Playfulness guides their improvised movements. This video dance approaches dance as a lived experience and a practice of spiritual wellbeing.

Choreographers: Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers
Performers: Olivia Conte, Elizabeth DeLeo, Haley Aversa, Madison Anderson, Melanie Sena, Sarai Perez, Victoria Shinnick, Laura Arroyo, Isabella Lopane, Megan Fisher, and Jennifer Romain
Music: Black on Black by NCT (instrumental)

Note: Using K-pop inspired movement vocabularies and music, the dance explores the meaning of community through the group’s collective understanding of power and the somatic experience of individual expression that reflects one’s identity within shared movement vocabularies, particularly during this time of pandemic.