HER FREUDIAN SLIP
Set to the music of Schnittke, this piece is an inter-weaving of the three parts of the human psyche. Freud’s Id, Ego, and Super-Ego, dance in the lithe bodies of the SEROS female company members. Wrapped in a dreamscape of teddies and pointe shoes, the personalities find themselves tugging away from each other and then being drawn back in.
The Spanish guitar of Rodrigo leads a woman through her past relationships. Loves lost and gained. Times forgotten and those she wishes to forget dance through her memories to the soft sweet pluckings of Rodrigo’s soulful strings. Beginning and ending with a duet that leaves a woman trapped and surrendered into her own life.
Set to a Finnish Folk song, this peaie has five wayward daughters dancing their father into frustration. As the song sings of them not wanting to be married off, the father does all he can to keep these girls twirling toward their destiny. An acrobatic display of flying and flipping daughters has daddy frazzled and desperate. Does Father know best?
If a man lives in a glass house, perhaps he built it himself? Set to Philip Glass's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and steeped in Norse mythology, Glastles explores the things which bind us, our morals and mores, our religions and traditions, our sanctuaries and our hiding places. Using iconic Nordic imagery to express an archetypal story, this piece investigates the razor sharp divide between love and possession. Overwhelming desire for safety and surety drives man to bind those he loves, to possess them and to dwell in them. But enslaved in pathos, how does man find true, unconditional love?
A CAPELLA BALLET
Funny and quirky, this piece delineates the creation of man and details his evolution into a superior being. The vocalization of the dancers provides an unexpected musical scoring to the story of the origin of man. A visual concerto, A Cappella Ballet gives us a unique point of view from the top of the food chain.
Little frogger girl crosses the river, avoiding the perils of falling off a log, turtles and alligators, then crosses the street, only to be picked up by a passing trucker . . .will the game be over for our little frogger girl? Or will she find more to life than crossing the road? Set to music from arcade games, this girl's adventures in the world is sure to bring smiles as broad as Ms. PacMan.