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Chris Ferris & Dancers


November 4 & 5, 2011

Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm

CPR-Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY


Chris Ferris & Dancers present Continental Drift, a concert of 3 premiere works and 2 repertory pieces in an evening of intricate physicality as dancers bodies carve out and reshape space, breaking apart molecules of air and perception.  Choreography is by Chris Ferris.  The premiere works are In Crease (duet), Settling Night Rising Storm (solo), Ants Standing Still Planetary Rotation (trio–full length version).  The two repertory works are Clearing (quintet-2010) with ceiling to floor swinging sculptures by Warren Kloner and Where I Sit (solo-2006).  Music composed specifically for each dance will include Chris Ferris & Dancers’ long time collaborator Loren Kiyoshi Dempster as well as new collaborations with Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and Jake Sanders of WhaleHawk.  The dancers defining and consuming space are Katie Aggen, Melissa Brading, Grace DiLorenzo, Chris Ferris, Haley Hauglum, and Kristen Mangione.

dancers: Katie Aggen, Melissa Brading & Grace DiLorenzo

music: live computer mix, Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

costumes: Lilian Chow

length: 18.5  min.

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancer: Katie Aggen

music: Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen

costume: Patti Gilstrap

Length:  9.5 min.

choreographed and danced by: Chris Ferris

music: Jake Sanders

length: 8.5 min.

In Crease

Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/32046590

Ants Standing Still Planetary Rotation

Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/32629749

Setting Night Rising Storm

Vimeo link http://vimeo.com/32003037

Continental Drift

photo: Steven Schreiber

Where I Sit

Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/32057384

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Haley Hauglum & Kristen Mangione

music: Jake Sanders

costumes: Patti Gilstrap

length: 11.5 min.

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Katie Aggen, Melissa Brading, Grace DiLorenzo, Haley Hauglum & Kristen Mangione

music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

sculptures: Warren Kloner

costume: Patti Gilstrap

length: 18.5 min.


Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/32299985