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Liberty Hall Dance Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Presented by Buggé Ballet and Liberty Hall Museum
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1) The Blue House

Contre-Tendance / A sens of Freedom
1:00 PM | 2:30 PM
Choreography: Angel Kaba
Music: Thapelo Soweto Gospel Choir, Mandela freedom 1994
Performer: Jazmine Dinkins

Buggé Ballet / In Transit
1:30 PM | 3:00 PM
Choreography: Nicole Buggé
Music: Michael Wall
Costumes: Nicole Buggé
Performers: Rebecca Greenbaum-Goodhart and Megan Leary

Cranford High School / Terrace
2:00 PM | 3:30 PM
Choreography: Emily Donahue and Dancers
Music: Original composition by Rose Michetti
Costumes: Esmeralda Fyhr
Performers: Victoria Alfano, Alexandra Dalli, Emily Grable and Colleen MacNamara
Understudies: Madison Bush, Kaitlyn Collins and Emma DeBole

2) The Wagon Shed

Carolyn Dorfman Dance / WAVES (Excerpts)
1:15 PM | 2:45 PM
Choreography: Carolyn Dorfman
Commissioned Music Composition and Recording: Pete List (Beatboxing, Shahi Baaja, Vocals), Jessie Reagen Mann (Cello, Vocals), and Daphna Mor (Recorders, Vocals)
Costume Design: Anna-Alisa Belous
Performers: Caroline Dietz, Brandon Jones and Katlyn Waldo
WAVES is made possible, in part, by grants from New Music USA, The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation with generous support from the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Class: 18th Century Dance
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This workshop will consist of a brief history of Colonial dancing in the American Colonies before the American Revolution, a demonstration of two different types of dances that were very popular at the time and an audience participation/workshop where guests will be encouraged to learn the dances as they are taught by the Liberty Hall Museum staff.

Class: Art of Isadora
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
"The Art of Isadora"  workshop will enable participants to experience Duncan's early 20th-century perspective on the glory of movement as the vehicle for universal expression. We begin with a supportive and natural warm-up that enlivens the body - appropriate for all ages and all levels of ability. We then move into a series of stationary and traveling movements, based on the technique and ideas of Duncan.  We will connect with great classical music, classical art and mythological ideas through movement and explore improvisations evoking deities of nature and mythology. Participants will experience the inherent beauty of natural movement and use them to express qualities of humanity that we all share. Taught by Beth Jucovy founder, artistic director and choreographer of Dance Visions NY.

3) The Carriage House

Schoen Movement Company / Every Day: A Duet
1:15 PM | 2:45 PM
Choreography: Emily Schoen with the dancers
Music: Art Tatum, Third Coast Percussion, Adrien Casalis, Ella Fitzgerald / Sound design by Emily Schoen
Costumes: Emily Schoen
Performers: Jack Blackmon and AJ Parr

Kaoru Ikeda/MoustacheCat Dance / Tsuioku (Reminiscence), Excerpt from “Freedom isn’t Free” 
1:45 PM | 3:15 PM
Choreography: Kaoru Ikeda
Music: Kevin Toyo Mooney
Costumes: Kaoru Ikeda
Performer: Kaoru Ikeda

The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company / Time to Say Good-Bye
2:15 PM | 3:45 PM
Choreography: Diane Dragone
Music: Time to Say Good-Bye
Costumes: Diane Dragone
Performers: Eli Cano, Kathryn Reese, Elena Notkina, Alejandro Diaz, Gabriel Sanchez and Patricia Solorzano

4) The Rose Garden

Bryce Dance Company / Cease
1:00 PM | 2:30 PM
Choreography: Heather Bryce
Music: Walking Man by Zoe Keating
Performers: Alexandria Amstutz, Emory Campbell, Chelsey Cioli, Alden Henderson, Dominique Lockett and Kelsey Gangnath

Yamini Kalluri / Pranavakaram
1:30 PM | 3:00 PM
Choreography: Dr. Sobha Naidu
Singer: Sweta Prasad, Mridangam: P.R.C Sarma, Nattuvangam: Raghunandan
Costumes: Nagiah tailors
Performer: Yamini Kalluri

Armada Dance Company / Albatross
2:00 PM | 3:30 PM
Choreography: Jen Roit
Music: Fiddle and the Drum
Costumes: Jen Roit
Performers: Kylie Fox, Samantha Needles, Jen Roit and Katherine Wood

5) The Ice House

Dance Visions NY / Roses From the South
1:45 PM | 3:15 PM
Choreography: Isadora Duncan (circa 1910), passed on by Hortense Kooluris (1977), staged by Beth Jucovy
Music: Richard Strauss
Costumes: Beth Jucovy
Performers: Anastasia Benedetti, Louisa Cathcart, Tessa Gidish, Beth Jucovy, Albena Kervanbashieva and Michelle Tilghman

Luminarium Dance Company / The Hostess Diaries
2:15 PM | 3:45 PM
Choreography: Merli V. Guerra
Music: Mali Sastri
Costumes: Merli V. Guerra
Performers: Leandra Acosta, Gabriella Boes, Victoria Grisanzio and Katie Reid

6) The Garden Maze

General Mischief Dance Theatre / An Eastern West (Excerpt)
1:15 PM | 2:45 PM
Choreography: Traditional steps as well as new material by Emily Smyth Vartanian
Music: Tsaxkazori, Janiman and Armenian Dance - Traditional, new arrangements and performance by YY Sisters
Costumes: Designed by Olga Ferreira and Lucine Yeghiazaryan, custom construction by Steve Markson
Performers: Jane Abbott, Brianna Anderson, Ellen Henry, Maiko Harada, Wendy Lechuga, Jaisson Restrepo and Kierstyn Sharrow

Academy for Performing Arts / And the moral is…
2:15 PM | 3:45 PM
Choreography: Heather Harrington
Music: Quentin Chiappetta
Costumes: Patti Gilstrap
Performers: Jessica Atkinson, Heather Endres, Daria C. Evans, Shoshana Isaacs, Julianna R. Kessel, Katherine Koch, Lisa R. Micheludis, Melissa Mychalczuk, Madelin P. Romanoff, Claire X. Shubeck, Samantha Spinner, Saniya R. Sripada, Victoria F. Vergel and Ajanee A. Wineglass

7) The Lawn

The Moving Architects / Canon
1:45 PM | 3:15 PM
Choreography: Erin Carlisle Norton
Music: Michael Wall
Costumes: The Company
Performers: Caitlin Bailey, Rachel Gill, Ashley Peters and Aria Roach
Visual Artist Collaborator: Gwen Charles

8) The Mansion

Tour: 1st Floor
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tour the Victorian-style mansion first floor! Admire the various room and timeless collections spanning the years from the American Revolution until post-World War II.

Get Involved: Join the conversation and shape a dance world worth talking about. Submit an audience review of Liberty Hall Dance Festival via The Dance Enthuaist here: https://www.dance-enthusiast.com/get-involved/reviews

This arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Liberty Hall Dance Festival is also supported, in part, by a UNITY Dance Organization Community Grant sponsored by Curtain Call.
Thank you to our local business sponsors:
Spire Group CPA & Tropicana Diner

Buggé Ballet is a critically acclaimed ballet company based in New Jersey and led by founding artistic director Nicole Buggé. Called "Fresh…charming…a wonderful articulation of Americana." by Edward Villella, the company’s vision is to be a modern-day storyteller exploring human behavior though contemporary ballet. The company seeks to create universally appreciated works that inspire, delight, and engage our audiences through captivating movement. The company has been featured on PBS in WHYY’s Friday Arts series as a winner in Rider University’s inaugural Emerging Choreographers Competition. Buggé Ballet performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and presented multiple commissioned works at Lincoln Center and with One World Symphony in New York City. Buggé Ballet toured in Virginia and Maryland with its annual Nutcracker production, has been part of the curated NuDance festival, and Breaking Glass: The Emerging Female Choreographers Project. The company has performed in Asbury Park and Point Pleasant in New Jersey, in addition to at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Bryant Park, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC Fashion Week, and Dixon Place in New York City. Buggé Ballet is the founder and creator of Liberty Hall Dance Festival, an annual historically inspired site-specific performance in Union, NJ. www.buggeballet.com

About Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University
Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history. The museum also houses extensive collections of furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. The Firehouse Museum, built in 2004, houses three antique fire engines, including a rare 1911 American LaFrance Metropolitan Steam Engine. The museum is open April – December, Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with tours leaving every hour.
For reservations and additional information, call 908-527-0400, e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall. Liberty Hall Museum is located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey.