Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct. 21st, 2017: Choreographer Spotlight

Choreographer Spotlight: Coriana Farinella

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How many years have you been in the company?

“I have been in the company ever since I was in the 6th grade. That makes this year my 7th year in the company.”

How many years have you been choreographing?

“I have been choreographing for 4 years.”

What inspired you this year in your creative process?

“This year the concept for my piece is “fear of the unknown.” I developed this idea because of the point in my life I am currently at. I am in a place where my future is no longer planned out, and it is up to me to make decisions on where I want to go. For me, this is a scary experience because I want to be able to decide and have an endless supply of options for my life, but I know that, that mentality is extremely unrealistic.”

How does your piece relate to the concert “true you”?

“My piece relates to the “true you,” because what is more raw and real than all of our fears and insecurities.”

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Oct. 14th, 2017: Choreographer Spotlight

Choreographer Spotlight: Maiah Brush

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How many years have you been in the company?

3 years

How many years have you been choreographing?

2 years

What inspired you this year in your creative process?

“I noticed that in class discussions and even conversations with my friends, I sometimes hold back my opinion or tone down my real personality. I want my piece to reflect the contrast between the part of ourselves that we choose to show the world and who we really are on the inside.”

How does your piece relate to the concert “true you”?

“Throughout my piece, I hope the audience sees a transformation from being self-conscious, to feeling comfortable with openly expressing the true you.”

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Oct. 4th, 2017: First Rehearsal

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Figments Youth Dance Ensemble is back in full swing this 2017-2018 season! We are very excited to announce that we have accepted three new dancers after our auditions! Welcome Sophie, Arina, and Sofia to the Figments Family.

Choreographers Charlotte, Annelise, Coriana, Tori, Lauren, Maiah, Annie, Libby, Marykate, Lily, Calah and Juliet began their creative process with their casts! Choreographers were encouraged this year to seek a concept based around the concert theme! We are intrigued to see the growth of the choreographers ideas as the season evolves.

Company Piece

This season, the company piece is inspired by the search and discovery for your “true authentic self”. Dancers, in collaboration with the Directors, will create the company piece based on their own struggles and successes of finding their true self in the world.

This past Saturday, dancers were given quotes about “true self” and were asked to choreograph a small phrase within a group. Here is a video from rehearsal, Enjoy!