Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 16th, 2017: Choreographer Spotlight

Choreographer: Lauren Crooks

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How many years have you been in the Company?
“This is my 6th year in the company.”
How many years have you been choreographing?
“This is my 3rd year choreographing. 
What inspired you this year in your creative process?
“My creative process has been inspired by a realization of the beauty of individuality. My piece is characterized by different qualities of movement in which reflect the different personalities and life paths of  people. “
How does your concept for your piece relate to the concept “true you”?
“My piece relates to the concept of the “True You” because it exemplifies the beauty in having different  movement qualities, and movement vocabulary coming together in one piece: a reflection of the beauty in being unique and individual in a group of people. In both cases, diversity is what makes the compilation truly beautiful. “
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December 9th, 2017: Choreographer Spotlight

Choreographer Spotlight:  Juliet Pia

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How many years have you been in the company? 

“This is my third year in the company.”

How many years have you been choreographing?

“This is my first year choreographing.”

What inspired you this year in your creative process?

“What inspired my creative process was my friends. I have a special relationship with all of them, and they have made me who I am today. They make me feel empowered when I am around them.”

How does your piece relate to the concept “True You”?

“My piece relates to the concept “True You” because because I feel that my friends support me in every way, and really bring out the true me. And I feel that I bring out their true selves a well, when we are all together.”

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December 2nd Choreographer Spotlight

Choreographer Spotlight:  Lily Zopelis

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How many years have you been in the company?
“I have been in the company for 4 years”
How many years have you been choreographing?
“This is my first year choreographing”
What inspired you this year in your creative process?
“What inspired my creative process was the concept of different groups of people who immigrated to America. Each of these distinct and unique groups of people contributed to the beautiful country we live in today. It is important to me that each citizen of this country recognizes and appreciates the amazing diversity we have in this country. I hope my piece will show how these different people came together to make America what she is today.”
How does your piece relate to the concept “true you”?
“My piece can relate to the “true you” because a person’s culture helps shape who they are. The places where I grew up helped shape me in to who I am in different ways. The culture in which a person is raised in can help shape their character and determine what they value in life.”

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