Monthly Archives: November 2020

Choreographer Spotlight 2020-2021: Nyah!

Nyah Nevins

How many years have you been in the company?

This is my sixth year in the company!

How many years have you been choreographing?

This is my third year choreographing!

What is your dance about this year?

My dance this year is in memory of my grandmother, who passed away due to COVID-19. This dance represents our relationship that still continues after she is gone.

How have COVID restrictions affected your choreography? If any?

It doesn’t really affect my choreography because I wasn’t going to do any partner work. One dancer, MaryKate, represents my grandmother from heaven and the the younger dancer, Adelaide, is just feeling her presence as she gets watched over. My grandmother is like my guardian angel.

Does your choreography connect with our theme? “Moving together while being apart.”

Yes it does, because my grandma and I are moving together but in separate places, her in heaven and me on earth.

I hope you enjoy!

Choreographer Spotlight 2020-2021: Arina!

Arina Hagist

1. How many years have you been in the company?

I have been in the company for 4 years.

2. How many years have you been choreographing?

This is my 3rd year choreographing.

3. What is your dance about this year?

This year my piece is about stars and constellations. It shows how individual they are but together the stars make pretty shapes, such as constellations. Stars are so different and similar at the same time.

4. How have COVID restrictions affected your choreography? If any?

It is really hard choreographing with a global pandemic. Especially having a large cast like I do. I’ve been working around this by using depth to make the illusion that the dancers are closer. I’ve also used smaller groups in my choreography on stage at a time.

5. Does your choreography connect with our theme? “Moving together while being apart.”

I believe my dance connects with this theme because stars are apart, they never actually touch. Though they still make beautiful shapes in the sky together.

Choreographer Spotlight 2020-2021: Chloe!

Chloe Nollet

1. How many years have you been in the company?

I have been in the company for three years!

2. How many years have you been choreographing?

This is my second year choreographing!

3. What is your dance about this year?

My dance is about the inner workings of one person and the different aspects of ones personality. It’s their thoughts, feelings, actions, emotions, etc, all of it, but it’s all connected to make up who we are. 

4. How have COVID restrictions affected your choreography? If any?

I do wish my dancers could touch, but they can’t so they are spaced out and form different formations. 

5. Does your choreography connect with our theme? “Moving together while being apart.”

Kind of. All the functions of any person move and work together while still doing their separate things apart.