PIVOT: A Digital Dance Concert

PIVOT: A Digital Dance Concert (Fall 2020) Presented by the Eastfield Dance Department and the Eastfield Dance Company PIVOT features new, original works from faculty members Danielle Georgiou (in association with the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group) and Kiera Amison and…

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PIVOT: A Digital Dance Concert
(Fall 2020)
Presented by the Eastfield Dance Department and the Eastfield Dance Company

PIVOT features new, original works from faculty members Danielle Georgiou (in association with the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group) and Kiera Amison and selected student choreographers: Sarah Mendez, Dakota Muenz, Taylor Mercado Owen, Danna Rodriguez, Teresa Tinoco.

Participating dance technique classes: Ballet, Modern, and Performance.

Full Program Information below:

WE DO IT FOR THE MONEY
Choreographed by Danielle Georgiou
Assistant Choreographer and Rehearsal Director: Colby Calhoun
Performed by: Francisco Alvarez, Kieran Disspain, Sarah Mendez, Dakota T. Muenz, Taylor Mercado Owen, Danna Rodriguez, Teresa Tinoco
Music by Justin Locklear
Videographer: Danielle Georgiou
Editor: Justin Locklear
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: This piece premiered in the The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-In Special by the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group

MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCES ARE WEIRD
Choreographed by Dakota T. Muenz
Performed by Francisco Alvarez, Teresa Tinoco, with the Eastfield Dance Company
Music by Scala & Kolacny Brothers
Videographer and Editor: Dakota T. Muenz
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: This pandemic has us leaving room for Jesus.

PURPOSE
Choreographed by Teresa Tinoco
Soloist: Teresa Tinoco
Ensemble: Danna Rodriguez, Francisco Alvarez, Kieran Disspain
Music by Sia
Videographers: Justin Locklear and Teresa Tinoco
Editor: Teresa Tinoco
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: Historical Figures in order of appearance—Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Chaplin, Martin Luther King Jr.

NO ONES IN THE ROOM
Choreographed by Danna Rodriguez
Soloist: Danna Rodriguez
Ensemble: Francisco Alvarez, Kieran Disspain, Sarah Mendez, Taylor Mercado Owen
Music by Jessie Reyez
Videographer and Editor: Justin Locklear
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt

EX TENEBRIS LUX
Choreographed by Kiera Amison
Performed by William Acker, Christina Carr, Carrie Comunale-Leal, Kate Fisher, Danielle Georgiou, Kelli Howard, Clarissa Nash, Taylor Mercado Owen, Mandy Reichelt
Music by Ezio Bosso
Videographer and Editor: Justin Locklear
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: Ex Tenebris Lux translates to out of the darkness, light. This challenging year taught us to reorganize, reinvent and navigate new pathways moving forward. This dance is inspired by the all who haven’t given up hope. A special thanks to the dancers for their dedication and commitment to this new process. I’d also like to thank Danielle Georgiou, Justin Locklear and Lori Honeycutt for their guidance and assistance in producing this work.

OVERTHROWING THE RED QUEEN
Choreographed by Dakota T. Muenz
Performed by Kieran Disspain, Sarah Mendez, Taylor Mercado Owen, with Dakota T. Muenz and the Eastfield Dance Company
Music by Jefferson Airplane, the Cast of Hair
Go-Pro Camera: Dakota T. Muenz, Sarah Mendez
Editor: Dakota T. Muenz
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: “Anita Recount! As it is counted, so it shall be. You may sashay away!”

FOUND OBJECTS
A site-specific exploration
Choreographed by Danielle Georgiou and the Performers
Performed by: William Acker, Elaina Alspach, Francisco Alvarez, Taylor McMillan, Sarah Mendez, Dakota T. Muenz, Chelsey Silva
Music by Michael Wall (sound for movement)
Videographer and Editor: Danielle Georgiou
Program Notes: This work explores the found objects discovered during a site-specific exploration during Danielle Georgiou’s modern dance class. Movement work by modern dance students and members of the Eastfield Dance Company. Thank you to Dakota T. Muenz for the use of his go-pro cameras.

FIVE YEARS LATER
Choreographed by Taylor Mercado Owen
Soloist: Taylor Owen
Monster: Taylor McMillan
Music by Lady Gaga
Videographer: Justin Locklear
Editor: Taylor Mercado Owen
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Special Thanks to Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Anastasia Muñoz, Sally Diamond.

NO ONE TO DANCE WITH BUT MYSELF
Choreographed by Dakota T. Muenz
Performed by Dakota T. Muenz
Music by The White Stripes
Videographer and Editor: Dakota T. Muenz
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: Amongst a pandemic, all we can do is dance with ourselves…

HYPNOSE
Choreographed by Teresa Tinoco
Soloist: Teresa Tinoco
Music by Wax Tailor
Videographer: Justin Locklear
Editor: Teresa Tinoco
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Program Notes: “Enlightenment is always preceded by confusion” – Milton H. Erickson

DOLL PARTS
Conceived and Choreographed by Sarah Mendez
Performed by Sarah Mendez, with Danielle Georgiou, Danna Rodriguez, Teresa Tinoco
Music by Man In A Shed
Videographer: Kieran Disspain
Editor: Justin Locklear
Lighting Design: Lori Honeycutt
Special Note: Thank you to the dancers in this video for helping my ideas come to life, inspiring this piece and giving me a much-needed haircut. And a special thank you to Lori, Niels, Justin, Danielle and Kieran for making this video happen.

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