Orange Grove Dance
Still Standing (Trailer)
Still Standing is a site-specific, socially-distanced dance and design performance experience that took place in Annapolis, Maryland this past November. It was conceived, created, and performed amidst/in response to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. The work was commissioned by the Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts in Annapolis and in true Orange Grove Dance aesthetic, Still Standing exists at the intersection of dance and immersive, performer-operated design. The work features an incredible company of nine performers, a state-of-the-art lighting design installation by Peter Leibold, and a powerful, original sound score by Dylan Glatthorn. Direction & Choreography: Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves *Choreography created in collaboration with performers Music Composition: Dylan Glatthorn Lighting Design: Peter Leibold VI Stage Manager: Tori Ujczo Performers: Robin Neveu Brown Juliana Pongutá Forero Jonathan Hsu Colette Krogol Chris Law Mariama "Ama" Law Shanice Mason Matt Reeves Candice Scarborough Understudy: Jemma Lehner Drone Videographer: Jeff Voigt
Orange Grove Dance
LEANING TOWARD THE SKY @ U.S. Botanic Garden (Trailer)
Come curiously explore the lush and abundant living collection of the USBG Conservatory as never before with Orange Grove Dance's transformative site-specific choreography and design. Performed among the Celebrating New American Gardens exhibit and elsewhere in the Conservatory, Orange Grove Dance illuminates and further reveals the richness and wonder of life cycles in plants, people, and mythology through dynamic dancing, an original sound score, and vivid projection design. Step into the Garden for an evening of discovery that exists at a special place within yourself; that place where, if you stand still for a moment and listen, you can hear the heartbeat of the universe aligning with your own. Please note: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m. DATES: Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, Friday, April 12, or Saturday, April 13 TIME: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: Conservatory Garden Court Click on Special Program at https://usbg.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/4153 to reserve a ticket.
Choreography by Tori Youn and Jonathan Hsu Filming by Hamza Bakkach Edited by JHsu media Music: "The Lung" by Hiatus Kaiyote “The Lung" captures the essence of release after hardship. The vision for this piece is the representation of a soft and slow exhale that provides the necessary resilience to guide us through life's obstacles. This choreography fuses waacking, a form of unfettered expression born from the 70's gay club scene in LA, along with elements of modern dance floorwork. Created originally as part of Exquisite Frames curated by Dance Place
Orange Grove Dance
Children of Babel (Trailer)
Children of Babel is the third installment in ‘4 Recurring Dreams’, a tetralogy of evening length dances that explore the nature of recurring dreams and opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus, and transformation. Orange Grove Dance's world premiere of Children of Babel is supported by The Carla Fund for Choreography and Performance, established by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, and Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Creative Residency. Direction and Choreography: Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves Choreography created in collaboration with performers Performers: London Brison, Robin Neveu Brown, Juliana Pongutá Forero, Jonathan Hsu, Colette Krogol, Shanice Mason, Matt Reeves, and Mei Yamanaka Music Composition: Dylan Glatthorn Lighting Design: Peter Leibold Sound and Media Design: Matt Reeves Costume Design: Robert Croghan Scenic and Prop Design: Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves Stage Manager: Tarythe Albrecht
The Kennedy Center
Orange Grove Dance: DIRECT CURRENT - Millennium Stage (March 11, 2018)
Remnants is a bridge to the stories that we have been told since we were young and the places we have still never touched. This Orange Grove Dance world premiere takes audiences on a mytho-poetic and dream-like journey that physically conjures up the visual metaphors of the inexhaustible burning hope of the human spirit. What does it mean to start over? What are the things we carry? What survives within us? What is left behind? Presented as part of the Kennedy Center's DIRECT CURRENT inaugural season. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Orange Grove Dance
Waking Darkness. Waiting Light. (Dance Place 2019)
See Waking Darkness. Waiting Light. at Dance Place January 26-27, 2019 Orange Grove Dance, under the direction of Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, transforms the stage with its trademark virtuosic athleticism and evocative multimedia design. Waking Darkness. Waiting Light. uses sophisticated sensor technology and digital-media interaction to explore the nature of recurring dreams that tear through our homes, awakening us from sleep. “These dreams are the bridge to the stories that we have been told since we were young and the places we’ve still never touched.” Based on mythopoetic research into personal dreams and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba in 1980, Orange Grove Dance opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus, and transformation. An excerpt of this work won the Audience Choice Award at the 34th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase in 2017 and was described by Dance Metro DC as a “magically spun… visual tale of suspension, tension, and community within a multilayered moving painting.” Original score and sound design: Dylan Glatthorn and Jeff Dorfman. Projection Design: Mark Costello Lighting Design: Peter Leibold
Orange Grove Dance
Open Box Project (Performance Trailer)
The OPEN BOX Project is a brand-new evening-length collaboration between Rogue Collective and Orange Grove Dance featuring compelling music and dancing. Performed in the vast tunnels of Dupont Underground, the architecture serves as rich inspiration for this interactive evening, which explores how space, material, light, and sound affect the experiences and actions of their inhabitants. Influenced by American minimalism and popular music the string players of Rogue Collective blend their sounds and creations with the dynamic, virtuosic, and visually athletic choreography of Orange Grove Dance. Performances @ Dupont Underground December 8, 8pm December 9, 8pm December 16, 8pm December 17, 2pm Video shot and edited by Oliver Mertz
Orange Grove Dance
Un castell built for two (Performance Trailer)
This is a trailer of the first iteration of Un castell built for two, which is a new evening length dance work, paralleling the precarious balance of human tower building and the powerful connections it brings to it's participants. This piece is profoundly inspired by our recent residency work in Llorenç Del Penedes, Spain, where we were able to witness the deeply moving construction of human towers during the fiesta major celebrations of the region. Tonight’s events use the embodied knowledge of contact improvisation and partnering work to explore new methods of weight sharing, relationship, and interdependence to make us ask the question of where the physical metaphors of tower building exist in our own community. This new work is a step in our process to find them. “It's about weight. It's about the weight of our bodies. It's about holding each other and building. Where are our castells in our everyday relationships? What are we building? Who are we supporting?” CHOREOGRAPHY Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves In collaboration with dancers. GRACIAS ESPECIALES CeRCCa Residency Pau Cata Marina Saura Joaquim Sicart Bertran Maria Vall Camell Ignasi Perez Galan Alba Vinyes Lasso SPECIAL THANKS Brooke Kidd, JME’s Founder and Executive Director, for making this performance possible and bringing us into the space. Miriam Phillips, for guiding our process and approach to the dance research involved in the work. Our incredible community at the University of Maryland; faculty, cohort, students, collaborators and friends.
DMV Dance Network
Treehouse @ Rip The Floor '14
Mar 29, 2014 (SAT) @ Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD DISCLAIMER: NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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Culture Shock DC Freestyle @ CSDC Youth Showcase '15
March 21, 2015 (Sat) @ Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall (Alexandria, VA) DISCLAIMER: NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Let's Build A House
Choreography: Jonathan Hsu Music: Crazy P - Changes (Mario Basanov remix) Safri Duo - Baya Baya Lighting Design: Rachel Spires Costume Coordinator: Collin Ranney Sound Design: Julia Klavans Performers: Carolina Azcuña, Cristina Camacho, Unissa Cruse-Ferguson, Harper Garcia, Jonathan Hsu, Oliver Sangster, Devin Seldon, Fay Yu When talking about the word "house," four things come to mind. House music, house dance, the physical building that people live in, and a sense of family and community. "Let's Build a House" explores all of these aspects through the analysis of house music and movement. A huge thank you to my family who have always been there supporting me, I love you guys. To my mentor Megan Morse Jans and my incredible cast, thank you for all your input, hard work and for putting up with my crazy schedule. Without you all, none of this would have been possible. Finally, thank you Jojo Diggs, Joseph Nontanovan, Esperonto Bean, Future Ninja and Jeff Calero for continuing to inspire me with your movement and way of life.
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Culture Shock DC Freestyle @ BDCP "I Can B'More" Urban Dance Showcase '15
May 9, 2015 (Sat) @ Norte Dame of Maryland Univ. (Baltimore, MD) DISCLAIMER: NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
CULTURE SHOCK DC | 7TH Annual SLAM Showcase | Rhythm Addict TV
More 7th Annual SLAM Showcase: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaie1ZT_P8zGSzL9WSYjBpLszkaUgdzI9 November 15, 2014 7th Annual SLAM Hip Hop Showcase & Benefit Presented by SLAM Held at Johns Hopkins University Shriver Hall in Baltimore, MD Filmed & Edited by Jason Garcia (jasongarciadigital.com) Workshops: http://ow.ly/q4U0g Major Definition Classes: http://ow.ly/q4U1N Interviews: http://ow.ly/qWpiJ RATV Original Productions: http://ow.ly/qWpde Other Event Coverage: http://bit.ly/MJ0yHy SUBSCRIBE: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RHYTHMADDICTSTV Connect with us: RhythmAddictTV@gmail.com http://twitter.com/RhythmAddictTV http://instagram.com/RhythmAddictTV http://facebook.com/RhythmAddictTV http://RhythmAddictTV.tumblr.com *NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED*** "This video uses copyrighted material in a manner that does not require approval of the copyright holder. It is a fair use under copyright law. "quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author's observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported."