Arts Spank!Mar 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Archived Articles
Four young choreographers graduating from the University of the Arts have come together to create a dance production of excitingly diverse performance. While these individuals share a similar education their unique styles of dance and concepts of art show the range of possibilities for a progressive future in dance. Tabitha Liversidge, Katherine Stevens, Kelly Turner and Steven Vaughn will rattle the audiences’ emotions with bouts of humor, romance, joy, sarcasm, delusion, and apprehension. Not to mention, visual aestheticism. This production will be performed April 2 and 3, 2009 at 7 pm at the Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Katherine Stevens will premiere an autobiographical solo that attempts to capture a major transitional period in the life of an adolescent. She will also be presenting a duet that will explore the inner workings of adult relationships and the dilemma of the introverted self.
Steven Vaughn, who is now an apprentice with Parsons Dance, will premiere The Trisha Retrospective, his work based on the memories and experiences of his own college years. Vaughn’s quirky but unique language of movement is influenced by many genres. He focuses on making music a visual art by never neglecting the beauty of a single note and always responding to its emotional value.
Tabitha Liversidge’s “Ciaccona” is inspired by the music of J.S. Bach and statues by Auguste Rodin. It explores the world of three women, who begin poised, but slowly begin to itch for a change franticly trying to escape from their conformity. When two men enter their world it shifts again.
Kelly Turner’s “Exercise in Paradoxes” hits the audience with sarcasm and humor as the eight dancers explore the more devastatingly humorous sides of the artistic process and of their vocal chords. In her other works she explores the darker sides of the human psyche.
Together, these determined artists are combining to put on the stylistically diverse and always entertaining ART SPANK! This foursome has spent their senior year choreographing and collaborating to bring you an excitingly diverse performance.
April 2nd and 3rd, 2009 at 7pm
The Arts Bank 601 S.Broad