Sunday, November 18, 2012

Memories ReMixed: Moving Through Time with a Nod to the Bicentennial

Memories ReMixed: Moving Through Time with a Nod to the Bicentennial is an evening of dance works created in responses to the memory of time and place inspired by the Bicentennial of Columbus.

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company will premiere Longing Ahead Looking Back. The work will feature video taken throughout the city.  Conceived and directed by Isabelle, filmed by Craig Bortmas and Jason Brabbs, edited by JR Gualtieri, music performed live by Michael Wall and collaboratively created by company members Jeff Fouch, Eric Falck, Gabby Stefura, Isabelle and special guest artist John Giffin.

Another Columbus premiere will be The Floating City, a solo by Isabelle that explores the state of unknown, a world in between the real and now where physicality dives into magic realism.  Isabelle collaborated with video artist JR Gualtieri to create an ever-shifting environment in flux.   This is the first draft of a larger project that will be presented in Columbus and Chicago in the fall of 2013.

Also on the program and the first to feature our new dual city performers two from Chicago Diana Deaver and Marc Macaranas with Columbus company member Maggie Page will be Through the Blinds, a trio to Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet #3 in E-Flat, an intimate look into the obsessive inner worlds of the desire to connect with others.

Special guests Karen Bell and Vera Blaine return to their duet collaboration after a 5-year hiatus. Aging, shoes, and finding just the right exercise is reflected in this most recent work, BOOT CAMP (“Heel Talk” revisited).

Columbus Performance Dec. 12-13

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Embodying the Body Workshop - Links Hall

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company
Links Hall Workshop

Mondays and Wednesdays in September
Sept. 3 & 5, 10 & 12, 17 & 19, 24 & 26

The workshop will include:
10:00-11:30 Technique Class
11:30-1:00 Repertory

Early Bird Registration
Sign up by Aug 30th
$160.00 for both classes or $80 for one class (technique or rep)
After Sept. 3rd $192.00 both or $96 for one

Drop-ins Welcomed:  $12 a class

Students, low-income, rate available upon inquiry

Technique Class
Embodying the Body will incorporate improvisation and dynamic phrase work to help refine and define our movement choices.  The warm-up will awaken the body, mind and senses to qualitative movement experiences that will help develop a range of movement choices leading us to more freedom and awareness to not only develop new movement possibilities but also continue to open pathways for deeper physical expression.   Pushing the body to tell the stories within and pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible.  
The class will focus on building strong dancers and engaging performers.

I will be work-shopping new material for my upcoming project The Floating City as part of the 2012 Chicago Dance Makers Forum Lab Artist award.  The movement will include a full range of physicality to subtle internal body initiations.  

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fall Performance Schedule

Upcoming September and October Performances / Events: 

Sept. 3 & 5, 10 & 12, 17 & 19, 24 & 26 - Chicago
Kristina Isabelle Dance Workshop 
Mondays and Wednesdays
10:00-11:30 Technique Class
11:30-1:00 Repertory
Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago.

October 4th - Thursday - Chicago
Chicago Dance Maker's Forum Lab Artist Award Party 

October 5th - Friday - Chicago
Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival 
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610

October 6th - Saturday - Columbus
Open rehearsal at the IDus Festival 
400 E Rich

Oct. 12th - Friday - Columbus
Locality Dance Festival
Columbus Dance Theatre
592 E. Main St, Columbus, OH 43215

Friday, March 30, 2012

Kristina Isabelle named CDF Lab Artist for 2012

May 2nd Book Release / Tribute Performance in Columbus

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Purple State at Links Hall Nov. 4-6

NOV 4-6, 2011
curated by
2012 Links Hall Artistic Associate
Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects

Featuring choreography by:
Kristina Isabelle, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Erin Carlisle Norton

Performers throughout the evening include:
Laurie Atkins, Annie Arnoult Beserra, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Ashley Thorndike-Youssef / Kristina Isabelle /
The Moving Architects: Alyssa Gregory, Amanda Gross, Angela Luem, and Laura Vinci de Vanegas

Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield
Chicago / IL
Friday, 8pm, with opening night reception
Saturday, 8pm, with post show discussion
Sunday, 7pm
$15 or $12 online/$10 students and seniors
more info and tickets:

THE PURPLE STATE: featuring 3 distinct female choreographers with deep connections to Ohio. From a state steeped in political drama and cities steadily rising out of cornfields, there maintains a drive into the theoretical, performative, and choreographic work of Kristina Isabelle, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Erin Carlisle Norton. Pulling in themes surrounding the complexity of interacting, the violet found in Kandinsky artwork, and magical realism, their work keeps dance charged and relevant in Middle America.