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fyoō zh ən 14: new music + dance


When: March 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.

March 23 at 2 p.m.


Where: John Patrick Theater

Kleist Center for Arts and Drama

95 East Bagley Road, Berea

Tickets: Call 440-826-2240

or visit the Kleist Center Box Office.


Prices: General Admission: $10 Seniors/Students: $5

2014 Creative Teams

Choreographers & Composers


Rachel Reszler & Zach Albrecht

Cleo de Orio & Sean Ellis

Anne Bakan & Nate Frank

Katie MacMannis & Carly Stuneck

Adrian Bumpas & Patrick Hyzy

Ian Hill and Steven Hixson

Molly Huey & Peter Harmon

Jessi Blanarik & Aubrie Powell

Chelsea Lewis & Chris Brown

Brittany Kaplan & James Kunselman

Synthesize at BW with “fyoō zh ən 14: new music + dance”

Baldwin Wallace presents “fyoō zh ən 14,” a distinctive performance of new dance and music, March 20-23. This BW dance program pairs student choreographers with student composers to create a fusion of completely original movement and music.

The annual event pairs ten student choreographers with ten student composers, and features more than 30 BW student dancers. This year, choreographers and composers drew inspiration for their collaborative work from BW 2013 Summer Scholar, Jake Butchko's chemistry research project, Synthesis of a Chiral Ionic Liquid.

Special Tribute and Faculty Premiere

In addition to the ten student pieces on the program, the production will culminate with a memorial tribute to Janiece Kelley-Kiteley, a beloved BW faculty member who passed away last September. After retiring from performing, Kelley-Kiteley dedicated her time to choreography, primarily in the field of musical theatre. She choreographed many productions at BW, most recently THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and PARADE.

Gregory Daniels, the production supervisor for the concert, will be choreographing the tribute piece to Janiece Kelley-Kiteley. Daniels won a 2012 Cleveland Critics Award for Best Choreographer for his work on SPRING AWAKENING. As a professional dancer, Daniels has performed in regional theaters from coast to coast, in national tours of Broadway shows and, for nine years at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC.

BW Dance Faculty, Sara Whale will premiere a new work featuring eleven dancers with an original score created by Whale and performers. Whale attended The Julliard School before joining the Maine State Ballet and Ram Island Dance where she performed, taught and choreographed for both Maine based companies. This year she choreographed the BW production of Eurydice and will be setting two new works on Verb Ballets in April and May.

Sparkling Costumes and Light Set the Stage

Assisting with costumes is Melanie Boeman who is the Costume Shop Manager in Kleist Center for Art and Drama. She most recently worked at Great Lakes Theater as Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor as well as at Idaho Shakespeare Festival as First Hand.

Jeff Herrmann, BW Professor of Theatre and resident scenic and lighting designer for the theatre program, is handling half of the lighting design. His production design work for BW has included RENT, LA BOHEME, FOLLIES, NOISES OFF, and EURYDICE.

Chris Meyers '15, will be lighting designing half of the program. Meyers recent designs include STEEL MAGNOLIAS and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS at Rabbit Run Theatre. He is scene shop foreman at BW, and was the master electrician for CAROUSEL and EURYDICE.

To purchase tickets, please visit the box office at Kleist Center or call 440-826-2240.

 Posted February 2014

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