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”
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