Storm / Charon

Storm / Charon photo by Stuart Ruckman

Choreography - Daniel Charon

Music - Michael Nyman

Costumes - Eugene Tachinni

Lighting Design - Cliff Wallgren

Performers - Bradley Beakes, Alexandra Jane Bradshaw, Mary Lyn Graves, Bashaun Williams, Yebel Gallegos, Michelle Younker

Premiere Date - Fall 2011

19 minutes

Program Note - “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” ~ Willa Cather

Storm is inspired by the individual energy inherent in each of us that when put together, make a community's life force so unique. The component parts that make up this community are the constantly shifting energy fields between individuals. The vitality of this living organism that is community, depends on how these relationships coexist.

Storm was originally commissioned by the Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis, MN. Special thanks to Mary Ann Bradley, Tamara Ober, Leslie O’Neill, Stephen Schroeder, Laura Selle Virtucio, and Greg Waletski, the original dancers in the piece. They contributed greatly to the development of this work.