WE GATHER TOGETHER...
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Choreographer: Chad Michael Hall
Lighting Design: Jacob P. Brinkman
Costume Design: Elizabeth Cox
Sound Design: Garrett Gagnon
Stage Manager: Samantha Sorin
This dance was a series of four separate movements that all revolved around the theme of coming together. The first movement had a very strong structured grecian tone. With the formal structure in choreography, lighting emphasized the form of the dancers in an architectural way. The second movement was a very surreal quirky piece. A trio of dancers followed a circular pattern in their choreography. All of their movements were unified with small break outs that then fed into the other dancers. The third movement was an over the top, dramatic depiction of a bride-zilla on her wedding day. The choreography showcased the hectic emotions that one might go through on their big day. Lighting supported this section by being as dramatic as the bride. The final movement followed a couple as they left their community and traveled west for a fresh start. The choreography in this movement followed a heartbeat as the ensemble slowly gathered together and performed a phrase that was repeated throughout.