Constella Festival - two new choreography works and a new composition

Inspired Improvisations and Stravinsky

Presented by Constella Festival

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:30pm @ Freedom Center, Harriet Tubman Theater

“...raw, robust choreography...” – Cincinnati Enquirer

Choreographers Heather Britt & Jimmy Cunningham with Dancers of the Cincinnati Ballet. In collaboration with the Cincinnati Art Museum, artist Sandra Gross and festival musicians.

An innovative production featuring ballet dancers, musicians and art installation on the same stage. Heather Britt and James Cunningham, Cincinnati’s exciting rising star choreographers will each present a world premiere work. Set to the music of Stravinsky and musical improvisations, this project features Cincinnati Cincinnati Ballet dancers, art installation by glass artist Sandra Gross and musicians Tatiana Berman, Eddie Kwon and Elena Kholodova.

A very special exhibition featuring prints from the “Ballet Russe” costume drawings collection will be on display at the venue for these events on loan from the Cincinnati Art Museum


Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano (World Premiere) Jimmy Cunningham, choreographer Tatiana Berman, violin; Elena Kholodova, Piano Dancers: Danielle Bausinger, Sirui Liu, Abigail Morwood, Joshua Bodden, and James Gilmer

“Habitual” original composition by Gabriel Gaffney Smith titled 7.28.13 Heather Britt, choreographer Dancers : Janessa Touchet and James Gilmer


Improvisation (World premiere) Tatiana Berman, Eddy Kwon, violins

1. The Lover, Poem by Paul Eluard Heather Britt, Choreographer Dancers: Sirui Liu and James Cunningham

2. The Earth is blue like an orange by Paul Eluard James Cunningham, Choreographer Dancer: Abigail Morwood

3. I love you Paul Éluard (1895-1952) James Gilmer, Choreographer Dancers: Danielle Bausinger and Joshua Bodden

All Too Wonderful (2009) music by Peter Adam Heather Britt, choreographer Dancers: Danielle Bausinger, Jacqueline Damico, Sirui Liu, Abigail Morwood, Joshua Bodden, James Cunningham,  and James Gilmer

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