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2021-2022 Season Program: ChoreoLab, Spring 2022

UB Theatre and Dance Presents: ChoreoLab
UB Center for the Arts Drama Theatre
April 1 - 2, 2022 | 7:30pm
April 3, 2022 | 2:00pm

Directed by Jenna Zavrel

Graduate Production Assistant: Anna Caison Boyd

Assistants to the Dance Director: Karrigan Rotella, Brennah Woollis

Production Designers: Eve Brunswick, Johnathan Dodds, Katja Rabus, Timothy “TJ” Wildow

Sound Designer: Noah Beckwidth

Stage Manager: Paige Bulera

CHOREOGRAPHERS: RUBY ABRAHAM, ANNA CAISON BOYD, LYSSIE HARTZOG, MELANIE KAISEN, AVA LOVSIN, ARIEL NERESON, THEO QU, CHIEN-YING WANG / PAUL OCAMPO

DANCERS: RUBY ABRAHAM, RACHEL BAKOWSKI, ANNA CAISON BOYD, SHANNON BRIEN, JAMES CAPOSITO, ABBY CASS, JACQUELINE CHERRY, LILY COLLIGAN, LYLA GIALLOMBARDO, SARAH GUALANO, ABBY HANKINSON, DEVON HARD, AMANDA HEALEY, MEG KIRCHHOFF, REBECCA LEONARD, OLIVIA LOPEZ, KATY MADDALINA , DELIA MANDIK, GABI MARSHALL, TIMOTHY MAYBERRY, NATASHA MCCANDLESS, ARIANA MULLIN, ALEXA NANFRO, MACKENZIE PEDERSEN, MIA PIERCE, KELLY ANN QUINN, CELIA RAMOS, KARRIGAN ROTELLA, LAUREN SAAB, HALEY SANDERS, SAM SCHMEER, SHANIA SIMKO, NATASHA SKIDMORE, MADDY TEMPLE, SAM TILLEY, NINA TUCKER, FALLON TUHOLSKI, HANNAH WALTERS, NJ WINGO

Act I

Not One (Man) but Two
Choreographer: Melanie Kaisen
Lighting Designer: Eve Brunswick
Dancers: Ruby Abraham, Olivia Lopez, Ariana Mullin, Alexa Nanfro, Shania Simko, Fallon Tuholski
Understudy: Katy Maddalina
Music: Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck, Unsquare Dance by Lincoln Center Orchestra
It was all a facade.

Acquaint (excerpt):
Choreographer: Theo
Lighting Designer: Eve Brunswick
Dancers: Nina Tucker, Tim Mayberry
Music: Water is Life – Rosey Chan, Rain Falling from the Roof –Wu Tong
Through water, I acquaint with myself and others.

Vex
Choreographer: Ava Lovsin
Lighting Designer: Eve Brunswick
Dancers: Lilly Colligan, Sarah Gualano, Abby Hankinson, Alexa Nanfro, Mia Pierce, Celia Ramos, Karrigan Rotella, Natasha Skidmore, Madison Temple, Fallon Tuholski, NJ Wingo
Understudy: Lauren Saab
Music: Uni Sub (Fatima Al Qadiri Remix) by Alva Noto, Wake Me
Up When It’s Over
by Active

Cultivator
Direction: Ariel Nereson
Choreography / Dancers: Rachel Bakowski, Anna Caison Boyd, Abigail Cass, Lyla Giallombardo, Devon Hard, Meg Kirchhoff, Natasha McCandless, Ariel Nereson, Sam Schmeer, Dana Venerable, Hannah Walters
Lighting Design: Eve Brunswick
Projection Design: Timothy “TJ” Wildow
Sound Design: Noah Beckwith, Kaylie Horowitz
Spoken Word: Kaylie Horowitz, Dana Venerable
Music: Gwenifer Raymond, Julianna Barwick
Text: Jamaica Kincaid, Jane Mead, May Sarton

Act II

Minor Feelings
Choreographers: Chien-Ying Wang & Paul Ocampo in collaboration with the dancers
Lighting Design: Johnathan Dodds
Dancers: James Caposito, Olivia Lopez, Delia Mandik, Gabi Marshall, Sam Tilley, Nina Tucker, NJ Wingo
Understudy / Rehearsal Assistant: Shania Simko
Music: Dioscuri by Erika Dohi
Poem: Immigrant Blues by Li-Young Lee (excerpt)
In Minor Feelings, I bring stories of long voyages into kinesthetic expressions of being a minority in this new land. As a person of color, Asian immigrant, and woman, many things weigh on me in this present era. The primary focus of this work is to shine a light on the experiences of immigrants in this country, particularly those of women and children. My new work, Minor Feelings, borrows its name from a powerful book by Cathy Park Hong about the “exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human” The poem Immigrant Blues by Li-Young Lee has been one of my muses as I plumbed the depths of humans traveling across borders and oceans. I have gathered these stories and wedded them to my own to translate into movement these arduous and fulfilling journeys.

Just An Old Sweet Song
Choreographer: Anna Caison Boyd with Improvisation from Cast
Lighting Design: Johnathan Dodds
Dancers: Devon Hard, Amanda Healey, Kelly Ann Quinn, Haley Sanders, Samantha Tilley
Understudy: Shannon Brien
Music: Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles

Armonia
Choreographer: Lyssie Hartzog
Lighting Design: Johnathan Dodds
Dancers: Ruby Abraham, Amanda Healey, Gabi Marshall, MacKenzie Pederson, Kelly Ann Quinn
Understudy: Rebecca Leonard
Music: I’ve Never Felt So Alone (Interlude) by Labrinth; Doppelgänger by Lissom, Julien Marchal; Lowswimmer by Hailaker; Repeat Until Death by Novo Amor
“One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water, and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.” - Mahavira

Paradise Garage, 1972
Choreographer: Ruby Abraham
Lighting Designer: Johnathan Dodds
Dancers: Delia Mandik, Mia Pierce, Karrigan Rotella, Natasha Skidmore, Maddy Temple
Understudy: Celia Ramos
Music: Never Can Say Goodbye, Real Good People, and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Dedicated to the black and queer community, whose uncredited contributions formed the disco genre.

UBTHD STUDENT PRODUCTION POSITIONS
Graduate Production Assistant: Anna Caison Boyd
Assistants to the Dance Director: Karrigan Rotella, Brennah Woollis
Stage Manager: Paige Bulera
Production Designers: Eve Brunswick, Johnathan Dodds, Katja Rabus, Timothy “TJ” Wildow
Assistant Stage Manager: Brennah Woollis
Head Stage Electrician: Lowden Flower
Stage Electrician: Ethan Borrok
Light Operator: Katie Lloyd
Sound Designer: Noah Beckwidth
Sound / Projections Op: Tari Civerolo
Fly Captain & Deck Crew: Rahim Dunston
Fly & Deck Crew: Derrian Brown, Grace Madden, Morgan Mahoney, Saira Velez
Dresser Supervisor: Leah McNerney
Dressers: Ruby Abraham, Shannon Brien

STUDENT DEPARTMENT PRODUCTION POSITIONS
Head Carpenter: Cameron Thompson
Sound Supervisor: Lowden Flower
Project Studio Manager: Jacob Clouse
Scenic Artist: Sophie McGuire
Props Manager: Eve Brunswick
Costume Shop Assistant: Annie Pascucci
Information Technologist: Jonathan Dodds
Media Technology: Sean Johnson
Season Graphics Designer: Timothy "TJ" Wildow

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION/DESIGN SUPERVISION & UBTHD DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY FACULTY AND STAFF
Gina Boccolucci, Tom Burke, Dyan Burlingame, Judy Curtis, Cindy Darling,
Erich Frank, Rick Haug, Jonathan Irizzary, Lynne Koscielniak, Melinda J. Lamoreux, Catherine F. Norgen, Jon Shimon, Tom Tucker

PRODUCTION VOICEOVER ARTISTS
Kathleen Golde, Kaylie Horowitz

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHERS
Meredith Forrest Kulwicki, Ken Smith

Pre-Show Photography
Ryan Nappi

UB DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
Department Chair & Producing Director: Anne Burnidge
Interim Department Chair & Producing Director: Meredith Conti
Production Manager: Michael A. Formato
Assistant to the Chair: Veronica Sedota
Academic Manager: Melissa Berg
Staff Assistant: Rachel Olszewski
Senior Staff Assistant: Rob Falgiano

DANCE FACULTY

Melanie Aceto, Anne Burnidge, Michael Deeb Weaver, Jenna Del Monte Zavrel, Jeanne Palmer Fornarola, Chanon Judson, Ariel Nereson, Thomas Ralabate, Kerry Ring

UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Executive Director: Jamie Enser
Director of Events: Katherine Trapanovski
Facilities Manager: Vince Harzewski
House Manager: Sara Wild
Director of Photography: Paul Calandra
Production Associate: Sean Krueger
Technical Director: Dave Jordan
Head Electrician: Harry Mandris
Head Electrician: Patty Rihn
Head Carpenter: John Rickus
Audio Video Technician: Josh Piatov
Audio Engineer: Mark Shotwell

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The UB Department of Theatre and Dance is a proud member of the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

The department of theatre and dance gratefully acknowledges the land upon which the University at Buffalo operates, which is the territory of the Seneca Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy. Today, this region is still the home to the Haudenosaunee people, and we are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and share ideas in this territory.

2021-2022 UB THEATRE AND DANCE SEASON SPONSORS:

UB Theatre and Dance wishes to acknowledge the generous continued philanthropic support of Fox Run at Orchard Park, and Lake Shore Savings Bank, official 2021-2022 season sponsors, especially in light of the challenges facing Buffalo's vibrant community of performing arts organizations.