Legends & Legacies Concert


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Kristina Isabelle Dance Company presents

Legends & Legacies: Columbus Dances Book Release and Maggie Patton Tribute Performance

Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m Columbus Performing Arts Center – Shedd Theater 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

General Admission $15 and $10 students at the door

Presenting the publication: Columbus Moves, A Brief History of Contemporary Dance

Featuring a performance by: Karen Bell, Vickie Blaine, Susan Hadley, David Jon Krohn, Susan Van Pelt Petry, Jenai Cutcher, Señor Juan and Yolanda

Special tribute to Maggie Patton with solo a she created now recreated by Kristina Isabelle and a solo by book author Jenai Cutcher West

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The Purple State - Links Hall Nov. 4-6, 2011

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curated by 2012 Links Hall Artistic Associate Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects

Featuring choreography by: Kristina Isabelle, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Erin Carlisle Norton

Performers throughout the evening include: Laurie Atkins, Annie Arnoult Beserra, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Ashley Thorndike-Youssef / Kristina Isabelle / The Moving Architects: Alyssa Gregory, Amanda Gross, Angela Luem, and Laura Vinci de Vanegas

Links Hall 3435 N. Sheffield Chicago / IL Friday, 8pm, with opening night reception Saturday, 8pm, with post show discussion Sunday, 7pm $15 or $12 online/$10 students and seniors more info and tickets: Linkshall.org themovingarchitects.org

THE PURPLE STATE: featuring 3 distinct female choreographers with deep connections to Ohio. From a state steeped in political drama and cities steadily rising out of cornfields, there maintains a drive into the theoretical, performative, and choreographic work of Kristina Isabelle, Meghan Durham-Wall, and Erin Carlisle Norton. Pulling in themes surrounding the complexity of interacting, the violet found in Kandinsky artwork, and magical realism, their work keeps dance charged and relevant in Middle America.

Memories ReMixed - Dec. 12-13, 2012

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Memories ReMixed: Moving Through Time with a Nod to the Bicentennial is an evening of dance works created in responses to the memory of time and place inspired by the Bicentennial of Columbus.

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company will premiere Longing Ahead Looking Back. The work will feature video taken throughout the city.  Conceived and directed by Isabelle, filmed by Craig Bortmas and Jason Brabbs, edited by JR Gualtieri, music performed live by Michael Wall and collaboratively created by company members Jeff Fouch, Eric Falck, Gabby Stefura, Isabelle and special guest artist John Giffin.

Another Columbus premiere will be The Floating City, a solo by Isabelle that explores the state of unknown, a world in between the real and now where physicality dives into magic realism.  Isabelle collaborated with video artist JR Gualtieri to create an ever-shifting environment in flux.   This is the first draft of a larger project that will be presented in Columbus and Chicago in the fall of 2013.

Also on the program and the first to feature our new dual city performers two from Chicago Diana Deaver and Marc Macaranas with Columbus company member Maggie Page will be Through the Blinds, a trio to Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet #3 in E-Flat, an intimate look into the obsessive inner worlds of the desire to connect with others.

Special guests Karen Bell and Vera Blaine return to their duet collaboration after a 5-year hiatus. Aging, shoes, and finding just the right exercise is reflected in this most recent work, BOOT CAMP (“Heel Talk” revisited).