Portraits in MotionMcConnell Arts Center November 18-19, 2010 Thursday and Friday 8:00 pm


Portraits in Motion grew out of our three part gallery performance series.  Using improvisation and live music we responded to the visual art on the walls of a private collection at Ben Maiden and Karen Bell’s home, Linda Gall’s exhibit at The Rebecca Ibel Gallery / Miranova, and Kindred Spirits a group show at The Elijah Pierce Gallery at the King Arts Complex.

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Through this experience we developed a process of looking at art and translating it into our bodies.  We began to create movement relationships, which allowed us to then flip the dance around until we became the art, we are the canvas and the world we are creating this evening is our portrait as characters acting and interacting with each other.

The evening also featured special guest artist and world-renowned choreographer Bebe Miller performing a new work in progress entitled Duet with String with Angie Hauser.

Finally the program included Isabelle’s  Snapshots an upbeat work where the audience decides the order of selected dance pieces creating an ever changing, fresh work for the performers and audience alike. Performed to popular tunes by Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, The Fixx, Lucinda Williams to name a few.

Premiered Nov 18-19, 2010 Partially funded by Ohio Arts Council project support grant

Portraits in Motion


Portraits in Motion (Premiere)

Choreography / Direction:  Kristina Isabelle

Set / Costumes:  Kristina Isabelle

Composer:  Michael Wall with additional song by Mazzy Star

Performers:  Eric Falck, Jeffrey Fouch, Kristina Isabelle, Maggie Page, Gabby Stefura

Lighting:  Carrie Cox