Retrospect, A Celebration of 5 Seasons (2013)
Momentum Dance Collective celebrates five incredible seasons of hard work, tremendous growth and an impressive body of work created and produced here in our local community.
Starting out as a collective of seven women the company has grown to collection of twenty-five dancers whose diverse backgrounds continue to steer the company’s repertoire into new landscapes. Retrospect celebrates this landmark by looking back through a selection of favorite works and ideas that have brought the company to this moment. Presenting excerpts that represent these past five years and its diverse highlights, the audience will experience on one stage six examples of work seen in six different venues over half a decade.
In the programs second half, Momentum brings a work created collaboratively by 18 members of the company and directed by Artistic Director Becky Kendall. With the heart of Momentum focused on creating and designing work collaboratively, the artists designed a piece based on the self-defining moment that brought each of them to this place; this city, this company, this stage. Based on the concept of fractals and set to the brilliant sounds of Olafur Arnalds and the talented composers of ‘Fall On Your Sword’, this piece aims to investigate the similar patterns of experience and content of character that lead each of us to this precise moment.
Sydney Laurence Theatre, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
February 8th, 2013
Directed by Becky Kendall
Choreography by Becky Kendall, Jessie Embley, Irenerose Castillo, Kat Cunningham, Stephanie Griffin, Beth Daly, Therese Hartlieb, Melissa Jabaay.
Videography by Progressive Media Alaska
Photography by Nicholas Bradford Imagery