We’re thrilled to welcome two fantastic guest choreographers to FDT in January, 2016! Sarah Arnett will be in residence with the company setting her work Habit of Change January 14-18. Brooklyn Draper will be in residence with the company January 21-25 setting her work Bon a Tirer on FDT. They will offer master classes to the public while in town, so check our social media sites for more info. on these amazing upcoming opportunities to move with us! Here is some more information about our guest artists:
Brooklyn Draper received her BA Cum Laude in Dance and a minor in Anthropology. Furthermore, in 2012 she received a Post-Graduate degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, UK. She has had the honor to perform both in China and the UK and to work with professionals such as The Martha Graham Dance Company, Sonia Rafferty, Hagit Yakira, Gary Lambert, Eric Handman and most recently Lesley Telford. Along with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company, Brooklyn has also professionally danced with Co.da, Porridge for Goldilocks, Triptych Figures and various freelance project-based works.
Brooklyn’s choreographic work has been shown through WCDC, Mudson, Artist Interrupted, Beijing Dance Academy, Bonnie Bird Theater in London, UK, and the Rose Wagner. Brooklyn is currently receiving her IMS certificate along with RSMT/RSME and will be attending the University of Utah’s MFA Dance Program in the Fall of 2016. Brooklyn is currently a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher.
Sarah Wildes Arnett is the Founder/Artistic Director of SWADanceCollective and Assistant Professor of Dance at Valdosta State University in Georgia. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Sarah’s interests are interdisciplinary as she enjoys integrating her talents in film-making, photography and music composition into her choreography while also expanding boundaries of genre and style. She continues to perform professionally with various companies and artists in the southeast, including regular appearances with Peach State Summer Theatre.
Flatlands Dance Theatre is rockin’ and rollin’ this fall! FDT inaugurates its sixth season with a show guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping! Homegrown music from the rock, pop, and country music icons of Texas will be performed live by local musicians alongside dynamic dance performances from the dancers of FDT. Guest artist/scholar Roger Landes joins the company to narrate excerpts of the history of rock and roll music in Texas and beyond. Texas Music Icons will be presented on Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th at 8:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA (511 Avenue K). Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $20 general admission and $12 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000.
FDT COMPANY MEMBER & APPRENTICE AUDITION!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Creative Movement Studio 101 at Texas Tech University
Flatlands Dance Theatre is looking for 2-3 experienced contemporary dancers to perform with the company in our 2015-2016 season as well as student apprentices to shadow company members and administrative staff, and possibly perform with the company. (If you are a current student, please audition for the Apprentice Company.)
Auditioning dancers will learn and perform 2-3 short, contemporary movement phrases at the audition. Auditioning dancers will also fill out some informational paperwork. Please bring calendars in case they need to be referenced them for scheduling
Contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at email@example.com with any questions about the company, apprenticeships, or the audition process.
Flatlands Dance Theatre is excited to present Wanderlust: Think Globally, Dance Locally, a dance concert in two acts that focuses on ideas such as travel, adventure, history, spirituality, and human connections. The performance features the choreography of guest artists Sarah Gamblin and the Big Rig Dance Collective and compositions by guest artist Curtis Peoples. Live music will provide dynamic environments and projected digital images will offer a backdrop for innovative contemporary dance. Wanderlust will be presented on Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA. Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $20 general admission and $12 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000.
Acts of Absence is a work of dance/music and digital media performance that explores the desire for connection in a world defined by vastness. Just like an open prairie, which can be so quiet that minute details of the landscape emerge, but then can suddenly shift into an overwhelming and unstable place, this work presents a wide range of physicalities and psychological locations. Choreographed by guest artists Sarah Gamblin and the Big Rig Dance Collective, the cluster of dance works within the frame of Acts of Absence, range from sparse and subtle to overwhelmingly athletic and are united by the physical imagery of absence, sudden change and the often unmet need to connect. The ever adventurous and award winning Fort Worth musical group Momentary Gamelan Ensemble provide rich accompaniment ranging from the almost silent to the raucous to the untenable.
Nivedita is a work of dance and music inspired by the story of educator and social worker Sister Nivedita, her lifetime of explorations through Ireland and India, and the resultant spiritual journey that accompanied her travels. Original compositions by Curtis Peoples provide varying landscapes through which dance choreographed by Ali Duffy, Sarah Mondle, Kyla Olson, and Rachel Ure is interwoven. Special guest choreographer Katrina Hinds and young dancers from Christ in the Arts school will join the company for interludes of Celtic dance.
For more information, contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This production is made possible by the generous support of the CH Foundation, Helen Jones Foundation and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation.
Sarah Gamblin, Associate Professor of Dance, was a member of Bebe Miller Company from 1993-2000 and Bill Young and Dancers from 1996-99 and toured various cities in South Africa, Portugal, Poland, St. Petersburg, Russia, Estonia, Peru and Venezuela as well as numerous cities in the US. In 2000 she earned the MFA in Dance from the University of Washington. In Seattle she performed with Rob Kitsos, Lingo dancetheater and Amii Le Gendre. Gamblin joined the dance faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 2002 where she teaches modern technique, composition, choreography, improvisation, experiential anatomy and in 2006 founded Dance Lab, a student performing group devoted to improvisation in the dance making process and performance. As an independent choreographer/performer her work has been produced by the Fort Worth Dance Festival, the Out of the Loop Festival, the Houston Fringe Festival, the Cultivate Dance Festival in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, the New Genre Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Bates Dance Festival, Bard College, the University of Washington, The Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards and in New York City at the Flea Theater, Hundred Grand and Dia Center for the Arts. She has set original choreography on Mam-Luft Company/Dance of Cincinnati, OH, the University of Montana, the University of Wyoming, Lyons/Nelson Dance Company, Perpetual Motion Dance Company, University of South Florida , Texas Christian University and the University of Montana. She has also set Bebe Miller Company repertory on dance groups from the University of Hawai’i and University of North Texas.
Big Rig Dance Collective:
Interested in dancing with Flatlands Dance Theatre, Lubbock’s professional dance company in the spring? Now’s your chance! We will hold a company audition on Saturday, December 6th from 12:15-2:00 pm in the Creative Movement Studio 101 on the Texas Tech campus. Auditioning dancers should bring a calendar or scheduling device and wear comfortable, form fitting dance attire. Dancers will learn and perform 1-2 brief contemporary movement sequences during the audition. Contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy with any questions (email@example.com). Hope to see you!
Presented by Flatlands Dance Theatre
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm
James A. Little Theatre at the New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, NM
Flatlands Dance Theatre is honored to present PIHOS A Moving Biography, a documentary dance/film performance inspired by the incredible life of NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Pete Pihos. The performance features contemporary dance, award-winning film, interviews with NFL greats, and above all, presents a poignant, inspirational story. Guest artist Melissa Pihos, the creator of the show will join FDT as a soloist in this performance that captures her father’s legacy. A silent auction of items signed by Pete Pihos and Mike Ditka will take place during the show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Flatlands Dance Theatre. PIHOS A Moving Biography will be presented in the James A. Little Theatre at the New Mexico School for the Deaf on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Admission is FREE. This show is sponsored in part by Texas Tech University. For more information, contact Artistic Director Ali Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Flatlands Dance Theatre Company Member and Apprentice Audition
WHEN: Saturday, May 3rd from 1-3 pm
WHERE: TTU Creative Movement Studio 101
Looking for 2-3 experienced contemporary dancers to perform with the company in our 2014-2015 season as well as student apprentices to shadow company members and administrative staff, and possibly perform with the company. (If you are a current student, please audition for the Apprentice Company.)
You will learn and perform 2-3 short, contemporary movement phrases at the audition. We will also ask you to fill out some informational paperwork. Please bring your calendars in case you need to reference them for scheduling
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have about the company, apprenticeships, or the audition process.
We hope to see you at the audition!
Ali Duffy, Artistic Director