An excerpt from REMOTE MinEvent (2020)
Choreography by Merce Cunningham ⓒ Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.
A MinEvent is an uninterrupted sequence of excerpts drawn from the work of Merce Cunningham. Each MinEvent is unique and is designed to suit the particular space in which it is presented. This selection from the MinEvent performed for Princeton Dance Festival Reimagined was arranged and staged by Mr. Riener for the dancers of Princeton University.
Featured dancers included Sophie Blue ’21*, Jane Brown ’21*, Sam Grayson ’21*, Vivian Li ’24, Ethan Luk ’24, Ally Wonski ’22*, Thea Zalabak ’21*, Julia Zhou ’24. Featured animators included Justin Chae ’23, Donovan Coronado ’21, Alex Deland ’21 ***, Jamie Guo ’21, Yazan Mimi ’22, Naomi Oke ’23, Alejandro Roig ’21 **, Bob Schofner ’22, Titi Sodimu ’23, Brian Tieu ’23, Miles Wilson ’22***
RUNS THE GAMUT (2020)
Led by Riener featuring Princeton Dancers: Sophie Blue ’21*, Jane Brown ’21*, Sam Grayson ’21*, Vivian Li ’24, Ethan Luk ’24, Ally Wonski ’22*, Thea Zalabak ’21*, Julia Zhou ’24.
OUT OF SYNC (premiere)
Tarpaga presented “Out of Sync,” a hybrid dance work/video choreographed remotely in collaboration with the Mei Geller ’24, Laura Haubold ’24, and Daniel Tajes ’24. This Movement Percussion project utilized high intensity hybrid movement transformation practices rooted in structured live music improvisation and rhythms to create the final collaborative project.
*denotes a certificate student in the Program in Dance
** denotes certificate student in the Program in Visual Arts
*** denotes Practice of Art student in the Program in Visual Arts
ABOUT PRINCETON DANCE FESTIVAL REIMAGINED
The Program in Dance presented an exciting and innovative, reimagined virtual edition of the annual Princeton Dance Festival featuring six diverse, professional choreographers who created new dances with Princeton students despite the restrictions of the COVID pandemic.
Led by Peter Chu, Francesca Harper, Rebecca Lazier, Dean Moss, Silas Riener, and Olivier Tarpaga, students explored the intersections of dance and multimedia performance, digital animation, filmmaking, site based work, and music. Each evening was a completely different and unique experience followed by a question and answer session with the choreographers.
View the Virtual Program for Princeton Dance Festival Reimagined
VIDEO REPLAY: WATCH THE FESTIVAL
- Event choreographed by Peter Chu, originally presented on November 23
- Event led by Francesca Harper, originally presented on December 3
- Event led by Rebecca Lazier and Dean Moss, originally presented on December 4
- Event staged by Silas Riener and choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga, originally presented on December 5