“Just Love Her”

This piece was choreographed as a dedication to my Grandmother (Virginia Hartinger)’s passing. The concept and exploration came from my interesting human connection and memories and fortunately I had the opportunity to interview my Grandmother, and her three children before she passed. Virginia Hartinger: born, October 10, 1925 died, February 4, 2015

Choreographed by: Chris Marks

Music by: Sigur Ros, Valtari

Dancers: Nicole Hagen, Rachael Hyer, Alex Kessinger, Courtney Lapenta, Shannon McCarthy, Kaley Montel, Taylor Munson, Cassidy Paskett, Riley Roberts, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Maddie Spilsted

“To the Left, To the Left”

Choreographer: Chris Marks

Dancers: (Harmony) Jerrese Tasia Adams, Tori Bartels, Hannah Beddow, Liandra Davis, Cristina Escobar, Alli Esposito, Natalie Catherine Fadel, Gina Hesp, Kimi Huckaby, Daniel Huynh, Ashleigh Koenig, Twyla Malchow-Hay, Mariko McCully, Kai Ogawa, Laura Quintanilla, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Annie Rose, Arielle Wilson, Rachel Yuter, Courtney Zelter

Music: Beyoncé, Crazy in Love (Live Version), Freakum Dress, Partition, and Sorry
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The theme of my piece revolves around the ideas of gender identity and gender dissonance and how these ideas interplay into two separate realities. The first reality being the society that we actually experience here in present-day America, and the second reality being an alternate universe/dream world, where it’s acceptable to have gender fluidity, break gender norms, and experience a reality where there is no gender binary.

Choreography: Chris Marks

Choreographer’s Assistant: Daniel Huynh

Dancers: Harmony Adams, Sam Cantoria, Sammy DeAngelo, Josie Morgan, Vickie Roan, Eugenia Rodriguez, Alisa Roseborough, Mariah Spears, Santiago Villarreal, Aaron Woo

Music: Car Ambient #3 by Babe Rainbow, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune by Claude Debussy