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A dance film commissioned by Los Angeles Dance Festival, Dance Camera West, and the LA Department of Cultural Affairs for the LA virtual dance film festival: Dance From LA, Off the Stage and Onto the Screen. Director/Editor/DP: Glyn Gray Performers: Charlotte Smith and Zac Greenberg Set Design: Charlotte Smith Sound: Zac Greenberg Premiered: June 23, 2020
An ongoing work in progress which reminds its audience to enjoy the beautiful moments present in every day life. We are each granted opportunities to find joy in “life’s little pleasures”; this work explores treasuring these magical moments as an individual and the benefits of generously sharing them with our communities. The goal of this work is to remind ourselves to be grateful for the people and moments in our lives that remind us to carry gratitude with us as we realize our potential as individuals and as a collective. Concepts for the individual sections were inspired by seemingly mundane, but decidedly magical moments from the cast’s own experiences: Music by Benjamin Marx. Edited by Zac Greenberg. Original cast: Katherine Murphy, Hyosun Choi, Taylor Unwin, Leslie Duner, Charlotte Smith. Rehearsal Director: Leslie Duner Premiere: Los Angeles Dance Festival: Fringe April 2019 Additional performances: LADF Main-Stage at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, LA (TBD 2020). DanceBACK at the Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA November 2019.
"With extensions for days, classical gestures, and magical acting, finally something joyful and soulful in the often bogged down, avant garde world of modern dance." -Amber Adams BroadwayWorld.com https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Review-LA-DANCE-FESTIVAL-FRINGE-FRIDAY-at-The-Diavolo-Space-20190502
"Each châinés was followed by captivating looks upward, as the women leaned on one another, then extended their arms and cupped their hands as though attempting to grab the ethereal. Theirs was by far the most heartwarming of the evening."-Lara J. Altunian https://www.ladancechronicle.com/fringes-opening-night-reveals-an-edgier-side-to-la-dance/ Photo by: Ginger Sole
Music: "Rhamnusia" by Zac Greenberg and Sam Katz Premiere: November 11, 2017 @ DanceBACK in Los Angeles National premiere: The Power of Music and Dance: Cincinnati, OH. 2018. International premiere: Seoul International Dance Festival at TANK: Seoul, South Korea. July 2019 Other performances: Los Angeles Dance Festival FRINGE
The Power of Music and Dance
An evening length, live dance and music concert presented by Musicians for Health at the historic Memorial Hall in Cincinnati, OH April 2018. Choreographer: Charlotte Katherine Smith Composer: Zac Greenberg Dancers: Leslie Duner, Alan Perez, Moises Josue Michel and Charlotte Smith Orchestra: concertNOVA
A quartet of zooming dynamic dancers pushing their movement to the limit. Music by "Athena's Wrath" by Zac Greenberg Orignal cast: Leslie Duner, Moises Josue Michel, Alan Perez, Charlotte Smith Premiere: Los Angeles Dance Festival Fringe April 2018 Additional performance: The Power of Music presented by Musicians for Health in Cincinnati, OH April 2018. Photo by Paul Antico.
Dropped in a deep dark cave, the dancer explores their new environment and familiarizes themselves with their new reality. Music: "The Call of Corycian Cave" by Zac Greenberg. Original dancer: Alan Perez. Premiered at CMDC's 5th Anniversary showcase in January 2018. Presented by Musician's For Heath in The Power of Music at the historic Memorial Hall in Cincinnati April 2018. Also performed by Charlotte Smith at The Madrid Theatre, Canoga Park, CA in February 2020.
Music by Zac Greenberg Premiere: danced by Alan Perez at Voices of LA ARTISTS December 2017 Additional performances danced by Leslie Duner: The Power of Music Cincinnati, OH April 2018. LADF Summer Dance Series June 2018. Photo by Denise Leitner
A collaborative work with live taiko drumming by Taiko Center of LA's Director Willie Wu. Premiered at WHDF in August 2017. Restaged at LA Theatre Center in January 2018. Original cast of dancers: Moises Josue Michel, Leslie Duner, Sarah Butler, Hyosun Choi, Jessica Harper, Heather Francis, and Charlotte Smith.
Choreography by: Charlotte Katherine in collaboration with dancer, Leslie Duner. Music: "Sin for a Sin" by Zac Greenberg Premiered August 2016 in the West Hollywood Dance Festival Additional performances: Voices of LA ARTISTS. LA, CA. 12/11/16. PGK Dance Project presents at San Diego Art Walk 05/30/17. Power of Musiccomissioned by Musicians for Health. Cincinnati, OH 04/22/18.
Choreographed and performed by: Charlotte Katherine in collaboration with Graphic Designers: Marylouise McGraw and Charles Lin. Premiered August, 2016 at Pasadena Art Center College of Design
"HAPPINA": a full sensory theatrical experience (inspired by the life and philosophy of Pina Bausch combined with the spirit of the Happenings) in a series of moments that captures the essence of these groundbreaking art movements in a modern day environment.