Meh

set in 3 different locations:

A site-adaptable movement installation, Meh is based upon an entangled cyst in the gut of a kitchen. The structured improv aims to refit itself in obscure, tight places.


originally choreographed and danced by Kelsey Oliver and Zach Khoo in spring 2016
adapted and danced by Kelsey Oliver and Hunter Sturgis in fall 2017

original music by Aundre Wesley (guitar) and Chip Dolan (accordion)

STRING CIRCLE

a collaboration with the Cordova Quartet

With performances across downtown Austin, String Circle brings together University of Texas students, alumni, and faculty around the music of composer Kenji Bunch. This beast of a collaboration explores the juxtaposition of individualism and collectivism, nudging the boundaries of human interaction through music, dance, film, costume, and visual art.

Directed by Niccoló Muti and Kelsey Oliver
Music written by Kenji Bunch
Music performed by Cordova Quartet (Niccoló Muti, Andy Liang, Blake Turner, Matt Kufchak) + Alejandro Duque
Choreographed and danced by Kelsey Oliver, Dorothy Overbey, Sunny Shen, Sandie Donzica, Victoria Murillo, Claire Wood, Mario Ramirez, Morgan Mikes
Set/Costume design by Kelsey Vidic
Art installation by Jon Haas and Kelsey Vidic
Production design and photography by Bruno-Pierre Houle
Videography direction by Jackson Alexander
Videography by Kelsey Vidic, Jon Haas, and Jackson Alexander

Performed Spring 2016

Special thanks to The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music and The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance

the process:

the promo:

Chassé

LISA KOBDISH'S

Chassé
By Lisa Anne Kobdish
Live Video by Catherine Solaas
Music by John Gable

Lighting Design by Kate Ducey

Rebels with a cause; the dancers of Chassé run out of sight just as the scene is set, and return with a new look. Created in Austin's developing Mueller Lake Park and performed in the eastern hills of Community First! Village, this on-the-go dance work investigates the freedom of movement through open spaces and the vigor we find within communal journeys. Experience the creation in dance film form, or if you dare, on the sweaty run!

Cast - Elizabeth Hartzell, Dillar Schwartz, Audrey Halm, Yvonne Keyrouz, Dany Casey, Genevieve Schmidt, Katie Mulligan, Erinina Ness, Angie Johnson, Ann Keyrouz, Emily Rushing, Wendy Rucci, Kelsey Oliver, Angela Jean, Rachel Meador, Anika Jones, Sandie Donzica, Rachel Meador

July 2017
This piece was performed at the Community Cinema at Community First! Village in Austin Texas as a part of Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Production's 11:11:09.

Video by Mattias Alegro Marasigan

www.mattiasalegro.com

(untitled)

ongoing improvisations with Dannon O'Brien

Photo by Lisa Kobdish