Repertoire 2017-04-15T13:52:53+00:00

Repertoire

Laid upon the children, by Leigh Schanfein and Jonathan Howard Katz.  Photo by Rachel Neville.

Active repertoire:

Anima

Choreography by Erin Dillon
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: cello, piano, three dancers
Duration: 17 minutes

World premiere: June 12-13, 2015
Dancers: Elisabeth Jeffrey, Megan Jones, Michaela Catherine McGowan
Musicians: Aminda Asher, cello; Jonathan Howard Katz, piano

Ascendancy

Choreography by Erin Dillon
Music: “Fantasy—Remembering Roger,” and “Rhapsodic Musings,” from Four Lauds, by Elliott Carter (presented by arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, publisher and copyright owner)

Performing forces: two dancers, solo violin
Duration: approx. 8 minutes

World premiere of first part: October 6, 2014 (Elebash Recital Hall)
World premiere of full piece: June 12-13, 2015
Dancers: Elisabeth Jeffrey and Michaela Catherine McGowan
Musician: Caroline Chin
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU Brooklyn

Escape Velocity

Choreography by Seán Curran (guest)
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz
Part of The Portrait Project

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo percussion
Duration: approx. 7.5 minutes

World premiere: February 18-19, 2016
Dancer: Erin Dillon
Musician: Sarah Mullins
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

The Heaviness of Air

Choreography by Helen Simoneau (guest)
Original music by Mary Kouyoumdjian
Part of The Portrait Project

Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo cellist with fixed electronics
Duration: approx. 5.5 minutes

World premiere: February 18-19, 2016
Dancer: Isaac Owens
Musician: Aminda Asher
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

Imminence

Choreography by Erin Dillon
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: five dancers, violin, clarinet, and percussion
Duration: approx. 16 minutes

World premiere: April 1-2, 2017
Dancers: Demetria “D’vass” Charles, Elisabeth Jeffrey, Isaac Owens, Hannah Weber, Marissa Wiley
Musicians: Lauren Cauley, violin; Adrián Sandí, clarinet; Sarah Mullins, percussion
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

(Video coming soon!)

Noesis (in progress)

Choreography by Hannah Weber
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: five dancers, viola, cello, piano
Duration: approx. 18 minutes

World premiere: June 3-4, 2017
Dancers: Demetria “D’vass” Charles, Erin Dillon, Alia Kache, Isaac Owens, Marissa Wiley
Musicians: Celia Hatton, viola; Aminda Asher, cello; Jonathan Howard Katz, piano
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

(Video coming soon!)

Reflection

Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska (guest)
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz
Part of The Portrait Project

Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo piano
Duration: approx. 8.5 minutes

World premiere: February 18-19, 2016
Dancer: Michaela Catherine McGowan
Musician: Jonathan Howard Katz
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

Separate Rooms

Choreography by Joshua Beamish (guest)
Original music by Shawn Jaeger
Part of The Portrait Project

Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo bass clarinetist
Duration: approx. 7.5 minutes

World premiere: February 18-19, 2016
Dancer: Hannah Weber
Musician: Adrián Sandí
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

Three movements around Bach

No. 1

Choreography by Hannah Weber
Music: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667, by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni
Performing forces: solo dancer, solo piano

Duration: 2 minutes

World premiere: June 12-13, 2015

No. 2

Choreography by Erin Dillon
Music: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni
Performing forces: solo dancer, solo piano
Duration: approx. 5 minutes

World premiere: October 6, 2014
Dancer: Hannah Weber
Musician: Jonathan Howard Katz
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

No. 3

Choreography by Hannah Weber
Music: Chaconne in D minor, from BWV 1004, by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni
Performing forces: solo dancer, solo piano
Duration: approx. 13 minutes

World premiere: October 6, 2014
Dancer: Leigh Schanfein
Musician: Jonathan Howard Katz
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

Too Close for Contact

Choreography by Hannah Weber
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: violin, clarinet, percussion, five dancers
Duration: approx. 11 minutes

Premiered (shortened version) February 7-8, 2015, Peridance Faculty Showcase
Dancers: Ariel Comeau, Megan Jones, Michaela Catherine McGowan, Leigh Schanfein, and Hannah Weber
Musicians: Caroline Chin, violin; Adrián Sandí, clarinet; Sarah Mullins, percussion

Premiered (whole piece) June 12-13, 2015, Kumble Theater

Trust

Choreography by Miro Maglorie (guest)
Original music by Richard Carrick
Part of The Portrait Project

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo violinist
Duration: approx. 7 minutes

World premiere: February 18-19, 2016
Dancer: Elisabeth Jeffrey
Musician: Lauren Cauley
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

Twine

Choreography by Manuel Vignoulle (guest)
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz
Part of The Portrait Project

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo violist
Duration: approx. 6 minutes

World premiere: February 18-19, 2016
Dancer: Megan Jones
Musician: Celia Hatton
GK ArtsCenter, Brooklyn

Click on the title for information and video!

Additional repertoire:

Crux

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein

Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: clarinet, percussion, string sextet, seven dancers
Duration: approx. 16 minutes

World premiere: April 25, 2012
Dancers: Tucker Davis, Mike Hodge, Paul Monaghan, Lydia Phillips, Keelin Ryan, Lauren Santos, and Leigh Schanfein
Musicians: Alicia Lee, Alex Lipowski, Francis Liu, Tema Watstein, Margaret Dyer, Nathan Schram, Mariel Roberts, Aminda Asher, and Martin Piecuch
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC

Just when and where you are

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein
Music: Pieces for Piano, Nos. 3 & 4, by James Holt

Performing forces: piano, two dancers
Duration: approx. 7 minutes

World premiere: February 17, 2013
Dancers: Michael Abbatiello and Robin Gilbert Campos
Pianist: Jonathan Howard Katz
Roulette, NYC

Laid upon the children

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: flute/bass flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, viola, cello, bass, percussion, twelve dancers
Duration: approx. 21 minutes

World premiere:
February 1, 2014
Dancers: Shay Bares, Ariel Comeau, Tucker Davis, Chris DeVita, Elisabeth Jeffrey, Megan Jones, Oisín Monaghan, Isaac Owens, Rhea Roderick, Leigh Schanfein, Christian Serrano, and Hannah Weber
Musicians: Kelli Kathman, Arthur Sato, Adrián Sandí, Sarah Mullins, Colin Brookes, Hiro Matsuo, Lisa Maree Dowling, and Jonathan Howard Katz
Symphony Space, NYC

Marionettenfädendurcheinanderwalzer

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein
Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: various instrumentations, two (or four) dancers
Duration: approx. 6 minutes

World premiere: April 25, 2012
Dancers: Tucker Davis and Leigh Schanfein
Musicians: Sarah Carrier, Alicia Lee, Francis Liu, Mariel Roberts, William McNally, Martin Piecuch
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC

Trace

Choreography by Hee Ra Yoo (guest)

Original music by Jonathan Howard Katz

Performing forces: solo dancer, solo piano
Duration: 8 minutes

Periapsis premiere: May 16/20, 2013
Dancer: Leigh Schanfein
Musician: Jonathan Howard Katz
The Secret Theatre; Actors Fund Arts Center

Tra:verse Re:verse

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein
Music: MOERAE [The Fates], mvmts. III and II, by Mary Kouyoumdjian

Performing forces: violin, cello, piano, two dancers
Duration: approx. 8.5 minutes

World premiere: February 17, 2013
Dancers: Mike Hodge and Leigh Schanfein
Musicians: Alex Fortes, Hiro Matsuo, Jonathan Howard Katz
Roulette, NYC

The Unfinished Pattern

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein
Music: Supernatural Love, by Kati Agócs

Performing forces: violin, piano, seven dancers
Duration: approx. 11 minutes

World premiere: May 16, 2013, in the Queens New Music Festival
Dancers: Robin Gilbert Campos, Elisabeth Jeffrey, Megan Jones, Saioa López Briones, Jessica Nolan, Rhea Roderick, and Breton Tyner-Bryan
Musicians: Francis Liu and Jonathan Howard Katz
The Secret Theatre, NYC

Click on the title for information and video!