CODA has performed many unique pieces in the past five years. Below is brief description of some of our work.
That is not the hand you dealt me is a piece about couples and how they deal with their relationships. Surrounded by close friends their problems start to come to the surface over a "friendly" game of poker.
Dancers lft to rt:
Joshua Schodorf, Malvina Okrojek, Sarah Hernandez and KT Mower
The Three Graces
The Three Graces is part of a larger ballet piece called "La Primavera (Spring.) The dance is a classical ballet piece performed to music by the quartet BOND. Each dancer represents the many virtues of womanhood captured in a neo-greek reverie.
DANCERS lft to rt: Malvina Okrojek, Karyn Yip, KT Mower
OMBRA was originally conceived as a three minute solo in the spring of 2001. Influenced by gestural movement, this modern dance was expanded into a six minute group piece a year later. The soloist, (Karyn Yip, pictured right) is a woman walking along a path of discovery and is influenced and observed by a group of women who haunt her every move.
Diary of Four Mothers
DIARY OF FOUR MOTHERS was conceived and performed in the spring of 2003 shortly after the war in Iraq had begun. The piece was influenced by a new mothers realization of what some women may feel if their own child was sent off to war. As she watched a close friend being called up to active military duty, she asked herself ""What are the effects of war on a woman and her child?" The dance uses excerpts of various text by four different mothers from different backgrounds and different periods of time in war.
DANCERS lft to rt: Malvina Okrojek, Stacey Maddox, KT Mower
THIS-nTHAT is an ensemble dance performed by the entire company. Part improvisation, part virtuosity in motion, the dancers move about the stage in a playfull jazz style. Each dancer has a moment onstage to interact with the audience and show off their own particular style and personality.
DANCERS lft to rt: Katie Taylor & Malvina Okrojek
To Bring You Into
TO BRING YOU INTO is a group piece featuring both company and ensemble dancers. The dance involves relationships between people who are in conflict and their relationship with others who can help bring them piece of mind. The dance is set to music that is derived from African rhythms and Celtic instruments.
DANCERS (lft to rt): Cassandra Hein, Kara Tiedemann, KT Mower, Katie Taylor, Kyla James and Malvina Okrojek.