RiHla - A Contemporary Nomadic Suite
IN SEARCH OF A GODDESS based on Ruth St. Denis's work, character, creativity and humor, tells the story of her early inspirations ..
|Structured and inspired after the french and german cabarets of the 1920's and 30's, Cabaret de la Nuit is a cabaret without labels and fuses theater dance, spoken word, and dance.
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The Dalia Carella Dance Collective is available to perform a full length stage production or dance works of numerous choreographies of repertory since its inception of 2001.
"Stepford Jives” and “Miss Manners has a Meltdown”- In “Jives” dancers poke fun at the prim, proper 50’s era through patty cake, character work and synchronized dance. “Meltdown” takes it further, blending 60’s beach party go-go with middle-eastern style drum solo movements. Set to gypsy punk score by Balkan Beat Box, this dance humorously depicts period ideals, and their timelessness for better or worse!
“In… the company's two-part premiere--Stepford Jives and Miss Manners Has a Meltdown--Carella uses contemporary dance movement and broad theatrical style… with attention to sharpness in all things, from movement to creative costuming, reminding me, in a way of Monica Bill Barnes, another exacting maker of often exquisite humorous dance theater.” … Infinite Body, Eva Yaa Asantaewaa
“Sulukule’ de bir gece” (Night in Sulukele) – Set on female dancers, the woman portray in cross-dressing like manner, Turkish Roman (gypsy) men on a typical night out in Sulukele – one of the biggest districts for Roman (gypsy) culture in Istanbul. This well-documented theatrical dance piece depicts the gestures, movement and personalities indigenous of the male Roman culture with a comedic twist.
Donde estabas tu? – (Where are You?) – This is a comedic dance about a casanova who is missing because he is spending too much time in a café with other women. Six dancers portray his wife’s alter ego and act out her emotions on pieces of his clothing while waiting for him to return. This dance blends Latin Dance movements (Cha Cha Cha and Salsa) with Contemporary Movement.
La Contessa – A solo Macabre dance about a masked Countess that never shows her identity. The beauty of this dance is the use of a Bata de Cola (dress with a long train used in Spanish Dance), artistically fused with Flamenco, Middle Eastern hand gesturing and contemporary movement.
Destiny - “Whenever we hear a lament of a guitar playing, we are soon filled with a longing to weep.”
A Solo dance set to the Fado music of Portugal and sung by world famous Fado singer “Mariza. Both the dance and the music reflect a bittersweet longing from the soul that will never be sated. Ms. Carella has fused lyrical Flamenco Movement using the Monton (large Spanish Shawl), with contemporary dance movement and costuming.
The Offering -A contemporary fusion of Indian/Middle Eastern and Yoga dance movement portraying the Devadasi priestesses who live in the ancient world ofspiritualism revelling in their beauty, power and agility granted them by the Divine.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): MICHAEL GWILLIAM , SARAH SKINNER, LINA JANG