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Jane Franklin Dance Presents Get There From Here at Atlas INTERSECTIONS
March 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm$25
New works share a leitmotif of optimism for improving our footprint on the planet and in connection with one another. Experience the real, personal journeys of the people and ecosystems in our midst in an exciting evening of dance performed by some of the DMV’s finest movement artists. Jane Franklin Dance is honored to have a performance history at Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival with appearances at the festival since 2012. This year’s presentation brings together choreographers with a range of viewpoints and dancers of different generations. Choreography is by Krystal Collins, Jane Franklin, Horizon Miguel, Robert J. Priore and Brynna Wilder.
(Appropriate for all ages. There will be an artist talk-back following the performance.)
Ticket Link: https://www.atlasarts.org/janefranklindance
A new work by Company | E artist Horizon Miguel, “8H Aquarius Moon” is an exploration of a personal, astrological placement and its relation to affection, intimacy and validation.
In Jane Franklin’s Barrier, scientists, naturalists and hobbyists comment on flight, migration and climate. Barrier draws a picture of connections to earth and to each other. People — like animals — move to react to a push or pull in their natural habitats. As we confront global issues, JFD invites audiences to experience the real, personal journeys of the people and ecosystems in our midst.
Forty+, a group of performers past the age of 40, bring to life “This is My Voice”, a poem by Shane Koycan. Brynna Wilder’s This One Is Mine explores what it means to “make your voice heard.” We all have thoughts, opinions, and voices; all different and all beautifully unique. “This is my voice, there are many like it, but this one is mine.”
Places – Jane Franklin’s Places is inspired by NVFAA’s exhibit “Art Optimism: Focus on Change and Sustainability. The shared leitmotif is one of optimism for improving our footprint on the planet. Artworks by Steve Ferretti Capture the Tides, Capture the Sun, Capture the Wind, Rosa Ines Vera Lotus Fields III, Sally Kaufman Rebirth, Marty Ittner Tangled Up in Blue and Suzanne Yurdin Shadows Run Deep motivate a response in movement. Media is by Nitsan Scharf Design.
Award-winning choreographer Robert J. Priore’s new work for Jane Franklin Dance, Esta Vida explores themes of family. Surprising movement and group partnership echo music by Silvia Perez Cruz and Silvania Estrada.
Krystal Leniece Collins presents Gossamer Hammer a mirrored reflection of the preposterous and precarious situations we find ourselves in.
This project is supported (in part) by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, by Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts, by foundations and individuals.
About Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance partners with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.
About Rob Priore
Robert J. Priore founded his company PrioreDance in the fall of 2016. He is also very proud to be a founding member of Company | E, where he has had the honor of dancing works by Ohad Naharin, Andrea Miller, Sharon Eyal, Rachel Erdos, Roni Koresh, Marco Cantalupo and Thomas Noone. Robert continues to hone his craft while being the Choreographer-in-Residence for the CityDance Conservatory as well as an Ignite Artist. Robert received a BFA in dance from Point Park University. Robert was a 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project and created a special work for the artists of Company | E, Speak Easy. Speak Easy has been on the road, being presented in collaboration with Company | E, in Russia, Azerbaijan, Cuba and most recently in Ukraine. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Robert also was named an outstanding fellow in the arts in his home of the District of Columbia. In April of 2017, Robert traveled to Holguin, Cuba to set an original work on the dancers of CoDanza. In Fall of 2017, Robert returned to Holguin with fellow dancer Abby Leithart to perform the premier of Casita with CoDanza at the Vladimir Malakhov Grand Prix, where the piece won the audience choice award. In July of 2018, PrioreDance was chosen to perform Priore’s choreography at the InsideOut Stage at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow. In September 2018, Robert and five dancers returned to Holguin to present an excerpt of Cirque De Nuit for the Vladimir Malakhov Grand Prix. Most recently, Robert was commissioned to create a work for the Mark Twain Prize Award Ceremony, which was nationally televised on PBS mid-November 2018. Robert was awarded the Pola Nirenska Memorial Award in 2019 for outstanding contribution to art in the District of Columbia, which is given to one dance artist per year.
About Brynna Wilder
Brynna Shank is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the DC area. As well as dancing with Jane Franklin Dance, she is the Ballet Program Coordinator at District Dance Company and enjoys doing many projects throughout the DMV. Brynna graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with her BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Administration in 2016. Since then she has worked with multiple companies including Gin Dance Company, Nomadic Artist, Connect the Dots Company, and Aras Dance.
About Horizon Miguel
Horizon Miguel grew up in Severn, MD and began their formal dance training at Baltimore School of the Arts performing works by George Balanchine and Martha Graham. On a full-tuition Artist Scholarship from George Mason University’s School of Dance, Horizon graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Women/Gender Studies. During their time at George Mason, Horizon performed works by Susan Shields, Durell Comedy, Andrea Miller, Alejandro Cerrudo, Mark Morris, Donald Byrd, Roger Jeffrey and at Lar Lubovitch’s 50th anniversary at the Joyce Theater. Upon graduating, Horizon has worked with RawArts Dance, Terre Dance Collective, Jiang Feng, and trained as an apprentice with New York Dance Project performing works by Gerald Alpino, Robert Joffrey, Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, and Tyler Gilstrap. Horizon is thrilled and beyond thankful to be working with Company | E and would like to thank their family for their love and support.
About Krystal Leniece Collins
Hailing from the Midwest, Krystal Leniece Collins (she/they) captivated their first audience in the produce section of the local Moo & Oink (may the beloved Chicago grocery chain rest in power). They are a performer, choreographer, dance educator, writer and most importantly a power disrupting Sagittarius. For them, dance and movement are vehicles that drive toward community, social change and liberation. Movement is their praxis of reimagination, shapeshifting and world building. Krystal amalgamates many lenses of Blackness, including: queerness, girl/womanhood, popular culture, joy and ritual. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, they currently move, groove, and reside in Washington, DC and have danced for many local companies and independent artists while writing pieces for the Dance Metro DC Dance Journalism Project and the Creative Entry Journalism Series. They are also the founder of new growth collective, a decentralized movement and dance education incubator that champions fluidity, world building and movement as mutual aid. Their first work as Krystal Collins/new growth collective, entitled Ceremony, was co-commissioned by Dance Place and Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in 2021. Learn more about new growth collective on Instagram (@newgrowthco_)
Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ a adjunct organization of Jane Franklin Dance is frequently seen in concerts presented by JFD. Forty+ provides a platform for dancers of any age and level of experience to create in a community of movement.