Happy New Year!
Eclectic Edge Ensemble had so many things to be grateful for in 2015! Fantastic new company members and apprentices, a new Education & Outreach Director, two successful productions that brought together artistic collaborations with composers, musicians, dancers, choreographers and designers, MRAC funding and amazing individual donor support, not to mention the incredible collaboration with Karla Grotting on Lost Voices in Jazz which led us to the honor of receiving a 2015 SAGE Award for Outstanding Performance. We hope to continue to build off of this momentum and are inspired, charged and excited to enter into our 2016 Season.
Our performance season begins March 18th-20th, 2016 at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis with Snow Bound! Celebrating the 5th Anniversary since its creation, EEE and Mad Munchkin Productions are bringing back one of our favorites Snow Bound! A Journey from Autumn to Spring. It has been such a joy revisiting and recreating some of the pieces from Snow Bound as well as adding on brand new sections. In a few short weeks EEE and MMP will enter in rehearsal together to put everything together and see if we remember how to maneuver a giant snow dragon puppet filled with dancers.
In July EEE is honored to be a Guest Resident for The Southern Theater's 2016 ArtShare Program! July 21st-23rd, 2016 EEE presents First Nights of a Foot Flight at the Southern Theater. First Nights will be an evening of jazz dance sure to make you want to move! Accompanied by newly composed music, the evening will include concert works by myself, and I am proud, honored and excited to announce a new work by guest choreographer Kaleena Miller! First Nights will also include a preview of Foot Flight by Night future evening length work - an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
We are ecstatic about our upcoming season, return our outreach classes, workshops and intensives and the new, exciting journeys that lay in front of us! EEE is bursting with gratitude with everything we have received in the past and our eyes our open wide to our future. One of my huge personal dreams and goals may be very close to coming true. More to come...
Cheers to 2016!