BEACON 2022
April 29, 2022 at 8 PM
The BEACON 2022 show included Perky, Quirky, Smirky by Christina Acosta in collaboration with dancers; MOVE 2 - Listen, Look by Sharon McCaman; Broken Witnesses by Caleb Baker; View From A Hummingbird Heart by Paula Kramer with Helen Hansen French, John C. O’Leary III, Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse; and SHIFT(ed) by Alexander Jones.

Choreography

Christina Acosta in collaboration with dancers

Performers

Caleb Baker, Zoë Gallon, Julianna Mazza, Dwayne Scheuneman / REVolutions Dance

Music

Tipsy, Earl Backus, sound samples. Mixed by Christina Acosta

Costumes

Christina Acosta

“Perky, Quirky, Smirky” takes you on a fun-filled journey into a wacky landscape of unconventional greetings, peculiar meet ups and out of this world movement.

Concept, Videography & Editing

Sharon McCaman

Performers

Erin Celeste Grace, Heidi Brewer, Helen French, Jessica Obiedzinski, Sharon McCaman

Choreography

Caleb Baker

Performers

Caleb Baker, Deion Walker

Music

“Hymn of the Cherubim” composed by Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky and performed by USSR Ministry Of Culture Chamber Choir; “Praise the Lord” composed by Sergei Rachmaninov and performed by USSR Ministry Of Culture Chamber Choir

Choreography

Paula Kramer with Helen Hansen French

Dancer

Helen Hansen French

Composer/Pianist

John C. O’Leary III

Visual Design

“Ruby’s Heart” by Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse

Costume

Courtesy of Hillsborough Community College Dance Department

The first version of “Hummingbird “ was created for Moving Current Dance Collective, Cynthia Hennessy, Artistic Director. This restaging is a choreographic collaboration between myself and Helen Hansen French. I am very grateful for the generosity and artistry of John C. O’Leary III and Mickett/Stackhouse and Thaddeus Root who sent my creative vision in a new and welcome direction. 

~Paula Kramer

Choreography

Alexander Jones

Performers

Carissa Bishop, Heidi Brewer, Fernando Chonqui, Esophia Higgins-Wilkins, Alexander Jones, Evan Smith (apprentice), and Kirsten Standridge

Music

--minusminus

Costume Designer

Iky Standridge

Originally premiered in March of 2022, “SHIFT(ed)” in collaboration with —minusminus, illuminates the importance that movement has on a person’s mental state, tracking the subtle and major changes as one slides between being compelled to move and resisting the urge all together.

BEACON 2022 was made possible by the generous support of

Al May
Audrey Lanton
Dorothea Lee
Elaine and David Ranieri
Helen Raczkowski
John and Mary Ellen Collins
Kahwa Coffee
MaryJo and Richard French
Pamela Ann and Edward St. Clair
Susan Howard
The Palladium
Tom and Paula Kramer
Tom and Sally Baynard

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