LEVYdance kicks off its spring home season with the world premiere of Soar. Choreographed and directed by Associate Director Scott Marlowe, Soar is an immersive performance that places audiences and dancers together on stage in a dream-like environment. Individuals discover their own narratives, navigating a “choose your own adventure” performance experience as the space around them continues to transform, revealing new landscapes and scenarios. Soar premieres June 26-28, 2014 at Z Space in San Francisco.
LEVYdance works in collaboration with artists from multiple disciplines to fuse together this single work. Composer Ben Joudvalkis’s (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, LINES Ballet, Joe Goode Performance Group, Battlehooch) original score was developed in the studio as sound, movement, music, and story informed each other simultaneously. Several choreographers contributed to the diverse movement palette of Soar, including Benjamin Levy and Pearl Marill (Pearl Marill Dance Theater), among other anonymous contributors from the dance community.
Eight guest artists from the San Francisco community join LEVYdance for these performances of Soar, creating a cast of eleven. The full cast includes Company Artists: Michaela Burns, Scott Marlowe, and Yu Kondo Reigen; and Guest Artists: Liane Burns, Eric Garcia, Wei-Shan Lai, Yuko Monden, Cooper Neely, Angela Rollins, Linda Steele, and Katerina Wong.