Elements was made possible by the generous support of The Greenwall Foundation, Dianne & Daniel Vapnek Family Fund, Royce Family Fund, and the Christian Keesee Charitable Trust. It was commissioned by the Florida Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival through a grant from the National Performance Network’s Creation Fund Program. Elements was also supported in part by the American Dance Festival with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Awards for New Work.

“Though the dances are brief and funny, they have a deeply satisfying physicality.”

Elizabeth Zimmer, Metro (2008)

(9 dancers, rt: 60:33)

Elements is composed of 4 individual pieces: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air

WATER (7 dancers, rt: 18:44)
Music: “Piano Concerto No 21 in C Major” Elvira Madigan K. 467: Andante by Mozart
“Let’s Do It” by Cole Porter
“Que Séra de Mi” by Marcela Cortes Galva

FIRE (3 dancers, rt: 12:31)
Music: “Aria: Al Lampo Dell’armi” by GF Handel
“Nocturne in F Sharp, OP 15/2” by Frédéric Chopin
“Crazy” by Willie Nelson, performed by Patsy Cline
“Walk it Out” by Humphrey, Platt, Roberson, Simmons

EARTH (6 dancers, rt: 12:12)
Music: “Syrinx” by Debussy
“Tinge” by Michael Gordon
“Stormy Weather” by H Arlen and T Koehler
“Whip It” by Gerald V Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh

AIR (9 dancers, rt: 17:06)
Music: “Up, Up and Away” by Tim Webb
“Arabesque” by Debussy
“Catch a Falling Star” by L Pockriss and P. Vance
“Channels and Winds” by Philip Glass

Burke Wilmore
Elizabeth Prince
July 28th, 2008, The Joyce Theater