More Active

So I realized I haven’t done much with this site, as I’ve been keeping up with a few others for a few other pet projects.

Since I’m making more of an effort to be productive in everything I want to do, I’m going to put up everything involving RenZoku on this page, dances, artwork related to, and all.

I’m going to post announcements up here, as well as dance vids and bios of my dancers.

2013 will be a more active year.

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Hello Everyone!!

So I’ve been really idle in updating this website… apologies to the few who actually read this.

Philly Phantasy was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported and also to those who lent a hand on such short notice. There is a video, I just have to figure out technicalities.

New project is in the works. The whole of it is titled “Absence of Birth.” Shorter profiles of this project shall come up as time progresses and the cast is rebuilt. Artwork to follow as well.

In the meantime, one snippet, titled “Absence of Fear” is on its way back to the Performance Garage (1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA). This features returning dancer Karmen Fails and artistic director of RenZoku, Lauren Williams.

 

Brief Caption:
What would you be like if there was no fear?

 

More information to come soon.

Guy

“Take a look in the mirror and see if you can come out alive”

 

Guy

Played by Kevin Santana
Kevin Santana is a recent graduate from Rowan University for theatre performance and tech with a minor in dance. This is his first fringe show and he couldn’t be more excited. This experience has been the beyond incredible for him and he feels he has grown more as a dancer from it. Ren has been brilliant. Even with all the hiccups and set backs, this show is gonna be great. He also wants to give credit to the rest of the dancers in the cast for sharing this experience with him. Sharing the stresses and the laughs and all the horrible inside jokes. I love you all and hope this isn’t the last time i see any of you. with that being said, Let’s ROCK!

 

photo by Bill Hebert

Girl

”Have a nice day… or get outta my way”

 

Girl

Played by Jasmine Newsome
Jasmine Newsome is originally from Rocky Mount, North Carolina where she studied dance for 18 years. She received her Dance Anthropology degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and has taught several students from the age of 18 months to adult. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and dances for Infatuation Dance Company as well as choreographs for Alpha Media Entertainment.

 

photo by Bill Hebert

Dude

“You guys, chill! I got this!”

 

Dude

Played by Jimmy Quartuccio
Jimmy Quartuccio is a 22 year old performer originally from Avenel, N.J. A recent graduate, he earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance from Rowan University. Recent credits include Alceste (The Misanthrope) and in Philadelphia as William Wilson (Haunted Poe.) He would like to thank his family and friends for their support as well as Lauren for the opportunity.

 

photo by Bill Hebert

Kid

“Can We Play Dancing Now please? Please?!”

 

Kid

Played by Salena Braun
Salena Braun began studying ballet at Alabama Dance Academy in Birmingham, Alabama. While in Alabama, Salena had opportunities to perform in the US in the Nutcracker on Broadway and internationally at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. While earning her B.A. in dance from Bard College, she made the stylistic transition to Modern, studying Limón, Dunham, Cunningham and postmodern techniques with Maria Simpson, Susan Osberg, Jean Churchill, Lenore Latimer, Peggy Florin, Garry Reigenborn, Leslie Boyce, and Aileen Passloff. While in college, she also studied at the Bates Dance Festival with teachers such as Kathleen Hermesdorf, Liz Lerman, and Dianne McIntyre. At Bard, Salena performed in numerous student and faculty pieces, as well as choreographing seven pieces of her own, including Unfolding of the Cosmos, and Goal of a Glass Flower. Since moving to Philadelphia in June 2009, Salena has danced with Dangerous and Movin’ Dance Company, PlasmaDanceTheater, Stephen Welsh/SWERVE, Hokum Arts, Wabi Sabi Dance, and RenZoku DanceWorks .She is presenting her choreography to Philadelphia for the first time this year in the Philly Fringe’s show “Waterways.”

 

photo by Bill Hebert