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PDS Dances 2022

April 7, 7pm; Princeton Day School, McAneny Theater

Artistic Director: Ann Robideaux

Lighting Design: Chris Ghaffoor  Technical Director: Ben Malone  Assistant Technical Director: Evan Paine

 

Circle of Time 

Choreography: Ann Robideaux

Choreography Assistant: April Kopacz

Performance: Mo Clarke, Kendra Daley, Adeola Egbeleye, Carol Frascella, Anne Heavers, Riya Kumar, 

Ariyah Lamin, Alice Li, Yemaya Mahjied, Lizzie Nagy, Avery Otoo, Emma Salas, Maitreyi Vaidya, Mia Walker, Yiva Yuan, Silver Zhang

Costume Design/Construction: Deb Sugarman

Music: Oxygen Hours by Silent Waves

 

Flying Apsaras

Historic Chinese Dance  with Choreography adapted by Qing Yang

Performance: Allison Liang

 

Allette’s Aria

Choreography: Ann Robideaux and Dancers

Performance: Viola Babbino, Laurel Masciantonio, Lucinda Peng, Jillian Phayme, Satviki Vasireddy, Nala Verlus

Music: “Faitre” by Arvo Parte

 

The Overthinker

Choreography and Performance: Mar Chen 

Music: “Overthinker” by INZO

 

Bittersweet

Choreography and Performance: Kacey Fisher

Music by: ​​Eefje de Visser
 

Little Lies

Screendance by Laney Haven Alvarado, Noor Chidhoury, Jonas Hinsdale, Ruth Mehreteab, Ciprianna Ru, Sophia Simms, and Sophie Takano

Music by Fleetwood Mac 

Arranged and Performed by Ryan Brechmacher

Edited by Ann Robideaux

 

Mind Games

Choreography and Performance: Viola Babbino, Lucinda Peng, Satviki Vasireddy

Music: “Underwater Animals” by Chris Jonz

 

Either Way

Choreography and Performance: Mar Chen

Music: “It’ll be ok” by Sean Mendes

 

Serenade pas de deux

Choreography and Performance: Elle Haan and Jonas Hinsdale

Music: Tchaikovsky

 

Flora’s Dream

Choreography and Performance: Laurel Masciantonio

Music: Tchaikovsky

 

Ultralight Beam

Choreography and Performance: Jillian Phayme, Nala Verlus

Music: “Lord you’re holy” by Kanye West

 

Tango

Choreography by: Tori Jahn

Performance: Sophie Takano

Music: "Tango Para mi Padre y Marialuna" by Ashram

 

Spring Dream in Boudoir

Historic Chinese Dance Choreography adapted by Qing Yang

Performance: Allison Liang

 

Post Pandemic Decoded

Screendance by Laney Haven Alvarado, Noor Chidhoury, Jonas Hinsdale, Ruth Mehreteab, Ciprianna Ru, Sophia Simms, and Sophie Takano; 

Music: “Short Skirt, Long Jacket” by Cake

 

Wanna Dance

Choreography: Ann Robideaux 

Part I: Mar Chen, Noor Chidhoury, Jonas Hinsdale, Ruth Mehreteab, Ciprianna Ru, Sophia Simms, Sophie Takano, Viola Babbino, Laurel Masciantonio, Lucinda Peng, Jillian Phayme, Satviki Vasireddy, Nala Verlus

Part II: Mo Clarke, Kendra Daley, Adeola Egbeleye, Carol Frascella, Anne Heavers, Riya Kumar, Ariyah Lamin, Alice Li, Yemaya Mahjied, Lizzie Nagy,

Avery Otoo, Emma Salas, Maitreyi Vaidya, Mia Walker, 

Yiva Yuan, Silver Zhang; Choreography Assistance by April Kopacz

Part III: Viola Babbino, Laurel Masciantonio, Lucinda Peng, Jillian Phayme, Satviki Vasireddy, Nala Verlus

Music: “I just wanna dance” by Sault

 

Be sure to check out “Shuffle” a dance film by Viola Babbino, Laurel Masciantonio, Lucinda Peng, Jillian Phayme, Satviki Vasireddy, Nala Verlus screening in the PDS Art Gallery leading up to the performance.

 

In Gratitude

We’d like to extend further gratitude to the PDS administration which has been a strong supporter of the Arts, Paul Stellato, Renee Price, Chris Rhodes, Elizabeth Monroe and Stan Cahill; the MS PE Team, Scott Bertoli, Emily Shircliff and Katie Fay;  the PDS tech crew (Xander Silverman in particular), artistic collaborators Ryan Brechmacher and Veronica Li; , Melanie Shaw, Ashley Stenger, Monica Grey McInnes (photos), Bob Szuter (video), Jesse Neuman, Evan Paine, Gwen Shockey, the flexibility offered from our colleagues in the Performing Arts Department and most importantly YOU, our loving and supportive family, friends and audience members. 

 

Sustainability and Dance

Apart from not printing programs (thereby saving an average of 200 pieces of paper), 95% of all costumes were either repurposed, redesigned or

re-used for this program. 

 

Upcoming PDS Performances

April 13: US Spring Music Concert

April 28-29: The 8th Grade Musical, “Into the Woods”

May 19-21: Upper School Musical, “Ranked”