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Event Name:Colorado Springs Chorale presents

Conductor Deborah Jenkins Teske and the 100-voice Chorale welcome special guest Ormao Dance Company to perform together Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst and more in a concert celebrating the intersection of art forms, styles, cultures and languages. “Crossings” features words and music from the U.S., Chile, the British Isles, and Africa. Music and poetry by Ratcliff, Mulholland, Neruda, Paz, and Quick, and the world premiere performance of a new work by renowned composer Shawn Kirchner, who will be in attendance.

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30
Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Ent Center for the Arts, Shockley-Zalabak Theater
5225 North Nevada Ave

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Tickets: $25 adult, $20 senior & military, $5 student/youth

Program Includes:
World Premiere of commissioned pieces by Shawn Kirchner
Tu Voz text by Pablo Neruda, music by Shawn Kirchner
Cloudburst text by Octavio Paz, music by Eric Whitacre
Ode to Common Things text by Pablo Neruda, music by Cary Ratcliff
Unclouded Day by Shawn Kirchner
Wana Baraka arr. by Shawn Kirchner
Loch Lomond arr. by Jonathan Quick
Fare Thee Well Love arr. by James Quitman Mulholland

About Shawn Kirchner
Shawn Kirchner is a composer/arranger, singer, and pianist active in the music circles of Los Angeles whose choral works are performed SKirchnerweb 2throughout the world. A member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale since 2001, Kirchner has enjoyed an enduring creative relationship with music director Grant Gershon, resulting in numerous commissions and premieres at LA’s Disney Hall, and culminating in his tenure as the LA Master Chorale’s Swan Family Composer-in-Residence from 2012-2015. Kirchner has collaborated with and/or written for many leading choral ensembles across the country, including Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Lorelei Ensemble, San Diego Master Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Boston’s Coro Allegro, and the Atlanta Master Chorale.
Kirchner’s choral writing is informed by his interest in songwriting and folk/carol traditions on the one hand, and poetry on the other.  Best-known worldwide for his setting of the Kenyan song Wana Baraka and other settings of traditional American songs, which have been praised by the LA Times
as “arranged with mastery,” Kirchner has also produced cycles on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and William Blake.  His original songwriting ranges in style from jazz and gospel to folk and bluegrass, the latter featured on his CD Meet Me on the Mountain.

“Everything he touches turns to musical gold.” – Grant Gershon
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About Ormao Dance Company
Ormao embraces dance as an art form, a celebration of human connection, expression, and diverse life experience. Nationally recognized choreographers regularly contribute to our diverse repertory with content that provokes, challenges, and entertains while encouraging diversity and tolerance. We seek to engage and grow audiences for dance with performances in theaters as well as unexpected places such as art museums, abandoned buildings, and construction zones.
fullsizeoutput_2abc 2Janet Johnson  (Executive & Artistic Director) As the founder of the Ormao Dance Company (in 1990), Ms. Johnson has brought a longed for level of professional contemporary dance to our city.  Her work has brought noted choreographers to the company, given young, emerging choreographers fertile ground to launch exciting new works, and fostered a reputation for tremendous collaborations. As a choreographer, she has developed a wide repertoire of  award winning collaborative works including Bernstein Piano Solos (2018), PREPRESS (2017) and Protest (2014). Her belief in the inclusive nature of modern dance has created a company with depth of artistic expression, brilliance of technical skill, and given back to the Colorado Springs community a professional contemporary dance company they can call their own.
fullsizeoutput_2ade 5Mike Tyus  (Choreographer) began his artistic career in 2004 as co-founder of dance group, the Urban Poets. Tyus toured the globe reaching audiences in countries including China, South Africa, Singapore, and Turkey. After four years he began working with Cirque Du Soleil. Tyus not only performed Cirque, but also collaborated with the composer Danny Elfman. Soon after, he joined the legendary modern dance company, Pilobolus, where toured, taught, and created with new found vigour. Mike is back on tour as the lead in Cirque Du Soleil’s KOOZA, performing across Asia. Tyus has been molded by multiple teachers and dance theologies, giving him an in-depth understanding of dance as a performing art. He is influenced by concert dance, commercial dance, ballet, and breaking, utilizing all kinds of movement to connect to an ever-changing audience.

Laura Hymers Treglia (Choreographer) is a dance artist, teacher, and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Laura earned her BFA in Dance Performance from The Ohio State University, and developed her dance career as a performer and arts administrator in NYC; performing with the Tiffany Mills Company and serving as Director of Education for the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Laura presently performs and teaches with Ormao Dance Company, and leads the Dance for Parkinson’s program.

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Event Date:3/16/2019 - 3/17/2019
Location:Ent Center for the Arts, Shockley-Zalabak Theater
5225 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Contact Person:Jamie Grandy
(phone: (719) 634-3737)
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Tickets: $25 adult, $20 senior & military, $5 student/youth
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