July 9, 2018 - Tennessee Arts Academy - Belmont University
11:30am - Massey Concert Hall, Belmont University - FREE
FALL wraps up our season with a performance for the 2018 Tennessee Arts Academy, a state-wide conference for middle & high school art teachers.
Free and open to the public, this performance features excerpts from several pieces of work that highlight FALL's unique blend of floor based movement that seamlessly makes its way off of the ground.
Opening the program is a piece by the full company from our most recent concert "FALL. Stand. Learn. Fly." and draws inspiration from a quote by Stephen Sondheim on working with Leonard Bernstein: "I learned a lot about courage. He was never afraid to make big mistakes. He was never afraid to FALL off the top rung of the ladder & I learned by implication that the worst thing you can do is FALL off a low rung. If you're gonna make a mistake, make a huge one."
Rounding things out are a solo & quartet from "A Bending Of Its Own Kind" which was commissioned by OZ Arts & premiered to a sold out audience in June 2017. this work is an exploration of Rebekah Hampton Barger's journey with severe scoliosis & chronic pain, & examines the intricate & sometimes complicated relationship we have with our body & self-image.
May 24, 2018 - Emergence with Nashville Ballet
Artistic Director Rebekah Hampton Barger and company dancer Dorse Brown will both be featured as guest choreographers for Nashville Ballet's "Emergence", their annual emerging choreographer showcase, and will create work in collaboration with songwriters from the Nashville classic Bluebird Café.
May 2, 2018 - the big payback
April 28 & 29, 2018 - FALL. Stand. Learn. Fly. - with special guests Suspended Gravity
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door
4:00pm & 8:00pm, Saturday, April 28
3:00pm, Sunday, April 29
"FALL. Stand. Learn. Fly." is a site-responsive performance in our home studio at abrasiveMedia. We are thrilled to be joined by long time friends and community partners, Suspended Gravity who bring their energetic and powerful brand of aerial dance to create a perfect complement to FALL’s dance-based stylings.
This performance explores all of the different interpretations of what it means to fall…the joys and heartache of new love, the crispness of an autumn day, the resilience of moving on after failure. Each piece draws inspiration from a different literary quote to create a performance as varied as the performers presenting it.
April 6, 2018 - NICK CAVE: FEAT. NASHVILLE
FALL company members will join dancers from New Dialect and students of the MTSU Dance Program in a performance by revolutionary visual & performance artist Nick Cave, with the dancers each wearing one of his amazing "soundsuits".
Presented by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the performance will take place on Friday, April 6 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
February 3, 2018 - Allusion & Analogue - Harry Whitver, featuring FALL
FALL dancers will present a structured improvisation inspired by and surrounded by the work of visual artist Harry Whitver as part of the opening reception for his exhibit at abrasiveMedia.
This long form improvisation will take place 6:30-7:45pm & is free of charge, presented as part of the Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl.
HAUNTED (October 2017)
A Bending Of Its Own Kind (world premiere at OZ Arts) (June 2017)
From Dawn to Dust (And Other Cognitive Realities) (December 2016)
Dear Apocalypse (August 2016)
space is the place: Part 1 & 2 (November 2015 & May 2016)
The Night Girl (March 2015)
within the space of seven breaths (July 2014)