Short und Sweet is a playfully articulate assembly of solo and duet works on the musical theme of Mahler, inspired by the story narrative of 'Hansel and Gretel' and spirit of the traditional German folk dance called Schuhplattler.  The solo and duet excerpts of the collaboration stand as both movements of their own and story parts of a larger whole.  Stay tuned for upcoming productions!

 

Choreography:  Adriana Santoro 

Original Cast:  Dot Armstrong and Adriana Santoro

Music Performance:  Laura Beth Couch and Abraham Alinea 

Performance Credits:

WAXworks at Triskelion Art's Muriel Schulman Theater, NY (2018)

Dixon Connect: MAX4 at Dixon Place Cocktail Lounge, NY (2018)

NACHMO Theater Performances at The Actors Fund Arts Center, NY (2018)

NACHMO Studio Showings at Mark Morris Dance Center, NY (2018)

To Sow Promises is inspired by The Parable of the Sower and is a commissioned new work for the talented pre-professional students of Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory in Chester, New Jersey.  Adriana was honored to be one of the four Guest Choreographers for Ballet Forte's 15 Year Anniversary Gala Performance, Pure Form 2018. 

 

Choreography:  Adriana Santoro in collaboration with the dancers

Original Cast:  Ballet Forte dancers Emily Borinshteyn, Paige Davis, Emily Laird, Ellie Murphy, Lexie Pallis, Alyssa Ritter, and Norah Tobin

Performance Credits:

Pure Form 2018 at The Bickford Theater at Morris Museum, NJ (2018)

Ol' Whistler Talk is a whimsical quintet that catalyzes an experiential dialogue of patience and play. The nature of the dance continually evolves among the relationships of the dancers as they support one another and actively participate in a shared partnering understanding.  With refreshment of embrace and laughter, the characters both construct and deconstruct an expressive sound score of whistling and beatboxing through a vocabulary of sound-effect inspired movement and monologue.

 

Choreography:  Adriana Santoro in collaboration with the dancers

Original Cast:  Aaron Lewis, Eunseo Park, Margaret Shue, Micayla Wynn, and Gabriel DeRego

Performance Credits:

Your Move Modern Dance Festival at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, NJ (2017)

Triskelion Art's Summer Shake-Up at Triskelion Arts, NY (2017)

Newburgh Illuminated Festival at The Ritz Performing Arts Stage, NY (2017)

BFA Senior Concert at Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, NJ (2017)

Slinkies, cubed is a dynamic duet that investigates the quirky yet stealthy characteristics of a slinky.  Through a reverberating story of playful taunting and synergistic alliance, the helical mechanics of the movement progressively unfold with the layered music composition by Triangulus.  The qualitative confines, yet liberties, of the movement simultaneously invite question to the acknowledged "inside/outside of the box" template for creative motion and motivation.  

Choreography:  Adriana Santoro and Hyunjin Kim

Original Cast:  Adriana Santoro and Hyunjin Kim

Performance Credits:

Your Move Modern Dance Festival at Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, NJ (2018)

Newburgh Illuminated Festival at The Ritz Performing Arts Stage, NY (2018)

ShowDown at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, NY (2017) 

STUFFED 23: Dinner and Dance at Judson Memorial Church, NY (2017)

NACHMO Theater Performances at The Actors Fund Arts Center, NY (2017)

NACHMO Studio Showings at Mark Morris Dance Center, NY (2017)

Archaic Arcade is a virtuosic solo inspired by the energetic dynamics and multidimensional characteristics of arcade games, such as pinball.  Moments of control and loss of control exist in conversation with the original score composed by D. Turner Matthews, as the piece escalates with consummate vigor. 

 

Choreography and Performance:  Adriana Santoro

Music Performance:  D. Turner Matthews and Jake Schlaerth

Performance Credits:

Beauty in Motion at The Hudson Guild Theater, NY (2017)

Dance Appreciation at Loree Dance Theater, NJ (2017)

Rutgers University Dance Works Tour at Howell High School, NJ (2017)

Rutgers Dance Day at Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, NJ (2016)

Senior Solo/Duet Concert at Loree Dance Theater, NJ (2016)

The Waiting is an evocative solo inspired by the poem, "Wait" by Russel Kelfer.  The piece was created amidst a season of loss and 

embodies the struggle of active surrender to God and His plan, and the grace through faith that endures thereafter.  

Choreography and Performance: Adriana Santoro

Performance Credits:
Spring Dance Concert at Loree Dance Theater, NJ (2016)
Dance Assembly at Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ (2015)

Shalom is a winsome duet that invites a friendly narrative among two strangers.  Following their unexpected greeting, they navigate the space and together discover a greater understanding of support, surrender, and Shalom. 


Choreography:  Adriana Santoro in collaboration with the dancers
Original Cast:  Micayla Wynn and Margaret Shue

Performance Credits:
Dance Assembly at Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ (2015)

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