crs120Triphammer Arts, Inc presents its annual choreographer's showcase, Moving Landscapes: An Evening of Dance and Music on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Audiences will enjoy beautiful dance in a beautiful setting at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road in Ithaca. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door. The performance will take place rain or shine.

Moving Landscapes continues the Triphammer Arts/CRS Barn Studio tradition of bringing innovative dance and music partnerships to Ithaca audiences. Beginning with an outdoor prologue performed in the gardens, with a panoramic view of Cayuga Lake, the evening will include choreographed pieces in a variety of dance styles, as well as music-and-dance improvisations that engage audience members in a lively creative process. This is a rare opportunity to see choreographic work in all stages of development and to observe dance-making in action, in an informal setting with live music.

Moving Landscapes will showcase work by professional choreographers SarahJane Burton, Amy Bush, Tina Christina-Price, Donna Davenport, Jeanne Goddard, Lesley Tillotson, and others in collaboration with dancers and musicians from the central New York area. Goddard will premier "What I was thinking," a series of duets both composed and improvised to Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, and will also restage her solo, "Aria," set to the music of Handel and performed by Lesley Tillotson. Ms. Tillotson will perform her own solo work as well. From longtime Cornell dance faculty member Byron Suber comes a trio, "Welcome Home Chlo√ęsevigny," that emphasizes partnering and explores the idiosyncratic ways we release energy or anxiety, sometimes smooth and sustained, sometimes a quick jerking release and sometimes a shivering or spasmodic release. Amy Bush presents "Remember When," using fabric props to symbolize memories and how we revisit them at different points in our lives. In addition, dancer Adam H. Weinert will perform "Monument," a recreation of classic early modern dance pieces by Ted Shawn (founder of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival) combined with original contemporary movement.

Baritone Steven Stull, pianist John White, and bassist/guitarist Peter Chwazik will accompany the dancers and will also perform a selection of songs and improvisations. A reception following the performance will offer audience members a chance to meet the artists and even offer feedback on dance works in progress.

This performance is made possible in part by New York State Dance Force with funding from NY State Council on the Arts and also with funds from the Decentralization Grant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

crs Sumerdance2016Dancers (Front to Back): Tina Christina Price, Liz Herman, Shayna Grajo, Joyce Morgenroth, Risa Lieberwitz, Amy Bush, Bernadette Fiocca, Joan Slatoff, Jeanne Goddard - Photo Steven Stull

Artistic directors Jeanne Goddard and Steven Stull opened the CRS Barn Studio in 1990 and established the not-for-profit arts organization, Triphammer Arts Inc. in May 2013. They have consistently brought together dancers and musicians from Ithaca, Elmira, Cortland, Binghamton, Geneva, Syracuse, Rochester, and beyond, to present high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on Triphammer Road. Audiences return again and again for the relaxed atmosphere, the quality of the performances, and the sensational sunset views of Cayuga Lake.

Stull and Goddard have over 30 years' experience performing, writing, directing, and producing music and dance events in traditional and non-traditional venues. Stull holds degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, and has performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the U.S. Goddard came of age in the avant-garde dance world of the 1970's, trained and performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and many other choreographers, and has run the dance program at Wells College since 1987.