Everything Has a Corner
"Everything Has a Corner" presents three original works by Michigan choreographers Carrie Brueck Morris and Angela Yetzke.
Morris's "Liminal," a series of five solos, brings together live performance, video, and motion capture to explore barriers, connections, and opportunities through metaphorical points of entry and exit. The work delves into questions of control for both performer and audience, as each dancer uses a unique form of motion capture technology, created by collaborator Nate Bliton, to manipulate and engage with what the audience sees projected. More information about Morris's work can be found at carriebrueckmorris.com.
Yetzke's "Lying, Winning and S Curves" and "You. Unearthed." both depict the reclaiming, restoring and reimagining of the body after breast cancer. The first is performed by Chicago dance artist and co-choreographer Stephanie Rankin and the second by five students from Hope College in Holland, MI. Learn more about Yetzke's Elephant Project, which brings movement and dance to breast cancer recovery, at https://angelayetzke.com/in-progress/.
Carrie Brueck Morris is a Michigan-based choreographer, performer, and educator. Originally from Minnesota, she graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Dance and earned her M.F.A. in Dance at Temple University. Ms. Morris is currently Associate Professor of Dance and Dance Curriculum Coordinator at Grand Valley State University. Prior to her time in Michigan, Ms. Morris taught at Western Kentucky University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Temple University. She has been fortunate to perform with choreographers such as Lou Antonini, Marianela Boán, and Meghan Durham Wall, performing in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Carrie has also produced her own choreography professionally in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Civitavecchia, Italy. Her current work focuses on dance and technology.
Angela Yetzke, MFA, CMA, is a Michigan-based choreographer, educator and writer whose work blurs the mediums of dance, theater, voice and visual art for works on the stage and off. Yetzke is the artistic director of the Elephant Project, a three-tiered global initiative bringing dance and movement to breast cancer recovery through community workshops, performance and film. She recently presented her choreography at Dance and the Child International in Adelaide, Australia, and this summer will teach master classes and set a work on the students at the Universidad de Morelia in Michoacan, Mexico. Yetzke was the recipient of the Michigan Dance Councils Maggie Allesee New Choreography Award in 2002 and has presented three times in the Michigan-based international ArtPrize. In 2014 Yetzke received her certification as a movement analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC, enabling her to coach dancers and non-dancers alike in effective movement communication. Yetzke is an assistant professor of dance at Hope College in Holland, MI. She holds an MFA in Choreography/Performance from the University of WI Milwaukee and a BA in Dance from Western MI University.
Stephanie Rankin received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance/Choreography and Communications from Hope College, Holland, MI, where she was privileged to train and work with choreographers such as Steven Iannacone, Matthew Farmer, Maxine DeBruyn, Anne Rene Petrarca, Sharon Wong, Linda Graham, Alicia Diaz, Matthew Thornton, Angela Yetzke and Richard Rivera. In 2016, she received her Masters of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. She participated in Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Companys MASA program where she spent 5 months in Israel training with the company, choreographing, and conducting research. She has been an artist in residence for Kofa High School in Yuma, Arizona, for two consecutive years, where she led daily workshops and set original works on the students. Recently, she was on faculty for the fall 2017 semester at Hope College where she restaged Steven Iannacones "sur la table," taught modern courses, lectured in jazz dance history and movement fundamentals, and was a student dance concert adviser. Her work has been presented in Chicago, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Arizona, and at the International Dance Village in Israel.
Nathaniel Bliton is the Equipment & Performance Space Technician for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Grand Valley State University. He holds M.M. and B.M. degrees in Music Composition from Michigan State University, and is an active performer, composer, educator and hobbyist. He has written music for and performed in many settings, including a variety of Michigan Orchestras, chamber music groups, Indie Rock and Folk bands, Salsa and other Latin music ensembles, theater companies, film scoring and sound design projects, dancers, and live improvising painters. With a special emphasis on interactive, low-budget physical electronics, his programming and electronics work has been featured in Make Magazine, appeared in art installations and professional theatrical productions. Additionally, he has instructed individuals and groups in computer music composition and open-source hardware in settings ranging from college courses to middle-school after-school workshops and individual lessons. Recently, he has presented on Arduino as an inexpensive hardware platform at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference in Long Beach, CA, and has performed in premieres of his music with Dr. Geoffrey Deibel at the University of Florida in April 2012, and with the ensemble Triola at the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in June 2012.
Photo credits from top to bottom:
Graphic design by Julie Sheeran (left photo Richard Rivera, right photo Darren Breen)
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