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Chris Ferris & Dancers

Bird Feet On A Windy Day is a suite consisting of a trio, duet, solo, and sextet.  The trio, duet, and solo are created to be dynamically opposed to one another.  The trio, But Your Feet Are Clean, is full of strong pounding and stops that move bodies into space creating a rhythmic force.  The duet, Arm Hairs, Wood Grain, Scent of Air, explores imaginative and real surfaces within air space, on the floor, and around or on bodies.  The solo, Complicated Birds, is a maze of light, quick, and multi-directional movement.  The 4th piece (sextet), On A Windy Day, is a direct culmination of the prior 3 pieces, contrasting and combining their movements and qualities to extreme limits.  The combination of these pieces creates an altogether new element greater than the sum of its parts.  Premiered 11/08.

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Haley Hauglum and Kristen Mangione

music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

costumes: Patti Gilstrap

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Melissa Brading, Grace Eichinger, Cara Gallo, Haley Hauglum, Amanda Keith, and Kristen Mangione

music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

costumes: Patti Gilstrap

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Melissa Brading, Grace Eichinger, and Cara Gallo

music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

costumes: Patti Gilstrap

Complicated Birds

Arm Hairs Wood Grain Scent Of Air

But Your Feet Are Clean

Bird Feet On A Windy Day

photo: Steven Schreiber

But Your Feet Are Clean from Chris Ferris on Vimeo.

Silk City Arts Festival, Paterson, NJ 7/09

American Dance Guild, Art of Motion, Ridgewood, NJ 7/09

Bird Feet On A Windy Day, Cunningham Studio, New York, NY 11/08

Open Performance, Movement Research, DTW, New York, NY 4/08

Arm Hairs Wood Grain Scent Of Air (excerpts) from Chris Ferris on Vimeo.

Complicated Birds from Chris Ferris on Vimeo.

On A Windy day

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancer: Amanda Keith

music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

costumes: Patti Gilstrap

On A Windy Day (excerpts 10 min.) from Chris Ferris on Vimeo.