The Process: Discovery & Integration (2010)

The Process: Discovery & Integration (2010)

Ann Marie spent the summer creating a work for the National Choreographers Initiative. “The Process: Discovery & Integration” was a humorous and insightful dance-theater piece, about the process of creating a dance piece.

Ann Marie refers to this form of theatre as “edutainment” - a cross between a scripted piece of dance/theatre and a lecture demonstration.  The insight into her process took the audience on a journey of how she integrates a variety of dance styles - drawing on each individuals unique expertise and talents - bringing out the best in each dancer.  Part of the music was created by the dancers themselves.  The “dancer band” consisted of hand slapping, stomping, and be-box voice; the rest was to music by Marvin Hamlisch with arrangements by David Caldwell.

 

Read Ann Marie's blog about creating this piece, and see videos.

A Conversation with Ann Marie DeAngelo.