PEDRO ALEJANDRO DANCE AND DANCERS

 

           CHOREOGRAPHY (Excerpted/Created Over 60 since 1983)

Chance Encounter(s). Multimedia performance based on the larger Aleatory Remains international project, which explores Eastern choreographycking and its post-visualist tendencies. (30 min) Music: Peter Digennaro. RAILYARD PERFORMANCE CENTER, Santa Fe, NM, April, 2015.

Windswept.  Site-specific performance for four dancers. (25 min) Music: Peter Digennaro.  FIGMENT ARTS FESTIVAL, Boston, Mass. July, 2012.  Remade into a Quintet.  “Cyclical”. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, April 2013. Windswept (Cyclical version).  FERTILE GROUND, GREEN SPACE STUDIO, BROOKLYN NY. Prairie. Music: Peter Digennaro.  TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER,  Berkeley, CA.   July, 2012.

Be Here, Now, NowSite-specific performance, multi-media performance installation for four dancers. (13 min) Music: Kristine Battaline. FIGMENT ARTS FESTIVAL, Boston, Mass,  June 2011.

Courant D’Air. Site-specific multi-media performance and installation for multiple performers. (20 min) Music: Live, Rod O’Connor. Earthdance S.E.E.D.S. Residency (Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, and Science). EARTHDANCE, Deerfield, MA, June, 2010.

Versaille, After VersailleSite-specific performance, multi-media performance installation for five dancers. (12 min) Music: Rod O’Connor. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, FIGMENT ARTS FESTIVAL, Boston MA. June, 2009.

Carry Me On/The Harvest.  Site-specific performance for five dancers and video. Video: Marc Grabulis, Music: Adam Timkle/Rod O’Connor. FESTIVAL OF ART/IDEAS, New Haven, CT, TRINITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Hartford, CT, FAIR HAVEN PARK FESTIVAL, New Haven, CT.  May-June, 2009.

Tesla PlaceSite-specific, multi-media performance installation for eight performerS, and interactive video. (30 min) Video: Pedro Alejandro/Marcela Oteiza, Music: Live, Adam Timkle/Rod O’Connor. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, May 5,6, 2009.

StrikeEnsemble choreographic performance for “Sound of Light” (Luz Del Sonido) from a blind musicians ensemble perspective. (13 min) Sponsored by Mellon Foundation and the Dominican Blind Association. Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. July, 2007-2008.

No Eggshells/Outside.  Site-specific, multi-media performance installation for five dancers, and interactive video. (25 min) Video: Pedro Alejandro/Marcela Oteiza, Music: Live, Adam Timkle/Rod O’Connor.WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, May 5,6, 2008.

Ex-Agora. Octet. Music: Miroslav Pudlak, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, May, 2007.

Hortus Conclusus. Duet.  Music: Peter Digennaro, 5th HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTS & HUMANITIES, Ho, HI. January 2007.

Pet ShowQuintet installation performance based on the animal in the human and the human in the animal. (18 min) Music: French accordion café compilation.OPEN FLIGHT STUDIO ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, Seattle, WA. August, 2005.

Karaoke Convertible Project, evening-length concert.  Karaoke Covertible. Duet ( 16 min) and Technicolor Rubberduckie. Sextet (51 min). Music:  Pink Martini, Omara Portuondo, Toby Dammitt, Tujiko Noriko, Spring Faculty Dance Concert, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, April 2002.

Karaoke ConvertibleDuet (16 min). Music: Pink Martini & Omara Portuondo, ’92 THEATER, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown, CT. October, 2000 and at AFEST/NIPPON KON THEATER, a/k/a NORTHWEST ASIAN-AMERICAN THEATER, Seattle, WA, May 2001.  Performing excerpts at: MULBERRY STREET THEATER, NYC and JACOB’S PILLOW Lee, MA, August, 2001.

Framing Brother,  (12 min) Music: Virgin Suicide Soundtrack by Air, ’92 THEATER, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, October, 2000 and at FALLING BODIES CONCERT, Northamtpon, MA, January, 2001.

Good Winds (Buenos Aires).  (15 min) Music: Molly Sturges. ’92 THEATER, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown,CT, November, 1999.

Fluffy Clouds After Gaze. (20 min) Music: Jamie Leddo and Matt Earp.  LADYLIKE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, Chicago IL. February, 1999.

The Seagulls. Large ensemble choreography for the Chekhov play, directed by Tim Raphael.  (10 min) WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Middletown CT. November, 1998.

Untitled Romance. Music: Soundtrack from Blade. ’92 THEATER, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown,CT. November, 1998.

Gaze. Solo. (8 mins) Music: Jim Penndorf. Moveable Beast Dance Festival, CHERNIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS Chicago, IL. July 1998.

Danza Macabra. Sextet. Prologue dance for Marisol, a play by José Rivera, directed by Tim Raphael. (4 mins) ‘92 THEATER, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Middletown CT.  March 1998.

Mambo Jumbo. Sextet. (25 mins) Music: Various selections. Animation: Alejandro Santandrea. MOVEABLE BEAST DANCE FESTIVAL. Chicago, IL. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, and HOTHOUSE CABARET,  June, 1998.
Pedro Alejandro Dance/Mambo Jumbo Project. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Middletown CT. January, 1998.
Pedro Alejandro/Summer Sketchbook. RICHARD BULL PERFORMANCE LOFT, New York, NY, July, 1997.
Inside/Outside Series. JACOB’S PILLOW, Lee, MA. August, 1997

to find, to follow. Sextet. (13 mins) Music: Live and Original by Jim Penndorf, Erick Ronick, and Guillermo Brown. Video: shot live in performance by Pedro Alejandro.
Performed:  Pedro Alejandro Dance/ Mambo Jumbo Project. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Middletown CT.  January, 1998.

Partners & Crime. Quartet. (11 mins) Music:  Selections from “The Crime Scene”.  Performed: Pedro Alejandro Dance/ Mambo Jumbo Project. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Middletown CT.  January, 1998.
Pedro Alejandro/Summer Sketchbook, RICHARD BULL PERFORMANCE LOFT. New York, NY, July, 1997.
2nd ANNUAL CLEVELAND EXPERIMENTAL DANCE FESTIVAL. Cleveland, OH. July, 1997.
Saturday Night Fervors. RICHARD BULL PERFORMANCE LOFT. New York, NY.  May, 1997.

Mambo Pulp.  Quintet. (12 mins) Music:  Patsy Cline, Tex/Mex Conjuntos and Dickie Harrell.
Pedro Alejandro Dance/ Mambo Jumbo Project. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Middletown, CT.  January, 1998.
Inside/Outside Series. JACOB’S PILLOW. Lee, MA. August, 1997.
Pedro Alejandro/Summer Sketchbook. RICHARD BULL PERFORMANCE LOFT. New York, NY. July, 1997.
2nd ANNUAL CLEVELAND EXPERIMENTAL DANCE FESTIVAL. Cleveland, OH.  July, 1997.
Roadside Dance Concert.  CHARTER OAK CULTURAL CENTER  Hartford, CT.  May, 1997.
Performance Mix ’97. UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT. New York, NY.  March 1997.

Rerun/Return.  Octet.  (10mins.) Music:  Lounge Lizards.  Wesleyan Faculty Concert. ‘92 THEATER. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. Middletown, CT.  October, 1996.

Gotham Gaze Event. Quartet.  (12 mins) Music:  Vivaldi.
En Masse, Unmasked. MERCE CUNNINGHAM STUDIO. New York, NY. January, 1996.

Outplaced.  Duet.  (11mins) Music: Steve Reich, Walter Gruener Kapelle, West End Klezmorim.  En Masse, Unmasked. MERCE CUNNINGHAM STUDIO. New York, NY.  January, 1996.

Juan, More Time.  Quartet.  (15 mins) Music:  Juan Esquivel.
En Masse, Unmasked. MERCE CUNNINGHAM STUDIO. New York, NY. January, 1996.

In-Sense.  Septet.  (13 mins) Music: Dan Siegler.
En Masse, Unmasked. MERCE CUNNINGHAM STUDIO. New York, NY. January, 1996.

Telling Rhythm. Solo.  (8 mins) Music: various pop tunes.
newsteps. MULBERRY ST. THEATER. New York, NY.  March, 1995.

Apparitions. Trio. (20 mins) Music:  original composition by Douglas Johnson, video: Pedro Alejandro.
Spring Dance Concert. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT.  May, 1995.
In Good Company Concert. EDUCATIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS. New Haven, CT.  May, 1995.

Frontier.  Septet. (20 mins) Music:  John Adams. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford CT.  May, 1995

Nun Better. Septet. Revised danced, originally titled Get Down Old & New (Nesthead Chronicles, part II).  (12 1/2 mins) Music: Original composition by Chris Cherry. Video:  by Pedro Alejandro. Costumes:  Kate Discepolo.
Urban Artworks II. PACE DOWNTOWN THEATER. New York, NY.  August, 1994.
Reconstructed specifically to be Labanotated by Veronica Dittman, June-September, 1994.
Score archived with Dance Notation Bureau. New York NY.  

Evening Chant. Trio based on the performativity of ritual choreographycking. (8 mins) Music:  William Doerrfeld. Costumes:  Kate Discepolo.
Spring Dance Concert. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT. April, 1994.

Emissaries. Quintet and video dance: Desperation & Apparitions (see Videography below).  (10 mins) Music: Igor Stravinsky. Costume Design: Karen Schneider. Performed:  Spring Dance Concert,  AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT.  April, 1994.

Life & Casualty in Stevens-town (Plus, ‘Making the Phrase’). Duet and solo dance conceived as individual dances, and performed simultaneously. (5 mins) Music:  Live and original by David Byrne for the Belanescu Quartet.
Pedro Alejandro, New Choreographic Works. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER.  Hartford, CT.  September, 1993.

Lola’s Lament.  Five dancers and twelve community performers. (17 mins) Music: Astor Piazzola and original soundtrack by Jim Pendorff. Set Design: Liz Bermel & Jacqueline Caples. Performed: Pedro Alejandro, New Choreographic Works. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford CT.  September, 1993.

Double Bassed.  Duet.  (11 mins) Music: Live and original by Derek Mercer-Wilkins.
DANCE SERVICES NETWORK SPRING FESTIVAL. Hartford, CT.  May, 1993;
Spring Dance Concert.  AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT.  April, 1993;
Pedro Alejandro, New Choreographic Works. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT. September, 1993.

Borders & Crossings. Nine dancers. (12 mins) Music: Live and original by Chris Cherry. Video: by Pedro Alejandro.
Pedro Alejandro Works.  AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT. October, 1992.

Get Down, Old & New. Septet. Includes Videodance Music:  Live and original by Chris Cherry. (15 mins). Veronica Dittman created a fully Labanotated scored, on file with Dance Notation Bureau. NYC.
Pedro Alejandro, New Choreographic Works. AUSTIN ARTS CENTER. Hartford, CT. November, 1993.
Pedro Alejandro Works. Austin Arts Center. Hartford, CT.  October, 1992.

Nesthead Chronicles, part I.  Solo. (8 mins) Music:  Original composition by Chris Cherry.
Dance Services Network Tenth Anniversary Showcase, DeccaDance.  CHRIST CHUCH CATHEDRAL.  Hartford, CT.  October, 1992.

 

VIDEOGRAPHY

 WindsweptVideodance for camera.  Shot on location at Foundry Arts, Inc.  Berkeley, Ca..          January 3, 20013.  Premiered at the Foundry Arts, Berkley, Ca. in March 2013 and at Wesleyan University, April 12, 2013.  Lucas Guilkey and Sarah Ashkin, editors.

Be Here, Now, NowVideodance created from footage of the dance by same title. Video Marc Grabulis in collaboration with Pedro Alejandro. Music: Kristine Battaline.  April 2012.

Carry Me On/ The HarvestVideodance created from footage of the dance by same title. Video Marc Grabulis in collaboration with Pedro Alejandro, Wesleyan University. April  20012.

Tesla PlaceVideodance created from footage of the dance by same title. Video Marc Grabulis in collaboration with Pedro Alejandro. Music: Live, Adam Timkle/Rod O’Connor. Wesleyan University, Center for The Arts,  April  2012.

Domestica’s EggExperimental work for the camera, consisting of new material inspired by ‘No Eggshells/Outside’.  Fall 08.

Enclosed Garden,  Video montage for ‘Hortus Conclusus’ in collaboration with Marcela Oteiza, 5th International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, HI.  2007.

Karaoke Convertible Project, Multi-media film montage of video excerpts created live and intertwined with digital excerpts of “Bathing Beauty (Esther Williams), and “Weekend in Havana”, “Dollface”, “Copacabana” (Carmen Miranda). Center for the Arts Theater, Wesleyan University, April 2002.

Rhythm & Muse. Videodance created live and incorporated in “to find, to
      follow,” Recorded live as part of the stage performance, not as a separate videodance.
Video: Pedro Alejandro.   Music: Jim Penndorf, Erick Ronick, Guillermo Brown.
Shown: Mambo Jumbo Project. Center for the Arts. Wesleyan University.  Jan. 1998.

Dis-Placed.  Filmdance incorporated in Outplaced.  Shot in collaboration with “Chinatown Senior Citizens Center.”  New York NY.   Nov. 1995.

Desperation & Apparitions. Videodance incorporated in Apparitions.  Music: Douglas Johnson. Shown:
First International Videodance Festival. Buenos Aires Argentina.  Aug.1995.
In Good Company Concert.  Educational Center for the Arts. New Haven CT.  May 1995.
Spring Dance Concert.  Austin Arts Center. Hartford CT.   May 1995.

The Bite.  Videodance incorporated in Nun Better/Get Down, Old & New.   Music:  Chris Cherry.  Shown:
Pedro Alejandro/ New Choreographic Works.  Austin Arts Center.   Hartford CT.    Dec. 1992 and Sept. 1993
Dance and Technology Conference.  Simon Fraser University. Vancouver Canada.  July 1993.

Peopled Places.  Videodance incorporated in Borders & Crossings.  Music:  Chris Cherry.  Video: by Pedro Alejandro.  Shown:  Pedro Alejandro/ New Choreographic Works. Austin Arts Center.   Hartford CT.  Dec. 1992.