A week of creativity, performance, and exploration. The week will include daily, interactive workshops; expert mentoring, evening rehearsals, and concerts featuring the best of LA’s new music vocal scene. Multiple public performances will culminate in the premiere performance of a new “Exploratorio” masterwork, written and produced by attending composers and performers.
Directed by Alexander Lubin | Produced by Andrew Bramson | Story by Alexander Lubin
Music and Lyrics by Hope Littwin
Join us for the world premiere of our musical short film, "1968" at the historic TCL Chinese Theater as a part of Dances with Films "Downbeat: A Celebration of Music and Dance" series.
A rock musical, "1968" follows protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, revealing society's divisions and asks the question of how do we make our voices heard when we want change.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of this historic event, the film not only reflects the past, but also our current divided political climate with incredible dance, song, and story.
Tickets go on sale May 18, so don't miss out!
Writer/Director: Alex Lubin
Producer: Andrew Bramson
Director of Photography: Adam Katzner
Production Designer: Drea Shillingburg
Composer and Lyricist: Hope Littwin
Choreographer: Isaiah Silvia-Chandley
Editor: Eric Reier
Principle Cast: Kaimana Neil, Taylor Bostwick, Brian Jackson
Premiere if an evening Length Ballet performed by Alma Dance Theater, with an original score by Hope Littwin.
Choreographer Marissa Alma Nick's latest creation,"A Rebel In Venus", shines a light on the powerful (and sometimes discounted) voice of the millennial generation and their response to the current #metoo and #timesup movements. The fresh and vibrant performance enumerates dehumanizing sexual censorships in America today through the lens of sex-positive feminism, and attempts to re-define the iconic goddess figure known as Venus. “A Rebel In Venus” is an extension of the pro-sex movement that marches in SLUT WALKS and screams out PUSSY GRABS BACK. It re-creates a youthful conversation (through dance) about how to view girls and women as fully human, and most importantly: agents of our own sexuality.
Alma Dance Theater presents: CASK
“...ALDT’s annual and beloved Halloween tradition.”
Come experience this years newest adaptation of Alma Dance Theater's annual Halloween production of 'CASK', originally created by ALDT choreographer Marissa Alma Nick. This classic tale of betrayal and revenge by Edgar Allen Poe, re-tells “The Cask of Amontillado" through an all female cast of bold and captivating contemporary dancers.
This years 'CASK' includes new costumes, a brand new set, a new score composed by Hope Littwin, new characters, ariel silks, stunning lighting design by Gary Lund and a new twist in this classic tale of revenge.
Choreographer / Director: Marissa Alma Nick
Musical Composer: Hope Littwin
Stage / Costume Design: Marissa Alma Nick
Lighting Design: Gary Lund
Ariel Silks Specialist: Keisha Whitfield
Cast of dancers:
Montresor - Juliana Trivino
Fortunato - Sasha Caicedo
The Tenebris - Faye Tori Akin, Alessandra Ochoa, Marisa Turner
Civitas Ensemble and Gaudete Brass
Program features works by Clay Mettens (World Premiere), Stacy Garrop (World Premiere), Hope Littwin (World Premiere), and Jessica Hunt (World Premiere).
- Saturday, October 8, 2016
- 12:00pm 12:45pm
- Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago
First four dates of our Summer Tour of Pergolesi's Stunning Stabat Mater. More to come!
Kacey Kurpinsky, Soprano
Hope Littwin, Mezzo Soprano
Elikem Fiase, Organ
June 25th @ 730pm
Narloch Piano Studio
4636 N. Francisco Ave
($10 suggested donation)
July 10th, 12:00pm
Hyde Park Union Church
5600 S. Woodlawn Ave
July 23rd, 7:30pm
St. Peters UCC
5450 W. Diversey
($10 suggested donation)
September 9th, 7:30pm
Queen of Angels Church
4412 N. Western Ave
Jan 21-24, 2016
Black Carriage / White Heart
Alma Dance Theater
in collaboration with visual artist(s):
Christin Paige Minnotte
featuring music by:
"Black Carriage / White Heart" is currently raising production funds on KICKSTARTER.
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GUTS! (a concert series)
Friday, December 18th 7:30pm
755 N. Ashland
(Chicago and Ashland)
Stephanie and Hope perform works by Bach, Debussy, Vivaldi, Mozart, Quilter, Ysaye and Brahms in an intimate setting.
Pay what you can at the door.
Dance and drink with us after the concert!
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1V58L7o
Formed by American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting the repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. Delicate, raucous, and everything in between, the music of Hong-Da Chin, Alex Mincek, Quinn Collins, James Bunch, and Ian Dicke oscillates between hocketed, layered, and blended textures, pushing the boundaries of expression possible for two saxophones.
Hong-Da Chin - Two Broken Records (2015)
Alex Mincek - Karate (2001/3)
Quinn Collins - Dart: don't be his shadow (2011)
James Bunch - ogni suono come un essere vivente (2009)
Ian Dicke - Straphanger (2012)
KAYLEIGH BUTCHER & HOPE LITTWIN
Kayleigh Butcher and Hope Littwin will be performing Kaija Saariaho's vocal duo From The Grammar of Dreams. This piece takes its text from different poems by Sylvia Plath which are then strewn together to create disjunct, sometimes odd, and surreal dream-like narratives.
Kaija Saariaho - From the Grammar of Dreams (1988) for two voices
GRAHAM STEPHENSON & AARON ZARZUTZKI
Graham Stephenson (trumpet) and Aaron Zarzutzki (synthesizer) are part of Chicago's improvised music community centered around Myopic Bookstore and other long-running platforms. They use the extremities of their instruments to explore unstable sounds and textures. They have performed as a duo in Steuben, St. Paul, and Brooklyn, and in many other contexts and groups of improvisers in Chicago. Their 2013 record, Touching, was released by Erstwhile Records; tonight's show is a release event for No Dice, from Hideous Replica (UK), itself a recording of the Touching release show. Tonight's performance will incorporate a 20th century score in addition to improvisation.
Hope on Guitar and Vox playing top 40 and Standards from every era at these Chicago Potbelly Store locations !
Mondays 12-2 at Loyola (6464 N. Sheridan)
Tuesdays 12-2pm at 55 W. Monroe
Wednesdays 12-2pm at 222 Merchandise Mart
Thursdays 12-2pm at State and Lake