Stop, created by choreographer Susan Marshall, is a music video featuring an original score by Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang, played by members of the electric guitar quartet Dither and Mantra Percussion. Stop is a virtual companion piece to Susan Marshall & Company's new dance performance Play/Pause, which will tour the US this fall. Stop references the dance moves and sleek production value of popular music videos, but introduces abstraction by adding choreographic complexity, and stripping away context to make the dancers' movements the primary element.
==Play/Pause tour dates==
September 19-21, 2013 :: The Dance Center of Columbia Chicago
October 5, 2013 :: ASU Gammage
October 29-31, 2013 :: The Kennedy Center
November 9, 2013 :: UCLA Royce Hall
November 20-23, 2013 :: BAM Fisher
Produced by: Susan Marshall & Company
Choreography by: Susan Marshall
Music by: David Lang
Directed by: William Cusick
Dancers: Ching-I Chang, Kristin Clotfelter
Musicians: Taylor Levine, Michael McCurdy, and James Moore
Costumes: Diana Broussard
Lighting: Eric Southern
Cinematography & Editing: William Cusick
Choreographic Assistant: Kristin Clotfelter
Executive Producer: Jeremy Olson
Line Producer: Susan West
Camera Operators: Daniel Salazar III, Cody White, and Rex Yau
Camera Assistant: Helder Mira
Key Grip: Brian McCann
Grip: Adam Chinoy
Electrician: Serena Wong
Recording Engineer: Jascha Narveson
Makeup: Sonia Fernandez
Key Production Assistant: Scott Fetterman
Production Assistant: Kate Donnelly
Studio: Brooklyn Fireproof
Play/Pause, the project that “Stop” is a part of, was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; a long-term residency was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by Skidmore College’s Office of the Dean of Special Programs; production residency for this work was funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; additional support for this project comes from the Princeton Atelier, Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, and Princeton University’s Office of the Dean of the Faculty; The National Endowment for the Arts; and The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation. David Lang’s score was commissioned by The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. Support for the live musical performance comes from New Music USA’s 2013 Live Music for Dance Program. Play/Pause was co-commissioned by Stuart Coleman, the Peter & Helen Haje Foundation, The McGue Millhiser Family Foundation, Luis Resto, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Stop” would not be possible without the creative contributions of dancers Meghan Angelos and Alta du Pont.
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