Marimba Dreams is the second part of a 3-part suite. The quartet is composed of 2 duets, one created by Laura Donnelly on dancers at Kansas State University and the other choreographed on dancers from Central Michigan University by Heather Trommer-Beardslee. The goals of the collaborative project: co-create a new dance work, engage students from two different states in long-distance collaboration, utilize new technologies in the creative process.
Using video the choreographers taught each other's duet to the dancers at their respective schools. Then, the dancers were tasked with performing the duets simultaneously as a quartet while maintaining the integrity of the original choreography.
Marimba Dreams filmed at McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, Saturday, Mar. 2015
Choreographers: Laura Donnelly and Heather Trommer-Beardslee
Dancers: Rachel Arbuckle, Carolyn Fitzgibbons, Madison Sha, Emma Wilson
Composer: Bryce Craig
Music: Three Questions for Solo Marimba, section 2
Musician: Kirstyn Norris