An excerpt from PARADIS, which premiered June 2-4, 2011 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, presented by Dance Theater Workshop. It was the first site-based dance work in the Garden's 100-year history.
Direction & Choreography: Yanira Castro
Performance & Choreography: Peggy Cheng, Simon Courchel, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz (soloist), Stuart Singer, Pamela Vail, Kimberly Young, Darrin Wright
Sound Installation: Stephan Moore
Pianist: Michael Dauphinais
Production Manager: William Schaffner
Video: Peter Richards
Paradis was sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC), and was created in part through The Field's Field Artist Residency program, supported by Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation. Paradis was funded, in part, by The Jerome Foundation.
Paradis was made possible by the amazing generosity of these individuals: Kate Blumm, JG Castro y Haydee Negroni-Castro, Laura Colby, Christine & Dennis Crocitto, Stacey Cushner & Jeff Bernstein, Suzanne Palmer Dougan, Cynthia Gage Kellam, Colin & Alice Johannen, Jose Negroni Diaz y Lorraine Hernandez Caban, Nicholas Family Charitable Trust, Heather Olson Trovato, Ramona Persaud, Dara Rose, Jessie Rose, Candice Salyers, Roseanne Spradlin, Mary Twellman & John Schnittker, Scottie & Walter Vail, Carolyn & Ronald Vioni and some lovely anonymous souls besides.