Choreography by: Kara Tatelbaum
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto in D Minor
Video Artist Shane DeBlasio
Performed by Adele Berne Valton Jackson, Jessica Dixon Majka, Francheska Lopez, Colin Raybin, Andrew Smart, and Kara Tatelbaum
Off Like a Prom Dress, independentdancemaker| Kara Tatelbaum’s newest work, simultaneously pokes fun and admires the quintessential American tradition of the prom. Set to the infamously virtuosic “Rach 3”, against a backdrop of unearthed 1950’s prom etiquette videos, a bizarre world is created unto itself ultimately crowning one queen. The piece was originally created on six dancers at the Conservatory of Dance, SUNY Purchase in May 2009 and the following October was restaged on thirteen students at Brown University.
Most recently Off Like a Prom Dress was commissioned and performed at Dance New Amsterdam as part of “Raw Directions” in February, 2010 (included on DVD).
“a high-voltage melange of teen energy, angst and 1950s etiquette mixed with current sensibility [and] high-velocity dancing” OFFOFFOFF.com