Kristy Nilsson, Choreographer

Highlights from Choreographer Kristy Nilsson's contemporary work "Resurrection" - Music by Arvo Pärt. A tribute to the victims and community of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, presented by Angela Harris' Dance Canvas at Fabrefaction Black Box Theatre. Dancers: Lindsey Blackburn, Shawn Evangelista, Cynthia Hardegree, Gretchen Hughes, Katie Owerbach, Ian Schwaner, Simone Stevens and Jessie Williams.
Videography by Leslie Aron: Still Photography © Scott Nilsson Photographer

In the past few years, it seems our nation – our world – has suffered an unrelenting cycle of tragedy and recovery, and I was inspired to choreograph “Resurrection” as a reflection on the pathos of a community going through great tribulation, and their emotional healing in the aftermath. When I was searching for music for this concept, I kept coming back to the haunting compositions of Arvo Pärt. His minimalistic style leaves space for the dancers to bring their own emotions to the work, without becoming melodramatic or maudlin.

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Kristy Nilsson, Choreographer

Kristy Nilsson

Atlanta-based Choreographer Kristy Nilsson has created over 100 concert works on twenty-six companies that have been performed in eleven states in the United States and Canada. She specializes in contemporary ballet and original narrative ballets.

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