1. Court

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    Court (2010) World Premiere University Settlement April 15, 2011 Choreography: Matthew Westerby Lighting: Mike Riggs Costume: Amanda Matea Music: Karl Jenkins Performers: Dylan Baker, Mandy Chan, Hannah Marie Corbin, Amanda Gavan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata, Bafana Matea and Apprentice Dancer Olivia Carbonell Court takes you into the world of Elizabeth I of England, who ruled the country from 1558 until 1603. Crucial decisions and power shifts took place at the political center of society - the Royal Court. Jostling for power and influence and a place in the Queen's inner circle reveals a repressed sexuality and a powerful hidden agenda. Video: Dancing Camera

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    • Matthew Westerby Company's "Saturn Sky"

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      Saturn Sky (2011) World Premiere Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT November 18, 2011 Choreography: Matthew Westerby Lighting: Mike Riggs Costume: Amanda Gavan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata Music: Deru, Ben Frost, Lucine ISL Performers: Dylan Baker, Mandy Chan, Amanda Gavan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata, Clement Mensah, Dina Sabb-Mills Saturn Sky imagines life in other environments and different atmospheres. With a fluidity and seamlessness in movement content, the piece explores weightlessness, exploring new realms and the identity of undiscovered colonies. "As planets shift and worlds divide We imagine dusty plains appearing Through parting clouds in an auburn sky Unexpected forms of harmonious life appear in corners once hidden  Creatures explore new terrains and protect identities centuries old We ask for scientific, metaphorical answers to explain away the existence beyond our understanding We stand, we watch and we wonder, and we look towards the Saturn Sky" -Matthew Westerby

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      • "My Heart is Breaking"

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        "My Heart is Breaking" Music: Lucky Dragons, Radical Fashion Performers: Mandy Chan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata, Bafana Matea, Clement Mensah Lighting: Mike Riggs "My Heart is Breaking" was inspired by Christian Boltanski’s work, "Personnes." The choreography explores intimate human relationships before and after death. Notions of memory, possession and recovery were explored in the creative process, and the piece became a journey through the process of loss, grieving and remembrance. "One day all our bodies will be still, our clothes empty." This piece is dedicated to the memory of Gladys Westerby.

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        • A Wish for the Earth

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          "A Wish for the Earth" Choreographed by Matthew Westerby Company (Matthew Westerby, Amanda Gavan, Kristin Licata) during Project Poetry Live! Fall 2010), a major arts-in-ed initiative created by Litchfield Performing Arts. Performed by 7th Grade students from across 5 school districts, premiered at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut, November 2010. Music specially composed by Kris Allen and Albert Rivera. Lighting by Mike Riggs.

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          • Dreamfield

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            "Dreamfield" Dreamfield was created using photographic images of sports, and was developed choreographically with the concept of two opposing teams preparing for a match. This piece was created specifically with our arts-in-education program in mind and was referenced by the company during our recent Connecticut public schools residency in April 2010, and was premiered during Project Poetry Live! at the Fine Arts Center, Naugatuck Valley Community College in June 2010. Choreography: Matthew Westerby Performers: Mandy Chan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata, Bafana Matea, Clement Mensah Music: Radical Fashion, The Books Lighting: Mike Riggs Costume: Matthew Westerby, Kristin Licata

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            • Hell Hath No Fury

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              "Hell Hath No Fury" Hell Hath No Fury is a light-hearted look at male/female relationships and considers the endless cycles of conflict, forgiveness and harmony present throughout the course of a partnership. Premiered at the Fine Arts Center, Naugatuck Valley Community College, November 2010. Performers: Dylan Baker, Jules Bakshi, Amanda Gavan, Matthew Westerby. Music: Pink Martini Lighting: Mike Riggs Costume: Mary Hunt Video: Albert Rivera

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              • My Space

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                "My Space" was created during Project Poetry Live! 2010, a wide-ranging dance/arts-in-education project created by Litchfield Performing Arts and delivered, in part, by Matthew Westerby Company. The PPL alumni group (age 13/14) created My Space in collaboration with Matthew Westerby Company dancer, Alessandra Larson. It is a dance exploring the places in this world that we carve out for ourselves and in which we thrive - alone and together.

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                • A Watershed Moment

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                  "A Watershed Moment" Set to the music of British composer Karl Jenkins, "A Watershed Moment" is based upon the concept of the watershed. The immense power and force of water inspired both movement and spatial design that is complex and harmonious, a reference to the importance of water as a driving energy throughout our city, the complex systems and infrastructure that exist to power the urban landscape combined with the sheer force of a traveling body of water. The watershed represents the critical moment of division, new pathways and vital shifts in direction – in an instant, everything can change. Premiered at the the Ailey Studios, New York, May 2010. (Video from performance at the Fine Arts Center at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut). Choreography: Matthew Westerby Performers: Dylan Baker, Mandy Sau-Yi Chan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata, Bafana Solomon Matea, Matthew Westerby Music: Karl Jenkins Lighting: Mike Riggs Costume: Matthew Westerby

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                  • Slow Fall

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                    "Slow Fall" "Slow Fall" looks at the disintegration of a familiar relationship. Premiered at the Evolve Dance Festival, Tarrytown, NY, March 2009. Choreography: Matthew Westerby Performers: Alessandra Larson, Matthew Westerby Music: Radical Fashion Lighting: Emma K. Rivera (Video from Upstart Festival at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, April 2009).

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                    • Stricken

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                      "Stricken" "Stricken" was inspired by a life dominated by obsessive compulsive disorder, and draws upon the fear of contamination and obsessions with systems, numbers and organization. The piece explores the isolation felt by OCD sufferers and reveals a deep sadness at the core of this debilitating condition. Premiered at the Fine Arts Center, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut, November 2010. Choreography: Matthew Westerby Performers: Dylan Baker, Jules Bakshi, Mandy Sau-Yi Chan, Amanda Gavan, Alessandra Larson, Kristin Licata, Matthew Westerby Music: Coppe, Basement Jaxx Lighting: Mike Riggs Costume: Mary Hunt

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