Lisa Gonzales

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CHOREOGRAPHY

THE SUGGESTION OF FUGITIVISM  (2008) – Excerpts

Choreography and Performance: Lisa Gonzales and Jennifer Kayle
Performance Venues: Joyce Soho, New York, NY; Centro Cultural, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic;Kinetic Evidence at Links Hall, Chicago, IL; Space Place, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (premiere); The Theater Academy, Helsinki, Finland; Dostoevsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia

TRAITOR  (2008) – Excerpt

Choreography and Performance: Lisa Gonzales and Darrell Jones
Performance Venues: A.W.A.R.D.S. Show, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago; Mahaney Center for the Performing Arts, Middlebury College; Hamlin Fieldhouse Theater, Chicago, IL

A Damn Kind of Splendid  (2010)

Choreography: Lisa Gonzales
Performance: Peter Carpenter
Performance Venues: Hamlin Fieldhouse Theater, Chicago, IL, Evergreen Theatre, Memphis, TN

the sound that escapes from light  (2008) – Excerpts

Concept and Choreography: Lisa Gonzales
Performance: Lisa Gonzales, Dale O’Reilly, Ali James
Puppet Design: Matthew Acheson
Performance Venue: Choreographing Coalitions, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

THE THINGS THEMSELVES  (2007)

Choreography and Performance: Lisa Gonzales
Performance Venues: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; Barnevelder Movement Complex, Houston TX; BRIC studio, Brooklyn, NY

IMPROVISATION

Improvisation Trailer

The following clip features highlights of my improvisation work. Complete pieces and excerpts are listed below.

The Architects at the Movement Intensive in Compositional Improvisation (2013)

Performed by: Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle, Pamela Vail, Katherine Ferrier, live music by Vicki Brown
Performance Venue: Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

*I first appear in the piece at 1:23 upstage left. I am wearing a striped top.

The Architects at the Movement Intensive in Compositional Improvisation (2012)

Performed by: Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle, Pamela Vail, Katherine Ferrier, live music by Vicki Brown
Performance Venue: Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

*I first appear in the piece at 1:48 upstage right. I am wearing a gray tank top.

9 OFFERINGS, REUNIONS, FIRSTS (2011)

Performed by: The Architects (dance) and Ensemble V (music)
Performance Venue: Chicago Dance Improvisation Festival,Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

*I am the soloist who begins the piece.

The Architects and Ensemble V at the Firehouse (2009) — excerpt

Performance Venue:  Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts as part of Flynn Theater’s Discover Jazz Fest, Burlington, VT

Maxwell Please Call (2006) — excerpt

Performed by: Lisa Gonzales, Angie Hauser, Darrell Jones, live music by Richard Woodbury
Performance Venue: Faculty Concert, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

Additional Excerpts

The Architects (2009) with live music by Michael Chorney, Franklin Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Over the River (2007) with live music by Cerberus and dancers Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle and Ed Rice, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

PERFORMANCE

Rituals of Abundance for Lean Times #10:  Entanglements of Power (2013) – Excerpts

Choreography: Peter Carpenter
Performance Venue: Same Planet/Different World and Peter Carpenter Performance Project, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

My Fellow Americans (2009) – Excerpts

Choreography: Peter Carpenter
Performance Venues: Hamlin Fieldhouse Theater, Chicago, IL; A.W.A.R.D.S. Show, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

WORK FOR STUDENTS

Bleed (2014)

Choreography: Lisa Gonzales
Performance: Dancers in Company, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Performance Venues: Minnesota Dance Festival, St. Paul MN; Space Place Theater, University of Iowa; Figge Museum, Davenport, IA; Toledo Concert Series, Wieting Theater, Toledo, IA; Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA; Iowa Western Community College, Councils Bluffs, IA

WITH BAITED BREATH (2013)

Choreography: Lisa Gonzales
Performance Venues: Terrace Theatre at the Kennedy Center, NCDFA, Washington, DC; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

TERRAIN OF TIGHT PLACES: an improvised work (2010) – Excerpt

Direction of Rehearsal Process: Lisa Gonzales
Performed by: Columbia College Students
Performance Venue: Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

THE ABSENCE OF ALMOST EVERYTHING (2007) – excerpts

Choreography: Lisa Gonzales
Performed by: Columbia College Students
Performance Venue: Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

A capacity for such Delicious Confusion (2006) — excerpt

Choreography: Lisa Gonzales
Performed by: Columbia College Students
Performance Venue: Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

SERVICE TO THE FIELD OF IMPROVISATION

Chicago Dance Improvisation Festival 2011 – Producer, in collaboration with Links Hall and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and Curator

FEATURED ARTISTS

- Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas

- Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser

- The Architects & Ensemble V

- Bebe Miller

- Local artists – Suzy Grant, Donnell Williams, etc.

 

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Chicago Dance Improvisation Festival 2013 – Producer and Curator

FEATURED ARTISTS

- Jennifer Monson

- Susan Sgorbati

- Peter Schmitz

- Local artists

 

Movement Intensive in Compositional Improvisation

This week-long intensive balances in-depth individual exploration with rigorous practice in spontaneous ensemble dance-making.
Please see the Architects Tab for more information.
Please click below for the Architects website:

http://www.architectsdance.org

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