Jessica Lang Dance explores sculpted movement and effects of war in KC debut
REVIEW by Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star, October 2, 2016
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“Jessica Lang Dance made its Kansas City debut Saturday night......it was a testament of Lang's beautiful and powerful creative vision...Lang's mix of thematic inspiration, theatrical effects and highly varied movement create intricate, multilayered works, making her a sought-after choreographer and collaborator. Now with her own company of empathetic, seasoned dancers she can deepen relationships and expand her range.”


The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)
Commissioned by Ailey II
Premiered in 2006
Music: Trio Mediaeval
Costume Design: Elena Comendador
Costume Concept: Jessica Lang
Lighting Design: Al Crawford
1 dancer, 4 minutes
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Droplet
Commissioned by The New York Choreographic Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration
Created for New York City Ballet dancers Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall
Premiered in 2010
Music: Jakub Ciupinski (Commissioned Score)
Lighting Design: Brandon Baker
2 dancers, 8 minutes
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Thousand Yard Stare
Commissioned by Co-commissioned by Des Moines Performing Arts
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2016
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
9 dancers, 20 minutes
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Tesseracts of Time
Commissioned by The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Lead Commissioner. John and Caroline Balantine, Sandra and Jack Guthman, and Michael and Sharon Tiknis through the Imagine campaign; Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Society for the Performing Arts: Commissioning Partners
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2015
Music: David Lang, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt
Set Design: Steven Holl
Costume Design: Bradon McDonald
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
9 dancers, 21 minutes
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