The Sum of None
by Lauren Curley

"Set to a Philip Glass score, Lauren Curley’s choreography was a complex study in pattern and numerical manipulation. Six identically-clad dancers performed sweeping athletic movements that multiplied and varied as they traveled along parallel and intersecting trajectories. The movement built up from simple walking and continued at a steady pace, adhering like clockwork to the unending and obfuscating evenness of the music’s rhythm. " (loveDANCEmore)

 

 

Brooklyn Draper
Brooklyn Draper
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Premiered: January 5th-6th, 2018 as part of Repertory Dance Theatre's Emerge, Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

Choreography: Lauren Curley

Performers: Brooklyn Draper, Amy Falls, Elle Johansen, Samantha Matsukawa, Elise Monson, & Megan O'Brien

Music: Philip Glass

Lighting Designer: Pilar I

Costume Designer: Lauren Curley

 

 

Brooklyn Draper

"Lauren Curley’s The Sum of None is inspired in part by the nature of musical counterpoint, as realized in the Philip Glass music, recognized immediately for its minimalistic structures that blend dense, busy patterns of rapid notes in static harmonies that shift abruptly amid the stiffer forms of classic counterpoint. There is a theatrical – actually, operatic element – in the music and Curley plays on these in different combinations of movement phrases to juxtapose undulating lines and cycles of chaos and synchronization that gives minimalism its complexity. As Curley explains in her artistic statement, the different perspectives on the combinations of movement phrases operate 'much in the same way that people pick and choose the facts that best suit their interest.'" (The Utah Review)

 

 

Lauren Curley
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Lauren began her training in Lowell, Massachusetts at Walker's Dance. She was a scholarship recipient at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School, graduating Summa Cum Laude with her BFA in Dance Performance. In her time at Hartt, Lauren furthered her training at the Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Martha Graham School, Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, and Henny Jurrien Stichting (NL). Upon graduating she was offered a contract with Repertory Dance Theatre, where she has performed works by world-renowned choreographers such as Jose Limon, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Danielle Agami, and Zvi Gotheiner. Lauren is a faculty member at Creative Arts Academy and South Valley Creative Dance and teaches master classes at studios and University programs throughout the country. She has been a member of the company since 2014.