APOGEE IN 3 (2015)

Choreography Michele Wiles
Lighting Michael O'Connor
Costumes Michele Wiles & Victoria Bek
Music "Baroque Steps" and "Trances" by Tom Harrell

“Apogee in 3” unites two fundamentally different arts without altering the form of each. Wiles’s choreographic response to the challenge of using jazz and its inherent dependence on improvisation was to create an airtight choreographic structure that would allow the dancers, who are typically trained through repetition, to both dance parallel to the music and also the freedom to respond spontaneously to the moments of music improvisation. 

World Premiere: November 3, 2015, New York Live Arts, New York, NY.