Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi
World Premiere: 2006 with the Ailey Fordham BFA
Company Premiere: 2007 at the Joyce Theater
Lighting Design: Jack Mehler
Music: Takashi Yoshimatsu
Costume Design: Elena Comendador
HELEN HANSEN, JUNICHI FUKUDA, MARIE ZVOSEC, LAMICHAEL LEONARD, JR.,
LAUREN SAMBATARO, SADIRA SMITH, ANDREA MILLER, EMILY WALSH, JOSH JOHNSON, DREW SHULER, MARIJA ABNEY, DANELLE MORGAN, NATASHA DIAMOND-WALKER
The music, like the choreography, combines elements from four sources: classic to rock. The first movement (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pink Floyd) is a progressive rock style with its irregular time (Allegro Molto); the second movement, a ballad style (Andante); the third a Scherzo; and the fourth a slapstick Boogie Woogie style. The choreography plays with the Horton, Dunham, Graham, and Hip hop pop and lock techniques to create our own improvisations called the Mohop.
Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 1 was originally commissioned by The Ailey School for their annual Spring Concert in 2006 and is currently in the repertory of the Ailey/Fordham Student Dancers ensemble.
Background photo (c) Kristin Loden Linder
Atom Hearts Club Suite
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