Repertoire

MKE Imparts
2016

Premiered at the Inaugural Milwaukee Fringe Festival in August 2016, "MKE Imparts" uses recordings of Milwaukee's intimate and public spaces, setting a seamless backdrop for live music and dance. Cellist Alicia Storin and flutist Emma Koi are moveable elements in this piece, while dancer/choreographer Christal Wagner weaves in elements of quiet repetition and loud improvisation. A portrait of our city, our home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Christal Wagner, choreography, soundscape, dance, voice
Alicia Storin, composition, cello, dance
Emma Koi, composition, flute, dance
 


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Jitterbug Suite: A memory
2015

This work was originally commissioned by the Shorewood Senior Resource Center in August 2015. Cadance Collective interviewed 4 seniors of the Shorewood Senior Resource Center on their memories
of the Eagles Ballroom as it existed in the 1940's and 50's. Thank you to SSRC Director Elizabeth Price for her support and help arranging these interviews.

Christal Wagner, dance, voice
Alicia Storin, cello, voice
Emma Koi, flute, voice
Sound Score: Shorewood Senior Resource Centrer patrons arranged by Cadance Collective: Armand Zulli, Evelyn Zulli, Ellyn Dzick, Adrienne Bourchonville

Review Article - Journal Sentinel 
Review Article - Shepherd Express


TIDAL
2015

Presented in collaboration with Danceworks Performance Company for the March, 2015 show "Breathe", Tidal explores the relationship between breath, water, sound and movement.  

*Christal Wagner, direction/choreography
Emma Koi, flute, dance
Alicia Storin, cello
*Dani Kuepper, dance
*Kim Johnson, dance
*Liz Zastrow, dance

*Danceworks Performance Company Member
 

Review article - Jounal Sentinal
Review article - Wisconsin Gazette


TRANSLATION
2014

Using the actual musical score as a roadmap for choreography, Cadance Collective assigns dance phrase material to each musical phrase in this adaptation of the prelude from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor. 

Alicia Storin, cello
Emma Koi, dance
Christal Wagner, dance

 


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Folk Suite
2014

Presented as part of South Milwaukee's pop-up performance "Drama at the Depot", made possible by the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center and The Battery Factory, Cadance Collective's "Folk Suite" includes musical and choreographic adaptations of three popular folk tunes, "Clemintine", "Wayfaring Stranger" and "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad".

Emma Koi, ukulele, dance, voice
Christal Wagner, dance, voice
Alicia Storin, cello, voice


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aWay
2014

Created for Danceworks' GET IT OUT THERE concert. The trio uses the folk song Wayfaring Stranger to inspire deep investigation into acceptance of confinement and the goal of reaching a higher place. 

Emma Koi, dance
Alicia Storin, cello
Christal Wagner, choreography,voice


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Um, Ok...Now let's move on
2013

Composed and choreographed for Danceworks concert, Intersect. This work features an underlying soundscape of the trio's voices in candid discussion about their deepest desires as artists. In the foreground is an original composition for flute and cello paired with whimsical choreography for two.

Alicia Storin, cello
Emma Koi, flute, dance
Christal Wagner, dance, soundscape
Melissa Anderson (guest), dance

Preview article - Express Milwaukee
Review article - Jounal Sentinal
Review article - Express Milwaukee


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Aeriform
2013

In Cadance Collective’s premier work, "Aeriform", the group uses a musical landscape morphed out of themes from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, The Swan and The Aviary from Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. These musical motifs inform birdlike movement as wings learn to unfold with open eyes to the possibility of flight. Cellist Alicia Storin’s captivating interpretation of The Swan transforms itself into a pas de deux with familiar melodies from the Prelude of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. Christal Wagner’s choreography utilizes Emma Koi’s ability to transform from dancer to flutist seamlessly in a spirited journey to flight.

Emma Koi, flute, dance
Alicia Storin, cello
Christal Wagner, dance