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Gallimaufry & Greene

At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008

**** Three Weeks - “unusual, but WORKS BRILLIANTLY.”

“It is not necessary to know the stories of the films involved; each dance was so good that it explained itself” – Three Weeks

“FROM HERE TO ETERNITY’s steamy beach scene and the ballet from THE RED SHOES are enjoyably familiar...  Much more compelling is the company’s take on CASABLANCA and JOAN OF ARC, which wisely attempts to capture the spirit of the original works in a specifically dance language. This is most moving in the CASABLANCA sequence” – The List

Golden moments from classic Hollywood films... the piece connects most immediately with the audience.” – The List

Enthusiastic … a series of iconic moments from the silver screen…a naturalistic rendition of the movement in the films themselves… Travis Judd Hollister succeeds in finding the emotional heart of the characters he portrays.” – The Stage


This *World Premiere* is an Imaginative look at the influences of famous
black & white movie scenes on our concept of relationships between Man, Woman and God.
Witness the personal entanglements of Casablanca, On the Waterfront,
From Here to Eternity and Sophie's Choice and see how
they have changed our lives. All told through dance.

A Night at the Movies

A Night At The Movies
Choreography by
Sean Greene
Artitic Director

Featuring:
Giulia Carotenuto, Shanti Harter,

Travis Judd Hollister, Edward Johnson,
Samantha Marcella, Christine Reese
and Robert Tsai

7:15 PM
30 July - 25 August
(no performance 11 August)

C (-1)
C venues - #34
3 Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

Tickets:
Jul 30-Aug 1, 5, 12, 18, 19 £8.50 (£7.50) (£6.50)
Aug 2-4, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25
£10.50 (£9.50) (£7.50)
Aug 6-8, 13-15, 20-22
£9.50 (£8.50) (£7.50)

The Gallimaufry & Greene Dance Company
is sponsored by
Lisa & John Mansour
Monica Thibodeaux in "A Night at the Movies"


"The silver screen treads the boards in this premiere production which fuses film and form.

Renowned dancer and choreographer Sean Greene takes the audience on a very personal journey in A Night at the Movies - a stunning contemporary dance piece based on famous scenes from old black & white movies that impacted on Greene’s life. 

Who hasn’t been touched by such monumental films as: On the Waterfront, Casablanca , From Here to Eternity, The Red Shoes, All Quiet on the Western Front, Joan of Arc, Bringing up Baby and Sophie’s Choice? A Night at the Movies is an imaginative and beautiful look at how famous film scenes impact and influence us and our concept of relationships. It asks: What are the images that shape our lives?

A wealth of experience combines with a wealth of imagery from much-loved films in Gallimaufry & Greene's spectacular premiere."

-C venues




All photos courtesy of Tim Agler
Shelby Francoeur and Nicolas Leighton
"Introduction"
Shelby Francoeur and Nicolas Leighton
Shelby Francoeur and Nicolas Leighton
"Introduction"
Shelby Francoeur and Nicolas Leighton

Travis Judd Hollister and Monica Thibodeaux in "From Here to Eternity"
"From Here to Eternity"
Travis Judd Hollister and Monica Thibodeaux
Shanti Harter in "Song of Bernadette"
"Song of Bernadette"
Shanti Harter
Travis Judd Hollister and Monica Thibodeaux in "From Here to Eternity"
"From Here to Eternity"
Travis Judd Hollister and Monica Thibodeaux

Efrén Corado in "Casablanca"
"Casablanca"
Efrén Corado

Travis Judd Hollister, Efrén Corado and Shelby Francoeur in "Sophie's Choice"
"Sophie's Choice"
Travis Judd Hollister, Efrén Corado
and Shelby Francoeur

Shanti Harter, Monica Thibobeaux and Edward Johnson in "Joan of Arc"
"Joan of Arc"
Shanti Harter, Edward Johnson and
Monica Thibodeaux
Shanti Harter, Monica Thibobeaux and Edward Johnson in "Joan of Arc"
"Joan of Arc"
Shanti Harter, Edward Johnson and
Monica Thibodeaux
Shanti Harter, Monica Thibobeaux and Edward Johnson in "Joan of Arc"
"Joan of Arc"
Shanti Harter, Edward Johnson and
Monica Thibodeaux


Tiffanie Siyavong, Monica Thibodeaux and Travis Judd Hollister in "Joan of Arc"
"Joan of Arc"
Tiffanie Siyavong, Monica Thibodeaux and
Travis Judd Hollister
Monica Thibodeaux and Travis Judd Hollister in "Joan of Arc"
"Joan of Arc"
Shanti Harter, Edward Johnson and
Monica Thibodeaux
Nicolas Leighton and Monica Thibodeaux in "Joan of Arc"
"Joan of Arc"
Shanti Harter, Edward Johnson and
Monica Thibodeaux

Travis Judd Hollister in "A Night at the Movies"
"Epilogue"
Travis Judd Hollister
Travis Judd Hollister in "A Night at the Movies"
"Epilogue"
Travis Judd Hollister
Travis Judd Hollister in "A Night at the Movies"
"Epilogue"
Travis Judd Hollister

Travis Judd Hollister, Shanti Harter, Efrén Corado
Travis Judd Hollister, Shanti Harter, Efrén Corado
and Tiffanie Siyavong
Monica Thibodeaux and Shelby Francoeur in "Song of Bernadette"
"Song of Bernadette"
Monica Thibodeaux and Shelby Francoeur


The Company



Steve JosephsonSTEVE JOSEPHSON (Executive Director) Gallimaufry Performing Arts’ Executive Artistic Director received A BFA in Theatre and a minor in Dance from the University of Southern California. He studied extensively with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company and was a member of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre.  His association with USC extended for 20 years as he became Resident Director/ Choreographer and a Playwright in Residence with Festival Theatre USC/USA at the Edinburgh Fringe. For Festival Theatre he directed the European premieres of A. R. Gurney’s The Perfect Party, Christopher Durang’s Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Alan Menken’s Weird Romance, Harold Arlen and Truman Capote’s House of Flowers, William Finn’s March of the Falsettos, Kenneth Lonnergan’s This is Our Youth, as well as productions of his own works Tea & Crumpets and The Aspern Papers. In New York he wrote, directed and produced the Off-Broadway Musical Farce Some Summer Night which was a winner of the New American Musical Writers Festival. In San Francisco he wrote, directed and choreographed Tea & Crumpets which won the S.F. Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for “Best New Musical.” In Los Angeles he produced the wildly successful Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes and produced, directed and choreographed the West Coast premiere of Weird Romance. For Scottsdale’s Ensemble Theatre Company he directed productions of Loot, The Lonesome West and 21/2 Jews which later performed in Baltimore’s Gordon Center for the Arts. For Fox Sports and Primeticket he wrote and directed the USC “Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame Induction” hosted by Frank Gifford which included his writing one of the last public addresses for former president Ronald Reagan. In 2007, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he produced and directed the world premiere of Harlem Renaissance: The Life of Florence Mills and the European premiere of Del Shores’ Sordid Lives.



Sean Sean GreeneGreene (Artistic Director) At 19, Sean Greene began dancing at Pierce Junior College. Three years later, he joined the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, where, as Principal Dance and "Master Teacher" he danced and taught all over the world for 19 years. In 1978, he appeared on the cover of Dance magazine and in 1980, received the Pasadena Performing Artist of the Year award. In 1988 Sean left the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company to direct Transitions Dance Company and the Advanced Performance Course at the Laban Centre in London for the next six years. In 1994, he served as Rehearsal Director for the Phoenix Dance Company in Leeds, before returning to the United States. In 2003, Sean was nominated for a Lester Horton Lifetime Teaching Award. In 2004, his duet from “La Famiglia del Inferno” was reconstructed and nominated for a Lester Horton Award. He now teaches at Chapman University.



Christine ReeseRobert Tsai (Dancer) Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Robert began with break-dancing/bboying and hip-hop, and eventually became exposed to modern dance at Taipei American School under Deborah Flemming. While in high school, Robert was able to travel and perform at several arts conventions at International schools in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Robert later resumed formal dance training at Chapman University under Dale Merrill, Cyrus Parker-Jeanette, Sean Greene, and Jennifer Backhaus. In 2006, Robert had the opportunity to represent Chapman University at the American College Dance Festival regionals in Sacramento, CA., and later, at the National festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In 2007, Robert made his debut with Gallimaufry & Greene, under the direction of Sean Greene. Currently, Robert is signed with DDO Dance Agency, and is pursuing a career in commercial dance in Los Angeles.