ty wells

FIREBIRD - redux!!


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VERY excited to work with Conductor JONATHON HEYWARD on my upcoming original production of FIREBIRD!

JONATHON is forging a career as one the most exciting conductors of his generation. Currently Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, the young American was also selected to be part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017/18 Dudamel Conducting Fellowship program.

Collaborating with some beautiful folks for our mad take on the eternal Firebird. In addition to the fabulous team at LA PHIL, Cathy Cooper is designing, Conner Marx is our Stravinsky and dancers are Kelsey Landers, Isaac Huerta, Baden Silva, Derek Schiesel and Ty Wells. Hope you can join us for some truly extraordinary music and story.

Firebird

Saturday, Dec 2 - 11am | Saturday, Dec 9 - 11am

https://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youth/2017-12-02

 

RIFT exploratory rehearsals

enjoying a truly collaborative experience with these amazing dancers - katherine, ty, derek, and stephen. anna clyne and i are immersed in the creative development of RIFT for the cabrillo festival. we have a very natural and organic work process together. we exchange recordings of the music and video of the choreography as a fluid artistic dialogue so that we can offer direction and inspiration to each other as the work unfolds...rare indeed!

ENTELECHY...premiere and film festivals

Collaboration is key and one of my FAVORITE aspects of creating work. 

I'm thrilled that the short film I choreographed for Ariana Delawari, ENTELECHY, will be screening at three festivals this spring: cleveland international film festivalboston international film festival, and deep focus: women in film, a new festival in Ireland. 

ENTELECHY is a haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well.

With an original soundtrack by Delawari and Butchy Fuego, from their yet to be released album, the film features Ariana Delawari, Daniel Blinkoff, Bo Foxworth, Lita Albuquerque, Austin Westbay and Lila Danscecs with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno and editing by Mariana Blanco.  A big thank you to producer Nicole Disson for bringing me on board,

Sylvia

Sometimes you get into a work and things shift...like someone turned the lights out on you...you find yourself searching, reaching for something familiar to hold on to.  Sylvia was one of those pieces. I chose to move forward in the dim, moving only toward the dancers and their experiences. This mystery was a beautiful one to unravel.

thanks to The Antlers for the beauty tune (this was a benefit so we are grateful) and to Edge Performing Arts Center for allowing me to create in their space for all of these years!

beautiful dancers are: Christian Brower, Ty Wells, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Jesse Steidler, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur and Baden Silva.

photos: Denise Leitner

the observed

inspired by cultural weekly's #DareToDance campaign, i took beauty to the streets with "the observed". the piece was shot in one take in downtown la and brought to life by dancers kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, derek tabata, + ty wells. music is by the amazing composer missy mazzoli from her record Vespers for a New Dark Age, New Amsterdam Records, with vocals by melissa hughes. a special thanks to jessica heistand for camera op.  

LA Philharmonic...Benjamin Britten and Dance!

 

thrilled to be returning to the la phil to direct and choreograph the upcoming "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" and Britten's "Sea Interludes" such GORGEOUS MUSIC and beautiful LA dancers bringing it to life for me!

grateful to be surrounded by so much creativity and beauty.

thank you to dancers: Jessica Hiestand, Kelsey Landers, Kenzie McClure, Hannah Odgers, Stephen Jacobsen, Derek Nemechek, Derek Tabada and Ty Wells.

performances are on sat, nov 21st and sat, dec 5th @ 11am | click below for tickets and more info

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/toyota-symphonies-for-youththe-young-persons-guide-to-orchestra/2015-11-21

the EDGE

i'm really happy to be sharing the stage with so many amazing choreographers in support of EDGE performing arts center, who has supported me for years. big thanks to bill and randy for all that they've done. get your tickets now, it's going to be an amazing show!

"sylvia" dancers: christian brower, toi'ya leatherwood, sebastian mazur, hannah odgers, jess steidler, ty wells

Angeline Woo...hysterica @ the series

ohhh...the series was a mad crush of creativity! thank you Nicole Disson and ACE Hotel for dreaming up this amazing evening. here is a collage of images from the night, captured by the amazing photographer Angeline Woo

ty wells + baden silva | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + baden silva | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + toi'ya leatherwood | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + toi'ya leatherwood | photo: Angeline Woo

hannah odgers | photo: Angeline Woo

hannah odgers | photo: Angeline Woo

jess steidler | photo: Angeline Woo

jess steidler | photo: Angeline Woo

sebastian mazur | photo: Angeline Woo

sebastian mazur | photo: Angeline Woo

nicole disson + austin westbay | photo: Angeline Woo

nicole disson + austin westbay | photo: Angeline Woo

ACE Hotel...the series - may 30th

hysterica dance co. will perform may 30

 upstairs @ the ACE Hotel as part of the series

"sylvia" in performance

"sylvia" in performance

Austin Westbay

Austin Westbay

Nicole Disson

Nicole Disson

sylvia...new work

experimenting with new construction techniques for "sylvia." many thanks to Axiom Dance Theater for the invitation to show work and to edge performing arts center for letting us rehearse in their beautiful new space! 

beautiful dancers are: Toi'ya Leatherwood, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur, Baden Silva, Jess Steidler and Ty Wells.

entelechy

 

i'm very excited to have collaborated with ariana delawari on her beautiful film, "Entelechy". i'll keep you posted on upcoming festival and screening news. big thanks to my dancers, nicole disson, and our incredible DP berenice eveno

www.facebook.com/entelechyfilm

https://twitter.com/EntelechyFilm

ariana delawari - the ultimate collaborator

"Art is an investigation" - Twyla Tharp

"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control" - Julia Cameron

just wrapped production on ariana delawari's upcoming short entelechyariana led the way with grace, spirit and above all bravery. she gave us the freedom to discover real beauty in the moment. i'm so grateful to all of the dancers for their open hearts and unrelenting passion.

http://arianadelawari.com

 

our playground

our playground

the dancers

the dancers

nicole + kitty

nicole + kitty

ariana delawari

ariana delawari

austin westbay

austin westbay

sebastian mazur

sebastian mazur

ty wells

ty wells

kristina desjardins

kristina desjardins

paola gamache

paola gamache

naomi pacheco

annick chung

annick chung

baden silva

baden silva

jessica hiestand

jessica hiestand

lydia purves-ware

lydia purves-ware

hannah odgers

hannah odgers

talitha thurston

talitha thurston

jess steidler

jess steidler