Einsteins Happiest Thought
Adele Myers and Dancers
April 10 & 11
Hillsborough Community College’s dance program and the Visual and Performing Arts Series present Adele Myers and Dancers (NYC) on April 10 and 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at the Ybor City Campus.
7:30 pm - Mainstage Theatre
Einstein's Happiest Thought was inspired in part by Adele’s attempt to get over her fear of heights by participating in NY Trapeze School, Einstein’s Happiest Thought, is a multi-disciplinary work that delves into sensations that bud from the charged physical states of risk and anticipation.
In an article from the Boston Globe, Karen Campbell explains that the work explores not just the idea of risk, but more potently, the anticipation of risk. Ropes crisscross the stage, and ladders big and small are scattered about. Balances look precarious, and dancers examine concepts of falling – falling down, falling over, falling in love, falling into debt.
The evening-length work, directed and choreographed by Adele Myers, includes collaborating composer, Josh Quillen (So Percussion); Lighting and Visual Designer, Kathy Couch, L.A. based filmmaker, Emmy Pickett; and dramaturg, Ain Gordon. Einstein’s Happiest Thought premiered on September 28th, 2013 at onStage at Connecticut College launching it's NDP supported 2013-14 seven-city tour throughout the eastern seabord, including the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston.
Adele Myers and Dancers will be in residency with HCC Dance students during her stay in Tampa. Students will have the opportunity to workshop side by side with dancers in Adele’s company.
For more information about Einstein’s Happiest Thought and high quality photos, visit link below,
What the press are saying
"...Ms. Myers can indeed shape an onstage world."
-Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times
"Myers' what we have is half of what we wish for...is a fascinating modernistic breakdown of a hectic society."
-Christopher Arnott, New Haven Advocate
"[On Theater in the Head]...a piece that you have to see to believe, but one that will make you appreciate the athleticism of some dancers and dances, and makes you never able to look at a pink shag rug quite in the same way again."
-K.D. Norris, Bennington Banner
All tickets are $10
All HCC students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with valid ID. The box office opens an hour prior to the performance.
The Mainstage Theatre is in the performing arts building of the Ybor City Campus. It is located at the corner of E Palm Ave and N 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba
Adele Myers began her company, Adele Myers and Dancers (AMD), in 2000 as part of her MFA Thesis project at Florida State University. The company is made up of 4 to 5 female company members (though there once was a man). The work, brimming with robust athleticism, wit, and a personalized theatricality tends toward a humanist perspective that emphatically emphasizes people dancing, not simply dancers moving. After a decade of being dually based in NYC and Connecticut, Adele recently relocated the “official home base” for the company to Connecticut celebrating her home as a New England based choreographer. As a curator of chemistry, Myers invites the collaborators involved in each of her dances to draw inspiration from personal experience and then later examines how these experiences intersect with the greater notion of popular culture. In each of her works, the end result is a work that is rich in sensation, understanding, and realness. The mission of Adele Myers and Dancers is to collaboratively create, teach and perform dance that is engaging and relevant to a range of people. AMD has been presented at theaters and festivals throughout the eastern seaboard including, Bates Dance Festival (ME), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (MA), Danspace Project’s FSU alumni Academy Dances (NY), Danspace Project's Academy Dances (NY), Vermont Performance Lab (VT), New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas (CT), among many others. AMD was awarded a National Dance Project for the creation and touring of her newest work in progress, Einstein’s Happiest Thought, which will premiere in September 2013.