Dancers Sophia Oddi and Brendan Evans; photo by Whitney Browne.
ArtistsPlus joined Artistic Director Tatjana Rankovich and other amazing artists from all over the world for the 2nd Annual 'Music & More SummerFest' held in the beautiful town of Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Performances took place at a stunning hillside amphitheater
overlooking the city as well as a traditional theatre and included new dance choreography for two works by composer Ionel Petroi (Sunny Waltz and A Wild Run), as well as Piazzolla's Libertango and the
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 4.
Music & More SummerFest; photo by Whitney Browne.
Photo by Edie Tyebkhan.
Come Together: The Soundtrack
of Our Lives
Shauna Goddard Barger choreographed (and Diane DeFranco Browne performed!) for the final concert of the Angeles Chorale's 43rd season - Stories: Life Set to Song. From choral classics to Beatles favorites, Artistic Director John Sutton closed out the season on a high note with new works and re-imagined favorites for a rockin' good time.
Dancers Diane DeFranco Browne and Tim Stezner.;
photo by Edie Tyebkhan.
Dancer Jekyns Palaez; photo by Edie Tyebkhan.
Music for the Child in All of Us
Interactive, fun, and fresh! ArtistsPlus joined the Angeles Chorale for Artistic Director John Sutton's “ Young Person’s Guide to the Chorus.” Special Guest David Prather hosted this playful and educational concert choreographed by Shauna Goddard Barger.
Dancer Jennifer Sherry; photo by Edie Tyebkhan.
Dancer Madison Vomastekz; photo by Reza Allabakhshi
/ Capture Imaging, courtesy of the Norton Simon Art Foundation.
Night in Focus: Edgar Degas
Jackie Kopcsak took students from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance to pose and dance throughout the Norton Simon's galleries for this special night commemorating the artist most associated with paintings and sculptures of dancers, Edgar Degas.
Dancer Alyssa Myers; photo by Reza Allabakhshi / Capture Imaging, courtesy of the Norton Simon Art Foundation.
Dancers Adam Vesperman and Madison Vomastek;
photo by Mary Mallaney.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Choreographer Jackie Kopcsak was thrilled to collaborate once again with maestro John Sutton to incorporate dance into the Angeles Chorale's beautiful 2017 holiday concert. Two dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance helped bring to life a story of a World War II soldier returning home at Christmastime.
Dancer Madison Vomastek; photo by Jackie Kopcsak.
Dancer Joseph Hetzer and the American Youth Symphony;
photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
ArtistsPlus joined the illustrious American Youth Symphony for the second half of their 2017 Members Priority Concert featuring Aaron Copland's iconic "Appalachian Spring." Under the expert direction of Maestro Juan Felipe Molano and with choreography by Jackie Kopcsak, the five dancers cast an enchanting spell over the audience, which quickly erupted in a standing ovation at the close of the program.
Dancers Laura Alexich and Joseph Hetzer with the
American Youth Symphony; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Dancers Noel Dilworth and Daniel Wagner; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Performed under the summer stars at Cal Tech's Beckman Auditorium, ArtistsPlus joined maestro Rachael Worby in an evening celebrating some of music's dynamic duos. Choreographer Jackie Kopcsak created three pieces: a Fred Astaire-inspired pas de deux to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, a quartet set to Bach's Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin and a glittery finale to John Williams iconic score for the cinematic classic, "ET."
Dancers Daniel Wagner and Jackie Kopcsak; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Dancers Andrea Fabbri and Cleo Magill; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Under the marvelous direction of conductor John Sutton, Carl Orff's dramatic score came to life at Pasadena's First United Methodist Church. Choreographers Shauna Barger and Jackie Kopcsak integrated dance throughout the piece, allowing six ArtistsPlus dancers to join the ensemble of singers, musicians and operatic soloists for this incredibly dynamic performance of "Carmina Burana."
Dancer Miranda Rose Farmer; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Dancer Noel Dilworth; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Out of the Blue
ArtistsPlus Productions was thrilled by the standing ovation for "Out of the Blue," a new work for Pasadena's esteemed Norton Simon Museum. The hour-long performance featured a cast of ten dancers, four musicians and an operatic soprano as well as beautiful costumes and projection design. The performance highlighted the museum's exhibit, "A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and their Impact on French Artists."
Soprano Karina Kallas; photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.
Dancers Sophia Oddi, Ani Kazanjian and Kelly Bohne;
photo by Ross Clark.
The Unicorn, The Gorgon & The Manticore
Written by Gian Carlo Menotti and first choreographed by John Butler for the New York City Ballet in the 1950s, ArtistsPlus had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Chorale Bel Canto's Artistic Director and maestro Stephen Gothold on this beautiful but rarely-produced piece.
Dancers Aidan Carberry and Myles Hunter; photo by Ross Clark.
Dancer Bondy Owens Juarez and company;
photo by Jackie Kopcsak.
LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party
ArtistsPlus Productions was thrilled to be a part of the Opening Night celebrations for the 2015 LA Art Show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.