PE means it’s cuddle time with Allison!
—Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Cellist, The Nouveau Classical Project
Having Trevor and the musicians in rehearsals tempers my intuitive habits and calls me to consider how the body changes when an instrument is involved, and it has made me treasure accuracy. Its rare to have hard work and inspiration in equal measure, but when the musicians are present, I’m fed a constant stream of ideas about movement , space and structure that wouldn’t exist if I were working with a music recording. Its been a kind of creative rewiring of circuits for me.
—Barbie Diewald, Choreographer, TrioDance Collective
There’s a dollar in my g string
THAT IS YOUR D STRING. G IS ALL THE WAY ON MY LEFT.
EXCUSE ME you uncultured swine. That IS my G string. LEFT TO RIGHT IT’S: C G D A ON A CELLO. And if you notice the dollar is wonderfully tucked in my G STRING.
DO NOT DOUBT MY SIX YEARS OR EXPERIENCE.
oh yeah? ive been playing for 80 years and g string is all the way on the left .
Potential Energies has become the part of my life where I get to return to my roots - usually between the hours of 6 and 9pm! I grew up on classical and modern music and this has been my chance to rekindle that fire. It’s a very similar story to what we are trying to tell with this modern ballet and I think it’s something the creative team and performers can all identify with. This is our chance to do something.
—Trevor Gureckis, Composer
Because of PE, I wake up every morning excited and energized. I get to work with an amazing group of people, to whom I am grateful for stepping up to this challenge. While we’re addressing bigger themes, we’re also using personal experiences to develop the work; what we’re doing is so sincere. Lastly, one of the best things about the process is the true spirit of collaboration: musicians contribute movement ideas, dancers’ ideas inform the composition, Barbie, Trevor, and I listen to each other and the artists as well. We have a great working dynamic and our collective priority is to make something beautiful together. I couldn’t ask for a better team.
—Sugar Vendil, Director, Potential Energies; Artistic Director & Pianist, The Nouveau Classical Project.
New movement ideas for #potentialenergies. Colleen Hoelscher of TrioDance, choreography by @negroniup music by @tgureckis #dance #modernballet #newballet #newmusic #classicalmusix (at Gibney Dance Center)
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.
—Charles Bukowski, Factotum