Lauren Putty White uses her mastery of improvisatory dance to live jazz music to share her take on living the phases of life through the lens of the camera phone. Becoming a mother has given White a new perspective on why people record life and relive it. The new work Glimpse is a suite for solos, duets, and the full ensemble. Brent White, the choreographer’s husband and creative counterpart composes and arranges a musical score featuring ten original compositions within a central theme. Glimpse reminds us that while pictures can capture memories in stillness, the act of remembrance keeps them in motion. Integrating familial images with original live music and the dance experience, White intends to take the audience “on a kinetic journey of endearment and hope.”
Lauren Putty White, Dance Faculty at Stockton University, has honed a unique Jazz dance vocabulary ranging from influences of Sun Ra Arkestra to Philadanco. She will be joined by exceptional dance artists Joe Gonzalez, a current company member in Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, Sarah Warren, member of Artist House/Asya Zlatina + Dancers, and newcomer CeCe Mitchell. Music Faculty at Drexel University, and a Francis Johnson Innovation Fellow, Brent White on trombone will be joined by a 4- piece ensemble with guitar, bass, drums and percussion. With each musician improvising freely to the original tunes, the dancers will collaborate with a mix of music, choreography and improvised play.