Just last month, its performance of choreographer
"We never want to bore people, we never want to confuse people," says
This weekend, the company will return to the
The program will feature the world premieres of "Morgan's Waltz" by
"Morgan's Waltz" is a showcase for Big Muddy's
Enos "came in and set this pas de deux on her (Morgan) and Thom, as a gift from my husband and I," David says. "So it's kind of special."
As Big Muddy looks ahead to its fourth season, the company has already established ongoing relationships with a strong roster of choreographers, she says. It's all about nurturing a creative environment in which the synergy between the choreographer and the dancers is enhanced.
In pursuing that approach, David says, she was influenced by her years as a performer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, which was founded by choreographer
David learned from Conte not to compromise "in any way. Even the buttons on the '40s costumes had to be just right. The costumes were always ironed and pressed and crisp, and the shoes had to look right. 'The dance is in the details,' he'd always say."
But what happens when the dancing is done? At the Touhill this weekend, that's where the "cool treats" come in.
"The show is about an hour and a half long, so we'll have time to party afterwards," David says. "There'll be complimentary cocktails and ice cream, and the dancers will all be there."
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