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Ballets

Handel Messiah
Premiere: December 8, 2017. Autorino Center for Performing Arts, Hartford, CT
Music: Handel
Description: 13 dancers
Commissioned by Vivid Ballet

Babel
Premiere: November 27, 2017. Lincoln Theater Hartford, CT
Music: Tooth and Nail by Missy Mazzoli
Video Design and Programming: Gene Gort
Description:16 dancers, 
11 minutes

As If
Premiere: February, 2014. Harpa Theater, Reykjavik, IS
Co-creation with Slingshot Kidō this interdisciplinary performance piece had its premiere at Iceland’s Dark Music Days Festival.

Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance
Premiere: June, 2013. Bushnell Theater, Hartford, CT
Music:  Igor Stranvisky
Description: 2 dancers
Commissioned by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Handel Messiah
Premiere: December 8, 2017, Autorino Center for Performing Arts, Hartford CT
Music: Handel

Commissioned by  Vivid Ballet

Babel
Premiere: November 27, 2017, Hartford CT
Music: Tooth and Nail by Missy Mazzoli
Description: 16 Dancers
11minutes 
The Hartt School Dance Division

On Your Toes
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyric:Lorenz Hart
Description: November 2014, The Hartt School Production
The 1936 Rodgers and Hartt musical marked the first time a Broadway musical made dramatic use of classical dance and incorporated jazz into its score.
Stephen created all the Ballet elements including the first act "Princess Zenobia" ballet and co-choreographing the second act "On Your Toes" number

Gestures
Premiere: April 17, 2014, Hartford CT
Music: Will Huebler, Erica Bryan, Andrew orris, Steven Serpa, Jessica Rugani, Adam Summerer, Ben Park and Kurt Weil
Description: 12 women
12minutes
The Hartt School Dance Division and Facebook page to see preview

As If
Premiere: February, 2013, Harpa Theater, Reykjavik, IS
Co-creation with Slingshot Kidō this interdisciplinary performance piece which had its premiere at Iceland’s Dark Music Days Festival

Petruschka
Premiere: November 22, 2013, Hartford CT
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Description: 40 dancers inluding 3 principles 3 soloists
39 minutes
The Hartt School Dance Division and Facebook page to see preview


Human Gesture Project
Premiere: July 25, 2013, Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive
Music: Bertoldt Brecht/Kurt Weil, Erica Bryan, Will Huebler, Andrew Morris, Ben Park, Jessica Rugani, Steven Serpa, Adam Summerer
Description: 5 Women and 1 Man
7 minutes

Rite of Spring
Premiere: June, 2013, Bushnell Theater, Hartford, CT
Music: Igor Stravinsky

Description: 1 Man and 1 Woman
Commissioned by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

At The Garden Wall
Premiere: November 16, 2012, Hartford CT
Music: Sergei Prokovief
Description: 9 women
11 minutes
The Hartt School Dance Division and Facebook page to see preview


Savage Beauty
Premiere: November 18, 2011, Hartford CT
Music: Somei Satoh
Description: 11 women and 4 men
14 minutes
The Hartt School Dance Division and Facebook page to see preview


Shotorashion For Gagaku Ensemble and Dancers
Premiere: Februry 6, 2010, FUkushima, Japan
Music: Newly Composed by Sukeyasu Shiba
Solo
3 sections


Encryptions
Premiere: July 2009 at Atlanta, GA
Music: Robert Moran
Description: 6 women on point and 4 men
7 minutes


Nameless Garden
Premiere: July 5, 2008 at M-deux Ballet, Nagoya, Japan
Music: various
Description: 15 Dancers
25 minutes


Relics of Sand
Premiere: February 2008 at Summit Dance Ensemble, Minneapolis
Music: John Adams and Robert Moran
Description: 8 Dancers
9 minutes


Of All That
Premiere: December 2007 at St.Johnsbury Academy, VT
Music: George Garshwin
Description: Duet, Man and woman.
4 minutes


Edge
Premiere: July 2007 Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Nilas Martins & Friends "Stars of Ballet" danced by Ask La Cour(NYCB), Megan LeCrone(NYCB) and Miki Orihara(MGDC)
Music: Elliot Carter, "8 Pieces for 4 Timpani"
Description: 3 sections for 3 dancers, man, woman barefoot and woman on pointe
Also duet version, man and woman on pointe
7 minutes


Puccini Project: Messa Di Gloria
Premiere: January 2007 at DiCappo Opera Theater, NYC. Commisioned by Nilas Martins Dance Company
Music: Giacomo Puccini, "Messa Di Gloria"
Description: 8 dancers and 30 singers on stage, orchestra in pit
50 minutes


Two Celebrations in Three Parts
Premiere: December 2006 REVERB Festival in NYC, PierGroup Dance
Music: Graham Fitkin and Steve Martland
Costumes: Mitsuno Yoko
Description: 3 sections, solo and 2 group sections, 10 dancers
14 minutes


Portal
Premiere: 2006 Juilliard Centennial Commission, danced by Abbey Roessner
Music: David Wallace, "Passacaglia" Original composition
Description: Woman's Solo on pointe
5 minutes


Se Come Voi
Premiere: April 2006, Nilas Martins Dance Company. Danced by Monique Meuniere
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Description: Woman's solo
4 minutees


Fireflies
Premiere: July 2005
Music: Andrew Levine, Original composition for piano, cello and soprano
Description: Based on "Fireflies" of Rabindranath Tagore. 9 dancers
15 minutes


32 Cryptograms
Premiere: August 2005, the Juilliard Summer Program
Music: Robert Moran
Description: 10 dancers
9 minutes


Limon Suite
Premiere: August 2005, School of Hamburg Ballet, Germany
Music: J.S.Bach, "Suites for Cello"
Description: 17 dancers
6 minutes


Though My Wings...
Premiere: July 2005, Tottori Arts Festival, Japan. Danced by Miki Orihara(MGDC)
Music: Ingram Marchal and Philip Glass
Description: Solo
5 minuets


Brilliant Sky
Premiere: July 2004, Perry-Mansfield Summer Program
Music: Steve Martlend
Description: 8 Women and 4 Men
10 minutes


Petrushka
Work in Progress---2003 Purchase Summer Dance Program, Burgos, Spain. 2004 Atlanta Ballet Pre-Professional Program
Music: Stravinsky
Description: 9 women on pointe and 3 men
23 minutes


Night Current
Premiere: May 2003, Purchase Dance Ensemble
Music: Gabriel Faure
Description: Woman's solo on pointe
4 minutes


One/Another
Premiere: July 2002, Perry-Mansfield Summer Program
Music: Mozart
Description: 14 dancers and lead couple
13 minutes


Under The Ice
Premiere: April 2001, The Ailey School
Music: Marin Marais and Sophia Gubaidulina
Description: Original version--5 Women and 1 Man;
Restaged
-14 dancers, the Juilliard Summer Program;
-3 soloists of Martha Graham Dance Company in Florida,Feb 16,2002;
-7 dancers of the school of New National Theater, Tokyo,Feb 15, 2002;
-duet veresion September 2002
13 minutes


Call Not Waiting
Premiere: May 2001, Comissioned by the Juilliard Dance Ensemble, danced by Heidi Stoeckley
Music: Graham Fitkin
Description: Solo
3 minutes


Birds In Warped Time
Premiere: August 2000, the Juilliard Summer Program
Music: Somei Satoh
Description: 8-10 women on pointe, 3 men and Lead couple
11 minutes


Stranger Than Kansas
Premiere: 1999, the Juilliard Summer Program
Music: Robert Moran
Description: 8 Women and 3-5 Men
14 minutes


Comoedia
Premiere: 1999 NYC
Music: Paul Hindemith
Description: Men's duet
6 minutes


Triptych
Premiere: 1998, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble
Music: Paul Hindemith
Description: 13 womwn on pointe
Restaged 6 women, M-deux Ballet, Nagoya 2008
12 minutes


Louange
Premiere: 1998, the Juilliard Dance Ensemble
Music: Oliver Messaien
Description: Women's duet
8 minutes


Hexology
Premiere: 1997, the Juilliard Summer Program
Music: Niel Le Large
Description: 12 Women on pointe
10 minutes


Mythical Beast
Premiere: 1995, Royal Danish Ballet
Music: Benjamin Koppel, original composition
Description: 2 Men and 2 boys
12 minutes


Duet for Solitary Figure
Premiere: 1994, Royal Danish Ballet
Music: Kim Helwig, original composition
Description: 1 dancer and 1 accordionist on stage
9 minutes


Doubletake
Premiere: 1994, Jackson Int. Ballet Competition danced by Johan Koborg (Grand Prize)
Music: Antonin Dvorak
Description: Man's solo
3 and a half minutes


Hindemith Trio
Premiere: 1991, Royal Danish Ballet
Music: Paul Hindemith
Description: 2 Women on pointe and 1 Man
7 minutes


Blues for Lenny
Premiere: 1988, Hamburg Ballet
Music: Aaron Copland and Rzewski
Description: 3 Men and 1 Woman
12 minutes

Opera/Theater

On Your Toes
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyric:Lorenz Hart
Description: November 2014, The Hartt School Production
The 1936 Rodgers and Hartt musical marked the first time a Broadway musical made dramatic use of classical dance and incorporated jazz into its score.
Stephen created all the Ballet elements including the first act "Princess Zenobia" ballet and co-choreographing the second act "On Your Toes" number

 

Hensel and Gretel
Music: Engelbert Humperdinck
Description: February 2011, The Hartt School Production
Stephen choreographed the "Traumpantomime" in act 3

 

Puccini Project: Messa Di Gloria
Premiere: January 2007 at DiCappo Opera Theater, NYC. Commisioned by Nilas Martins Dance Company
Music: Giacomo Puccini, "Messa Di Gloria"
Description: 8 dancers and 30 singers on stage, orchestra in pit
50 minutes

 

Turandot
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Description: Royal Danish Opera’s 1995 production of Puccini’s opera.

 

Imaginary Invalid
Play Write: Moliere
Music: Svend Aaquist
Director: Staffan Valdemar Holm
Description: The Royal Danish Theater’s 1993 production of Moliere’s classic play with the original interludes.


 



 

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