Chant (1967)

Chant (1967)

Choreography: Tim Wengerd

Music: “Double Music by John Cage and Lou Harrison

Length: 5:30

Cast: Tyler Orcutt, Lauren Curley, Trung “Daniel” Do, JaclynBrown,Dan Higgins, Elle Johansen

Note:

RDT alumnus, Tim Wengerd, grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was impressed with the Native American culture that he was introduced to in the Southwest.  While Chant is not an authentic native dance, it resonates with concepts that were inspired by the ceremonies and rituals he witnessed. The Chant dancers connect with the earth using a repetitious treading pattern with the feet. There is a reverence for space and an inner concentration that is always present in traditional Pueblo dances.