Adamantine (2009)

Choreography Susan Marshall in collaboration with the Company
World Premiere Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Composer Peter Whitehead
Lighting Design Mark Stanley
Scenic Design Jeremy Lydric
Costume Design Olivera Gajic
Sound Design Jane Shaw
Video Design Ryan Holsapple
Stage Manager Lauren Parrish
Musicians Peter Whitehead, Elton Bradman
Dancers Kristen Hollinsworth, Luke Miller, Petra van Noort, Joseph Poulson, Ildiko Toth, Darrin Wright

Adamantine dwells at the intersection of dance, sound design, visual art, and theater, the exposed stage itself becomes a sonic performance instrument as the amplified sounds of its workings blend with the original score created and performed live by composer Peter Whitehead. Performers are continually constrained by limits imposed by the shifting stage machinery and by the lighting which, at times, narrows to mere pools or shafts. In this unpredictable environment the dancers move with fierce violence and luxurious abandon. Revolving around contrasts – this dance juxtaposes light and dark, freedom and constraint, shadow and reflection, formal and informal, joy and difficulty.

Commissioning Credits 
Peak Performances @ Montclair; World Premiere Performance of ADAMANTINE March 26, 2009 at the Alexander Kasser Theater