SUSAN MARSHALL & COMPANY
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License

Workshops, Licensing, Videos

The following repertory is recommended to professional dance companies and universities for licensing. In addition, we offer our collaborative skills intensives that can be customized to your organization’s needs, from a 2 hour master class to a 2 day workshop. 

Licensing organizations have access to resources including: 

  •  Performance quality audio
  • Lighting and Technical information
  • Program notes and credits
  • Costuming consultation, rentals available for some works
  • Archival photos
 
  Arms

Arms

The genesis of the duet Arms represented a watershed moment for Susan that helped to define later works, in her words, "like poems in terms of their economy, density and brevity." It is a stationary dance consisting of quotidian arm gestures, postures and technically demanding partnering, “it’s not theatrical touch, it’s real touch—unadorned, functional—and I feel that’s very tangible to an audience. I think that’s what makes the work intimate” 

Duration: 5m

Sound Score: Luis Resto

Casting: 2 Dancers; professional or pre-professional level 

Re-Staging: approximately 25 hours of rehearsal over the course of 1 week. 2 company repetiteurs recommended to teach duet, 1 present for tech/dress.

Previous Licensees: Netherlands Dance Theater, Dance Alloy, University of Washington-Seattle, Columbia College, University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point, Randolph-Macon College

  Kiss

Kiss

Two dancers, suspended from ropes and guided by the laws of physics, swing together and apart in a breathing rhythm until their orbits intersect and are inevitably pulled together. Emphasizing the expressivity of the torso, this aerial duet fuses ballet, skilled partnering and post-modern dance styles. “The miracle of the piece is that it captures in concrete dance terms that almost palpable feeling of swimming in love, of being suspended in eternity," - The Oakland Tribune.

Duration: 7m

Sound Score: Arvo Pärt “Cantus in Memory of Banjamin Britten”

Casting: 2 Dancers; professional level

Re-Staging: approximately 40 hours of rehearsal over the course of 2 weeks, 2 company repetiteurs to teach duet, 1 present for tech/dress.

Previous Licensees: Hubbard Street Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, University of Washington-Seattle

  STOP

STOP

A central duet from the evening length work Play/Pause references the dance moves and sleek production values of popular music videos. The seductiveness of pop culture and our complex relationship to the media we consume is explored. By stripping away context and introducing abstraction movement becomes the primary element, adding choreographic complexity.

https://vimeo.com/72452949

Duration: 3 minutes

Sound Score: David Lang

Casting:  2 Dancers: professional or pre-professional level

Restaging Requirements: 2 repetiteurs recommended, 30 hrs over 1 week

 

 

  Cloudless

Cloudless

Eighteen vignettes, each thematically different yet linked choreographically, compose “Cloudless.” According to The New Yorker, “… the grizzled virtues of traditional modern dance – the bare feet, the weightiness, the sincerity – come out looking newborn.”

https://vimeo.com/23957752

Duration:        dependent on suite chosen (full work runs 59m)

Sound Score: designed by Jane Shaw,  ranging from Georges Bizet to Philip Glass

Casting:          at least 5 Dancers: professional or pre-professional level

Restaging Requirements:      approximately 8-10 hrs of rehearsal per vignette, 1-2 company repetiteurs to teach choreography, 1 present for tech/dress, all requirements dependent on suite chosen.

Previous Licensees:   Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co., Florida State University, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point, University of Montana

 

 

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  Adamantine

Adamantine

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https://vimeo.com/24578642

Duration:        dependent on suite chosen (full work runs 60m)

Sound Score:  Peter Whitehead

Casting:          dependent on suite chosen: professional or pre-professional level

Restaging Requirements:   dependent on suite chosen.

 

 

 

 

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  Sawdust Palace

Sawdust Palace

Originally created at Bard College in honor of both the Spiegeltent and Edward Elgar, this series of vignettes blends elements of burlesque, cabaret, and vaudeville, distilled into the distinctive language of human gesture. "In making this work, I found myself immediately immersed in the question of "popular" dance versus "serious" work in much the same way that Elgar must have been in his own day. In a way this is part period piece put through the mill of my own sensibility, and part "oh, hell, let's just embrace the cabaret-like form and let it all go!" Sometimes a dance is just a dance and a cigar is just a cigar. Although, in this evening a cigar is never just a cigar - and a cup of tea isn't just a cup of tea, either.”

https://vimeo.com/23959444

Duration:        dependent on suite chosen (full work runs 70m)

Sound Score: designed by Jane Shaw, ranging from Elgar to  Zorba the Greek

Casting:          at least 5 Dancers; professional level, a professional Pianist; dependent on suite chosen

Restaging Requirements:      approximately 8-10 hrs of rehearsal per vignette, 1-2 repetiteurs to teach choreography, 1 present for tech/dress,  all requirements dependent on suite chosen

Previous Licensees:   Hedwig Dances