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PAST PERFORMANCES

"CHIAROSCURO" 
(EVENING-LENGTH PREMIERE)

August 2022, Premiere at Chesterwood Arts Alive! Stockbridge, MA

“Chiaroscuro” is an evening-length work that draws on art, mannerisms, and narratives of the Baroque.

Through a contemporary lens, this Baroque music and movement study juxtaposes le sacré et le profane, or the sacred and common, with the contrast of light and shadow as defined by chiaroscuro.

Research and inspiration for this performance includes Remedios Varo’s Tailleur pour dames painting, thus exploring the simultaneous dichotomy and harmony between the Baroque and Surrealism.

Embodying the dynamic gestures present in Baroque sculptures and paintings, as well as translating the characteristics of Baroque art and music, such as strong diagonals, swirling action, chiaroscuro, scenes of everyday life, asymmetry, emotion, formal design, and rhythm vitality, are the impetus for the choreography of “Chiaroscuro.”

"CHIAROSCURO" 
(EXCERPT)

July 2022, Choreography on the Edge in Kingston, NY

“Chiaroscuro” is an evening-length work that draws on art, mannerisms, and narratives of the Baroque.

Through a contemporary lens, this Baroque music and movement study juxtaposes le sacré et le profane, or the sacred and common, with the contrast of light and shadow as defined by chiaroscuro.

Research and inspiration for this performance includes Remedios Varo’s Tailleur pour dames painting, thus exploring the simultaneous dichotomy and harmony between the Baroque and Surrealism.

Embodying the dynamic gestures present in Baroque sculptures and paintings, as well as translating the characteristics of Baroque art and music, such as strong diagonals, swirling action, chiaroscuro, scenes of everyday life, asymmetry, emotion, formal design, and rhythm vitality, are the impetus for the choreography of “Chiaroscuro.”

MIXED REPERTOIRE
(EXCERPTS FROM "QUALIA," "CHIAROSCURO," & IMPROVISATIONS)

July 2022, Berkshire Busk

Great Barrington, MA

An eclectic evening of dance in Great Barrington, MA as part of the Berkshire Busk street festival. The company performed excerpts for "Qualia," "Chiaroscuro," and improvisations.

"QUALIA" 
(ENERGY & SPACE)

June 2022, Chesterwood Arts Alive! Kick Off with Berkshire Pulse Choreographers, Stockbridge, MA

“Qualia” choreographed by Fiona Scruggs is a multi-piece work that illustrates the concept of qualia, which is defined as one’s own individual experience and consciousness. “Qualia” illustrates the cyclical and ephemeral nature of time, space, energy, and chaos and their relationships to our perception of transient experiences. Research for this performance includes Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), Giorgio De Chirico’s metaphysical paintings, essays and articles expounding on the relationship between time and history, and the artists’ unique personal perceptions of time, space, energy, and chaos.

"QUALIA" 
(TIME)

May 2022, Bard College at Simon's Rock,

Great Barrington, MA

The "Time" excerpt from “Qualia” illustrates the cyclical and ephemeral nature of time and its relationship to our perception of transient experiences. Research for this duet included Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), essays and articles expounding on the relationship between time and history, and the artists’ unique personal perceptions of time.

"QUALIA" 
(ENERGY)

April 2022, Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts, Ukraine Benefit Concert, North Ancram, NY

The "Energy" excerpt of “Qualia” draws on personal experience to investigate and illustrate the relationship of emotion to energy.

"QUALIA"
(SPACE, ENERGY, TIME, CHAOS)

April 2022, The Foundry, West Stockbridge, MA

“Qualia” choreographed by Fiona Scruggs is a multi-piece work that illustrates the concept of qualia, which is defined as one’s own individual experience and consciousness. “Qualia” illustrates the cyclical and ephemeral nature of time, space, energy, and chaos and their relationships to our perception of transient experiences. Research for this performance includes Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), Giorgio De Chirico’s metaphysical paintings, essays and articles expounding on the relationship between time and history, and the artists’ unique personal perceptions of time, space, energy, and chaos.

"QUALIA"
(TIME)

Nov. 2021, 5x5 Dance Festival, West Hartford, CT

The "Time" excerpt from “Qualia” illustrates the cyclical and ephemeral nature of time and its relationship to our perception of transient experiences. Research for this duet included Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), essays and articles expounding on the relationship between time and history, and the artists’ unique personal perceptions of time.

"QUALIA"
(TIME)

Sept. 2021, Dance on North, Pittsfield, MA

The "Time" excerpt from “Qualia” illustrates the cyclical and ephemeral nature of time and its relationship to our perception of transient experiences. Research for this duet included Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), essays and articles expounding on the relationship between time and history, and the artists’ unique personal perceptions of time.

"QUALIA"
(TIME)

Sept. 2021, The Foundry, West Stockbridge, MA

The "Time" excerpt from “Qualia” illustrates the cyclical and ephemeral nature of time and its relationship to our perception of transient experiences. Research for this duet included Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), essays and articles expounding on the relationship between time and history, and the artists’ unique personal perceptions of time.