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CommissionsEcho Park Dream Ballet Essay: Les Sylphides without Margot Fonteyn v. The Pips without Gladys Knight

Chris Yon

Exploring the world of backup dancers without their leading stars, Chris Yon sets his piece to an original mash-up soundscape of classical and R&B music. The six dancers traverse a kinetically quotable movement landscape based on variations of familiar “step-touch” routines and the structures of the corps de ballets. Yon performs alongside Maggie Bergeron, Angharad Davies, Taryn Griggs, Justin Jones, and Megan Mayer.

Chris Yon

Momentum: New Dance Works 2011

Photo by Cameron Wittig