NobleMotion dance company to travel to showcase style, emotion
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 01:04
NobleMotion, a Huntsville based dance company, is set to travel to Austin April 27 to premiere their evening length set Spitting Ether: A Reality Bending Dance.
Collaborating with Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company in Austin, both casts are showcasing new original work in the performance Scenes Flamboyant (and intimate).
NobleMotion was established in 2009 and is headed by artistic directors, Sam Houston State University dance professors Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble. The company intends to provide intense work for dancers as well as cultivating the art form.
"We are trying to figure out what Houston needs and what we can provide," Dionne Sparkman Noble said. NobleMotion strives to find their niche in the Texas art culture. "We are a Houston company but we want to have a presence in Austin as well as in Dallas, let’s be Texas’ company."
The duo has successfully merged the dancing background of each cast member to develop a sound style that is uniquely NobleMotion. Second year company dancer Shohei Iwahama, describes his style as being completely different from the characteristics of the company.
"They can utilize what I do so it is unlimited," he said. "[The company] doesn’t limit yourself as a dancer."
NobleMotion strives to push the boundary of humanism and remain rooted in natural movements yet embody an unearthly quality to their performances.
The exclusive relationship with lighting and technical artist David Deveau helps NobleMotion fuse their organic qualities and innovative lighting sets to mold lighting and dance movements.
"I want to find an efficient and simple way to create something interesting," Deveau said. "I like people to be wowed by what we do."
The company is set to feature pieces titled Lorelei’s Whisper and Landing Light in Austin. Both pieces teeter on the deception of reality and the subconscious with the use of simple projections and grounded movements.
Company Dancer Seth McPhail describes his ability to personally connect with these pieces due to the level of realism and humanism.
"It’s easy to connect with their work because it is human. As a performer I can feel the humanist of it all," said McPhail.
Noble mentioned that each piece the company develops works diligently with the aspect of a spectacle, the connection with the audience and the cast to depict the strongest emotions and still find the piece aesthetically pleasing.
"One of our biggest goals is to make it work, something that resonates some element of humanity and some visual spectacle," said Noble.
Both companies will perform in the AustinVentures Studio Theater Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door and are $12 for students and seniors and $17 for general admission.
For more information about NobleMotion, visit their website is www.noblemotiondance.com.