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Company: Season Archive: 2005

2005 Mailer
2005 Mailer

Mandell Theater
June 16-18, 2005

Out of the Mist, Above the Real (2004)

Lyrical and Sacred, Out of the Mist, Above the Real conjures images of ancient Irish cliffs and rolling seas.

Choreography: Jeanne Ruddy
Music: Daniel Brewbaker
Costume Design: Jeffrey Wirsing
Lighting Design: Peter J. Jakubowski
Performed by: Sun-Mi Cho, Kimberly Braton Lantz, Janet Pilla, Gabrielle Revlock, Renee Robinson-Buzby, Jeanne Ruddy, Meredith Riley Stewart, Paul Struck, Christine Taylor
Featuring Noa Buzby and Juliette Snyder
Guest Artist: Brigitta Herrmann

Breathless (2005)

World Premiere

Powerful, haunting and disturbing, Breathless was born out of Ruddy’s meditative exploration of the ominous, fearful qualities of water, and influenced by Theodore Dreiser's classic masterwork, An American Tragedy. Brethless explores the dark side of the American Dream that has become a harsh reality of contemporary life, and lays bare their doomed pursuit of love and success...

Ruddy's collaboration with composer Jorge Cousineau, who created the original sound score, provided a new and challenging experience, as she choreographed in silence for the first time, prior to Cousineau shaping the sound to the dancers’ movement.

In a unique multi-media twist, the choreography placed the dancers in front of projections of dancers sinking in water by noted photographer, Bob Emmott.

In conjunction with the season opening, Jeanne Ruddy Dance partnered with Women’s Way, making the Friday, June 17 performance a benefit for their Domestic Abuse Agency.

Choreography: Jeanne Ruddy
Original Sound Score: Jorge Cousineau
2008 Sound Score: Ellen Fishman-Johnson
Costume Design: Jeffrey Wirsing
Lighting Design: Peter J. Jakubowski
Photographic Projections: Bob Emmott
Video Projections: Jorge Cousineau
Performed by: Meredith Riley Stewart, Stephen Walsh, Sun-Mi Cho, Janet Pilla, Rick Callender, Kimberly Branton Lantz, Paul Struck, Renee Robinson-Busby

Suite Reel (2003)

Celebrating the vibrant spirit of America's rural past, Suite Reel combines dynamic dance sequences, four-part harmony, and à cappella and Appalachian bluegrass music.

Choreography: Jeanne Ruddy
Music: Appalachian Bluegrass Music and American Songs
Costume Design: Jeffrey Wirsing
Lighting Design: Peter J. Jakubowski
Scenic and Video Designer: Thom Bunblauskas
Soundtrack Design: Larry Sheridan
Video Projections: Primitive World Production
Wardrobe Mistress: Fang Cho
Barbershop Quartet: Back Four More
Performed by: Rick Callenedr, Renee Robinson-Busby, Neredith Riley Stewart, Janet Pilla, Christine Taylor, Stephem Welsh

2005 Board of Directors

Jeanne Ruddy, Artistic Director
Gregory G. Gosfield, Esq, President
Victor F. Keen Esq, ice President/Treasurer
Kathryn Keeler President Emeritus
Amy Branch
Lou Coffey
La-Taya P. Hackney
Milli Lane-Berg
Magie McAboy
Verna Prenice
Dr. Robert J. Wallner

2005 Advisory Board

Steven Goff
Denise Jefferson
Martha Myers
Igal Perry
Jill Porter
Susan Rock
Joseph Salkowitz, DMD
Pearl B. Schaeffer
Roslyne Paige Stern
Leslie Stiles
F. Randal Swartz
Janet Swartz

2005 Administration

Susan Fazio: Administrative Assistant
Ron Snitzer: Financial Manager
Jenna Simone: Administrative Assistant
Christopher Leake: Marketing Intern

2005 Independent Consultants

Bruce Makous: Capital Campagne Consultant
Nina Zucker and Associates: Press Relations
Caren Goldstein, Concept Factory: Graphic Design
Beth Emmott: Web Design
Bob Emmott: Photography
Carmella Vassor, Wild Child Productions: Videographer
Lynne Goldstein: Marketing
Karen Spiro, ENENTures: Event Planners
Kim Wolf, Routolo, Spewak & Co: Accountants

2005 Funders

PECO, An Exelon Company
The William Penn Foundation
Independence Foundation
Land Services USA Inc.
Perl Pressman Liberity Communications Group
The Samuel S. Fels Fund
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund
The Dolfinger McMahon Foundation
The Hassel Foundation
Lincoln Financial Group Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

5th Anniversary Benefit