Elements Ballet's "In the Garden of Atlantis," An Evening of Fashion and Fantasy, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL. Starring the dancers of Elements Ballet in fashion designs by (in order of appearance) Amara Black, MJ Ernst Couture, and Sky Cubabcub/Rebirth Garments. Featuring artwork by Chloe Feldman Emison and photography by Topher Alexander plus appearances by performing artist ALEXA GRAE. Choreography includes dancer improvisation as well as excerpts from "Atlantis (work-in-progress)" by Mike Gosney, Joseph Caruana, Callie Croom and Tiffany McCord. Lighting by Joshua Paul Weckesser of Bread and Roses Productions. Dancers Lydia Carpenter, Hannah Duncan, April Falcon, Tiffany McCord, Dani McGowan, Emmanuel Ramirez, Brennen Renteria, Skyler Sward, Liz Stillerman, and Megan Walsh. Photo stylist MJ Ernst and make-up designer Erin Hughey. Live performance make-up design by MJ Ernst, Sky Cubabcub, and Amara Black. Videography by Jordan Selander. Video editing by Joseph Caruana. Music: "No Roots" by Singo ft. Kim Greene.

 

 

Barbara Toes by Callie Croom (choreographer) & Anna Castelaz (filmmaker)

Choreographer Callie Croom tends to obsess over details, and this piece is no exception. Through filmmaker Anna Castelaz’s lens, the intricacies of Croom’s work are magnified, dissected, and brought in and out of focus, showcasing the technical execution of the dancers while finding personality and contrast in their movement.

Dancers: Lydia Carpenter, Tiffany McCord, Dani McGowan, Emmanuel Ramirez, and Skyler Sward

Produced by Elements Ballet for Elements and Chill, April 19, 2018, at WeWork Kinzie.

 

 
Montage from Threepieces, May 2017 at the Studebaker Theater, Chicago, IL, featuring Zodiac by Mike Gosney, The Misfortunate Beauty of Joe Danek by James Gregg, and The River by Joseph Caruana.
 

 

Elements Ballet's 10th Anniversary Concert, presented Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Studebaker Theater in downtown Chicago, featuring Mike Gosney's "Pathos" and Joseph Caruana's "The Sun King". Video by Jordan Selander.

 

 

AYA, An Aerial Ballet, with Aerial Dance Chicago. Choreography by Mike Gosney, Joseph Caruana, Chloe Jensen, and Karen Fisher Doyle. Presented Saturdays, October 10 and 17, 2015 at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre. Video by Jordan Selander.

 

 

The dancers and creative teams of Aerial Dance Chicago and Elements Contemporary Ballet on the making of AYA, An Aerial Ballet. Video Directed by Jordan Selander, edited by Yusef Baig, copyright 2015 Elements Contemporary Ballet and Aerial Dance Chicago.

 

Excerpts from Joseph Caruana's "Angel" at the McCallum Theater Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival 2011. Dancers Joseph Caruana and Megan Walsh.

 

"The Misfortunate Beauty of Joe Danek". Choreography by James Gregg with music by Chris Garneau. Videography and film editing by Jordan Selander. Performance featuring Tiffany McCord with Liz Stillerman and Megan Walsh at "First Draft" with Winifred Haun and Dancers, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL, February 16-17, 2016.