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Doug Elkins Dance Company
Company: Carolyn Cryer, Cori Marquis, Kyle Marshall, Donnell Oakley, Elias Rosa; Cast of A Hundred Indecisions: Ephrat Asherie, Carlos Cordova, Carolyn Cryer, Parisa Khobdeh, Deborah Lohse, Javier “Ninja” Madrid, Cori Marquis, Kyle Marshall, Donnell Oakley, Charemaine Seet; Cast of O, round desire: Carolyn Cryer, Cori Marquis, Kyle Marshall, Donnell Oakley, Elias Rosa; Featuring students of the Montclair State University Department of Theatre and Dance: Jamelaih Cunningham, Diana Julcapoma, Eric Parra, Naimah Ray, Kristian Real, Chelsea Vargasand; Students of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University: Hyunjin Kim, Nimisha Mahiyaria, Francisca Quintanilla; Cast of Mo(or)town/Redux: Cori Marquis, Kyle Marshall, Donnell Oakley, Elias Rosa
doug elkins choreography, etc. was established in summer 2009 as a way to brand independent dance, theater, and teaching projects for Doug Elkins. The umbrella has allowed for the creation of three award-winning works: Fräulein Maria, a loving deconstruction of The Sound of Music that began at DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub in 2006 and, with the addition of theater directors Barbara Karger and Michael Preston, toured throughout North America from 2009 to 2012; Mo(or)town/Redux, a movement conversation with Shakespeare’s Othello and José Limón’s seminal The Moor’s Pavane set to a Motown-inspired score (named by Alastair Macaulay of the New York Times as one of the Top Ten Dance Performances of the year); and Hapless Bizarre, a 2013 National Dance Project selection. The original Doug Elkins Dance Company was founded in 1988 with Ben Munisteri, David Neumann, Lisa Nicks, and Jane Weiner and debuted at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW)’s 11 O’Clock News series. The company disbanded following 15 years of national and international touring and multiple New York seasons at The Joyce Theater, The New Victory, 92nd Street Y Harkness Center for Dance, and Dance Theater Workshop.
Theatre and Performance Studies