Ventura-based dance artists Beth Megill and Stephanie Liapis are joining together for the first time to showcase a collection of movement stories that is sure to delight. Featuring new works by both Megill and Liapis, the program promises a playful blend of movement styles ranging from reflective to quirky. New works include Megill & Company’s "Bounce," set to an original music score by UK artist Paul A Jackson, and Liapis’ feminist, contemplative solo "Under the Shadow of Trees." The program will also include the California premiere of "The Building of a Sphere" by Liapis, which explores the nature of embodied silence. Additional new works include a meditative solo created and performed by Megill called "Apron Dances" and a rhythmically driving acapella work called "pat-tap-pat-tap-pat-tap-Play." The show is sprinkled with poetry by local artists and lighting design by Richard Hellstern to complete the program.
Known locally for its use of both elegance and humor, Megill & Company is pleased to welcome Liapis to the LA dance community from her East Coast career. Liapis performed and taught extensively for Doug Varone and Dancers and has since grown her own artistic practice, highlighting a compositional sensitivity for line, quality, and texture in works that are patient and sensory. Together, Megill & Liapis offer a rich array of movement ideas and compositional structures rooted in modern, post-modern, and jazz dance ideals.
"Assemblings" is a 90-minute program offering innovative and compelling dances entertaining for all ages. Audience members under 12 get in for free! Please reserve your youth ticket by emailing Beth Megill at email@example.com. For more information about the artists or the event, please direct questions to Stephanie Liapis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday March 23rd 7:30pm
Sunday March 24th at 4:00pm
Under 12 free
Tickets available through Ticket Leap
1158 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, California 91106
Winners of the 2022 Megill & Company
Music for Dance Composition Competition
1st Place ($500)
“Desperation" (Timeless Mix) by Paul A Jackson
2nd Place ($300)
“Hirondelle" (cello version) by Hannah Selin
3rd Place ($200)
"Mishima Extension" by David Bernabo
and "What Have We Done" by Mal Stein
Thank you to everyone who submitted. Please consider submitting again next year!
What audiences and reviewers say about Megill & Company:
“Uplifting and unpretentious.”
“An absolute joy to watch. It had me
LAUGHING MY BUTT OFF.”
“The energy is infectious.”
“Wonderful dancing, fascinating choreography.”
“Change your schedule if you need to, this show is worth your time.”
Not Your Normal Nutcracker
2021 Winners! book release
The results are in! The winners of our 2nd Annual Music for Dance Competition are:
1st Place: Michael Wall
2nd Place: Alison Vance
3rd Place: Katie Morey
Honorable Mention: Ethan Carling
We are proud to announce the release of our first dance notation book for children!
"Stillness, Why Won't You Move?"
by Charlotte Cwikowski
is available now on Amazon!!