Kista Tucker Dance Company

Kista Tucker Dance - Kista Tucker Dance Company I had the distinct pleasure of attending a performance by the Kista Tucker Dance Company

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Kista Tucker Dance Company I had the distinct pleasure of attending a performance by the Kista Tucker Dance Company entitled “Whispers and Shouts from the House of Ruby”. The company consists of its choreographer, Kista Tucker and seven dancers from SHSU. These talented dancers are Katie Eason, Courtney Kirten, Heather Lee, Jessica Montgomery, Nicole Nicholson, Tiffany Nirider, and Jamie Widner. The performance consisted of seven dances which “represent rooms in the house, each with a separate mood.” The first and longest performance of the two hour presentation was “Les Lieux des Oiseaux”, or “Places of the Birds”. This dance is actually broken up into seven separate dance performances in which the dancers imitate and manipulate the actions of birds. Each dance takes place in a different setting where birds would interact. The basic dance steps used throughout the whole piece include running, hopping, jumping, and walking. The first place visited by the “birds” is a “Bell Tower”. The dancers flail their arms and run across the floor to the sound of bells resonating loudly in the background. A “Cliff” was the second place attended by the “birds”. In this performance the movements are more frantic as the music accompanies the dancers. “Nest” portrayed the caressing and nurturing manner between mother and her young. In “Cage” there were about three separate phrases in which one and two were repeated, yet the movements
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course HNR 475 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '03 term at Sam Houston State University.

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Kista Tucker Dance - Kista Tucker Dance Company I had the distinct pleasure of attending a performance by the Kista Tucker Dance Company

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