Tampa-based musicians Sean Hamilton and Nathan Corder of Mechanical Bull are teaming up with Asheville’s professional modern dance company, Lindsey Kelley Dance, for a one-night only performance on Sunday, November 22nd, 7:00pm, at the BeBe Theatre in downtown Asheville. Mechanical Bull and LKD will present an hour long set of collaborative work, highlighting the relationship between musician and dancer.

Mechanical Bull is a duo for electric guitar, drum set, and interactive electronics. Hamilton states, “It’s freely improvised music with electronics that are running programs we wrote that improvise according to given parameters.”  LKD will present an array of past and present repertory, including snippets from their “Legend of the Shim Sham” and “Ladle Weiss” productions. Combining trademark LKD movement phrase work with Mechanical Bull’s musical improvisations, EMIT:TIME is certain to entertain music and dance enthusiasts of all kinds!

Tickets are $15.00 and include one alcoholic beverage. $12.00 tickets are available for audience members under 21 years of age. Additional beer and wine is available for purchase throughout the performance.

An artist talk back will take place immediately following the performance. Have questions? Please email lindseykelleydance@gmail.com

About Mechanical Bull:

Nathan Corder is a composer and guitarist currently living in Tampa, Fl. Nathan holds degrees in composition and philosophy from the University of South Florida. Nathan’s works, ranging from full orchestra to interactive computer music, and installations have been performed worldwide. Recently, Nathan’s works have been recognized at events such as the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, mise-en music festival, N_SEME, Root Signals, and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference at Wesleyan University. In 2014, Nathan was awarded the Allen Strange award from SEAMUS.

Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and multidisciplinary projects. Notable performances include the commission and world premiere of Stuart Saunders Smith’s Queen Anne’s Lace for solo vibraphone, recitals of acoustic and electroacoustic music in Florida and Pennsylvania, and attendance the Choreographers and Composers Lab, hosted by the Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, UK. Sean is a regular collaborator with visual artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians, working on projects with artists in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas and England. As a composer, Sean’s original compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber groups, electroacoustic mediums, and fixed media that have been performed in both the United State and Europe.


Meet the 2015 Summer DanceFest Choreographers: Sara Keller

Alaskan-native, Sara Keller, began dancing with Alaska Dance Theatre, where she worked with Amy Martin, Maureen Whiting, Minh Tran, Ballet West, Cincinnati Ballet, and Oregon Ballet.  Her training includes studying with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Ririe Woodbury, Diavolo, Cincinnati Ballet and Ballet West. Sara holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  As a student, she performed the works of Doug Elkins, Jose Limon, and Alwin Nikolais.  In 2011, she was a part of Sharing the Legacy in NYC and performed Nikolais’s “Gallery.” Sara spent a season dancing for Charlotte-based dance company, Kinetic Works, before moving to Asheville, NC. She is starting her fourth season with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and is a founding member of the Asheville dance improv group, the Accidentals.


Meet the 2015 Summer DanceFest Choreographers: Carson Reiners


Carson Reiners was born in NJ, moved to NYC at 16, lived/worked in Europe,South Africa, Peru, India,Israel and is now a Chicago based Choreographer/Visual Artist and Educator. She is a 2015 recipient of an IAP Creative Project Awards Grant from the City of Chicago Cultural Affairs and Events(DCASE). Her recent work, From Whence Unknown, was recognized by DanceChance Redux 6.0’s independent panel which was awarded a monetary award. Since moving to Chicago in August of 2014 her work has been presented venues across Chicago and her first dance/video was presented at Aplomb Gallery in Chicago and Carnegie Library in London as part of project Overheare,21 Artists. She also worked on T.Daniels Production, Magical Night, as a mime performer which was presented at the University of Illinois Normal with live accompaniment conducted by Glenn Block.

She attended CODARTS (Rotterdam, NL) and graduated from the Anton Bruckner Universitat (AU) with a BA in 2007. Returning to the USA in 2008, she freelanced with many prominent choreographers in NYC. From 2011 to 2013 she was abroad partaking in collaborations including “Crossings” (South Africa), “Las Sacerdotistas de Machu Picchu” (Peru), and “Kindling” (India). In 2014 she resided in Israel where she performed in the Stage’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” in Tel Aviv and taught dance. She has also worked as collaborator/performer with directors Ksenia Petrenko and Aleksei Zherebtsov of Liquid Theatre(RU) and was an original member of the music/dance collaboration, Dovetail, headed by Andrea Hoag in DC. Her work has been shown in nationally and internationally in Holland, Austria, Peru, and India.