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“From the Ashes”

 

“I’ll be holding out for the future phoenix that will carry all this weight on its wings.  It will come, but before it does we can remain hopeful and stand firm as the flames die down and the ashes begin to form.”

– Morgan Aeby


With a nod at mental health, TDC presents “From the Ashes” a piece about compassion and hope for the future during a time of uncertainty, isolation, and loss.  Along with their new work, TDC will be showcasing a multi-media piece and an original solo.

Join us for a night of dance at The Amherst Opera House on Friday October 22nd at 7:00PM and October 23rd at 2:00PM or 7:00PM.

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Repertoire

Chapters Of Her-

A raw experience of what womanhood brings.  An honest movement transcription that unfolds how we as women can maneuver through lifes greatest challenges.  Inspired by local author and educator Kelly Wilz; Identity, Perfectionism, Expectations, Consent and Pleasure take you on an episodic journey through live dance.

Kelly Wilz received her Ph.D. from Indiana University’s department of Communication and Culture.  Her research and teaching explore the intersections of education, media literacy, gender, politics, democracy, and popular culture.  The focus of her primary research is on rhetorical constructions of gender, violence, and dissent within the context of U.S. war culture and American politics. Related topics of interest include how dehumanizing and demonizing rhetoric extend beyond war to broader patterns of social violence based on intersectional discourses of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and other identity markers. Wilz’s work has appeared on The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Feministing, and other media outlets.  You can view her TEDx talk on #MeToo and constructed masculinity here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuwsbnnDio

Join us for our premiere in a collaboration concert “Like Me” August 22nd 7pm &23rd 7pm &9pm @ Agora in Stevens Point WI!  An evening of dance and personal connections with Sock Opera Dance and their work “Rubber and Glue.”

Moving Through History-

Portage County Historical Society, Thousand Lumens Productions, and CREATE Portage County team up with Transcribing Dance Company to create its very own piece of history. Stories, local to Stevens Point and Portage County, are transcribed into movement episodes which take place in local historical buildings. These camera dance vignettes will bring to light 4 captivating times in history; Seven Days Leave- a story of a newlywed couple parted by a call to war,  The Downtown Fire- a re-creation of one of the largest fires recorded in our community-the story of two women lost in the flames, Codes of Conduct- a glimpse of female teachers loosening up after hours- what happens behind closed school doors when the women let loose and for a moment and are free from the rules set in place.

Heroes Amongst-

Not all heroes wear capes.  Whether feet are planted on the ground or soaring high above, our heroes are the warriors battling to defeat their cancer villains. Every battle fought hard, every life filled with hope.

Cancer Colloquy-

Shares an inside perspective on living with cancer. The material depicts stories of fear, courage, strength, and celebration. Stories were gathered from local cancer warriors.

Suits

For every occasion there is a suit. We choose our suit based on the occasion, purpose of the event, or perhaps where we are in life. We go through many suits as we age: birthday suits, swim suits, day time suits, evening suits, tuxedos, little black dresses, denim and more. No matter the occasion or phase in life we find ourselves suited to “fit the bill.” We suit to impress and stand out and we suit to conform and blend in. Suits explores many variations on how and when a suit can be worn.

Cleanse

An all-women’s work, inspired by project “Dance them Free”, explores the idea of how women can move forward even after experiencing some of life’s most traumatic events.

Dialogue from the Attic

“Dialogue from the Attic” is narrated by Betty Blanke, better known by her grandchildren as “Mamie.” Upon the request of her dear children, Mamie so graciously recorded a few of her stories of her life from childhood through the birth of her last grandchild, after her tragic diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. These stories now live on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and now this work, which is an interpretation of her stories, set in a dimly lit attic.

My Sister’s Barn

Even if much time has elapsed, it seems as though we are able to pick up right where we left off. When we’re in the barn, time stands still and age does not exist. Our stories belong, uniquely bound by a journal kept of our tales. We are the holders of few keys to this magical red place. Here we unlock our tales shared by six evolving hearts. We are three, twenty-five, and eighty years old all at once, all together in my sister’s barn.

Meet the Company

Kayla Dziak is in her 6th season with Transcribing Dance Company. Dziak continues to pursue dance choreographic and teaching opportunities. Dziak received her dance training in Stevens Point where she graduated with a dance major at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Celia Sweet is in her 6th season with Transcribing Dance Company. Sweet continues to pursue dance choreographic and teaching opportunities. Sweet trained in ballet, jazz, modern and tap at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. .

Morgan Aeby is in her 3rd season with Transcribing Dance Company.  Aeby continues to pursue her career in design.  Aeby received her dance training in Stevens Point where she graduated with a dance major at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Elena Schneiderman is in her 2nd season with Transcribing Dance Company.  Prior to earning her degree,  Schneiderman trained in Stevens Point where she also taught for D.E.C.   Schneiderman received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and pursued dance in Seattle WA after graduation.

Aaryn Marcella is in her 1st season with Transcribing Dance Company.  Marcella received her dance training in Stevens Point where she graduated with a dance major at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

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Meet the Director

Charys Hess is a BA graduate of the University Wisconsin Stevens Point Theater and Dance department. Hess has studied dance under Jim Moore, Susan Gingrasso, Adriane Fang, Pamela Luedtke, Joan Karlen, Jeannie Hill, Michael Estanich and Mary Fehrenbach. Hess has worked with dance companies such as Susan Marshall on collegiate choreographic opportunities. Hess’ choreography has been presented and adjudicated at the American College of Dance Festival. Hess’ multi-media work has been showcased in local productions like Dance For Cancer, The Happenings, and Toast To The Arts. Site specific work has been presented in local venues as well. Hess founded the Transcribing Dance Company, a post-modern dance company for professional dancers in June of 2012. TDC has been well received by the Minnesota Fringe Festival and MDAF. TDC performs engaging and innovative work in collaboration with various artists, businesses and individuals. Hess continues to direct, present, and dance with her company to create movement which can be appreciated by the general public, yet set new standards in the art of dance.

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Residency Opportunities

We would like to offer your students:

Transcribing Dance Company is best suited to provide learning opportunities for dancers in the intermediate/advanced technical level. During our time together, TDC provides movement phrases which explore our pedestrian style of movement. Dancers will learn to feel and control the weight of their own body, while learning choreography set specifically for them.

TDC Needs for a residency:

  1. Studio space to accommodate minimum of 10 dancers (ages 10 and up) at intermediate/advanced level
  2. Sound system adequate for the space during the rehearsal process
  3. A performance space with lighting/sound systems and professional operators if your studio chooses to perform the work during a show

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Transcribing Dance Company, established by Charys Hess in June of 2012, was set in place to collaboratively melt the art of writing and storytelling with the art of dance. TDC is a professional postmodern dance company which explores a journalistic approach on pedestrian movement. The choreography can be followed by a provided story line, narration, or appreciated in its most simple form, dance.

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“From the Ashes”

 

“I’ll be holding out for the future phoenix that will carry all this weight on its wings.  It will come, but before it does we can remain hopeful and stand firm as the flames die down and the ashes begin to form.”

– Morgan Aeby


With a nod at mental health, TDC presents “From the Ashes” a piece about compassion and hope for the future during a time of uncertainty, isolation, and loss.  Along with their new work, TDC will be showcasing a multi-media piece and an original solo.

Join us for a night of dance at The Amherst Opera House on Friday October 22nd at 7:00PM and October 23rd at 2:00PM or 7:00PM.

Select a ticket option:

You will be able to adjust quantities in the cart and can return to this page with your browser’s back button or the “Continue Shopping” link from the cart to select another show option if needed.

About Us

Transcribing Dance Company, established by Charys Hess in June of 2012, was set in place to collaboratively melt the art of writing and storytelling with the art of dance. TDC is a professional postmodern dance company which explores a journalistic approach on pedestrian movement. The choreography can be followed by a provided story line, narration, or appreciated in its most simple form, dance.

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