Jacksonville Dance

Event:             New Seeds Festival 2012
Artist:             Jacksonville Dance
Genre:            Modern Dance
Lineup:           Friday, March 30, 2012
                       Saturday, March 31, 2012

As a choreographer, creating dances is the way that I explain mysteries to myself.  It serves as a three-dimensional model I use to investigate the questions I hold about the human condition.  What I strive to make visible is the truth of my situation.  I am dedicated to the honesty of human relationships in dealing with not only what brings people together, but also what drives them apart.  My own struggles and passions, the patterns and compulsions of my mind and how they drive the dynamics of emotional interaction become the scaffold around which I create my work.  

Jacksonville Dance, a modern dance group out of Jacksonville Florida will perform a new work: Falling (2012).  Choreographed by: Lara Binder, Tiffany Fish, Rebecca R. Levy, and James Morrow  Danced by: Tiffany Fish, Sydney Keister, Rebecca R. Levy, Katie McCaughan, and James Morrow  Original Music by: Carmina Escobar

REBECCA R. LEVY, is a choreographer and performer who recently moved to Jacksonville from Los Angeles, California.  She is former founder and co-artistic director of the Los Angeles based B.E. Productions Dance Company, and her choreographic work with the company has been featured in festivals and concerts throughout the country.  Recently her choreography has been produced at the Emerging Choreographers Showcase in Pasadena, CA, NewGrounds in Tampa, FL, the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, and Case Western Reserve University.   As a free-lance choreographer, director and filmmaker, she was afforded the opportunity to create work for opera, musical theater productions, films, sports events and commercial stage including the LA Music Awards, the Fame Awards and the Music City Bowl. Last year she coordinated the Jacksonville contribution to the Florida Waterways Dance Project.  As a performer, she worked with many notable choreographers and companies, and toured nationally for six seasons as a soloist with Lineage Dance Company. She continues to perform for choreographers around the country, and dances locally for film and stage as a free-lance performer. Rebecca serves as Assistant Professor of Dance at Florida State College Jacksonville where she directs the repertory dance company.  Originally from Boston, MA, Rebecca holds her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, and an MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts.