E Pluribus Unum II is the company’s newest work. The world premiere performance was received by a sold out crowd with a standing ovation.
E Pluribus Unum II is a dance inspired by collaboration and interpretation of the emotive architecture rooted in William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies. This work is the company’s first collaborative project with acclaimed soloist, international guest artist and former Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett and builds from Comerford’s nine year relationship with Corbett as her teacher, choreographer and mentor.
International composer and pianist Alejandro Santoyo joined the company to compose an original score for the work while utilizing the composition developed from the movement’s organizational principles. Working collaboratively, Corbett, Comerford and Santoyo challenged the traditional distinction between choreographer, composer and dancer, using their methodology to question hierarchy, authorship and disciplinary boundaries. The twenty minute work is comprised of solos, duets and ensemble work.
E Pluribus Unum II is choreographed by Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford in collaboration with Elizabeth Corbett and ShaLeigh Dance Works’ Company members.
Estimated Runtime: 20 minutes