Laguna Dance Festival

September 2014


In the fall of 2014, Jackie created a new Baroque-inspired work, Ornamental Encounters, for the 10th Anniversary of the Laguna Dance Festival.


The piece was performed at both Dawson Cole Gallery and One Laguna as part of the Laguna Beach Art Walk on September 4, 2014. 


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Dancers Zoe Kirkpatrick, Shelby Farmer and Chanel Tekin in rehearsal and performance of Ornamental Encounters at the Laguna Dance Festival Art Walk. Photos by Christie Ball

The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore
May 2015

ArtistsPlus Productions collaborated with maestro Stephen Gothold of Chorale Bel Canto on Gian Carlo Menotti's The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore - a rarely-seen madrigal comedy first danced by the New York City Ballet in 1957. This new production was held amongst the glittering stained-glass of Pasadena's First United Methodist Church and featured a small vocal ensemble, chamber orchestra and professional dancers from ArtistsPlus. 


Recent Choreographic Projects

Dancers Jazlyn Martin, Myles Hunter and Amanda Wilcox

Photos by Whitney Browne

Out of the Blue
Norton Simon Museum Theatre

November 2015


ArtistsPlus Productions' directors Shauna Barger, Diane DeFranco Browne and Jackie Kopcsak produced "Out of the Blue," a new work for Pasadena's esteemed Norton Simon Museum that complemented the special exhibit: "A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and their Impact on French Artists." Collaborating with some of Los Angeles’ finest dancers, musicians and designers, ArtistsPlus explored blue’s evocative hues in this theatrical journey through the art and music of France.

ArtistsPlus Dancers in Out of the Blue.

Photos by Carolyn Di Loreto and Jackie Kopcsak

MUSE/IQUE Symphony Orchestra

July 2016


Performed under the summer stars at Cal Tech's Beckman Auditorium, ArtistsPlus Productions joined maestro Rachael Worby in an evening celebrating some of music's dynamic duos. Choreographer Jackie Kopcsak created three pieces: a Fred Astaire-inspired pas de deux to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, a quartet set to Bach's Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin and a glittery finale to John Williams iconic score for the cinematic classic, "ET."

Dancers (l-r) Joseph Hetzer, Laura Alexich, Noel Dilworth and Daniel Wagner in rehearsal for Perfect/Union. Photo by Jackie Kopcsak.

Appalachian Spring
American Youth Symphony

May 2017


ArtistsPlus Productions joined the illustrious American Youth Symphony for the second half of their 2017 Members Priority Concert featuring Aaron Copland's iconic "Appalachian Spring." Under the expert direction of Maestro Juan Felipe Molano and with choreography by Jackie Kopcsak, the five dancers cast an enchanting spell over the audience, which quickly erupted in a standing ovation at the close of the program. 

Carmina Burana
Angeles Chorale & Orchestra

April 2016


Under the marvelous direction of conductor John Sutton, Carl Orff's dramatic score came to life at Pasadena's First United Methodist Church. Choreographers Jackie Kopcsak and Shauna Barger integrated dance throughout the piece, allowing six ArtistsPlus dancers to join the ensemble of singers, musicians and operatic soloists for this incredibly dynamic performance.

I'll Be Home for Christmas
Angeles Chorale & Orchestra

December 2017

Collaborating with maestro John Sutton to integrate dance into the Angeles Chorale's 2017 holiday concert, Jackie was pleased to work with dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance to create a few short narrative pieces centered around a WW2 soldier returning home at Christmastime.

Dancers Adam Vesperman and Madison Vomastek.

Photo by Mary Mallaney

Dancer Madison Vomastek with the Angeles Chorale.

Photo by Jackie Kopcsak

Dancers Jennifer Sherry and Juan Posada Penagos with the American Youth Symphony. 

Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

Dancers Cleo Magill and Andrea Fabbri with the Angeles Chorale and Orchestra.

Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

© 2019 by Jackie Kopcsak

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