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Recent Choreographic Projects

PAIR/US
Norton Simon Art Museum
February 2020

Choreographer Jackie Kopcsak and ArtistsPlus Productions presented PAIR/US at Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum during the time of the special exhibit "By Day & By Night: Paris in the Belle Époque." Period French music was played live by pianist Grace Chung, saxophonist Gavin Templeton and soprano Karina Kallas and danced by students from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. 

USC Kaufman dancers in PAIR/US. 

Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.

Music and More SummerFest at the Hercegovacka Gracanica, Trebinje. 

Photo by Whitney Browne.

Pasadena ArtNight dancers Emma Andres and Sophia Oddi with Gavin Templeton. Photo by Jackie Kopcsak.

Music & More SummerFest 2019
Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
August 2019

ArtistsPlus Productions joined Artistic Director Tatjana Rankovich and artists from all over the world for the 2nd Annual 'Music & More SummerFest'. Performances took place at a stunning hillside amphitheater as well as a traditional theatre and included new choreography for two works by composer Ionel Petroi (Sunny Waltz and A Wild Run), as well as Piazzolla's Libertango and the Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 4.

Music and More SummerFest at the Hercegovacka Gracanica, Trebinje. 

Photo by Whitney Browne.

Human/Instrument dancers Jackie Schiffner and Zackery Torres.

Photo by Ben Gibbs.

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 Emma Andres and Sophia Oddi with Gavin Templeton. Photo by Jackie Kopcsak.

Dancer Madison Vomastek with the Angeles Chorale.

Photo by Jackie Kopcsak

Dancers Isabella Caso and Luke Qualls in PAIR/US.

Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.

PASADENA ArtNight
October 2019

 

Jackie partnered with composer/musician Gavin Templeton to present new interdisciplinary work at ARC Pasadena. Gavin's original composition for bass clarinet and voice was performed live by the composer and soprano Karina Kallas along with dancers Laura Alexich, Emma Andres and Sophia Oddi.

Photo by Nate Lubben.

Music & More SummerFest dancer Alyssa Allen.

Photo by Jovan Vidakovic.

Human/Instrument
MUSE/IQUE Symphony Orchestra

April 2018

 

Presented by maestro Rachael Worby outside of Pasadena's Huntington Hospital, Jackie choreographed two works for this evening celebrating the human body. 

'Human/Instrument', Photo by Ben Gibbs.

Dancers Adam Vesperman and Madison Vomastek.

Photo by Mary Mallaney

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. 

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

Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

Perfect/Union
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."

Perfect/Union. Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.

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

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.

Carmina Burana dancers Cleo Magill and Andrea Fabbri in rehearsal with the Angeles Chorale and Orchestra. Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.

© 2020 by Jackie Kopcsak

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