William Johnston Building,
Florida State University
Tim Glenn has performed more than twenty-five works throughout Finland, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland as a member of the Nikolais & Murray Louis Dance Company. His teaching at UW–Madison, Ohio State, and Florida State has included:
Choreographing since 1987, Glenn’s repertoire has been performed nationally and internationally in Japan, Spain, and The Netherlands.
Iron-horse Ocean was originally commissioned by the Department of Dance at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL, and created in October of 2018, immediately following the landfall of Hurricane Michael. The original version for proscenium stage has been restaged, deconstructed, and re-conceived by FSU dancers for Paint Around within the William Johnston Building atrium.
Iron-horse Ocean was initially conceived through an exploration of choreographic staging ideas using the Stage Write app, a process that resulted in 54 successive pages of blocking synchronized to the musical selections. The collective effect of music, original projection and set design, and concept-specific movement vocabulary suggests a futuristic and dreamlike, intercontinental journey traveling across an ocean on high-tech, floating tracks. Improvisational sculptural motion from the dance will be used as inspiration for the Paint Around artists.
Daniel Smith is an American composer, pianist, sound designer, and conductor best known for his collaborations with preeminent dance companies and choreographers. In these capacities, he has worked with Martha Graham Dance Company, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Urban Bush Women, The Tallahassee Ballet, Gwen Welliver, Ilana Goldman, and Tim Glenn, among others. He was the topic of a 2015 documentary directed by Dana Terres entitled The Music that Makes Them Dance. Smith’s work for the concert stage as well as electro-acoustic mediums are also performed widely, as highlighted by Metamorphoses 1-3, which was premiered at the 2011 Ringling International Arts Festival as well as Darkness (2013), which was commissioned by renowned pianist and multimedia artist Julian Toha for his world tour, Immersion. As a pianist, Smith performs a wide range of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire and is a strong proponent of new music. He has performed premieres by the likes of Nico Muhly, Chris Brubeck, and Dorothy Hindman, and has been featured alongside numerous Grammy and Tony award-winning musicians, including Kristin Chenoweth, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, and Chris Mann. He has been the Principal Pianist for Sinfonia Gulf Coast since 2007. At the Florida State University School of Dance, Smith composes, performs, accompanies technique classes, and teaches courses pertaining to the intersection of music and dance. His most recent work, Roses in December, will be performed at The Kennedy Center in May 2019.
The live music being performed by Daniel Smith will be an improvised response to the musical selections within Iron-horse Ocean (site-specific). Smith’s intent is to generate a broad, large-scale sound environment that draws upon, examines, and reimagines many of the motives and aural gestures from the work.
The College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the Paint Around Gala & Auction, a biennial event benefiting and highlighting Art, Art Education, and Dance at Florida State University and capitalizing on our amazing arts resources for a night of unique entertainment. This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at the LEED-certified William Johnston Building, a piece of art itself in how it reflects FSU’s historical architecture on the outside, with a crisp modern feel inside. All proceeds from the evening will help to fund student scholarships and travel grants for research and conferences.
School of Dance Professor, choreographer, and lead creative for project and set design for this event, Tim Glenn, will debut Iron-horse Ocean, a three-part dance ensemble. This concept-specific movement suggests a futuristic and dreamlike, intercontinental journey traveling across an ocean on high-tech, floating tracks. Improvisational sculptural motion from the dance will be used as inspiration for the Paint Around artists. The original version for proscenium stage has been restaged, deconstructed, and re-conceived by FSU dancers for Paint Around within the William Johnston Building atrium.
Live music for the performance will be provided by Daniel Smith and improvisational sculptural motion from the dance will be used as inspiration for the Paint Around artists.
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