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Sandia (2023)
 

Synopsis: With rambutans as guides, two people embark on a voracious and gluttonous journey to a space that drowns them, bathes them, and carries them to a timeless universe.

Choreographer & Director: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Editor: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Performers: Mario Vircha, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez, Sandia, Rambutan, Other Fruit

Music: "From Darkness we Awaken"

Composer: Michael Malis

Musicians: Virago

Funding: Commissioned by Michael Malis 

Screenings: Out-FRONT! Festival, New York, NY.

Media: Out-FRONT! Festival NYT review, Out-FRONT! Festival Forbes preview, Out-FRONT! Festival Timeout preview 

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Banana & Me (2022)
 

Synopsis: Inspired by how the Cavendish banana’s sexualization has generated an incredible market for banana consumption in the US, Banana & Me explores relationships between Cavendish bananas and a woman. This work draws on the legacy of the banana-centric art and media production in the US from the 1890s to the present.

Choreographer & Director: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Performers: Bananas, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Cinematography: Matthew Lima

Film Editors: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez, Matthew Lima

Rehearsal Support: Anabella Lenzu, Matthew Lima, Annie Wang, and David Yates

Venues: Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San Jose, Costa Rica; Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn NY; Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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House Snake (2022)
 

Synopsis: A film story of seven beings - Susan Rethorst, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez, Charli Brissey, Maida Withers, Anabella Lenzu, Hans, and Laika - dancing together in life.

Editor & Facilitator: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Collaborators: Susan Rethorst, Maida Withers, Anabella Lenzu, Charli Brissey, Hans, Laika

Funding: University of Michigan (ArtsEngine Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Research Grant, Center for World Performance Studies, School of Information) 

Screenings: Andy Arts Center (2022)

Skeleton & Me (2021)
 

Synopsis: Skeleton and Woman meet for a loving, violent, and deeply human encounter in dance film Skeleton & Me.

Choreographer & Director: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Cinematographer & Editor: Matthew Lima

Performers: Skeleton, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Screenings: Screen Dance International 2021, Erie International Film Festival 2021, Andy Arts Center 2022

Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map (2017)
 

Synopsis: Marie Curie, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, and Sara Emma Edmonds, a field nurse and spy during the US Civil War, travel across time to find unexpected kinship with each other in Two Women, One Map.

Choreographer & Director: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Performers: Shannon O'Brien, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Carpentry: Pepper Fajans

Venues: The Woods, New York, NY; Green Space, Long Island City, NY; Koresh Artist Showcase, Philadelphia, PA

Atom Skin I
Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I (2017)
 

Synopsis: Exploring the electric space of so-close-but-never-touching, Atom Skin I asks: what happens when two atoms get so close that they're nearly touching?  

Choreographer: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Rehearsal Director: Donna Cory

Performers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou

Venue: The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA

Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Tina Thurman and Daniel Neer in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Tina Thurman and Mary Mackenzie in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Tina Thurman, Mary Mackenzie, and Tomás Cruz in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Tina Thurman and Daniel Neer in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Mata Hari (2017)
 

Synopsis: An opera by Matt Marks and Paul Peers, Mata Hari tells the story of Mata Hari, a dancer executed by the French during WWI for being a German spy. 

Composer: Matt Marks

Librettist & Director: Paul Peers

Choreographer: Anabella Lenzu

Assistant Choreographer: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Venue: HERE Arts Center, New York, NY

New York Times Review: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/arts/music/mata-hari-prototype-festival-review.html 

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CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable (2013)
 

Synopsis: Unable to physically meet for a meal at the kitchen table with her family distributed across the world, CableTable emerged from biweekly Skype family Skype meals, exploring what a virtual kitchen table feels, looks, smells, tastes, and sound like. 

Choreographer: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Advisor: Maida Withers

Performers: Hannah Ayasse, Ian Ceccarelli, Molly Feder, Shannon O’Brien, Alex Miller, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Venue: J Down, Washington, DC

Commun i demo n ation
Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Audrey Alexander.

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Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Audrey Alexander.

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Commun i demo n ation
Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Angela Schöpke. Poster design by Angela Schöpke.

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Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Audrey Alexander.

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Communidemonation (2013)
 

Synopsis: Inviting audiences to participate in its cast's exploration of "democracy" in its public performance at Freedom Plaza, Communidemonation asks: What does democracy feel like? How do we sustain it? Is this democracy?

Choreographer: Angela Schöpke Gonzalez

Performers: Keri Birmingham, Ian Ceccarelli, Molly Feder, Elisa Rossoff, Matthew Sandoval, Clay Wiggs

Venue: Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC

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