Satirical Ballet 'Bowel Movement' to Play as Part of Triskelion Arts' 3rd Annual Comedy in Dance Festival, 4/12-13

Choreographer Jamie Benson & Fashion Designer Andrae Gonzalo present the satirical ballet Bowel Movement as part of Triskelion Arts' 3rd Annual Comedy in Dance Festival.

Designed to "confront one of the last taboos of man, Bowel Movement depicts a nightmarish dreamscape wherein a very refined lady battles her darkest fear, her own excrement."

This curated six-night festival will showcase 29 works by an arsenal of some of the funniest choreographers. Detailed festival schedule at www.triskelionarts.org/comedy-in-dance-festival-2012.

Jamie Benson is a dancer, choreographer & Alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts. Benson first garnered critical attention originating the role of "Eldon" in LATC's Ovation award winning production of Shag with a Twist in 2005. Benson has also performed in the film Rent, McDonald's Mario Art commercial, Rei Aoo's Dance Planet, on the television series Dance360 and as a member of the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble. For more visit jamiebenson.com

Freelance fashion designer, costume designer and visual artist  Andrae Gonzalo first drew national attention as one of the memorable cast members from the 2nd season of Bravo's Project Runway. Today, he continues to design privately for individuals, garment manufacturers and theater events in Los Angeles and New York. Gonzalo also attended NYU's Tisch School of Arts for Theater and taught the Creative Design curriculum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. He speaks on that subject at colleges around the country. For more visit andraegonzalo.com.

Shannon Grant has performed throughout the United States & internationally with companies including Ballet de Printemps, City Ballet of San Diego, Ballet New England, Ballet Magique, Media City Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater & in New York with BalaSole. She danced in the musical Shag With a Twist & music videos for Velvet Revolver & Avenged Sevenfold. Shannon trained with Marat Daukayev, Ruben Tonoyen & Hasmik Amirian. In New York, she continued her training with Kirill Matveev, at Steps & Ballet Arts. Shannon is also pursuing a Bachelor's degree in American Studies from Columbia University.



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