Jimmy Nataraj

Yoga. Dance. Embodied Philosophy.

Yoga. Dance. Embodied Philosophy.

Mitra Dance Collective Repertory 

 

Title: The Chet Baker Suite
Choreography:  Jimmy Burgio
Music: Chet Baker
Number of Dancers: 3
Approximate Running Time: 15 minutes
Premiere Date: 1/10/12
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place (Commissioned for “Moving Men” dance series). 
Original Cast: Inaki Baldasare, Jimmy Burgio, and Julio Penagos
Three dances that examine the cyclical nature of love performed by an all male cast to the music of Chet Baker.


Title: Reverse Symmetry
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: The Album Leaf, Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Sufjan Stevens
Number of Dancers: 6
Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes
Premiere Date: 12/16/11
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place (Full-length Commission from Dixon Place)
Original Cast: Berylyn Boswell, Jimmy Burgio, Michael Gallo, Pierre Lecointe, Carly McNeely,  and Julio Penagos
A night of improvised dances and moments that examine our urgent need to connect with one another. 


Title: Happenstance: A New Musical
Concept and Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Written by: Caitlin Gallo
Assistant Choreographer: Sarita Lou
Music: The Stars, Ben Kweller, Temper Trap, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, Priscilla Ahn, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Foster the People, Diane Birch, Kate Nash, Ridu, Coldplay, The Killers, Hall & Oates
Number of Dancers: 14
Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes
Premiere Date: 10/17/11
Premiere Venue: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (SOLD OUT Off-Broadway Workshop)
Original Cast: 
Amber Patee Adams, Carly McNeely, Julio Hugo Penagos, Helen Wo, Michael Gallo, Alex Shaw,Iñaki Baldassarre, Sam Gershman, Taylor Simon, John D Donehey,Kerri Emswiller, Liz Dugas, Steph Holmbo and Berlyn Boswell.
Set in the greatest city in the world, this modern love story examines the trials and tribulations of love in the age of technology. Romantic, funny, sad and exhilarating story telling through words, dance and the music of our generation, Happenstance: A New Musical will take you on a journey you will never forget.


Title: Moving Towards Light
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Sufjan Stevens
Number of Dancers: 6
Approximate Running Time: 6 minutes
Premiere Date: 2/28/11
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Carly McNeely, Carole Ashley, Brenda De Arrigunaga, Inaki  Baldasare, Christopher Travlos, and Robbie Metzbower.
An emotionally moving piece that examines grief, loss, and salvation. 


Title: “What If?”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Max Schneider
Number of Dancers: 3
Approximate Running Time: 3 minutes
Premiere Date: 9/27/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Carly McNeely, Brenda De Arrigunaga, and Kerri Emswiller


Title: “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Lyn Collins
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 3 minutes
Premiere Date: 9/27/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Lance Bryant and Simone Bouffard.


Title: “Oh Baby, Baby”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: The Miracles
Performed Live by: Charlie Levy, Thomas Sabin, Robbie Metzbower, and Paxton O’Toole.
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 3 minutes
Premiere Date: 1/11
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Inaki Baldasare and Jimmy Burgio.
A lover's quarrel that ends in taking a stand and walking into the future alone. 

Title: “Sleeping to Dream”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Jason Mraz
Performed Live by: Charlie Levy, Thomas Sabin, Robbie Metzbower, and Paxton O’Toole.
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 4 minutes
Premiere Date: 1/11
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Inaki Baldasare and Carly McNeely.
Sometimes the man of your dreams is just that: a dream.


Title: “End of the World”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Matt Alber
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 4 minutes
Premiere Date: 7/26/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Richard JMV and Robbie Metzbower. 


Title: “Inure”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Original Music: Kelsie McNair 
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 4 minutes
Premiere Date: 7/26/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Jimmy Burgio and Robbie Metzbower.


Title: “One Step Ahead”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Aretha Franklin
Number of Dancers: 1
Approximate Running Time: 3 minutes
Premiere Date: 7/26/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Carly McNeely.


Title: “Happy Days Are Here Again/ Get Happy”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 3 minutes
Premiere Date: 6/28/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Inaki Baldasare and Jimmy Burgio.
What happens to your clothes after you die? What do your loved ones do with them? This piece captures these intimate moments. 


Title: “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”
Choreography: Jimmy Burgio
Music: Amy Winehouse
Number of Dancers: 2
Approximate Running Time: 4 minutes
Premiere Date: 6/28/10
Premiere Venue: Dixon Place 
Original Cast: Brenda De Arrigunaga and Morgan Hartley. 
A female pas de duex between two women on the verge of a big change in their relationship. 

 

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