Of Equal Place: Isotopes In Motion

Of Equal Place: Isotopes In Motion

NOV 6 | Pasant Theatre


Dance Exchange’s


Inspired by Liz Lerman’s The Matter of Origins

Keith Thompson
Creative Director

Ami-Dowden Fant
Director of Creative Engagement

Choreography by:
Keith Thompson
Ami-Dowden Fant
Elizabeth Johnson Levine

In collaboration with performers:
Tessa Barnett, Everett High School Dancer
Eric Britt, Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences Dancer
Chelsie Boodoo, Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences Dancer
Clarence Brooks, Dance Exchange Partnering Artist
Shawn Brush, Dance Exchange Partnering Artist
Jourdyn Carter, Everett High School Dancer
Brit Falcon, Dance Exchange Partnering Artist
Esther Geiger, Dance Exchange Partnering Artist
Chloe Gonzales, Happendance Partnering Artist
Ella Gordon, Everett High School Dancer
Rahul Hain, Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences Dancer
Sarah Lettau, Everett High School Dancer
Channing Lewis, Everett High School Dancer
Jazmin Monroe, Everett High School Dancer
Jaida Moore, Everett High School Dancer
Jennah Quinn Gray, Happendance Partnering Artist
Daniel Puentes, Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences Dancer
Linda Reiff, Happendance Partnering Artist
Liv Schaffer, Dance Exchange Partnering Artist
Corina Seymour, Everett High School Dancer
Laura Spitzfaden, Happendance Partnering Artist
Bridget VanderHoff, Happendance Partnering Artist

Dante Fields, Stage Management
Kelly Colburn, Original Projection/Media Design
Devin Kinch, Projection/Media Design
Jeanette Christenson, Original Costume Design
Channing Tucker, Costume Design
Peter Leibold, Lighting Design
Matthew Nielson, Sound Design
Darron L. West, Original Sound Design for Marie Curie and Genesis sections
Hope Still, Study Guide Coordination
Sam Horning, Project Management
Cassie Meador, Creative and Partnership Advisement

Creative Engagement Partners:
Rachel Miller, Executive Director at Happendance
Missy Lilje, Director of Development and Education at Happendance
Clara Martinez, Dance Director of Everett High School

The creative team would like to acknowledge:

Elizabeth Johnson Levine’s contributions as a co-creative director on the project 2015-2020 and her stewardship of the project partnerships in her past roles as director of partnerships and associate artistic director at Dance Exchange.

Juliana Ponguta’s contributions in her role as a performer, collaborator, and Dance Exchange partnering artist during the project’s development 2015-2020.

Lena Granger, Alison Rhodes, Liam Shafer, and Audrey Spitzfaden in their roles as performers, collaborators, and Happendance partnering artists during the project’s development 2015-2020.

In collaboration with:
Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity
MSU Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences
The Lansing School District

Underwritten by:
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University
FRIB is supported by the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

Additional support by:
MSU University Outreach and Engagement
Science and Society at MSU
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation


Notes and Bios


Dance Exchange is grateful for the support from the National Endowment for the Arts for Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion. Additional major funders that support Dance Exchange's programming include the Montgomery County Maryland Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland State Arts Council, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, the City of Takoma Park, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Park Service.

Dance Exchange extends a special thanks to Liz Lerman and the creative team and collaborators on The Matter of Origins, Dance Exchange staff and board of directors, Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences (WaMPS), Bert Goldstein and Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, Clara Martinez, the Lansing School District, Missy Lilje, Rachel Miller, Happendance, and Zach Constan and Artemis Spyrou and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. 

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