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Fall to the Sky (Minucci/Lanzaro)

FALL TO THE SKY (2009)
Choreography: Lisa R. Chow
Music: Chieli Minucci & Kris Lanzaro, published by Chieli Music
(ASCAP)
Bronze Relief Art: John Henry Waddell
Photo Images: Amy  Waddell
Video Design: Billbob Brown
Lighting Designer: Michael Eddy
Costumes: Lisa R. Chow & George A. Johnson
Performers: Jeff Buckley, Hannah Carlsgaard, Lisa R. Chow, Dina Ternullo Melley, Ryann Alise Vaughn
Fall to the Sky is a collaboration that was inspired by an
incredible collection of bronze reliefs by Arizona sculpture artist, John Henry
Waddell and music by Chieli Minucci and Kris Lanzaro. Waddell’s work, called
Rising was just recently completed after eleven years of hard work. Waddell
hopes to find a home for this collection, possibly in New York as a dedication
to the victims of 911. Chielis music, Jewel in the Desert Sky was originally
released as Jewels back in 1995 and was recently reworked, remixed, rearranged
and completely rewritten, in collaboration with Lanzaro who lives in Germany.
This process of completing the new rendition all took place via cyberspace! Fall
to the Sky embraces the human spirit in search of enlightenment and peace. This
premiere collaboration is dedicated to the memories of loved ones lost to
disease, war and all tragedies.
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Shadow (Raptis)

Desert Dance Theatre at Tempe Center for the Arts on June 13, 2009 at its 30th Anniversary Celebration. Shadow was premiered at that performance with special guest guitarist, Chieli Minucci from Special EFX.

SHADOW (Premiere)

Choreography: Lisa R. Chow and Step Raptis
Music: Step Raptis
Shadow Lighting Concept: Step Raptis
Lighting Designer: Carolyn Koch
Art Design Inspiration: Gary Hostallero
Costume: Pam Gazelle Robertson
Performers: Lisa R. Chow (Dancer), Chieli Minucci (Guitar), Step Raptis (Berimbau)

Shadow was created through collaboration of inspiration. The shadow never forgets its inspiration for existence. Step Raptis

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SILENT NIGHT

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This is from GRP’s first Christmas/Holiday video release, called ” A GRP Christmas Colleciton” (1988).
George and Chieli improvised this arrangement on the spot to the classic song and later on a video was choreographed to the piece~

Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  2. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Hatter Scatter (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Sneaking Around (from Gotham GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Never Ending Love (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Far Away (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  11. Gallagher’s Garage (from Rock It – Gotham Music GM156) // Chieli Minucci
  12. Guitarzzz (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  13. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  14. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  15. Circus Theme (from Thomas the Tank Engine’s, “Thomas Saves the Day”) // Chieli Minucci
  16. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  17. Lost Not Found (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  18. Fairy Dust (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  19. Moonshining (from Gotham Goes Country – Gotham Music GM168) // Chieli Minucci
  20. Flowing Hair (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  21. Endless Us (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  22. Islands (from Mystique) // Chieli Minucci
  23. Mi Amore (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  24. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  25. Explore India (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  26. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  27. Sneaking Around (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  28. Happy Happy (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  29. Gathering Wind (from Without You) // Chieli Minucci
  30. Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  31. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  32. Genesis (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  33. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  34. Dance on the Delta (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  35. Wish You a Jazzy Christmas (from Seasons Greetings – Gotham Music GM165) // Chieli Minucci
  36. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  37. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  38. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  39. Mirage (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  40. Beautiful Gold (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  41. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  42. Love Is Always Young (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  43. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  44. Garden of Eden (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  45. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  46. Krazy Kats (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  47. So It Begins (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  48. Sad Senorita (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  49. The Effect (from Confidential) // Chieli Minucci
  50. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  51. Global Village (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  52. Capetown Jubilee (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  53. Across the Seven Seas (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  54. Mystical (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  55. Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  56. Journeys (from Travels) // Chieli Minucci
  57. Deep as the Night (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
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