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Fall to the Sky (Minucci/Lanzaro)

Choreography: Lisa R. Chow
Music: Chieli Minucci & Kris Lanzaro, published by Chieli Music
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.

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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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~

Two Dancing (clip 3) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  1. Two Dancing (clip 3) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  2. Arise // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  3. Krazy Kats (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  4. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  7. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Mr. Marzipan (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  9. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Little Wing (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars