Choreography by Stoner Winslett
Music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Pianist: Joanne Kong
What’s Going On, a world premiere
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Melanie, Joni
Mitchell, Jimmie Rodgers, and Pete Seeger
Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s Echoing Past uses seldom heard piano music by Fanny Mendelssohn-
Hensel, played by Joanne Kong, to explore one woman’s journey – the reality of continuing to go
forward, the reflections of her past experience, the decisions both in and out of her control, and the
necessity of finding strength from within.
Originally scheduled to premiere in May 2020, Val Caniparoli’s What’s Going On takes a cutting edge
look at some of today’s most provocative societal issues, including war, race, sexual orientation, politics,
the environment, and more. Set to iconic protest songs from the past sixty years, paired with powerful
images and headlines, Caniparoli’s new work examines where we have been and where we are going as
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