Resilient Paradise and Other Works
Emory University Performing Arts Studio
Saturday, October 8th @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 9th @ 3:00 pm
Contemporary company Monica Hogan Danceworks is set to debut their first full-length concert of work in Atlanta, GA. This marks the company's first production since establishing permanent residency in ATL in 2021, following nearly a decade in New York City.
The program centers around the Atlanta debut of Resilient Paradise, reconstructed on the outstanding new cast of local company dancers. Resilient Paradise explores the resiliency of the human condition and our headstrong ability – in spite of times of darkness – to challenge melancholy. It examines the ways in which we look to the people around us and small, simple pleasures to push forward and manifest happiness.
The program also features a sampling of other new and existing works from the company repertory. The show is directed and choreographed by artistic director Monica Hogan Thysell and stars the Atlanta company: Aryanna Allen, Audrey Crabtree, Kaitlyn Downs, Emily Hogan, Britanie Leland, Megan Long, Ellie Peterson, and Justine Wasilewski. This production will also feature appearances from guest performers from the original NYC cast: Ellen Brown, Louisa Pancoast, and Chisato Yanagisawa.
Tickets are on sale now: $25 general admission, $15 for students.
About Monica Hogan Danceworks
Monica Hogan Danceworks is a project-based contemporary dance company that established permanent residency in Atlanta in 2021, following nearly a decade in New York City. Led by artistic director Monica Hogan Thysell, the company creates works rooted in intentional, athletic movement and stylistic virtuosity, blending elements of Monica’s backgrounds in ballet, modern, jazz, and theater.
MHDW has presented numerous works on national and international stages and screens, including: Ailey Citigroup Theater, DUMBO Dance Festival, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, CoolNY Dance Festival, NY Jazz Choreography Project, Dixon Place, Queens Council on the Arts, Actor's Fund Arts Center (NYC); Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS (NC); Xuzhou Concert Hall, Tianjin Concert Hall (China); Dance Canvas (GA); and more.
Monica Hogan Thysell, Artistic Director