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III. Jamal

About

The Journey (Una-Kaya)

 

Choreographer

Rodney Hamilton

Music

I & IV. Concerto for 2 Cellos, String Orchestra and Continuo in G minor, RV 531: I. Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi and performed by Bobby McFerrin, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra & Peter Howard (Paper Music)

II. Pat & Joe by Bobby McFerrin (Beyond Words)

III. Una-Kaya by Maria Carolina Rodriguez Bello and Samuel Asuncion and performed by Pinikpikan (Atas)

Costume Designer

Erica Johnston

Lighting Designer

Cheyenne Sykes

 

 

Syd Worthy she/her Allison Feller she/her

Catherine Smith she/her Kayla Kemp she/her

Danielle Strader she/her Kirsten Kauffmann she/her

Pilar Mellon-Reyes they/them Lily Sledge she/her

Lucie Fink she/her Kayla Cooperstock she/her

Ava Boonstoppel she/her Melly Barnhizer she/her

Maya Glover-Castro she/her Sophia Aste she/her

Kelly Sawyer she/her Monet Jones she/her

Sarah Burke she/her Harper Lilley she/her

Carmela Arcidi she/her Mark Diiorio he/him

Greg Bantugan he/him   Lexi Gray she/her

 

Rodney Hamilton began his training in his native St. Louis at several schools including Carr Lane V.P.A., the Center of Contemporary Arts, and Alexandra School of Ballet. He also studied with Ms. Katherine Dunham and joined the chorus at the MUNY where he performed for seven years. After arriving in New York City, he graduated with a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School and joined Ballet Hispánico where he was a principal dancer and assistant rehearsal director for 10 years. During this time, he performed works by José Limon, Paul Taylor, Hans van Manen, Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, David Parsons, William Whitener, Ann Reinking, Ramón Oller, Sergio Trujillo, Trinette Singleton, Agnes DeMille, Talley Beatty, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Vicente Nebrada, and numerous other well-known choreographers. Mr. Hamilton was part of the national touring cast of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing and worked with the Broadway cast of Tarzan during its workshop process. In 2012, Mr. Hamilton became the Resident Choreographer for the Saint Petersburg City Theater in Florida where he choreographed Hello Dolly, Footloose, and Memphis. In 2019, Mr. Hamilton became the Associate Choreographer for a new version of the musical Evita that will premiere at New York’s City Center, Encores! series this fall. Mr. Hamilton holds an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has taught ballet, modern, and Dunham technique all over the world. Mr. Hamilton is happy to be returning home to Ballet Hispánico as a faculty member at the School of Dance and to take on the role of BHdos Rehearsal Director.