2018 - present
Since the fall of 2018 Hooper's choreography has been brought to life on stage using Greek's unique costumes for pieces including Tapestry and Keys in Black and White.
BFA in fashion from Parsons
MFA from NYU in costume design for stage and film
Tarulli’s music and Hooper’s choreography will serve as a counterpoint to moments of improvisation by the dancers and musician. The performers and Tarulli will create a dynamic atmosphere where the music and the movements inspire each other for a live collaboration through sound, time, pattern and rhythm. Each show will bring a new and unexpected experience for the audience, based on the choices that the dancers and musician make each night.
Collage, with its roots in Turkish and Eastern European folk dance, and BoSoma, rooted in American modern dance, each speak to today’s audience with creative, new techniques and choreography to enhance these cultural foundations.
April 30th 4pm
BoSoma had the privilege of collaborating with Collage in 2004 at their premiere performance, Velocity. After 13 years BoSoma and Collage are excited to share the stage to reveal the unity of cultures expressed and enabled by dance.
Collage: “An Electric Journey around the World”
BoSoma: “...vigorously athletic and artistically sculptural, from slow-motion runs to angular leaps that twisted midair. The (BoSoma) dancers looked as if they were ready to explode at a moment's notice, moving with coiled intensity and kinetic pop through eye-catching patterns. Groupings came together and split apart in quick shifts through space."
Karen Campbell, Boston Globe
Initially inspired by Anila Qyayyum Agha's installation, Intersections, on display at the Peabody Essex Museum. It offers people of all cultures a room of reflection through light and beauty. Hooper, in collaboration with costume designer Chris Hynds, a recent graduate of UMASS Amherst, has created a narrative of a group of 10 individuals, inhabiting sacred ground as they work together to move forward collectively through resilience, empathy, and a commitment to making collective change. BoSoma’s inspiration is derived from their residence at the Peabody Essex Museum as part of the Rodin exhibit Chris Hynds just completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving a BA in Theater. During his studies he specified in Costume Design and took graduate level courses in this area. Since catching the theater bug after his first show in 2013, he has immersed himself in design, draping, costume crafts and dying. During his breaks from school Chris has worked on professional projects in St. Louis and NYC, and enjoys working collaboratively.