piano piano 

Choreography: Nancy Karp

Dancers: Chris Black, Nick Brentley, Sonsherée Giles, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, Nol Simonse

Music: Jay Cloidt

Pianist: Marja Mutru

"piano piano”, is a site-specific work created for the Dresher Ensemble Building and Studio in West Oakland. The work invited audiences through the building’s hallways, balconies, and central floor space, featuring the music of composer Jay Cloidt.  

Nancy Karp speaks of the Italian expression piano piano, “The essence of this work is derived from the Italian expression, "piano piano" which means: slowly slowly; gradually, gently, carefully; take your time; don't rush - you'll figure it out”.  


39th Anniversary Season, piano piano, February 27, 28, 29, March 1, 2020​

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Photo credit: John Hefti