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The Bench - World Premiere

The Bench

Point Park University has put together a very interesting mini-documentary about the creation and performance of the world premiere of The Bench in December 2009. The Bench was developed and choreographed by dance faculty member Kiesha Lalama-White and presented by the Conservatory Dance Company. Ms. Lalama-White was recently honored in Dance Magazine as one of the top 25 to watch in 2009.

The Bench celebrates family and what makes us who we are. An unforgettably moving multimedia dance experience featuring a live orchestra, The Bench beautifully chronicles the journey of one couple from their first encounter to each significant moment thereafter as they experience the trials and triumphs of life.

The Bench is more than just a family experience: it's a family accomplishment as well. The piece was choreographed by Lalama-White and the music was composed by her cousin, accomplished jazz musician David Lalama. Another of Lalama-White's cousins, Grammy Award-winner Ralph Lalama, played in the orchestra. In addition to the live music, artist Michael Dickins created intimate, telling images that are used as video projections to further the story. The production also featured a series of famous quotes that punctuate the work's particularly moving moments.

For more information, visit http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/COPA/TheBenchPremiere.


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World Premiere of THE BENCH

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World Premiere of THE BENCH
The Bench - Studio Rehearsal
The Bench Auditions
Interview with Kiesha Lalama-White (Choreographer/Director), The Bench
  • Interview with Kiesha Lalama-White (Choreographer/Director), The Bench - 01:48
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Interview with Ahmad Simmons (Man/Father), The Bench
  • Interview with Ahmad Simmons (Man/Father), The Bench - 01:51
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Interview with Angela Dice (Woman/Mother), The Bench
  • Interview with Angela Dice (Woman/Mother), The Bench - 02:04
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Interview with Lewis Folden (Scenic Designer), The Bench
  • Interview with Lewis Folden (Scenic Designer), The Bench - 02:28
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Interview with Michael Dickins (Visual Artist), The Bench
  • Interview with Michael Dickins (Visual Artist), The Bench - 02:12
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The Bench, First Read


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