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Master of Fine Arts - Thesis

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Honoring Roots: MFA Thesis Performance 

Honoring Roots performed April 24th, 2021 in the Magnuson Theater at Gonzaga University. Attended by an intimate in-person audience and recorded live. 

Link to Performance Recording
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Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Residency Documentary

This documentary takes a close look at the creation of a new piece through a week-long residency with Dancing Earth founding artistic director, Rulan Tangen. 

Videography & Editing by Ryan Meza

Choreography

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Premiered September 21st, 2019 at Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center in Spokane WA, as part of Gonzaga University dance residency - performed by Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Company
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Mountains Revisited 
Premiered July 19th, 2019 at Mitchell Hall (Studio 254) Milwaukee, WI as part of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's MFA Dance Grad Showing Dancemakers 
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Rapport | A Collection of Interactions 

Premiered May 4th, 2018 at YAW Theater in Seattle WA, as part of Forthun+Rome Dance Theater's INTERCONNECTED

In Rapport, CarliAnn Forthun Bruner presents three duets that explores a variety of interactions between the self and the outside world. Delving into our interactions with the world, where persona, façade, and filters are needed and cultivated; with the trust circle, people who are trusted confidants; and with the self, exploring the level of comfort in those quiet moments alone. Bruner wonders "how does this affect trust? Can trust formed be despite the filters? Can you trust someone who may not feel authentic to you?"

SeattleDances Review

"The pair barely leaves contact for the entirety of the piece as they use each other to lean on and glide through their interconnected movements. Their loving give and take relationship is an inspiration to support our loved ones in the same way that we are supported by them." ~ Cassianna Diaz, Full Article
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Dewey-Eyed Distortion 
Created in collaboration with Ethan Rome 
Premiered June 2019 as part of Seattle International Dance Festival 2019. Sponsored by James Ray Residency
Interconnected 
Premiered June 6th, 2018 at YAW Theater, Seattle WA in Intrepidus Dance Company's Rekindle.  
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A Midwinter's Day Dream
A comedic dance film of a snowball fight gone awry. Created in collaboration with Ethan Rome, performed by Forthun+Rome Dance Theater.
Premiered May 4th, 2018
Mountains
Premiered November 10th, 2017 at YAW Theater in Seattle WA, as part of Forthun+Rome Dance Theater's Fables+Reality. 
This piece was inspired by personal experience of loss and grief. 
Nadir | Ascent 
Premiered June 11th, 2017 at Broadway Performance Hall as part of Seattle International Dance Festival's Spotlight on Seattle series
Phone Tag
A three part dance film series created in collaboration with Ethan Rome 
August 2016 
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Dance Film premiered July 25th, 2014

Performance Experience

Endangered Species 
Choreographer: Cyrus Khambatta in collaboration with dancers (Seattle, WA). Premiered at Seattle International Dance Festival - Winter Mini Fest 2018. 
Causalities of Fate 
Choreographer: Cyrus Khambatta in collaboration with dancers (Seattle, WA), Premiered at Seattle International Dance Festival 2016, toured internationally to New Delhi and Kolkata, India and Kaunas, Lithuania in Fall 2016.
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And So It Goes
Choreographer: Cyrus Khambatta (Seattle, WA)
Premiered at Seattle International Dnace Festival - Winter Mini Fest December 2016.
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Fear and Vulnerability
Choreographer: Cyrus Khambatta in collaboration with dancers (Seattle, WA), Toured internationally to Queretaro, Mexico and Fortaleza, Brazil in Spring 2015. Performed at Seattle International Dance Festival 2015.
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