Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble & Tim Hagans/Jukkis Uotila duo at Village Zendo

Villagers and Trumpet 4: FONT at the Village Zendo will featureMichele Brangwen Dance Ensemble and the Tim Hagans/Jukkis Uotila duo at 8 pm, Friday, January 17 2014 at The Village Zendo.

The program will include DREAM-TRANE and INVITATION, two excerpts from SANCTUARY MOON, in which gongs, Burma bells, wood blocks and snaps combine with trumpet and saxophone to create an environment in which dancers and musicians evoke the emotions conjured by these ancient sounds on modern ears.

In DREAM-TRANE two musicians tell each other their dreams using their instruments and dancers as extensions of their psyche. The work is completely improvised based on a concept by Michele Brangwen and Seth Paynter. INVITATION, which features choreography by Michele Brangwen and music by Seth Paynter, invites us to unite poetically within ourselves and with each other.

$16 online tickets click here.
$20 at the door the night of the show.
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Music by Tim Hagans
Choreography & Poetry by Michele Brangwen
Performed by Robin Gilbert, dancer
Tim Hagans, trumpet

Music & Choreography Created Spontaneously In the Moment By All performers
Concept by Michele Brangwen & Seth Paynter
Performers by: Lindsey McGill & Michele Brangwen, dancers
Tim Hagans, trumpet
Seth Paynter, opera gongs


Music by Seth Paynter
Choreography by Michele Brangwen
Performed by Lindsey McGill, Robin Gilbert & Michele Brangwen, dancers
Seth Paynter, saxophone
Tim Hagans, wood block & Burma bells

Set II

Tim Hagans – Trumpet Jukkis Uotila – Drums with guest Seth Paynter

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble is a contemporary dance company featuring all new choreography, live original music, and the integration of all its musicians into the imagery, so that dancers and musicians break the boundaries of traditional ensemble interaction. Performance works include original choreography and music as well as improvisation by all performers, creating a spontaneous performance environment where anything can happen. The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble is known for innovative format, bold subject matter, and wide range of music spanning from classical to jazz to avant-garde and experimental. Now entering its 15th Season, the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble is based in New York City and in Houston, Texas.



Tim Hagans is a Grammy-nominated jazz trumpet player and composer. He performs and records with the Tim Hagans Quartet. The Moon Is Waiting, his latest CD (Palmetto Records, 2011), features his quartet performing all original compositions by Hagans. It was heralded by JazzTimes as “scrumptious madness,” by Downbeat as “an artistic success,” and by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “free jazz with constant drive and passion.” Hagans is a featured soloist on Howard Shore’s soundtrack for The Score starring Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro. For 15 years he was artistic director and composer-in-residence for the Norrbotten Big Band, traveling to Sweden to perform, conduct and arrange projects with guest artists such as Rufus Reid, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano. Last year Hagans was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Hagans is composer-in-residence with the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble, which works exclusively with live original music. In January 2012 Hagans’ Outside My Window was performed with the MBDE at Dance Theatre of Harlem. He has played with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Joe Lovano, Dexter Gordon, and Thad Jones. Hagans is the subject of the feature documentary Boogaloo Road, directed by Runar Enberg and Marianne Soderberg for Swedish television.