On Saturday, September 10, 2011, two sister dance companies will join Kiliona and Hamilton Beach on the stage Vertigo Stage at the Complex, located at 536 West 100 South in Salt Lake City. The show costs $10 in advance, available via performers, or $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show begins at 8:00.
Transfusion Hype, directed by Ashlee Vilos, is an eclectic mix of tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop dance. Their choreography and ideas are constantly adapting to wow audiences at events like Lunatic Fringe’s hair show, In this Week’s Fashion Night Out, ArtDuh.com’s Huge Art Duh gallery showcase and the Salt Lake City Fashion Stroll, as well as their own full productions. The dance company is currently working with singer/songwriter, Kiliona, to bring to life his vision of live, full stage productions.
Transfusion Hype’s newest collaboration is with sister dancers, The Fourteenth Ward, from my own Rubber Room School of Dance and Flexibility. The Fourteenth Ward is a tribal fusion belly dance company that works to fuse Urban Tribal dance, performance art and vintage costuming with a touch of voodoo. Formed earlier this year, this show will be the company’s debut.
“Transfusion Hype is constantly seeking new opportunities to broaden its dance repertoire,” says Ashlee Vilos, director of Transfusion Hype. “Whether that means a collaboration with a local musician like Kiliona, incorporating visual arts into our shows or bringing the middle east to Utah by collaborating with the Fourteenth Ward, we are always up for trying something new to expand the definition of dance.”
Kiliona released his first solo full length album Silhouettes & Lies December 3, 2010. He has spent a lifetime immersed in music, whether its traditional Polynesian song and dance or 70s and 80s cover songs. Today his musical interests have gelled into a career as a solo artist.
Hamilton Beach is Nate Asman’s electro-jammy-dubby-hip-hop(esque) electronic music. Asman has a BS In music from Denison University and is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Oregon in Intermedia Music Technology. He divides his time between Eugene, Oregon and Salt Lake City.