Friday, October 21, 2011

Blog Moved!

As of Oct. 21st, the Hoover Dam Blog has moved to a self-hosted domain!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

The Hoover List

Hey everyone,

We thought it would be good to post a list of everyone who has performed at a Hoover Dam Collective Show! Check it out, see if you know anyone. (My feeling is that you might) It's not a complete list - I know we forgot a bunch, so if you feel left out, please email us!

Without further ado:


Ikebe shakedown
Yo Mamma's big fat booty band
Aaron Maine
Melissa Ahern
Bot Jiz
Stimpy lockjaw
Andy Smart
DJ Pockets
Maya Solovey
Charlie Phillips
Hirshi and Phelgm
Archie Pelago
The Itchy Hearts
Lori Ann Creus
Astro Club Blonde
James Karp trio
Tom Larsen vs the People
Matt Simons
Chris Ayer
Andrew Mancilla
Joe Fusca
Kate Branagh ( and Dan Testa)
Adam Starkopf
Nat Osborn
Like Diamonds
DJ Luka Tacon
Nathan Xander
Zach Orion
Miss Lady
Nina Moffet
Hayley Swinburne
DJ David Kiss
DJ Ben Saphier
DJ Eric Mendenhall
The Boomerangs
Zach Koeber and Xavier Hill
Little Drake
Alex Mackinnon
Spencer Murphy
Ryan Mallen
Pete Mchugh
Mike Gordon


Marissa Joseph
Kat Rhodes
Breegan Kearney
Justin Prescott
Theo Boguszewski
Lucy Wilson
Chelsea Retzloff
Allison Jones
Sarah Mettin

Holt Walborn
Genna Baroni
Trio Dance Collective
Roseann Baker
Brittanie Brown
Marie Mcnair
White road dance media
Greg Dolbashian
Hadley Smith
Sarah Sadie Newett
Tara Sheena
Annie Rigney
Kaitlyn Hayes
Jenni Berthelot
Kaylin Carlucci
Alexis Convento
Victoria Derenzo
Katie Stehura
Mika Yanagihara

Katie Ostrowski
Brooke Herr Cardillo
Francheska Lopez
Laurel Desmarais
Anne Goldberg
Katrina Cunningham
Lauren Camp
Lauren Ferguson
Phina Pipia
Nicole Restani
Anne Goldberg
Laurel Delmarais

Lindsey Jones
Erin Kohout

Comedy/ theater/ poetry

Ian Campbell/ Gladwell's inferno
Katrina Cunningham
Willy Appelman
Liam Mceaney
Robert Dean
Luke Schwartz
Ashley Brooke Roberts
The Thunderbirds for Life

Visual Art

Spencer Alexander
Manuel Bova
Laura Chavarro
Hannah Lacava
Charlie Winter
Rachael Pazdan
Justin Kirk
Breegan Kearney


Elliot Lobell

Temi Olutumnbi
James Blake

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Poseidon vs. Augustus

My great HDC fellows and countrymen, I address you to detail the evening of Augustus Nineteenth in the year Two-Thousand and Eleven.

My very popular blog segment, in which I post some selected photos from the previous Hoover Dam show, is back again! I know you all love these, so I'll keep it simple.

1. ) Dance, and a lot of it. There were tons of new special guests that featured dance work in Augustus, and I must say that they all did an incredible job! The energy was palpable. A great thank you goes out to all the dancers and choreographers. (A participant list is at the end of the post, if you're interested)

Wa-BAM! Take that, lightbulb!

Fancy partnering abounds!
2.) Music!
 Isaiah Gage enchanted me with his cello, Nat Osborn and Guests made me want to grab a banjo and sing along with their soulful bluegrass crooning, Ms. Lady funked my underwear clear off, The Itchy Hearts made me slap my thigh and bounce all around in jubilant glee, and Bot Jiz sent me into a complex maze of sweet notes, bass lines, and rhythms. DJ David Kiss did a great job wrapping up the night with some fancy DJ skills. (A technical term) 
Zach Koeber of Bot Jiz
Andy Cobb of the Itchy Hearts

3. Collaboration!
This is what the Hoover Dam is all about! The HDC dancers did a Roman / Grecian improvisation with Isaiah Gage to kick off the night, which set the tone for some beautiful collaborations.

Anne Goldberg

4.) Inclimate Weather
"Poseidon, the great water God, has been enraged by your lack of intoxication!" -Ian Cambell, MC


5.) Celebrities 
Ok, I don't know if I'm crossing a line here, but I was very excited to see some famous faces at Augustus! If the celebrities mentioned are reading this and are mad that I've posted some photos, then my blog is more popular than I thought! Woo! (And of course I'll take them down)

Penn Bagdley of Gossip Girl in the red Plaid:

On his right in the tan dress, the very lovely Zoe Kravitz:

To Zoe's right, Alia Shawkat, known for her role as Maeby on Arrested Development

Obviously I was freaking out but managed to resist the urge to ask Alia to "Marry Me!" or beg Zoe for a ticket to the premiere of The Hunger Games movie, in which her father plays Cinna (totally perfect casting, not to mention that Cinna is my favorite character besides Katniss /nerd>) I refrained because they were, obviously, just some HDC friends that came to listen to the rocking sounds of Ms. Lady at Augustus. Awesome. 

Stay tuned for more Augustus photos and videos!

BK in BK

[As promised, a list of Participants in the Dance section of Augustus follows]
Eric Allen, Megan Bascom, Marlieke Burhouts, Siobhan Burke, Corrine Byrne, Alexis Convento, Victoria Derenzo, Laurel Desmarais, Julia Ehrstrand, Anne Goldberg, Marisa Gruneberg, Nikki Holck, Judith Jacobs, Marissa Joseph, Maya Kite, Madison Krekel, Laura Lamp, Raphael Luca, Miranda Lyon, Emily Maurer, Mike Mguiness, Matthew Montana, Carima Neusser, Sarah Sadie Newett, Lynda Senisi, Hadley Smith, Katherine Stehura, Akiko Tomikawa, Mami Yanagihara,  Mika Yanagihara