NATALIE JEAN DESCH portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Dance
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Creative Research

  • Creative research: "Bound Together", original choreography for Fall Dance I, University of Utah, School of Dance, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 10/23/2021.
  • Creative research: "Often a Bird", original choreography for Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, Young Dancer's Gala Concert, Laramie, WY. Choreography, completed 07/24/2021.
  • Creative research: "Is That All There Is?", original choreography for Utah Ballet Summer Intensive Creative Course, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 07/09/2021.
  • Creative research: "The Time of Dissolving", original choreography for Utah Ballet Summer Intensive Creative Course, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 07/02/2021.
  • Creative research: "What if you cross a dolphin with a llama with a turtle with a unicorn?", original choreography for Utah Ballet Summer Intensive Creative Course, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 06/25/2021.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. Suite from "There Is a Time." Original choreography by José Limón, 1956. Texas Christian University School for Classical and Contemporary Dance, Fort Worth, TX. Broadcast live streamed. Adaptation, completed 04/25/2021.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. Suite from "A Choreographic Offering." Original choreography by José Limón, 1964. Brigham Young University/Theater Ballet Company, Provo, UT. Performances completed 3/13/2021. Adaptation, completed 03/13/2021.
  • Creative research: "The Teeming", original choreography for Ballet West Academy Contemporary Concert, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 03/13/2021.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. "Dances For Isadora." Original choreography by José Limón, 1971. Verb Ballets, (professional repertory ballet company, Cleveland, OH.) Performances completed 2/26/2021. Adaptation, completed 02/26/2021.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. Suite from "A Choreographic Offering" original choreography by José Limón. Brigham Young University/Theater Ballet Company, Provo, UT. Adaptation, in progress 12/01/2020.
  • Creative research: "Particles, Echoes, and Light", original choreography for Performing Dance Company, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 10/29/2020.
  • Creative research: original choreography in dance for camera format. "Blue Angel" created as part of Utah Ballet Summer Intensive Creative Course, Salt Lake City, UT. Choreography, completed 07/16/2020.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. "To and From––Next to Me" original choreography by Daniel Charon. Limón Dance Company Summer Intensive, New York, NY. Adaptation, completed 06/05/2020.
  • Creative research: original choreography. "Tangle and Edges" Creative Arts Academy Dance Ensemble, Bountiful, UT. Choreography, completed 08/08/2019.
  • Creative research: original choreography. "The Teeming" Creative Arts Academy Dance Ensemble, Bountiful, UT Choreography, completed 08/08/2019.
  • Creative research: original choreography. "The Veracious" (for Utah Shakespeare Festival – themes on "Taming of the Shrew"), American Fork High School Dance Company, American Fork, UT. Choreography, completed 07/25/2019.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. "Fumée" from "Tomorrow" original choreography by Doug Varone. Performer, Lehua Estrada, MFA candidate (University of Wisconsin). Adaptation, completed 06/10/2019.
  • Creative research: original choreography. "Coruscate" Utah Valley University Senior Capstone Ensemble Choreography, Noorda Performing Arts Center, Orem, UT Choreography, completed 04/20/2019.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. "Moby Dick" original choreography for the opera by Daniel Charon. Chicago Opera Theater, Harris Theater, Chicago, IL. Adaptation, completed 04/2019.
  • Creative research: adaptation/reconstruction. "Moby Dick" original choreography for the opera by Daniel Charon. Opera San José, California Theater, San José, CA. Adaptation, completed 02/2019.
  • Creative research: original choreography. "Chance Has Spoken" collaboration of live music and original dance. NOVA Chamber Music Series, Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT Choreography, completed 01/20/2019.

Presentations

  • National Dance Education Organization, Annual National Conference, "Telling Our Stories" held via zoom. Presentation entitled, "From Memory to Movement–Creative Reciprocity". Presentation, Presented, 10/07/2021.