Equilibrium, a synonym for Balance, encompasses the core values of =LDP. In life and movement, there are always two opposite extremes and infinite possibilities in between them. Through =ibrium Dance Project, we can explore these possibilities through choreography and collaboration with other artists.
=ibrium Dance Project came to life in the summer of 2012. The founder, Sara Yanney-Chantanasombut, was re-staging some choreography and creating new pieces for video. The dancers were doing such wonderful work it quickly became clear there was enough material for a full length concert. In the middle of the rehearsal process, Sara went to the Bill Evans Teachers Intensive in Brockport, NY. While there, the Laban idea of balance and the concept that there are always two opposites with infinite possibilities in between them resonated with her. This was an idea that translated into dancing, creating, and every day life.
=ibrium’s first concert, Past\Five, showcased Sara’s work over the past five years and opened the door to the future. Since this first concert, =ibrium has performed both locally in Indiana and in New York and Michigan. We have featured guest artists including Katelin Ryan, Audra Sokol, Stephanie Sisco, and Richard F. Mosley II.
Indy Convergence Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN, June 2013
Dance in the Mitten Festival, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI May 2013
Random Thoughts, KDS Performance Space, Muncie, IN March 2013
WAXworks Choreographers Showcase, Triskelion Arts Aldous Theater, Brooklyn, NY October 2012
Dance for DNA Day, Dance New Amsterdam, New York, NY October 2012
Past\Five, KDS Performance Space, Muncie, IN August 2012
Sisterhood of the Traveling Baby Pools, Various outdoor locations, Muncie, IN July 2012
About the Director
Sara Yanney-Chantanasombut is a Modern/Contemporary dance educator, choreographer, and performer. She has been an adjunct dance faculty member at Ball State University since 2010 and at Anderson University since 2012. Sara is the artistic director of The =ibrium Dance Project, founded in the summer of 2012, which has shown work in IN, NY, and MI. She has performed with Bill Evans Dance Company, Blue Tribe African Dance Company, Blythe Edens Dance Company, Indy Convergence, The New Mexico Contemporary Dance Alliance, Motus Dance Theatre, and SMAG Dance Collective. Sara is also the founder/director of Jump Into Motion Dance Academy, which offers affordable dance and movement education to children at their schools and day cares since 2006. She is currently working on her MFA in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is a recipient of the Chancellors Graduate Student Award, and received her BA in Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2003 with departmental honors and received the Friends of Dance Scholarship, The Provost Award for Artistic and Academic Achievement, The Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive Scholarship, and the Barbara Kiker Award for Excellence in Dance.
Residency Offerings, Education, and Outreach
We are available to teach master classes and workshops in:
-Modern Dance Technique
Please contact Sara Yanney-Chantanasombut to schedule classes and performances