Performances & Events
Summer Works in Progress
Friday, June 21, 6:00 - 6:30pm
The Summer Works in Progress performance is extremely casual and features works from the Summer Yogadance Intensive. It’s informality allows "new to performance" participants a gracious entry into the field, and invites audience interaction. All are welcome.
May Market and Garden Celebration
Thursday, May 30, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Performance starts at 6:45pm
The Crown Hill Market is back at the Crown Hill Center! May will be a celebration of the community garden - bring a picnic to the park, the garden will supply the salad. Taj Motion will be performing as part of the celebration: "Leap Frog Pattycake", "Women in Kilts", "Pommel Horse", and more! Details can be found here.
Pictures from a Pilgrimage: 37 Days on the Camino de Santiago
Saturday, November 10, 2018
4:00 - 5:30pm
4:00 - 5:00, slide show and discussion
5:00 - 5:30pm, Sangria and mingle!
Theresa in her favorite outfit. That’s right, Söx-n-Sañdàls TM
Join Theresa for a slide show presentation and excerpts from her blog of her recent 500+ mile walk across Spain on the well known pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago. Some of the movies kinda have it right, but see a non-Hollywood version of this extensive trek by a real human who not only lived to tell the tale, but thrived. RSVP appreciated by not required at Theresa@TheresaElliott.com
Crown Hill Arts Festival
Postponed. Check back in November for new date.
This year’s building wide celebration has a new twist. Bring Your Own Picnic! Picnic tables will be set with table cloths for you to enjoy the food and beverage of your choosing. Performances will include teachers and students from the Taj, ARC Ballet, and maybe even a little “Acid Queen” from Gilbert & Sullivan’s production of “Tommy”!
Summer Works in Progress Show
June 22nd, 6:30 - 7:30pm
The Summer Works in Progress is part of the conclusion of the annual Yogadance Intensive. Every year the intensive participants perform and I show additional pieces that are on their way to prime time. It's a really fun, performer-friendly atmosphere.
This year with the advent of Mota Perpetua, I will have four distinct pieces in process to show:
- MP is starting to work on a piece with one of my all time favorite moves I call "Jessica Rabbit," set to the music of Galactic.
- Due to a wrist injury my advanced group will be performing without me for the first time, and I've re-named "Women in Kilts" to "Two Women and a Guy in Kilts." That guy has his hands full learning the piece in a short amount of time!
- The Tuesday morning ongoing yogadance class will perform a counter balance piece set to Air on the G Stringby Bach that has a very formal, almost ballet quality to it.
- Finally, the finale will be one or two pieces by the Yogadance Intensive Ensemble!
Highlights, Taj Birthday Party #12
The last Taj Birthday party was one of my favorites, and this video features highlights from four of the performances:
“Leap Frog Patty Cake” Based on playground motifs and two kids roughhousing.
“Classic Yoga Demonstration” Performed in silence, and a nice counter point to the music.
“Roll+y Poll+y” A community ensemble piece based on rolling and small court balls.
“Women in Kilts” Inspired by The Avengers and unintentionally, by 2nd hand Viking’s viewing.
See video here
Taj Motion Birthday Party #12
Saturday evening, March 3rd, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
At Taj Motion
Theresa will be presenting three works at this year’s birthday party:
"Leap Frog Patty Cake”
*”Women in Kilts”
Duet with Theresa Elliott and Michelle Befus
Community Yogadance Ensemble
Trio with Theresa Elliott, Michelle Befus and Lisa Elliott
For more information: http://tajyoga.com/index.php/workshops/?sw=6
Northwest Yoga Conference Opening Ceremony
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 - 7:15pm
Theresa is being honored as a Seattle Yoga Luminary and will be performing "Leap Frog Patty Cake" with Michelle Befus, in addition to conducting “The Yoga Line Dance,” original choreography for big groups of people who want to have fun.
For more information: http://nwyogaconference.com/schedule/full-schedule/
Highlights, 2017 Summer Works in Progress
Friday, July 14, 2017
This year's Summer Works in Progress was particularly fun for me as I had my yogadancers use balls in one of their pieces. But I'm also hitting a milestone as I pass one of my platform pieces onto a student for the first time (my "Leap Frog Patty Cake" partner, Michelle Befus). This video shows highlights of three of the four pieces performed.
See video here
Summer Works in Progress
Friday evening, July 14, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Free, at Taj Motion 3
Join the yogadance ensemble as they perform new choreography from the 2017 Summer Yogadance Intensive!
Will also include two platform pieces being restaged: "Ondine 3", featuring Michelle Befus as Ondine, and Therea Elliott in "Take 5."
Click here for information about the 2017 Summer Yogadance Intensive
Seattle Yoga News Holiday Party
Saturday evening, December 3
Photos by Sukha Design and Photography
Two fun shots of Michelle Befus and I performing "Leap Frog Patty Cake" at the SYN Holiday Party. The second photo shows the Bhujapidasana section of the piece. This arm balance is probably the easiest of it's kind, but I'm in it for almost a minute doing variations with my legs as Michelle hop scotches around me. Holding the pose isn't a challenge to the arms, but to the quads as the variations are kind of like the Cancan.
More about the Piece
"Leap Frog Patty Cake”
Choreography: Theresa Elliott. Dancers: Theresa Elliott and Michele Befus
The name of the piece is derived from the kid-inspired playground shenanigans I used to create the choreography, and the music of well known classical composer Bela Bartok is the sometimes predictable, mostly not, field I dropped it into.
The first movement of Bartok’s Piano Sonata has been on my bucket list for years, but I always assumed I would play it. Choreographing it, it’s amusing to consider the rhythmic difficultly it poses for the pianist (Bartok switches key signatures constantly) and know my task was no less daunting. To take this sometimes kinetic, often times highly cerebral piano work and create visual patterns that help the viewer see and feel the music has been quite challenging, and quite rewarding.
For more information, location and how to buy tickets: