Saturday October 6 at 3:30 pm
Little Brook Farm, 548 County RT 13, Old Chatham, NY 12136
Tickets $30 at the gate
All proceeds to benefit Little Brook Farm
about All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses is a performance art presentation that blends a troupe of Little Brook Farm’s horses, mostly rescued, with riders from the farm and professional dancers and dance students from Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works. The event features choreographed performances of dancers on the ground interacting with ridden horses, incorporating vaulting, modern dance and dressage including quadrille movements (four horses moving as one!).
All the Pretty Horses is the first-time rescued horses, who were previously designated as too old, too lame, too dangerous, too wild, demonstrate their partnership with humans. “It is the time and proper intervention with these formerly cast-off horses that enables them to perform with such beauty, grace and dignity,” says Lynn Cross executive director of Balanced Innovative teaching Strategies, Inc. (BITS), and owner of Little Brook Farm. Paula Josa-Jones and her dancers have been bringing together the elements of All the Pretty Horses over the past year — choreographing the horse’s, rider’s and dancer’s movements to a broad spectrum of music selections.
All the Pretty Horses is an ongoing project, part of Josa-Jones’ Horses Helping Horses program where performance and education are used to raise awareness about equine rescue and humane practices.
Dancers from Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works
Danielle DeVito, DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz
All the Pretty Horses Dancers
Shannon Campbell, Chandrika Carl-Jones, Sandy Gautier,
Erin McNulty. Amanda Michienzi, Katie Von Wald, Nicole DeWolfe
Vocalist – Ryder Cooley
The Youngest Dancers (Procession & Lullaby)
Giana Henderson, age 7, Emily Poulter, age 4, Laura Warner, age 8
Riders from Little Brook Farm
Summer Brennan – riding Amado and Sonata, Julia Henderson – leading Miranda and riding Charlie
Christina Hinkle – riding Portia, Elisabeth Spoto - vaulting on Devlan and riding Angel
Procession & Lullaby- Miranda Jane, Reg. Pinto, age 29
Mustang Tango – Amado, Mustang, captured from High Rock Complex, CA, age 5
The Vault – Devlan, Reg. Hanoverian, age 14
Quadrille- Sonata, TB, age 8, Angel, TB, age 23, Portia, Reg. Oldenburg, age 18,
Forest Edge (Charlie) Reg. Morgan, age 16