Season 2 (中国好舞蹈) Choreography -Audition Round: San Yang (Contemporary Jazz Solo) -Jin Xing's Episode: ”最爱“ ("Do I Wanna Know" Jazz Duet) | "Lux Aeterna" (Jazz Duet) | Broadway Jazz Opening -Finale: San Yang (All Styles Duet) | Carmen (Character Small Group) Season 1 (舞林争霸) Choreography -Finale: "Clocks" (Contemporary Opening, All Finalists) -Top 22, "Dream Night" (Broadway Jazz Duet) -Top 26, "Scar" (Contemporary Duet) Did you know, Elisa is the only choreographer to have created for both seasons!
Personal Projects + Joyful Moments
Mongolian Jazz (Work in Progress)
Last fall, I was invited by Inner Mongolian dancer and friend Hudele to join him for 2 trips to his hometown Hohhot. In August, I spent 3 days in the sacred grasslands where I slept and ate in traditional yurts, rode a horse (for the first time) amongst other livestock and double humped camels, witnessed (and participated in my own way) spiritual rituals, tasted the best lamb I have ever had and drank plenty of their special milk tea. Over both trips, I had the honor of teaching Contemporary Jazz Master Classes as well as learn Inner Mongolian folk dance. On October 3rd, I had the pleasure of performing a Broadway Jazz solo in a performance that consisted of brilliant Inner Mongolian folk dancers, singers, rappers and musicians. The show was later highlighted on NMTV, Inner Mongolia's biggest television network. I am enamored by the music, dance, culture and people of Inner Mongolia and am grateful to have been truly embraced by everyone I have met. I will soon collaborate with Hudele to create Mongolian Jazz. Fusing together powerful styles originating in opposite parts of the world, we will create a movement vocabulary and curriculum that be understood by artists in both the East and West. Check back soon to learn more about this emerging style!
My Quantitative Side
Email: ElisaMontalvoDance@gmail.com 中国: +86 1-822-101-0283 USA: +1 630-310-2685 Contact me here for any inquiries related to choreography, performance, workshops or creative development. Thanks!