Momentum 2024

an Extraordinary Evening of Dance

Saturday, May 4th


Le Corsaire Suite
after Marius Petipa
Staging by Alina Krasovskaya
Music: Adolphe AdamExcerpts from one of the most musical and visually exotic ballets of the 19th century, Le Corsaire Suite is a tale of sultans, princesses, maidens, and pirates, with a libretto based on the poem "The Corsair by Lord Byron." The ballet has many celebrated passages which are often performed independently – the scene "Le Jardin Animé," "the Pas d’Esclave," "the Grand Pas de Trois des Odalisques," and the most celebrated, the “Le Corsaire Pas de Deux” are among classical ballet’s most iconic and performed pieces.Moonlight Sonata
Choreography: Martha Nichols
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
In Collaboration with Westside Dance ProjectKilter
Choreography: Jordan Lang
Music: Dark Sky
In Collaboration with Westside Dance Project

Tempt Fate
Choreography: Terence Marling
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Artistic Directors

Dmitri Kulev

Dmitri Kulev

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Jennifer Kulev

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Tickets on sale Online and at the Barclay Theatre Box Office

Tickets: $50 Adults / $40 Students, Seniors, Children under 12

(Group Rates available upon request, contact DKCBA for info 949-360-4233)

Guest Choreographers

A special thanks to our guest choreographers for Momentum 2022

Terence Marling

 Terence (Terry) Marling, originally from Chicago, began his dance training with Larry Long at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance. Marling has had an extraordinary career working as a professional dancer and choreographer. He danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater for nine years. During his time at PBT, Marling performed as a soloist in major classical ballets and significant contemporary works.

Marling made his choreographic debut while at PBT. He went on to join National Theater Mannheim Ballet in Germany—there he participated in the creation of eight evening-length works.

In 2005, Marling returned to Chicago where he raised the glass ceiling. He joined Hubbard Streets for four seasons. There he danced to the works of Ohad Naharin, Jorma Elo, and Jiri Kylian, among many others. He was commissioned to create two works on Hubbard Street 2 and began teaching classes on a regular basis—and eventually was named director of Hubbard Street 2, all while continuing to choreograph new works for the main company.

In 2017, Marling transitioned to freelance teaching, choreography, and staging. For the last few years, he has continued on the path of being extraordinarily diversified—choreographing works for Robert Moses’ Kin in San Francisco to teaching at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. All while working with numerous university programs and frequently teaching private lessons.

Then in 2018, Marling founded the COMMON Conservatory. He is flourishing in the role of artistic director as COMMON is near and dear to his heart. His mission statement for COMMON is to build a better ecosystem to grow and sustain dance artists. Out of Marling’s vast dance experiences, he has identified an essential need for developing artists: which adds up to a safe, nurturing, and personalized environment for artistic growth.

COMMON’s pre-professional program is located in Chicago’s Drucker Center. We could not be more thrilled for Terry and are so grateful for his artistic and choreographic piece: if together in this year’s Momentum.

Common Conservatory
Terence Marling
Common Dance, LLC
Founder & Artisitic Director
Terence Marling - Classical and Contemporary Dance Choreography

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