"Under Pressure." // Queen + David Bowie // Mary Grace McNally Choreography
Under Pressure. One year ago, I was having conversations with high school students in different areas of the country about the effect gun violence has had on their day-to-day life. Common themes in our discussions were the extreme anxiety and numbness to the violence. I decided to create a piece with my long-time students at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio. We talked about this piece being a way to wake themselves and each other up, to remind each other that they are alive, that they can ignite change and that they NEED to believe in themselves in order to do so. To wake the world up. Shake them until they hear. Stand tall even when they tell them to be quiet. These kids worked so incredibly hard, and beautifully, on this piece all year. Discovering how to dance for something bigger than themselves. Learning that dance, sharing energy and putting energy into the world around them is a way to be an activist. I feel honored to work with these young artists. The performers in this piece are ages 14-18 years old. Choreographed, Directed + Edited: Mary Grace McNally (@marygracemcnally / @mg.and.artists) Performing: McKenna Dyer, Maeghan Grady, Abby Keenan, Sarah Malone, Mason Merritt, Jordan Messier + Alexis Tsiramanes Videography: Jenna Maslechko (@jaynaphotography) Music: Queen, David Bowie #EndGunViolence #MarchForOurLives #GunViolence #NeverAgain **I do not claim to own the rights to this music, it is for artistic purposes only and fair use, no copyright infringement intended.**
Capezio A.C.E. Award 2018 Winner // Not For Picking // Mary Grace McNally Choreography
Winner of the 2018 Capezio A.C.E. Award "Not For Picking" Choreographed by: Mary Grace McNally Performed by: Rebecca Corrigan, Catie Leasca, Jordyn Santiago, Gabriella Sibeko, Mary Grace McNally and Haley Sung Music by: Judy Garland, Nicholas Britell and William Basinski Track created by: Mary Grace McNally www.marygracemcnally.com @marygracemcnally /@mgm.and.artists **I claim no rights to this music.
Always Be My Baby // Class at Peridance // Mary Grace McNally Choreography
class at Peridance Capezio Center - Dec 18, 2018 dancing by jordyn santiago, emily knieriem, jenna maslechko + mary grace mcnally choreography by mary grace mcnally music by mariah carey **I do not claim the rights to this music. For inspirational purpose only!**