A dance of autumn delights

Dingmans Ferry. Choreographer Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson brought three Hanna Q dancers to perform outside her home, surrounded by the woods.

30 Sep 2020 | 01:54

The Hanna Q Dance Company’s gala program on Sept. 26 was a true delight all around: from hostess and MC Belle Pepper, to The Anthem Road Trio’s music, the scrumptious food, wonderful weather – and most of all, the dance.

Choreographer, president, and artistic director Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson brought three of her company’s dancers to her home to perform outside, surrounded by the woods.

Abigail Dias, John Trunfio and Kristina Bermudez danced “Eroica,” set to the third movement in Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony. Wearing masks and at times masks and face shields together, their movements were both engaging and whimsical.

Dancing under the spotlights as the sky darkened, the three also delivered a virtuoso performance of “Lips,” inspired by the paintings of Alan Kaplan, which were projected behind the dancers.

The audience was clearly enchanted, enjoying the dance, music and food in a safe, socially distanced environment. Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson thanked them and HannaQ’s sponsors: Greater Pike Community Foundation, The Litzenberger Family Foundation, Kathleen Lyon & Darrel Berger, Patricia & Richard Cantor, Dan Abramson, Mary Cooney & Steve Burma and Ray Yaros.