The Dark Side of Somewhere
Friday August 25th and Sat August 26th at 7:30pm
The Dark Side of Somewhere is a unique and immersive multimedia dance and circus arts experience brought to life by sisters Nettie and Hannah Gentempo. This new, exciting production is set to the legendary Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon”. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic album.
MEET THE CAST
Co-Director and Choreographer
Nettie is a professional hula hoop/circus artist, movement instructor, dancer/choreographer and homeschooling mother. Nettie has dedicated her entire adult life to the arts and this particular project has been in the making since 2014. Nettie is thrilled to be presenting the Dark Side of Somewhere at Deertrees theater this summer! You can find more of Nettie's work at nettieloops.com
Co-Director and Choreographer
Hannah was raised in a lively house hold with rhythmically inclined parents and 3 siblings, where music and dance were never in short supply! Growing up her creative interest and talents were nurtured and encouraged. Hannah remembers spending many nights dancing in the family's living-room using her reflection in the big bay window as a mirror while creating choreography with her sister. Hannah continues to work as a choreographer and performing artist today. You may catch her dancing in the park, on stage, on a pole, in drag, or as a hot granny. The Dark side of Somewhere is such a special project for Hannah and she is very excited to be bring it to the Deertrees stage!
In another life, Mel ran away to join the circus. In this life, Mel keeps the circus energy alive by joyously performing at every opportunity. She has been dancing for two decades, and has been playing with props (including flag and baton) for over ten years. Whether she’s contradancing with friends or spinning fire for Portland’s First Friday, Mel brings an undeniable energy to any stage she takes!
Ivory currently works in hospitality and is the proud owner of the Sundown Lounge in Bridgton, ME. Born in Missouri, she grew up dancing and was trained in Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Contemporary. She earned her B.S. in Communication Studies from Portland State University in Oregon, after which she traveled the country and internationally for several years. A summer job at a kayaking outfitters and campground on the coast of Maine helped her to discover her love of the state and led her to finally settling in Harrison. Ivory is an active member of the Cold Cold Night Burlesque where she is able to implement her passion for choreography, performance, and music. She is currently developing both a burlesque and a fitness dance flow class which will combine her love for dance, fitness, and empowering people to feel sexy in their own skin. In addition to the Cold Cold Night performances, her upcoming performances will include Dave's Sauna and the Dark Side of Somewhere.
Raised on Mt. Desert Island, Ailish has a passion for the arts that was nurtured by her family and community since a young age. She grew her skills as a tap, jazz, and ballet dancer throughout her childhood and participated in theater and show choir. As an adult, though a nurse by day, Ailish continues to make the arts a part of her life by singing in her free time and participating as a member of Cold, Cold Night Burlesque. Ailish is excited to be a part of the unique performance experience to the influential work of Pink Floyd (rock n' roll, baby!).
Bridget is a dancer and multi prop flow artist based out of Massachusetts. She uncovered her love for moment and the flow/circus arts more than six years ago when she picked up her first hula hoop. Right away Bridget felt an instant connection as the hoop became an extension of herself and her creative expressions. Today, Bridget enjoys practicing movement and flow arts of all kinds, especially fire spinning! Bridget is excited to be taking this next step in her own creative journey by entering the world of the performing arts through this one of a kind production!
At only 14 years old, Hailey is the youngest performer cast in this production. Hailey is a dancer and skilled hula hoop artist. She has been dancing with the Nevaeh Dance Circus for the past 4 years. In addition to the performing arts, Hailey also loves to snowboard in the winter and spend time with her family.
Rose has always been drawn to the arts. She is a talented and passionate dancers and hula hoop artist who has performed as part of the Nevaeh Dance Circus on a number of occasions. Rose also creates beautiful body art and plays guitar, baritone ukulele and writes her own original music.
Jess is the Executive Director of the non-profit Creative Norway. Jess believes this show speaks for itself in terms of being unique and special, but feels there is an added layer of magic to the Dark Side of Somewhere for her personally. In 2017 she was originally cast in this production. This was her first introduction to NEVAEH and the creative community here in Western Maine and set Jess on a path to build a life in the arts in Norway. Jess grew up close by in Buckfield and has always been a performer and creator. Performing everywhere from high school musicals, to the local oddfellows performing hall, to statewide honors choruses and music gatherings. In addition to the Dark Side of Somewhere, Jess's other current creative endeavors include performing with Cold, Cold Night Burlesque, Ragtime Rebellion and co-starring as “Nancy” in 'An Evening At Dave’s Sauna".
Originally from Portland Maine, Maka Motion is a dynamic and skilled poi artist and charismatic entertainer and Performer. Using a combination of fluid movements, creative storytelling, handmade costumes and colorful visuals props, Maka creates some pretty mesmerizing and unforgettable art! You can see her work featured in many of the Nevaeh Dance Circus productions including Dark Side of Somewhere this summer at Deertrees Theater in Harrison, ME. Photo credit: Jami Grendell
Noah Peaches The Flowlosopher Schoneberg
Noah has been practicing flow arts since they were just a strange kid in the Maine woods experimenting with bostaff and bokken, but things really picked up after returning home from a summer spent hiking the Apalachian Trail. "I saw my neighbor performing with fire poi in our side yard and thought "Damn! He's having so much fun out there! I want to be having that much fun! So I made my first set of poi out of tennis balls and some fixins from my toolbox." Today, bringing experience with over a dozen different props and a decade as a fire performer, Noah infuses his flow arts practice with dynamic influences including intuitive/ecstatic dance and traditional martial arts. A tremendous believer in the power of Circus Arts, Community, Clowning, and Play, Noah recently attended his first Burning Man celebration in 2023 where he had the honor of performing as part of the opening Duet & in multiple scenes with Maine/Boston based Fire Conclave, Incineration Congregation.
Katie Brodie, she/her
Kate is a native Mainer raised up in the days of forest and family. She loves hats, literally and figuratively. She’ll try anything twice. She’s a business owner, yogi, and wannabe farmer. She connected with Creative Norway and it’s constituents in 2021, and is decidedly dancing her way through her thirties. Kate lives nearby with her partner and their four sons.
When Amelia was 6 years old, she accidentally ate a firefly. It was gross and insignificant at the time, but after many years of digestion, she's shining light out of her own butt. Amelia is a yogi, massage therapist, circus artist and weird homeschool mom. She juggles life and lives in a converted school bus.
Amelia began practicing yoga in 2006, she was too cool before that. She did her first YTT in the Kripalu tradition in 2010, and has been collecting style points ever since. Her classes fuse tradition and play and are trauma-informed.
Through performing as a fire dancer over the past 12 years, she found herself putting together music for her shows, which has developed into a passion for DJing. Amelia is 1/2 of The Show Aglow, a fire performance duo with her partner Noah. They also have a permaculture homestead and are in process of creating a healing arts retreat center, Paradox Sanctuary.