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A live performance of original music and dance.

Grey Circle

Nickerson Rossi Dance collaborates with
composer - performing artist Patrick Olson
in an unpredictable exploration
of the border between science and art.

This multifaceted production involves
live original music, performance art,
projection, singing, and dance.

The human mind operates by habits, shortcuts, simplifications. Our senses are limited. We are guided by biases. We reduce the world to ease our functioning in it. We put one foot in front of the other and we get by.


But the deepest natures of reality, as revealed by science, can be utterly strange and unintuitive. Much of the universe operates in ways far outside of our common sense. The familiar transforms into something quite unfamiliar. In this process, there is room for artistic exploration.

Art can break the conventions of perception and deliver new understandings. We encourage our audience to open their minds, take in the experience, and enjoy the visual beauty. 

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The Creators

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Patrick Olson

Original Music Composition

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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Original Choreography

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The Dancers

Choreography Performed by the Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company

Marissa Andresky, Heidi Buehler, Samantha DeMarco,

Chad Ortiz, and Hailee Whiddon

"Nickerson-Rossi Dance

is nothing short of beautifully riveting

Sarah Scheideman

from the Coachella Valley Art Scene

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Original Choreography:

Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Lead Singer & Original Music Composition:
Patrick Olson

Running Time: 45 minutes

Dancers: 5


Band: 4

Supporting Vocalists: 3

For Bookings Contact:


Hear Patrick's Music


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