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Seeking the extraordinary in expressive movement, 
Epiphany inspires and educates performers and audiences alike.

 

    Founded in 1994 by Grete Gryzwana, Epiphany was originally created to express a message of faith through dance. For many years, we partnered with churches and established organizations to create meaningful and inspiring experiences for their audience.

     In 2014, Lisa Spradley became the Artistic Director after being with the company from its inception. We are now reaching out to the wider community without leaving behind our commitment to meaningful and inspiring work. We want to be a partner in realizing your vision through dance.

     Lisa has created more than 30 works for the company and has years of experience expressing rather complicated and complex ideas through dance and movement.  We offer dance as a way to enhance a message and bring it into the larger community, partnering with creative minds to increase the appreciation for dance as art, communication, and community.
                

OUR REP

 
 
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Notre Corps...Where Do We Remember?

Lisa Valeri Spradley - 2014

Music performed by Edith Piaf

Our bodies hold memories and mysteries, intelligence and intuition.

 

 

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Orison

Lisa Valeri Spradley - 2013

Music by Abigail Washburn and St.Paul de Vence

Orison is an ancient word for prayer. These two solos, linked by their idea of longing and sacrifice, tell very different stories of how we see ourselves in this wide human experience.

 

A Spiraling Dance

Lisa Valeri Spradley - 2012              

Spoken word with live percussion by Mario Marini

This work was created in response to a deeper look into our place in the ever evolving universe. The title and text excerpts come from a documentary produced by cosmologists working in both the scientific and spiritual realms.

 

 

There Is No Rose

Deb Belue - 2011     

Arrangement by Melinda Bargreen

This dance, along with the fifteenth century carol, presents imagery of the rose as a symbol for the Virgin Mary. Much of her beauty, suffering and ultimate glory are captured in the movement. This was the most recent commission by Belmont University for their Christmas telecast. 

 

 

The Soul Aflame

Grete Gryzwana - 2011                

Rollie Mains

Grete returned to Nashville especially to compose this work as part of a full hour long service dedicated to a very special soul and friend of Epiphany, Sarah Taylor.

 

 

 

 

Voices In the Night

Grete Gryzwana - 2004

Soundscape by Rollie Mains  /  Sculpture by Sarah Englert

This piercing piece was inspired by and uses direct readings from work by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A Christian who was put to death by the Nazi's during World War II, his words still resonate as a voice of compassion. 

 

                              Photography by Andy Glowgower & Martin O'Connor                                

OUR Partners

Laurel Desmarais

CARRIE GEROW

Ryann Lievens

Dr. Reita Agarwal

BELMONT UNIVERSITY

OPEN TABLE NASHVILLE

METRO PARKS DANCE

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ United Methodist

Tennessee Women's Theater Project

 

 

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Class Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday

12:00 - 1:30pm

 

Centennial Park Arts Activity Center

2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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$12.00 per class

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