John Levis photo Mike van Sleen
John Levis

John is our regular pianist for the Contemporary dance program each season (though there is nothing regular about him !) He is a very inventive composer who can do just about anything with a keyboard and set of sequencers. From outside the studio, listening to the music from the class, you have the impression that there is a full five piece band jamming inside. During this shoot, John explained to me that during the countless hours of his childhood piano practice, while staring at the tuning pins of the piano, he always imagined a phalanx of soldiers marching by.