Elizabeth A. Miklavcic - Performance Roles
May 18, 1985 - Experimental Floss Concert, Salt Lake City, Utah

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That Darn Arm (1985)

Choreographer: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Music: (Video Credits)
Costuming: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Lighting: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancers: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, Susie McGee-Lowdermilk, Gary Vlasic
Location: Scott Peterson's Photographic Studio, 353 Pierpont Ave. in the Artspace Warehouse Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah
Length: 3:28 minutes
That Darn Arm was influenced by Elizabeth's tap dance background, where she had trained since she was four years old with her wonderful teacher Jo Reid. The idea behind the dance was that the performers thought they were really cool, strutting in, putting on aires, with overinflated egos. Just when they begin to relax into their "cool" something goes wrong, their arms spaz out, or they trip over their feet. They keep trying to regain their composure, never dropping their jointly created facade. At the very end of the dance they do end on a "cool" note, but just barely, relieved to have actually made it through their moment in the spotlight.

Elizabeth Miklavcic choreographed That Darn Arm in 1985 for the final Experimental Floss Variety Show, before Jimmy and Elizabeth formed Another Language Performing Arts Company. Elizabeth invited dancers Gary Vlasic and Susie McGee-Lowdermilk to be in this trio. She greatly enjoyed choreographing on Susie, where she had been in two previous dances, She Was Such a Good Little Girl (1983), and What? (1984). The location of this Experimental Floss showing was at Scott Peterson's Artspace Photographic Studio. This was the premiere performance of That Darn Arm, and the finale of the showcase, to which the audience enthusiastically responded.

The costumes, designed and created by Elizabeth, were hand constructed satin tuxedos that she spent hours sewing for this performance.