All Photos: Rosalie O’Connor

MUSIC: Joshua Rosenblum (CBE-commissioned score)
CHOREOGRAPHY: Chase Brock
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Dane Laffrey
SCENIC ART: In Memory of James Waring, John Wulp (CBE-commissioned painting)
LIGHING DESIGN: Tyler Micoleau
NUMBER OF DANCERS: 6
RUNNING TIME: 12 minutes
PREMIERE DATE: May 22, 2008
PREMIERE VENUE: Joyce SoHo

ORIGINAL CAST: Ashley Eichbauer, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Ryan Jackson, Anna Kaiser, Yukiko Kashiki, Connor Kilian Weigand

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES: May 23, 24 and 25, 2008 / Joyce SoHo; June 30, 2008 / La MaMa, e.t.c.; October 20, 2009 / Florence Gould Hall; January 9, 2009 / Symphony Space; January 10, 2009 / New York City Center Studio 4; April 24, 25 and 26, 2009 / Baruch Performing Arts Center; July 10, 11 and 12, 2009 / Waterman’s Community Center

“Mission: Implausible,” set to a witty score (also a commission) by Joshua Rosenblum, suddenly displays Mr. Brock’s talent for stylized showbiz mayhem.”
– The New York Times

“Mission: Implausible” takes three couples in black and white outfits through a cavalcade of movie references – a speeding locomotive that nearly decapitates the maiden tied to the tracks; a jungle safari; a posh gallery opening; a triple tango – all matched step for note with Joshua Rosenblum’s score for winds, “Cut to the Chase.” The dance would be a shoo-in for a hypothetical musical comedy.”
– Gay City News

If Brock could fill a musical with the best parts of Mission: Implausible, he’d certainly have Broadway’s attention.”
– Dance Europe

The audience watched as Brock’s diverse troupe performed high-octane routines, starting the night off with “Mission: Implausible.” The piece, set to Joshua Rosenblum’s suspenseful composition, lived up to the “experience” promised by CBE’s moniker. From this first number, the troupe members’ dance backgrounds were as diverse as their ethnic backgrounds. From the lanky ballerina-turned-rebel to the petite female dancer with an impish grin and heaps of enthusiasm, Brock’s company wowed the audience. CBE’s combination of toe-tapping beats, Broadway-bedazzled quirkiness, and technical prowess left its Wilmington audience breathless with wonder.”
– The Seahawk

Opening the program is Mission: Implausible, a cartoonish dance in which the dancers’ comical characters appear in various scenarios juxtaposed to one another. Clearly, Chase Brock requires not only technical virtuosity from his dancers, but an essential acting ability as well.”
– iDANZ Newswire