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The Eyes’ History by Marina Mascarell Martinez

Poignant and moving describes this duet choreographed by Marina Mascarell Martinez called, The Eye’s History. It is danced by Marina Martinez and Ivan Perez. The music was recorded and mixed by Hagmen Straatman. Marina Martinez is a Spanish choreographer who danced with both the Nederlands Dans Theatre I and II and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. She began her choreographic career by participating in the choreographic workshops at NDT where she was able to gain experience and develop her own voice. [...]

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Folding excerpt – Shen Wei Dance Arts

Visually striking these images are from a work choreographed and designed by American Chinese choreographer, Shen Wei. These excerpts are taken from a full work danced by the Shen Wei Dance Arts company that is based in New York. The music is a mix of traditional Tibetan Buddhist Mahakala chants with the celestial harmonies of John Taverner. A note of interest is that Shen Wei was the choreographer for the opening ceremonies for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. Shen [...]

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Without Words – Nacho Duato – Leonid Sarafanov and Irina Perren

The gorgeous pas de deux in this video is from Nacho Duato’s ballet, Without Words and the music is by Franz Schubert. Here it is danced by Irina Perren and Leonid Sarafanov, dance artists from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Russia. Nacho Duato is presently the artistic director and choreographer for this Russian company and is the first Foreigner to be directing a Russian dance company for 100 years since Petipa who created Swan Lake! Duato is internationally acclaimed as a choreographer, [...]

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Precious Blood

Powerful and full of pathos between mother and son, this duet is danced by the renown American contemporary dancer of today, Desmond Richardson and former Ailey dancer, Carmen De Lavallade. The piece is choreographed by Dwight Rhoden and the music is composed by Kevin Keller. Desmond Richardson is an amazing dancer who was a principal of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre company for seven years after which he danced with the Frankfurt Ballet in Germany and later as principal with [...]

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Rosas Danst Rosas Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker 2

The video is a powerful and gripping sequence that is filmed in a space that is bright, stark, and institutional, producing a sense of sterile alienation. It is the second video we are presenting from the dance film by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Rosas Danst Rosas. The dancers sit on chairs which are arranged facing the same direction, seated behind each other next to empty seats giving a sense of isolation. The dancing is powerful, sharp and compelling as they [...]

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Vollmond de Pina Bausch

Vollmond is an absolutly stunning work choreographed by Pina Bausch. Here are pics of the dancers caught in the absolute momement dancing in this amazing piece.     Absolutely brilliant! The images are stunning, raw, cutting to the core and electric in power. I can’t say enough about this piece, it left me stunned when I saw the film. Pina takes all the rules, conventions and boxes of dance/life and throws them over the edge and just move, be, exist and free! Thank you [...]

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Recent Videos

  • In the mood of ‘Mohini’, Samadhi Dance Company 2012

    In the mood of ‘Mohini’, Samadhi Dance Company 2012

    (Originally Posted: March 6, 2013) Beautiful grace and elegance weaves through the dancing in this video that is performed by the, Samadhi Dance Company, based in Amsterdam, Holland. The piece is called “In the Mood of “Mohini” and the music is called “Silent Movie’, which describes succinctly how, this video comes across. Ths music in the video are tracks from Cirque du Soleil, Bonobo: Little Dragon and Yarn Tiersen. The choreographer is Vraja Sundari Keilman. Just to note Samadhi means [...]

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  • Kyiv Modern-Balet – Ballet Fragment, “Rain”

    Kyiv Modern-Balet – Ballet Fragment, “Rain”

    (Originally Posted: February 13, 2013) Humorous and fun this duet is a segment from a contemporary ballet called “Rain” choreographed by Radu Poklitaru. Radu Poklitaru is a prominent Russian contemporary choreographer who is both artistic director and choreographer of the Russian contemporary dance company, Kyviv Modern Ballet Theatre. This segment is danced by two members of this company. The music for this section are two Romanian folk songs. What I really enjoy about this duet is the humor and lighthearted [...]

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  • LINES Ballet The Moroccan Project

    LINES Ballet The Moroccan Project

    (Originally Posted: Jan 28, 2013) This is a dance video called the Moroccan Project choreographed by the highly acclaimed American choreographer, Alonzo King. The piece was created for his company, Alonzo King Lines Ballet. It is performed by Meredith Webster and Corey Scott-Gilbert who are both recipients of the Princess Grace award. The music is original Moroccan music composed by El Hamideen. This is a beautiful dance video of a duet taken from a larger work. A variety of film [...]

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  • DANCE This 2008: Contemporary “Forces”

    DANCE This 2008: Contemporary “Forces”

    (Originally Posted: February 20, 2013) Here I found a dance work called Contemporary “Forces” choreographed by Jamel Gaines and danced by the Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn. I am really interested in contemporary dance that is fused with other dance forms because of interesting ways of moving, design and perspective it brings. And what I love about this choreography is the dynamic blend of African and Western contemporary dance. The movement is very grounded and rich in African dance [...]

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov in “White Nights”, dancing “Koni” (Horses) by Vladimir Vysotsky

    Mikhail Baryshnikov in “White Nights”, dancing “Koni” (Horses) by Vladimir Vysotsky

    (Originally Posted: March 22, 2013) A treat! A clip from the movie, White Nights, showing Baryshnikov dancing an amazing solo choreographed by the famous American choreographer, Twyla Tharp. Taylor Hackford directed the film and it starred Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Helen Mirren. The song is “Dancing Koni” (Horses), sung by the famous Russian singer, Vladimir Vysotsky. The film is about a Russian defector who is an acclaimed dancer who gets captured when his plane crashes in Siberia. [...]

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  • Jardi Tancat – Original Performance

    Jardi Tancat – Original Performance

    Beautiful and haunting is this final section of the ballet called, Jardi Tancat. It was choreographed by Nacho Duato and performed in this video by the original cast of dancers from the Netherlands Dans Theatre II.  The music is a song called “Canco de na Ruixa Mantells, arranged and sung by the Spanish singer, Maria de Mar Bonet Nacho Duato, a Spanish choreographer, created Jari Tancat in 1983 while he was still dancing with the Nederlands Dans Theatre. It won [...]

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  • Dancing In The Dark

    Dancing In The Dark

    Stark and moving is this duet in this short dance film called Dancing in the Dark. It is choreographed and danced by Matt Luck and Emma Portner. The music is by Ben Howard and Yeal Naim and the filming is by Christian Beasley. The editing was done by Matt Luck. This duet is about the pain and frustration of a relationship that has become stuck at its lowest ebb. It seems to be an eternal place with no way out. [...]

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  • Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company

    Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company

    Dynamic impulses of flight express the power expressed in these excerpts from, Vertical Road, choreographed by Akram Khan and performed by the Akram Khan Company. The music is composed by Nitin Sawhney. Akram Kahn is a choreographer of British and Bangladeshi descent who has achieved international acclaim for his work that is known for it’s synthesis of Eastern and Western movement traditions of classical kathak and modern dance. With Vertical Road, Khan worked with eight specially selected performers from Asia, [...]

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  • smoke 3/3

    smoke 3/3

    This is the final video series of the duet, Smoke . It is Choreographed by Mats Ek and danced by Sylvie Guillem and Niklas Ek to music by Arvo Pert. Sylvie Guillem was trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School. She graduated at 16 into the company and three years later was appointed top position in the company by the artistic director at the time, Rudolph Nureyev. She was the youngest ever to be promoted to such a high ranked [...]

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  • Smoke 2/3

    Smoke 2/3

    This video is the second section to Mats Ek’s dance film called Smoke. This video features a duet between the couple that was introduced in the first video danced by internationally renowned dancer, Sylvie Guillem and Mats Ek’s brother, Niklas Ek. Mats Ek has been a seminal contemporary choreographer in Europe with an extensive choreographic repertoire ranging from original to reworked classics in a contemporary idiom. Due to his theatre background his works have a strong theatrical element and are [...]

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