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  • Grupo Corpo – Missa do Orfanato | 1989

    Grupo Corpo – Missa do Orfanato | 1989

    Glorious music and powerful dancing are seen in this excerpt from Rodrigo Pederneiras’s ballet called, Missa do Orfanato. This was danced by the Brazilian company, Grupo Corpo in 1989. The music is the K. 139 by Amadeus Mozart, 1768. It is really interesting to see where choreographically this company has evolved from. Sadly this piece is no longer performed, but was considered one of the masterpieces that remained in the company repertoire until 1997. At that point the choreographic style [...]

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  • Petite Cérémonie

    Petite Cérémonie

    Lively and playful is the dancing in these excerpts of this world premiere production of Mehi Walerski’s piece, Petite Ceremonies. The dancers are members of a Canadian contemporary ballet company called Ballet BC. The music is selections from Mozart, Puccini, Rogers & Hart and Vivaldi, compiled by Medhi Walerski. Ballet BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and interactive contemporary ballet company whose focus is the promotion and education of contemporary ballet in Canada. Petite Ceremonies is a piece that was [...]

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  • Chinese Dance – Nirvana HKAPA

    Chinese Dance – Nirvana HKAPA

    Expressive and meditative is this excerpt from a dance called, Nirvana, which was choreographed by Wu Kam-Ming. It is danced by male dancers from the dance department from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Wu Kam-Ming is an alumni graduate of the program who choreographed this all male piece for a joint program called, “Of Night And Other Things” which aimed at bringing together a balance between opposites such as yin/yang, contemporary and traditional, East and West and past [...]

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  • Aterballetto in H+ – coreog. Mauro Bigonzetti, musiche live di Jazzy Dogs

    Aterballetto in H+ – coreog. Mauro Bigonzetti, musiche live di Jazzy Dogs

    Energetic jazz and contemporary fusion is featured in this video montage of Mauro Bigonzetti’s recent work called H+. The music and lyrics are written and performed by Jazzy Dogs, Frederico Bigonzetti and Mark Borgazzi. The piece is danced by the Aterballetto Dance Company in Italy, of which Mauro Bigonzetti has been resident choreographer for a number of years. Through this program, Bigonzetti speaks of the special importance that water has in our lives. He encourages us to increase our responsibility [...]

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  • Reflections. Cinque. Rehearsal

    Reflections. Cinque. Rehearsal

    Bold and compelling is the dancing from these clips of a one act ballet called, Cinque, choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti. The dancers are; Maria Kochetkova, Natalia Ospiova, Yekaterina Krysanova, Polina Semionova and Yekaterina Shipulina. The music is Antonio Vivaldi. This piece was performed in a program called “Reflections” that was co-produced by the Bolshoi theatre and the Segersfrom Center of the Arts in LA. It was created to bring together the “old with the new”, by showcasing seven Russian dancers, [...]

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  • Spellbound Contemporary Ballet ” How to Pray”

    Spellbound Contemporary Ballet ” How to Pray”

    Passionately expressive is this pas de deux called, How to Pray, danced by two principal dancers, Maria Cossy and Marioenrico D’Angelo of the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Company, Italy. The piece was created by founder, artistic director and choreographer of the company, Maruo Astolfi. The music is by J.S Bach and Lars Danielson. Today’s video is a short montage of a nine minute duet. It shows the wonderfully sensuous and flowing movement language that Astolfi has created which utilizes the entire [...]

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  • Grupo Corpo – O Corpo .

    Grupo Corpo – O Corpo .

    Powerful with punch! Grupo Corpo the Brazilian company is dancing a section from Rodrigo Pedernerias’ work called, “O Corpo”. The soundtrack is electronic music composed by Brazilian rock composer, Arnaldo Antunes. The set design and lighting is done by Paul Pederneiras and the costumes are created by Freusa Zechmeister and Fernando Veloso. Grupo Corpo was formed by the Pederneiras family in 1975, a time of oppressive military rule and the dominant dance form was the European classical ballet. The family [...]

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  • George Oliveira: In The Upper Room

    George Oliveira: In The Upper Room

    Hi energy, speed and drive…. Is this second video of Twyla Tharp’s, In the Upper Room. Music is by Philip Glass. This video features dancers from Les Ballet De Monte Carlo. This section gives a good overview of the intricate movement and spatial patterns in the choreography. Dancers seem to slide in and out through the haze of the periphery to cut in and out of razor sharp movement patterns. I have never noticed before how much of a “causal [...]

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  • Damian Smith and Yuan Yuan Tan in Christopher Wheeldon’s After The Rain

    Damian Smith and Yuan Yuan Tan in Christopher Wheeldon’s After The Rain

    Enjoy this gorgeous video of a beautiful and lyrical pas de deux choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon called, After the Rain. It is danced here by two principals of the San Francisco Ballet, Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith. The gorgeous music is by Avro Part, Spiegel in Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror). Chinese born Yuan Yuan Tan and Australian born Damian Smith, give a heart rendering performance of this gorgeous duet against the backdrop of the gentle hues of the setting [...]

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  • Ten Chi Pina Bausch

    Ten Chi Pina Bausch

    Mesmerizing and capricious describes these clips of a work choreographed by the late Pina Bausch in 2004, performed by the Wuppertal Tanz Theatre. The piece is called Ten Chi, meaning Heaven and Earth. This production was part of a project of which Pina Bausch created ten performances, each co-produced with cities from around the world, to represent different nations that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games. This piece was co-produced with the Saitama Prefecture and other Japanese Cultural organizations. The [...]

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