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  • Spellbound Contemporary Ballet” first floor”

    Spellbound Contemporary Ballet” first floor”

    Captivating and daring describes this dance video called “First Floor”. It is choreographed by Maruo Astolfi and danced by members of his company, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Italy. Unfortunately I am unable to find the name of the composer. But this video was filmed at the Daf Dance Arts Faculty in Rome. This dance video was filmed on site in an elevator. This space is very interesting because it clearly defines the spatial and relational parameters of the dancers/strangers in this [...]

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  • Falling Angels (1989) by Jiri Kylian’s “Black and White Ballets”, The Nederlands Dans

    Falling Angels (1989) by Jiri Kylian’s “Black and White Ballets”, The Nederlands Dans

    A Masterful treat! This video shows the complete ballet of, Falling Angels, choreographed by Jiri Kylian and performed by the Nederlands dans Theatre. The music is by Steve Reich, Drumming part 1. Steve Reich composed this score after he was inspired by observing ceremonial ritual music from Ghana (West Africa). The percussion music is an integral part of the ballet, Falling Angels, as the movement is intimately connected to and molded by the varying complex and syncopated rhythmic intensities in [...]

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  • Igor Kolb – Beginning (choreography by Vladimir Varnava)

    Igor Kolb – Beginning (choreography by Vladimir Varnava)

    Whimsical and poignant is this solo called, “Beginning”, danced by Igor Kolb who is a Principal dancer with the Marinsky Ballet Theatre. The choreography is by Vladimir Varnava and the music is Eric Satie, Gnossienne No. 1. Vladimir Varnava is a rising young contemporary choreographer from Russian. Varnava began his training at the Arts Center for Gifted Children in Northern Russia. In 2004 he continued his education at the Khanty – Marinsky branch of the Moscow State University of Culture [...]

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  • Movimentos Festwochen 2013 // Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

    Movimentos Festwochen 2013 // Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

    Powerful and captivating is this work shown in these video clips called, “If At All”. It is danced by the renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company from Israel and choreographed by Rami Be’er. The music is made up of selections from: Volcano Choine, Hildur Guonadottir, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Murcof, Olafur Arnalds, Marga Richter, Johnathan Johansson, Ludavico Einaudi, Ophir Leibovitch. The music design was created by Alex Claude and Rami Be’er. Rami Be’er is one of Israel’s leading choreographers. He [...]

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  • Bardo by Toru Shimazaki — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Bardo by Toru Shimazaki — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Dynamic and mysterious is the choreography in these excerpts of, Bardo, a contemporary work created by the Japanese Canadian choreographer, Toru Shimazaki. The work is danced by one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the States, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The music is from “Salterello” by Dead Can Dance. Toru Shimazaki received his initial training at the Goh Ballet in Vancouver, Canada and has danced with the Landestheatre in Innsbruck in Tirol, Austria. In 2002 he was invited to [...]

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  • Cromatismi – Francesco Nappa

    Cromatismi – Francesco Nappa

    Expressive and dynamic is this piece called, Cromatismi:, by the Italian choreographer, Francesco Nappa. Nappa also designed the costumes and composed the musical score. The piece is performed by the Jr. Ballet of Toscana, Florence. Nappa was initially trained as a dancer at the Napoli Academy of Classical Dance and completed his training at the English National Ballet School. Nappa went on to enjoy a very successful and varied dance career performing with Les Ballet De Monte Carlo, Royal Danish [...]

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  • Extrait TRICODEX ballet contemporain 2005

    Extrait TRICODEX ballet contemporain 2005

    Whimsical describes this excerpt of the surreal ballet called “Tricodex”, performed in this video by the Lyon Opera Ballet Company, France. It was choreographed by the French choreographer, Philippe Decoufle. The Music was produced by Sebastian Libot and Hughes de Courson and the set, costume and device designer was Phillippe Guillotel. Philippe Decoufle is a choreographer who has a highly fertile imagination that is evident in this bizarre and surreal work. His early background was in circus training, which accounts [...]

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  • Gheorghe Iancu and Alessandro Riga – “Father and son” Music by Peter Gabriel

    Gheorghe Iancu and Alessandro Riga – “Father and son” Music by Peter Gabriel

    This is a moving duet called “Father and Son”, that is danced to the song by Peter Gabriel. It is danced here by Gheorghe Iancu and Alessandro Riga. Gheorghe Iancu choreographed the duet for the Amoures Dance Gala in Bolognia in 2006. Gheorghe Iancu is a Romanian born dancer who was trained at the Romanian state Institute and went to train at the Bolshoi Academy in Russia. He has had an impressive career in which he has starred together with [...]

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  • Carmina Burana – Szeged Contemporary Dance Company

    Carmina Burana – Szeged Contemporary Dance Company

    Powerful and epic! This version of Carmina Burana is performed by the Hungarian Szeged Contemporary Dance Company. It was choreographed by Tamas Juronics who is both artist director and resident choreographer to the company. The music was composed by Carl Orff in 1935 – 1936, The Szeged Contemporary Dance Company is one of the leading contemporary dance companies in Hungary. It was formed out of the Szeged Ballet in 1993. Under the direction of Tamas Juronics, the company has grown [...]

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  • Vincenzo Capezzuto in “FANDANGO”

    Vincenzo Capezzuto in “FANDANGO”

    This beautiful solo is danced by Italian dancer, Vincenzo Capezzuto and choreographed by Enrico Morelli. The music is by the Apreggiato Ensemble. Mr. Capezzuto is both a dancer and professional singer. As a dancer he has had an impressive career that has included working as a principal dancer with numerous companies such as Teatro San Carlo in Naples, English National Ballet and National Ballet of Argentina. He has also danced with Atterballeto and toured internationally in works choreographed by Mauro [...]

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