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  • Middle Duet (Contemporary Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky)

    Middle Duet (Contemporary Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky)

    This work is called, Middle Duet, choreographed by the renowned Russian choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky. It is performed here in this video at a Gala performance in South Korea by two dancers from the Marinsky Ballet, Igor Kolb and Korean born Jiyeon Ryta (Ti Yon Riu). Jiyeon Ryta is the first “foreign” dancer in this company. The music was composed by Juri Khanin, and is called the Middle Symphony Op 40. Ratmansky is a contemporary ballet choreographer who was trained as [...]

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  • Philadanco-Cottonwool

    Philadanco-Cottonwool

    Bold strong dance is performed in this video by artists from the Philodanco Dance Company in Philadelphia. The piece is called, Cottonwool and was choreographed by Christopher L. Huggins. The music is by Lamb and original score composed by Jeff Storey. The philodanco Dance Company has an interesting history that has been very important to the development of dance for the Black community in Philadelphia and for dance in the United States. The company was founded in 1970 by Joan [...]

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  • Sarah Lamb & Federico Bonelli

    Sarah Lamb & Federico Bonelli

    Sublime! This beautiful duet is danced by two principals of the Royal Ballet, Sarah Lamb and Frederico Bondelli. The piece is one of several duets from a ballet called Chroma choreographed by British choreographer, Wayne McGregor. The music score is a combination of original works by Joby Talbot and musical arrangements by Jack White of the White Stripes. I have become fascinated by Wayne McGregor’s work. The more I observe it the more I like it. He is a fascinating [...]

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  • Shantala Shivalingappa – SOLO

    Shantala Shivalingappa – SOLO

    Sensual elegance describes this solo performance by Shantala Shivalingappa. The piece is called Solo and was choreographed in collaboration between Pina Bausch and Shantala Shivalingappa. The music is by Ferran Savall, titled “Paris”. Shivalingappa is a dancer from dual cultures. She was born in Madras (Chernai), India and grew up in Paris. She studied East Indian dance with her mother and later was mentored by Vempati Chinna Satyam in the Kuchipudi Indian Classical style. She is now an internationally acclaimed [...]

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  • Mats Ek – Apartement – March of the vacuum cleaners

    Mats Ek – Apartement – March of the vacuum cleaners

    Get ready with your vacuum cleaners! A comic river dance spoof of women on the vacuum march! This humorous section is from a larger work called “Apartment”, choreographed by the famous Swedish choreographer, Mats Ek, and is danced by soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet. The music is performed live on stage with the dancers by a Swedish band called, Fleshquartet. Apartment is made up of eleven different scenes in different rooms of human realities. The scenes are set in [...]

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  • FANFARE LX – Evan McKie & Anna Osadcenko STUTTGART BALLET

    FANFARE LX – Evan McKie & Anna Osadcenko STUTTGART BALLET

    FANFARE LX – A pas de deux that is powerful with commanding drive and elegance! It is danced in this video by two principal dancers from the Stuttgart ballet in Berlin, Evan McKie and Anna Osadcenko. The piece was choreographed by the resident choreographer of the Stuttgart ballet, Douglas Lee and the music is by Michael Nyman. Douglas Lee was a dancer and resident choreographer with the Stuttgart ballet in Berlin from 1996 to 2011 when he left to further [...]

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  • Speak for Yourself | Nederlands Dans Theater I

    Speak for Yourself | Nederlands Dans Theater I

    Stunning describes the excerpts of this ballet called, Speak for Yourself, danced by members of Nederlands Dans Theatre I. It is choreographed by the joint husband and wife team, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot in 1999. The music is layered with sound track of Steve Reich and J. S. Back. Sol Leon is a Spanish trained dancer and Paul Lightfoot is and English one. They met while they were both dancing with the Nederlands Dans Theatre working under Jiri Kylian [...]

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  • The Eyes’ History by Marina Mascarell Martinez

    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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