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  • Belong pas de deux

    Belong pas de deux

    Stunning is just one word to describe this exceptional pas de deux called, Belong. It was choreographed by Norbert Vesak and danced by Evelyn Hart and David Peregine, who became principal dancers with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The music is by Syrix called December Angel. I think this pas de deux can be considered one of those historical moments for Canadian dance/ballet and in particular for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Evelyn Hart. This pas de deux was danced by [...]

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  • Grupo Corpo – Bach (1) – Belo Horizonte

    Grupo Corpo – Bach (1) – Belo Horizonte

    Elegance with a natural flow carries this section of a ballet called, Bach, choreographed by Rodrigo Pederneiras. It is danced by members of the renowned Brazilian contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo. The score was created by Marco Antonio Guimaraes. Mr. Pederneiras choreographed this piece in 1996. He choreographed the piece as a game between what we hear and see by using dance as a way to unveil what lies in Bach’s music through Mr. Gumaraes score. The dance is a [...]

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  • Animal Park by Tim Rushton and the Danish Dance Theatre

    Animal Park by Tim Rushton and the Danish Dance Theatre

    Mysterious and haunting is this ballet called, Animal Park. It is choreographed by Tim Rushton and danced by the Danish Contemporary Dance Company. The music is by Biosphere and Craig Amstrong. Tim Rushton is a British born Choreographer who was a graduate from the Royal Ballet School in London. He started his dance career with the Deutsche Oper am Rheim in Düsseldorf then continued for a few years with The Royal Danish Ballet, Denmark. It was there he found his [...]

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  • SOLARA short dance film

    SOLARA short dance film

    Warm and breezy sweeps the mood of this short dance film called, SOLARA. The choreography is by Shauna Walker and the film is directed and edited by Barry Walker. The dancers are Shauna Walker, Denesa Chan, Jeroen de Wit, Joshua McBride and Lisa Moore. This short dance film was shot on site in the Mojave Desert which is located in southeast California, US. The piece shows a group of people from different walks of life coming together by a shared [...]

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  • Cloud Gate – Portrait of the Families

    Cloud Gate – Portrait of the Families

    Intensely powerful and fierce is this iconic work called, “Portrait of the Families” choreographed by the founder and artist director of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Lin Hwai-min. Lin Hwai-min’s inspiration for this work came from his memory when as a boy he discovered a hidden family photo album. Looking at one of the photos, he discovered to his surprise as Taiwanese, his ancestors in the portrait were wearing Japanese Kimonos. He asked questions only to be admonished [...]

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  • NTFI 2012 – Null

    NTFI 2012 – Null

    Captivating movement and elegant imagery stands out in this work called Null, choreographed by Noa Wertheim who is the co-founder and director of the Vertigo Dance Company, Isreal. It is performed in this video by the company. The music is composed by Ran Bagno, Audio Collage and Stefan Ferry and the striking set and costumes are designed by Rakefet Levi. Vertigo Dance Company was founded by two Israeli dancers, Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al. Wertheim is a graduate from the [...]

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  • Carolyn Carlson : Les couleurs de Maduraï

    Carolyn Carlson : Les couleurs de Maduraï

    A visual feast of color, beautiful images and dancing combine to make a stunning ballet shown in this segment called, Les Coleurs de Madarai. It is choreographed by Carolyn Carlson and performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. The solo parts are danced by the principals, Marie Agnes-Gillot and Kader Belarbi. The stunning sets and costumes are designed by the artist, Olivier Debre and the music is composed by Rene Aubry. Carolyn Carlson is an American born choreographer who initially trained [...]

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  • Grief Point. (A Dance Work by Sidra Bell)

    Grief Point. (A Dance Work by Sidra Bell)

    A solo experience that is both haunting and mesmerizing! This piece is called, Grief Point, choreographed by Sidra Bell and performed by Moo Kim. This music is by Loscil called “The Making of Grief Point”. Grief Point was premiered at the International Solo Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in 2011 where Sidra Bell won first place for choreography and Moo Kim first place for performance. Sidra Bell has become a national and internationally sought after choreographer. She was born and [...]

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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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