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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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