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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ave Maria – SOLO danced by Francisco Gella

    Ave Maria – SOLO danced by Francisco Gella

    Beautifully danced with great feeling! is this solo choreographed and performed by Francisco Gella. The music is J.S. Bach and Ava Maria sung by Celine Dion. Francisco Gella was born in the Philippines and grew up in the United States. He grew up taking gymnastics and only off handily took his first dance class at age 19 as a replacement for his gymnastics, and was hooked! He was studying at the University of Washington, Seattle where he was able to [...]

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  • TWYLA THARP’S IN THE UPPER ROOM

    TWYLA THARP’S IN THE UPPER ROOM

    A dancer’s marathon! Enjoy these clips from the signature work by renowned American choreographer, Twyla Tharp called, In the Upper Room. It is performed in this video by members of the Corella Ballet Company at the Teatro Tivoli in Barcelona, Spain. The brilliant score is composed by Philip Glass. This piece was originally created on Tharp’s company in 1986 for thirteen dancers. It is made up of solos, duets, trios and ensemble sections. Dancers spill in and out of the [...]

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  • Collide

    Collide

    Hot and exciting! Take a look at this terrific duet danced by Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman, who were top contestants from SYTYC D, 8 series. The piece is choreographed by Travis Wall to a great song by Howie Day, “Collide”. (acoustic version) This is one of my favorite duos from SYTYCD. I always end up coming back to watch this couple. They are hot! They have great chemistry dancing together. What I really love about them is that they [...]

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  • Ask Me In The Morning Light (2009) – Valentín Projects: By Joel Valentin-Martinez

    Ask Me In The Morning Light (2009) – Valentín Projects: By Joel Valentin-Martinez

    Captivating and heartfelt is this segment from a work called “Ask Me in the Morning Light” choreographed by Joel Valentin – Martinez. This was performed by dancers from the dance/theatre program at Northwestern University. The music is by Samite Mulon, Samite of Uganda: ‘Abaana Bakesa’ – Album: Dance My Children. Martinez is a Chicago based choreographer and senior lecturer at Northwestern University Theatre Program. He is originally from Mexico where he lived his first seven years in a small town [...]

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