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  • Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – Serenata (Cantata)

    Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – Serenata (Cantata)

    Here is a duet choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti and danced by Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. It is an excerpt from a bigger piece I think from the Reflections program. I don’t know the music or who sings the song. These two dancers are brilliant and they bring such an intense passion to the choreography which is wonderful. I like the contrast of the powerful dancing with the more simple and gentle sound of the music. I feel by juxtaposing [...]

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  • Dark Matters, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM

    Dark Matters, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM

    Dark Matters is choreographed by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, and presented here by Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM at Dance House. The music is an original score composed by Owen Belton The montage shows clips from the work, Dark Matters, in which Crystal Pite explores and shows how invisible forces play on the human body and mind. The choreography is extraordinarily complex and fluid and brilliantly clever. It is powerful in drama and raw emotions and is absolutely absorbing in the [...]

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  • Petite Mort Part 2 of 2

    Petite Mort Part 2 of 2

    Here is the second part of “Petie Mort” choreographed by Jiri Kylian  danced by the Nederlands Dans Theater. Again Sublime!, Gorgeous! and absolutely Beautiful! in movement and image. The sculptural elements in the piece are stunning. The whole piece to me speaks of intimacy and of embracing, enfolding, entwining, between; movement and music, ballet and contemporary, men and women, movement and stillness…into poignant moments of crystal clarity. Ah! I think this would be wonderful to dance, sumptuous movement and music, a dancers dream! Hope you enjoy [...]

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  • Petite Mort Part 1 of 2

    Petite Mort Part 1 of 2

    Here is part 1 of Jiri Kylian’s “Petite Mort” ballet, danced by the Nederlands Dans Theater. Music is Mozart, piano concerto No 23 2nd Movement. Sublime! Gorgeous! Breathtaking!…. What more can anyone say about Kylian’s choreography and the dancing is exquisite. The opening scene with the swords is brilliant, and the work progresses with movement that is seamless, effortless and captivating as it punctuates the music with subtle and crystal like nuances. Kylian has such an incredible way of hearing and seeing [...]

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  • Rafael Bonachela’s WE UNFOLD (music Ezio Bosso)

    Rafael Bonachela’s WE UNFOLD (music Ezio Bosso)

    Here is the Sydney Dance Company dancing Rafael Bonachela’s “We Unfold”. The music is composed by Ezio Boss. I am mesmerized by Rafael Bonachela’s choreography. I find it so fluid yet very erratic and kinetic at the same time. There is a gentle subtleness to the movement with and undercurrent of tension that evolves into a powerful cosmic climax. It just seems to draw you along…. wonderful! The music is so passionate and together with the dancing and choreography they [...]

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  • RAVE.VOB

    RAVE.VOB

    Here are clips from the ballet “RAVE.VOB” danced by Ballet de Lorraine, choreographed by the famous American choreographer, Karole Armitage. This ballet is a blast! It is full of color, humour and attitude with expressive connections and moves! The choreography is ballet based that is fused with martial arts, pop, and Vogue movements! Karole Armitage created RAVE.VOB in response to the attack of 9/11 in New York City September 2001. Instead of focusing on the losses, she chose to express [...]

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  • Haze

    Haze

    This video shows an excerpt from a piece called “Haze”, performed by the Beijing Contemporary Dance Company. The choreography is by Wang Yuan and music by Henryk Gorecki, Symphony No.3 & Biosphere. This piece is fascinating and a great study of how dancers cope on an unstable stage made from what looks like a giant mattress. Overall the piece is dark, gloomy, tense and foreboding. The scene is stark and bare, void of any color. The music, in this excerpt, [...]

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  • Dark Matter – Dance

    Dark Matter – Dance

    This is a video of an excerpt from a dance called Dark Matter – Dance, choreographed by Malia Johnston and danced by students from the New Zealand School of Dance. The music is by Eden Mulholland. I really like this piece I think it is inventive and captivating. This section is danced by three people, in a small rectangle of lit space. They perform an intricate series of movements that seem to be parts of a machine that work together [...]

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  • Rosas Danst Rosas Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker 3

    Rosas Danst Rosas Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker 3

    This video is a 10:00 minute extract of a dance film made by Thierry De Mey based on the choreography of Anna Theresa De Keersmaeker. The whole film is about a half hour in length, and is filmed on site in an empty warehouse. The dancers are dressed all the same in grey skirt, top, shoes and socks, shades of grey seem to be the color motif. The film begins in a mysterious dark space with dancers walking about in [...]

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  • Kafig

    Kafig

    Compagnie Kafig is a French/Algerian dance company led by atistic director and choreographer of international acclaim, Mourad Merzouki. And the dancers are hip hop dancers from Brazil. This is a hip hop dance company which has some amazing work which blends contemporary dance with hip hop. What is shown in this video is an excerpt from a work of which I don’t know the choreographer or dancers names. However, it is identified as being from a performance by the kafig [...]

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