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  • Andonis Foniadakis | Horizons Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

    Andonis Foniadakis | Horizons Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

    Fast, athletic and daring describes the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company in these video clips of a ballet called, Horizons. The choreography is by Andonis Foniadakis and the music by Julian Tarride. The Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is an American company that is based in New York City. It premiered its first season in 2003 – 2004. The company has a diverse repertoire developed from their emphasis in producing creative collaborations with the most current international choreographers of today. The [...]

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  • State of Matter – Ihsan Rustem – NWDP

    State of Matter – Ihsan Rustem – NWDP

    Strong with an electric force, State of Matter is a contemporary ballet that was choreographed by Ihsan Rustem and danced in this video by the North West Dance Project. The music is by Murcaf, Olafur Arnalds and Max Richter and the text is by Benjamin Wardell. North West Dance Project is a relatively new contemporary dance company based in Portland, Oregon US. It was formed by Canadian dancer and choreographer, Sarah Slipper in 2004 who is currently the artistic director. [...]

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  • “I had a blue bicycle, they have my blue bicycle” by Marina Mascarell Martinez

    “I had a blue bicycle, they have my blue bicycle” by Marina Mascarell Martinez

    Here is a fascinating piece choreographed by Marina Mascarell Martinez called “ I had a blue bicycle, they have my blue bicycle”. Wow, I was transfixed by the tension in the story that began with the one dancer alone washing dishes. The tension she creates along with the score as her movements become more and more frantic are suddenly cut short by the stealthy appearance of the second dancer. The tension builds between them as they weave and in and [...]

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    A beautiful pas de deux choreographed by Maurice Bejart and danced by Rita Poelvoorde and Yan Le Gac from the 80’s. This piece of contemporary ballet is delightful and in such contrast in it’s simplicity and poetic innocence and gentleness from today’s fast paced, complex technical dance. Poelvoorde appears so waif like and light as a nymph. I am fascinated by how young she seems and just lovely to watch. Please enjoy and share with your friends.

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  • Les Indomptes

    Les Indomptes

    Here is a wonderful duet for two men called, Les Indomptes. It was choreographed by Claude Brumachon and danced by Jiri and Otto Bubenickovi, principal dancers with the Hamburg Ballet. The music is by Wim Mertens. This duet was quite a discovery! The choreographer Claude Brumachon is a highly acclaimed French choreographer and dancer. He has been a prolific choreographer with an extensive collection of dance creations to his name. He founded his own dance company in 1984 called the [...]

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  • Essential Dance Film – There is a Place

    Essential Dance Film – There is a Place

    Poignant and powerful describes this short dance film, There is a Place. The film features dancer/choreographer Sang Jijia and was created by two Scottish film makers; filmed and directed by Katrina McPherson and edited by Simon Fildes. The soundtrack is by Philip Jeck. This film, There is a Place, won the Jury prize for the best Screen Dance Short in the Dance Film Festival in San Francisco, 2011. It was initiated as an international artists exchange to create a new [...]

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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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