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  • In the mood of ‘Mohini’, Samadhi Dance Company 2012

    In the mood of ‘Mohini’, Samadhi Dance Company 2012

    (Originally Posted: March 6, 2013) Beautiful grace and elegance weaves through the dancing in this video that is performed by the, Samadhi Dance Company, based in Amsterdam, Holland. The piece is called “In the Mood of “Mohini” and the music is called “Silent Movie’, which describes succinctly how, this video comes across. Ths music in the video are tracks from Cirque du Soleil, Bonobo: Little Dragon and Yarn Tiersen. The choreographer is Vraja Sundari Keilman. Just to note Samadhi means [...]

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  • Jardi Tancat – Original Performance

    Jardi Tancat – Original Performance

    Beautiful and haunting is this final section of the ballet called, Jardi Tancat. It was choreographed by Nacho Duato and performed in this video by the original cast of dancers from the Netherlands Dans Theatre II.  The music is a song called “Canco de na Ruixa Mantells, arranged and sung by the Spanish singer, Maria de Mar Bonet Nacho Duato, a Spanish choreographer, created Jari Tancat in 1983 while he was still dancing with the Nederlands Dans Theatre. It won [...]

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  • Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company

    Vertical Road, Akram Khan Company

    Dynamic impulses of flight express the power expressed in these excerpts from, Vertical Road, choreographed by Akram Khan and performed by the Akram Khan Company. The music is composed by Nitin Sawhney. Akram Kahn is a choreographer of British and Bangladeshi descent who has achieved international acclaim for his work that is known for it’s synthesis of Eastern and Western movement traditions of classical kathak and modern dance. With Vertical Road, Khan worked with eight specially selected performers from Asia, [...]

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  • smoke 3/3

    smoke 3/3

    This is the final video series of the duet, Smoke . It is Choreographed by Mats Ek and danced by Sylvie Guillem and Niklas Ek to music by Arvo Pert. Sylvie Guillem was trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School. She graduated at 16 into the company and three years later was appointed top position in the company by the artistic director at the time, Rudolph Nureyev. She was the youngest ever to be promoted to such a high ranked [...]

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  • Smoke 2/3

    Smoke 2/3

    This video is the second section to Mats Ek’s dance film called Smoke. This video features a duet between the couple that was introduced in the first video danced by internationally renowned dancer, Sylvie Guillem and Mats Ek’s brother, Niklas Ek. Mats Ek has been a seminal contemporary choreographer in Europe with an extensive choreographic repertoire ranging from original to reworked classics in a contemporary idiom. Due to his theatre background his works have a strong theatrical element and are [...]

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  • Smoke 1/3

    Smoke 1/3

    This video is the first posting of a three part dance film called, Smoke. It was choreographed and directed by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. It is danced by Sylvie Guillem and Niklas Ek and the music by Arvo Part. This dance film was winner of the IMZ, International Music and Media Center award for best choreography for screen in 1999. This was a ballet that was conceived for video at Sylvie Guiellem’s request and is included in her film called, [...]

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  • not the same…

    not the same…

    “not the same…” is a clever, eye catching and entertaining solo that was choreographed by Benoit-Swan Pouffer. It is danced in this video by Bennyroyce Royan for his graduation dance from the prestigious Julliard School in New York. The song is called “Same” by Dani Siciliano and was staged for this presentation by Alexandra Damiani. Beniot-Swan Pouffer is an internationally renown dancer and choreographer. He was born in France where he received his professional dance training at the Conservatoire National [...]

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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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