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  • LINES Ballet The Moroccan Project

    LINES Ballet The Moroccan Project

    (Originally Posted: Jan 28, 2013) This is a dance video called the Moroccan Project choreographed by the highly acclaimed American choreographer, Alonzo King. The piece was created for his company, Alonzo King Lines Ballet. It is performed by Meredith Webster and Corey Scott-Gilbert who are both recipients of the Princess Grace award. The music is original Moroccan music composed by El Hamideen. This is a beautiful dance video of a duet taken from a larger work. A variety of film [...]

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  • DANCE This 2008: Contemporary “Forces”

    DANCE This 2008: Contemporary “Forces”

    (Originally Posted: February 20, 2013) Here I found a dance work called Contemporary “Forces” choreographed by Jamel Gaines and danced by the Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn. I am really interested in contemporary dance that is fused with other dance forms because of interesting ways of moving, design and perspective it brings. And what I love about this choreography is the dynamic blend of African and Western contemporary dance. The movement is very grounded and rich in African dance [...]

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  • Mikhail Baryshnikov in “White Nights”, dancing “Koni” (Horses) by Vladimir Vysotsky

    Mikhail Baryshnikov in “White Nights”, dancing “Koni” (Horses) by Vladimir Vysotsky

    (Originally Posted: March 22, 2013) A treat! A clip from the movie, White Nights, showing Baryshnikov dancing an amazing solo choreographed by the famous American choreographer, Twyla Tharp. Taylor Hackford directed the film and it starred Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, and Helen Mirren. The song is “Dancing Koni” (Horses), sung by the famous Russian singer, Vladimir Vysotsky. The film is about a Russian defector who is an acclaimed dancer who gets captured when his plane crashes in Siberia. [...]

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  • Dancing In The Dark

    Dancing In The Dark

    Stark and moving is this duet in this short dance film called Dancing in the Dark. It is choreographed and danced by Matt Luck and Emma Portner. The music is by Ben Howard and Yeal Naim and the filming is by Christian Beasley. The editing was done by Matt Luck. This duet is about the pain and frustration of a relationship that has become stuck at its lowest ebb. It seems to be an eternal place with no way out. [...]

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    This video shows a duet and solo from the piece called Evolution. These dances follow after an ensemble section that we showed in the previous video of the same ballet danced by the Koresh Dance Company posted on July 7, 2013. The choreography is by Ronen Koresh. Koresh is an Israeli born dancer, choreographer and teacher whose initial dance background was founded in Yemenite Folk Dance where he danced with the Tel Aviv Folk dance group. In his late teens [...]

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    Koresh Dance Company dancing EVOLUTION/5 GIRLS choreographed by Ronen Koresh. The music is composed by Greg Smith and Damon Umholtz. I really like this piece. I love the movement, and the effects of the lighting and the costumes. This piece is so fresh, light, energetic and holds for me a sense of mystery. Almost tribal in how the environment is shadowed in a defined space and how the dancers gradually come together to dance in a very ritualistic motif pattern. [...]

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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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  • 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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