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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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    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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  • Abou Lagraa – Festival Vaison Danses 2011

    Abou Lagraa – Festival Vaison Danses 2011

    Here are a couple of excerpts from the performances of an Algerian Contemporary Hip Hop company. The choreographer is Abou Lagraa. The first clips are from a piece danced to Bolero, a popular piece of music choreographed to by several choreographers. What I like about this video is how Lagraa has fused together contemporary dance with hip hop and Middle Eastern dance forms to create a very distinct movement vocabulary. The mix is really interesting and captivating to watch. I [...]

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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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