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An Unlikely Pas de Deux

In Performing Art on April 19, 2011 at 1:24 am

Shared by one of my Facebook friends, this enchanting duet between world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and L.A. hip hop dancer Lil Buck may enthrall and entrance you. Check it out for yourself. Thanks Carol!


Grace Under Pressure

In Performing Art on January 13, 2011 at 1:51 am

Spontaneity pays off for Jordan Matter and his dancers. His photo project, Dancers Among Us, leverages the stark contrast between the dancers’ extreme athleticism and everyday situations and people in New York City. The project is ongoing and the “making of” video above is fascinating. I wouldn’t kick him out of my fountain! Find out more about Matter’s work at his site.

Hat tip to SwissMiss blog.

Dancing Across Borders

In Performing Art on March 18, 2010 at 1:03 am

Dancing Across Borders is a film opening next week at the Quad Cinema. It features Sokvannara Sar, a Cambodian boy discovered in Angkor Wat and flown to the School of American Ballet. This movie follows his amazing story to its culmination with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. He had no ballet training prior to his move to New York. Learning English and dance at the same time – no small feat!

Although it might be a tough film to pin down, I expect it will be well worth the effort. Hat tip to Dancing Perfectly Free.

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In Performing Art on October 26, 2009 at 11:52 pm

What can I say? I am a sucker for banjos, ukeleles AND hip-hop. Win, win and win again.

Life Imitating Art Imitating Life Imitating ….

In Performing Art on June 28, 2009 at 12:35 am

Statue One

Imitation, it is said, is the highest form of flattery. So what does one do with people imitating statues of people? Stare in blank amazement, of course! These are images of street performers in a contest in Russia. Hit the jump for more pictures and admire the workmanship!

Hat Tip to Offbeat Earth.

Statute Two

Boogie Oogie Oogie

In Performing Art on June 21, 2009 at 2:26 am

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Dance this, ten times fast.

A Website For The Common Man

In Performing Art on May 16, 2009 at 2:34 am


If you love Copeland as much as I love Copeland, head over to the Aaron Copeland Collection at the Library of Congress Website to view his life in multimedia format. From the site:

The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The multiformat Aaron Copland Collection from which the online collection derives spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes approximately 400,000 items documenting the multifaceted life of an extraordinary person who was composer, performer, teacher, writer, conductor, commentator, and administrator. It comprises both manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, books, sound recordings, and motion pictures.

The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland’s music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs.

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Piranha Paint

In Performing Art, Visual Art on May 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm


Love this clever body painting series over at Arts, design blog. Check out how the fishes’ expressions change with the models’ expressions.


In Performing Art, Visual Art on April 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

breakfast-at-tiffanys‘Nuff said.

Mouth Magic

In Performing Art on April 23, 2009 at 1:17 am
I am still stunned by what this guy can do with just his mouth. Good bye Alexis HR 16, Hello Roxorloops.
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