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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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Boogie Oogie Oogie

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

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more about “Boogie Oogie Oogie“, posted with vodpod

Dance this, ten times fast.

More Dancers At Large

In Performing Art, Visual Art on April 23, 2009 at 12:40 am


I am very taken with photographs of dancers in urban settings, apparently. I stumbled on a site owned by Richard Calmes, a photographer that truly appreciates human form. From his site:

Richard Calmes became a dance photographer as a result of his initially being an artist, an architect, and an athlete as well as a husband and father. All of these identities have come together in his life preparing him to capture “bursts of beauty” with a depth of understanding.

His gallery, Beautiful Dancers on the Town is a collection of images of graceful dancers amid urban edginess. One might even use the term “juxtaposition”, if one were looking for SAT-caliber descriptives.

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Ballerinas In Still Frame

In Visual Art on April 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I stumbled across some beautiful photographs by Dane Shitagi of ballerinas in New York City. Not in the usual context, these photos use outdoor situations. You can find the collection from his project here.
Hat tip to Dancing Perfectly Free.

From The Netherlands, With Dance

In Performing Art on April 10, 2009 at 2:21 am

nederlands-dansSorry to be missing this one. The Nederlands Dans Theater II is playing at the Joyce Theater in New York City from April 9th through April 12, 2009.
The group started with the purpose of training dancers between the ages of 17 and 22. It has now evolved into an eclectic and innovative dance unit.
The troupe will be performing Lightfoot León’s Sad Case, Said and Done and Shutters Shut – a duet set to a poem read by Gertrude Stein, and Kylián’s Sleepless, set to music by Dirk Haubrich.
The Joyce Theater is at 175 8th Avenue at 19th Street

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On Motivation and Creativity

In Performing Art on April 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I have blogged this before, but I love it so much I am going to do it again and no one is going to stop me. I ❤ Twyla:

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Senju Kannon – A Show of Hands

In Performing Art on April 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm

The “Senju Kannon” is the 1000-hand goddess of Mercy. Simply beautiful and awe-inspiring.

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