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  • Pina Bausch – Kontakthof

    Pina Bausch – Kontakthof

    We’ll do what we can. As well as we can… But will make no apologies in the process. And in the end? We simply are who we are. … but always wanting your approval. Two different performances of Kontakthof by two different casts were given within a week of each other in 1999. The first group? The professional ensemble of Tanztheater Wuppertal. And the second? 65+ seniors, none of whom had had any theatrical or dance experience. Ms Bausch’s idea […]

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  • Jiří Kylián – Car Men

    Jiří Kylián – Car Men

    Though Kylian worked with mostly live performance, he also directed two films, one of which is Car Men, a contemporary spoof on the ballet, Carmen. Set in a car yard, Car Men is in black and white and in the style of silent era films. Somewhat following the storyline of Carmen, Car Men is Kylian all the way! In the use of humor, the facial expressions, and body language as well as the physical nature of the choreography… Dancer Sabine […]

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  • Pina – Official 3D Trailer 2011 (HD)

    Pina – Official 3D Trailer 2011 (HD)

    The official trailer for the breathtaking, memorable Pina, a dance film in honor of the now departed Pina Busch, German choreographer… Performed by the Wuppertal Tanztheatre, the dancers are super imposed on both countryside and urban settings, giving the pieces a dream-like quality. Selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th Academy Awards, Pina received the highest praise from those who appreciate tributes to dance. I hope you enjoyed this trailer of a cinematic […]

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  • Pina – Trust

    Pina – Trust

    I hope you enjoy this dance scene from Pina, a dance film about the innovative and inspirational German choreographer, Pina Bausch. One of the most influential of current-day choreographers, Pina Bausch’s approach to choreography was a poetic one. She saw the body as being an expression of its relationships and reactions to natural elements. The body could be trusting, or calm…or intense. It simply was as it was. Choreographer of Tanztheater Wupperal, the ensemble grew to international prominence under Mr […]

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  • Marie Chouinard – Impulses Festival 2011  Preludio_Consagración

    Marie Chouinard – Impulses Festival 2011 Preludio_Consagración

    Marie Chouinard, Canadian dancer, choreographer, and director of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard… An avant guard, cutting edge choreographer, ritual holds a particular fascination for Ms Chouinard. She views the body as a channel for the spiritual and dance as a way for the body to express itself and to celebrate. Ms Chouinard is a performer who has sensationalized her art by using highly provocative and sensual material. In fact, she even went so far as to put her personal reputation […]

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  • Canadian Dance Company

    Canadian Dance Company

    Video: Ryan Bergmann Welcome to CDC, Canadian Dance Company! Enjoy this short video promo as it takes you on a tour of one of Canada’s premier dance studios. Allain and Dawn Lupien are the directors of this family-owned, internationally known studio located in Oakville, Ontario. For over twenty five years CDC has supported and nurtured both recreational and competitive dancers of all ages and stages of their development. Dance styles include hip-hop, salsa, musical theatre, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary dance, […]

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  • So You Think You Can Dance – A Contemporary Pas de Deux

    So You Think You Can Dance – A Contemporary Pas de Deux

    Dancers: Katee Shean and Willaim B. Wingfield Choreographers: Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden Music: “Imagine” by David Archuleta Mr. Rhoden goes for “the physical” in his choreography, making a special point to show the beauty of the body’s ability. The sequences starting at 0:10 and 1:18 were particularly creative and interesting to watch. Both of these choreographers have a lot of populist appeal in their works.

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  • New English Contemporary Ballet – Sidewinding

    New English Contemporary Ballet – Sidewinding

    Dancers: Rachel Maybank and Eddie Pezzopane Choreography: Richard Wherlock Music: Sidewinding This Pas de Deux made me realize that partnering doesn’t have to be about dramatic lifts and jumps that make one gasp to be absolutely exquisite. The beauty of this duet was in the choreography and the fluidity and harmony of movement these two achieved. There is a very comfortable assurance in their execution and delivery that allows you to relax and absorb the beauty of the performance. This […]

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  • Ailey TV Commercial for 2012 New York City Center Season

    Ailey TV Commercial for 2012 New York City Center Season

    30-second television commercial promo for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2012 New York City Center season, Nov. 28-Dec. 30. Love this promo for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It captures the variety that is so much Ailey, the liveliness and excitement that we’ve come to expect, and the creativity and soul that we’ve come to love. Robert Battle, artistic director, extends the invitation from AAADT to enjoy an evening of new, old, spiritual, and, as always, pure entertainment. Appreciating a […]

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  • New York City Ballet – Justin Peck and Janie Taylor for The Block Magazine

    New York City Ballet – Justin Peck and Janie Taylor for The Block Magazine

    Choreographer: Justin Peck Music: Philip Glass’s String Quarter No.3, “Mishima”.IV.1962: Body Building”” Costuming: Chloe New York City Ballet dancers Justin Peck and Janie Taylor make watching this breathtaking video of a fashion shoot for The Block Magazine’s Spring 2011 issue an unforgettable experience. It’s breathtaking. It’s inspiring. It’s surrender. It’s gorgeous. It’s technically superb. It’s very simply… the sweetness of spun honey. The Block Magazine is an independent bi-annual print magazine that examines social and political issues by collaborating with […]

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