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  • Sylvie Guillem – 6000 Miles Away

    Sylvie Guillem – 6000 Miles Away

    Be amazed at the physical capability of the extraordinary Sylvie Guillem in this short excerpt from 6000 Miles Away from the three-part work she commissioned. Choreography: Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian

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  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated: Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire

    In The Middle Somewhat Elevated: Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire

    Dancers: Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire Choreography: William Forsythe In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Forsythe is referring to how this work relates to a piece by Karole Armitage, both of which were on the same bill at the paris Opera in 1987. The backcloths, done by David Salle, were…”In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.” (Backcloths are painted cloths hung at the back of the stage.)

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  • Smoke- 3/3

    Smoke- 3/3

    Smoke, 3rd of 3, choreographed by Mats Ek. Danced by Sylvie Guillem and expressed with genius and elegance. Guillem’s talent is rare, very rare. Not only is she brilliant technically, but she’s abe to transcend herself and in so doing display a depth of raw emotion that few others are able to. Ask yourself how many other classical dancers have been able to make the transition from ballet to modern and do it so well. The choreography, the music, the […]

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  • Sylvie Guillem – Push by Russell Maliphant

    Sylvie Guillem – Push by Russell Maliphant

    Push, danced by Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant. Choreography: Russell Maliphant. Sylvie’s brief warm up at the beginning is almost as lovely and sensual as the performance itself. Whatever her movement, it’s of the the purest form, the most perfect of lines, and the most honest of soul. In the simplest of choreography is where we most often realize Ms Guillem’s perfection. Whatever she does can stand on its own, without embellishment or bravado. The sequence beginning at 2:40 is […]

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  • Smoke – 2 of 3

    Smoke – 2 of 3

    Smoke, part 2 of 3, from the dance film, Evidentia, conceived by Sylvia Guillem… Smoke investigates the dynamics of a relationship between a man and a woman. Part 2 speaks to the intensity and conflict of the relationship between Guillem and her partner, Niklas Ek. The choreography dramatizes this intensity as much as the way these two very talented dancers interpret it. And Guillem’s and Ek’s facial expressions and vocalizations? As “big” and as dramatic as are their movements. The […]

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  • Sacred Monsters by Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, Lim Hwai Min

    Sacred Monsters by Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, Lim Hwai Min

    Sacred Monsters, the sequel to Zero Degrees, danced by Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan.. Choreography – Akram Khan (Choreography – (Sylvie’s solo, not seen in this video) Lin Hwai Min) Guillem is, of course, classically trained. Kahn’s background is classical kathak and contemporary. Kathak, the art of storytelling, is one of the world’s most notable theater arts and one of the six major classical Indian dances. Though critics feel that Sacred Monsters rests in the shadow of its sequel, it […]

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  • Smoke (first of three) – Sylvie Guillem

    Smoke (first of three) – Sylvie Guillem

    Smoke, performed by Sylvie Guillem and Niklas Ek and conceived by choreographer, Mats Ek.. Guillem, formerly the youngest ever principal dancer with Paris Opera Ballet and guest artist with the Royal Ballet, is presently an associate artist with London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Always one to stretch the rules and challenge convention, Guillem is now performing contemporary dance. In Smoke we see the separateness of the lives of a man and a woman as well as the turbulence and gentleness of […]

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