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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – The Moroccan Project

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – The Moroccan Project

    Extensions that reach to the stars with joints that contort, the Moroccan Project, in this respect, reflects the hallmark of founder of LINES Ballet, Alonzo King. However, the Moroccan Project is less about metaphor than is usual but certainly much more about rhythm! And the rhythm in The Moroccan Project? Exciting, infectious, ambitious…and just plain fun.

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  • Glory – Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

    Glory – Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

    Studio rehearsal: Glory Choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis and danced by Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve. Music by George Frederic Handel. Ballet meets modern/contemporary dance. A beautifully executed ballet performance with the emotion and rich magery of modern. I love how the choreography seems to “cut through” the music in rapid contrast to the music’s tempo while at the same time the music is the perfect accompaniment. And the energy of the dancers? A consistent, continuous flow. Glory is nothing […]

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  • Pina 3D – Life

    Pina 3D – Life

    You can literally feel the sense of desperation, urgency, and all things that life itself is…expressed by this dancer. And his exceptional sense of timing and phrasing bring this out all the more. “Dance, dance, or we are lost,” in Pina Bausch’s words just before she died and the inspiration for the film Pina, the brilliant tribute to this amazing choreographer. Wonderful camera work! The richness of this film as a reflection of the richness of Ms Bausch’s life is […]

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  • Andonis Foniadakis / All Things Are Quite Silent

    Andonis Foniadakis / All Things Are Quite Silent

    Growing up in the small Greek town of Lerapetra on the island of Crete in Greece, Andonis Foniadakis, choreographer and dancer, has danced and worked with some of the world’s most renowned companies and artists such as Lyon Opera Ballet, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Bern Ballet, William Forsythe, Bill T. Jones, and Ohad Naharin. Foniadakis studied dance at a local school in Lerapetra, then later at the State Dance School in Athens. His extensive training included classical ballet, contemporary, theater, improvisation, […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Horizons

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Horizons

    Horizons, the “rain dance” and world premiere of Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, is a somewhat questionable work. It seems to be simply going through the paces of choreography…a series of movements without any real connection to anything. But to bring a bit of noteworthiness to this work, we know that any time Cedar Lake dancers perform that, regardless of choreography, we’ll see a stage of highly skilled and stunningly athletic bodies. And that’s what we see. A renowned company we […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams’ Interview

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams’ Interview

    Her name is Ebony. Ebony Williams. Dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet for almost nine years and backing gal with Beyonce in the spirited Single Ladies’ video. By her own admission, Ms Williams bores easily so finds it refreshing to juggle her time between Cedar Lake and the commercial world. But whereas there’s the diva in oneself that fights to be satisfied in commercial work, in the world of the concert dance, it’s the choreographer that decides what and how […]

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Ebony Williams

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet rehearses! The “dance of elbows!” Choreographed by Benoit Swan Pouffer and “danced” by Ebony Williams. The hypnotic, rhythmic music with the movements Ebony makes with her shoulders, elbows, arms, and upper body are mesmerizing, imaginative, and just plain fun to watch. The upper body alone is a dance in and of itself! Williams, a dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet for ten years, has also performed with Beyonce on Single Ladies. This young woman is ideal […]

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  • Dai Ethnic Minority – Bamboo Dance

    Dai Ethnic Minority – Bamboo Dance

    This folk dance represents the Dai minority in Yunnan Province of southwest China, one of 56 ethnic groups inhabiting China’s expansive land mass and one of great cultural diversity, Not only are the Dai natives’ dwellings made of bamboo, but Dai folk dances often have names that describe bamboo as well. Is it surprising then that this particular dance reminds us of the graceful, willowy bamboo? The dancer’s lines, extensions, and control are to be envied. Hypnotic, beautiful, and mesmerizing. […]

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  • Yang Liping  – Portraits: China – Profiling the Chinese Dream

    Yang Liping – Portraits: China – Profiling the Chinese Dream

    A trailer for Portraits: China – Profiling the Chinese Dream Yang Liping brings her creativity to the stage as she guides, nurtures, and polishes the dance and drama performances of China’s ethnic communities. These native communities represent the struggles they have in a world of change, change that wooes the Chinese toward the world of civilization. Will the Chinese throw away the past? Will the ancient tribes and villages of China disappear in a way similar to America’s natives? And […]

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  • Yang Liping – Moonlight

    Yang Liping – Moonlight

    Yang Liping, one of China’s most renowned dancers.. A delight to watch, a joy to experience, Ms Yang has entertained audiences in her native land as well as abroad. Her long, lythe figure twists, bends, and forms shapes from nature such as trees, animals…and the moon…while her slender, whip-like arms complete her beautiful, vivid representations. Born to dance, Yang Liping, now 55, has recently left the stage, leaving her legacy for younger dancers to continue. When just 11 years old, […]

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