Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close May 31, 2012 | kbarker | More on Performance
The choreography for this piece was inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel and the…Daldry’s directed movie, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. Set against the backdrop of the tragic events of 9/11 the “worst day”, the story revolves around a young boy’s heartbreaking loss of his father in the World Trade Center attack of 9/11. After finding a mysterious key, the boy is convinced that his father has left him a final message. He embarks on a scavenger hunt determined to find the lock that belongs to the key. His journey reflects his deep trauma and mourning as well as the healing steps taken to recover and understand the world around him. This dance explores the young protagonist’s struggle between self-destruction and self-preservation and concludes with a positive expression of how the power of self-discovery and perseverance can help overcome a shattering emotional experience. I chose the song “Everything Must Find Its Place” by Sleeperstar as a tribute to Oskar (the main character). The inspiration of the song lyrics and the musicality supports the storyline throughout the choreography. I wanted to capture the impact of losing someone you love and coming to terms with that incredible loss. That day the “worst day” has changed lives forever. With every loss we can find hope, love and even a miracle. Choreographed by: Kim BarkerRead More
Destined to Dance May 31, 2012 | JoeHeitman | More on Modern
My mother and I have started a fund raiser to collect funds for me to…to my arts school for dance. Any Contribution helps! Visit http://igg.me/p/96683?a=557371 to contribute.Read More
Ballet Pixelle "Degas Dances" May 30, 2012 | Inarra | More on Ballet
Ballet Pixelle® is a professional ballet company that performs in virtual and physical realities. Our…is to explore and extend physical and virtual dance and movement and to blend those realities. We present neo-classical, contemporary, and eclectic works with all original animations, choreography, and musical scores. The works are presented in real-time with virtual/digital dancers, musicians, physical dancers, and audiences from all over the world. The Company is in its sixth year and works in the global digital community called Second Life®. The choreography is by Inarra Saarinen, artistic director, and the music is by Grammy award winner Kurt Bestor.Read More
Differential Cohomology May 29, 2012 | barseproject | More on Performance
Commissioned by James Simons and inspired by the mathematical theory of the same name, Differential…is based on a diagram of a hexagon. Here “Players” travel in specific sequences, where they encounter moments of intimacy, wild rebellion, and inevitability. This excerpt shows the mysterious “center couple” drawing all players back into the theory’s renewed cycle. The result is the transformation of an idea into an evocative and absorptive performance.Read More
Voo Doo Doll May 29, 2012 | Daniella14 | More on Performance
Daniella Larosa, 14 years old, won 3rd place overall teen solos as well as 2nd…for Teen Miss Nexstar at Nexstar Dance Competition and also won 1st runner-up for Teen Miss Onstage America last month with "Voo Doo Doll." She dances at L.A. Dance in Staten Island, NY and goes to LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in NYC. This piece was choreographed by Georgina Petropoulos.Read More
Brainstorm May 27, 2012 | ewaltman | More on Performance
Entitled Brainstorm, this piece was presented to Toronto audiences as part of Eryn Waltman’s Company…entitled State of Mind, in which she presents a repertoire of her work that thematically explores the social, psychological and biophysical influences that impact behavior. Brainstorm depicts the challenges that are sometimes faced within oneself. For many these feelings are natural and the choices made lead to positive, healthy outcomes. Some however find these circumstances overwhelming. On the surface they function without signs of difficulty or distress but within they agonize to overcome their anxieties and struggle to find inner peace. They seek the temporary easing of pain despite the possibility of harmful consequences and become trapped within the cycle of addictive behavior. The music that accompanies Brainstorm contains coarse language and while not intended, may offend some of the audience members. Dancers: Scott MacDonald, Bianca Melchior, Jordan Clark, Danny Lawn, Alisha Lucchese and Justin Lopes Choreography: Eryn WaltmanRead More
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