On the Run April 8, 2011 | balletgurlie | More on Performance
My inspiration for this piece is based on the fast pace society that we live…As a whole our society is constantly rushing from here to there with an ongoing need for speed. I took notice of this during my summer in New York City. You come in contact with people everyday but fail to acknowledge their presence. That person that holds the door, you see them but you don’t really look at them. I structured the piece by having my dancers move quickly and constantly to reflect the fast pace of society. I then had them slow down their movements for a short time where they briefly acknowledge one another, and then they are instantly shocked back into a rapid paced world. At the end of the piece the dancers see each other, but fail to make deeper contact, similar to how many of us go through our daily lives. “On the Run” is a composition of day-to-day encounters that we are reluctant to respond to.Read More
Underneath the Surface April 7, 2011 | xhaledance | More on General
Underneath the Surface (Excerpt) The Xhale Dance Company Choreographer: Michael Susten Music: Zoe Keating Dancers:…Gerstle, Brett Hahaylak and Miles Yeung www.xhaledance.comRead More
YOUTH OF THE NATION - STACIE WEBSTER April 5, 2011 | sw234 | More on General
The opening of the piece speaks to the everyday differences of youth, as they identify…their surroundings, and find their place in the world. When all of the constructs are taken away through disasters in society (natural or political) they become one in their fight for their future, their life, and their freedom.Read More
Save a Life April 1, 2011 | jchapuis | More on General
A rhythmic collision of tap and contemporary dance performed by co-choreographers Zada Cheeks and Jessica…Save a Life presents a couple’s struggle to save their failing relationship. Both dancers reminisce about positive aspects of their mutual past and express a desire to, above all, save each other and find happiness together, only to realize over and over again the impossibility of reconciliation. This painfully recurring emotional cycle gradually allows both dancers to start to accept that, in order to save themselves, they must give up on saving each other.Read More
Tools for Improvisation: Time Steps March 31, 2011 | tapman16 | More on Tap
Time steps are a great introduction to improvisation. This is a short video explaining what…time step is and how to create them on your own. Through straightforward explanations and numerous examples, this video will have you creating your own time steps in no time. Originally posted on DanceAdvantage.netRead More
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