Pickles - by John C Welch May 31, 2010 | jcwelch | More on General
Pickles is from my Appalachian themed suite of seven dances, A Day at the Fair,…to music by Edgar Meyer and Mark O’Connor, performed by The JohnC Art Ballet. Pickles is ballet, daring and funky. The diversification of body types and personalities adds a rich aesthetic backdrop for the choreography. It demands a sense of themselves and the movement that is far removed from the traditional relationship with ballet. The personality of each dancer has a distinct influence on the creation of the choreography. It is collaboration between music and dancer, celebrating the character of both.Read More
Ophelia's Descent- S.T.R. Dance® May 31, 2010 | STRDance | More on Performance
This contemporary piece is an exploration of the psyche of the character Ophelia from Shakespeare's…leading up to her death in the garden after Hamlet tells her he no longer loves her. The central dancer portrays Ophelia while the surrounding dancers represent her inner demons.Read More
August 29th May 31, 2010 | jaggerb2 | More on General
As one of the five deadlist hurricanes in the United States, taking the lives of…1,800 people, Hurricane Katrina's affects are still reality for so many. Still living in makeshift homes and missing loved ones this peice was made to remember and remind us all that just because it is not seen on the news anymore there are people who need our help. A tribute to all those affected...Read More
losing my way. May 31, 2010 | marInspired | More on General
marInspired; the company in rehearsals dancing a section of the piece, "losing my way." choreographed…marinda* davis. danced by: tommy scrivens, miguel quinones III, michael mcarthur, robert vail, matthew flatley. how often we perceive to lose ourselves, whether it be in a substantial or miniscule way, is a common human experience i believe artists in particular frequent. i am constantly amazed by the resilience of the human spirit, particularly amongst New Yorkers and to go a step further, amongst New York artist situated within a struggling economy. this section of the piece, told through the athleticism of five men, is a glimpse into the strength so many of us power through our worst obstacles with. a commentary on both coping mechanisms and the vulnerability often found hiding behind facades, we watch five men put their way through personal demons and barriers via hard hitting motifs and the very human repetition of getting up after every blow.Read More
Pastime Paradise- Sarah Savelli May 31, 2010 | tandemact | More on Tap
"Pastime Paradise" addresses the frustration one feels when trying to conform to a role due…societal pressure. No one fits perfectly into any box- not the businessman, the jock, the hip hopper, etc. The fear involved in being true to oneself and breaking out stifles most of us and keeps us hidden behind these archetypes.Read More
System Malfunction May 31, 2010 | svea | More on Performance
"System Malfunction" Performed at University Settlement in NYC. Choreography: Svea Schneider Assistant to Choreographer: Katrin…Performed by *Super Silver Spandex*: Maureen Asic, Katrin Blantar, Anji Crain, Taeko Koji, Audrey Phelipot, Svea SchneiderRead More
Birdz Du Freak May 31, 2010 | kbarker | More on General
This piece was inspired by birdz. i imagined a flock of birdz taking flight, "finding…way" and being freaks together! Choreographed by Kim BarkerRead More
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