When Push Comes to Shove April 10, 2011 | tapdude24 | More on Tap
This original piece fuses tap with one of Ryan's own poems, which describes the fascinatingly…manner in which Manhattan thrives and makes sense of its own pandemonium. In order to be a part of the city, therefore, one must succumb to the disarray and acknowledge that, although isolating and intimidating, it is the very essence of an urban lifestyle, and because everybody else lives the same way, one is never truly alone. By fusing tap dancing with the performance of his poem, Ryan creates music through two ostensibly dissonant musical ideas. The sounds of the taps and the words of the poem reflect the city’s polyrhythmic nature and attempt to capture its pulse and vibe.Read More
It Gets Better*-Nathan Makolandra April 10, 2011 | NMak90 | More on Performance
This piece is dedicated to the countless Gay American teenagers experiencing bullying and helplessness. THe…iS "Ex-Gay" by Stuart Warwick and it is about the struggle within the soul of someone struggling with thier sexuality and their faith (or the church). *Dedicated to Anyone Lost...Read More
Underneath the Surface April 9, 2011 | xhaledance | More on General
Xhale Dance Company Choreographer: Michael Susten Dancers: Miles Yung, Patrick Daniel, Brett Hahalyak, Lauren Long,…Eberly, Alexa Meissner, Katrina Atkins, Molly McClosky, Katrina Boyle, Caitlin CantrellRead More
Generation X April 8, 2011 | renatanyc | More on Dance Team
Generation X is a youth performance crew created by Kelly Peters in NYC. Under Kelly's…and guidance, this crew is on their way to make their mark in the dance world. For more information, please visit: www.kpdcworld.comRead More
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
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