life unfolds April 4, 2012 | cglenn | More on General
"This one moment -now- is the only thing you can never escape from, the one…factor in your life. No matter what happens, no matter how much your life changes, on ething is certain: it's always Now." - Eckhart TolleRead More
Classical Hop April 4, 2012 | Janellegs | More on Ballet
'Classical Hop' is about 'conformity versus non-conformity.' In the beginning of the piece, the audience…the theme of conformity portrayed by the dancers as they execute the same steps in fixed patterns. However, as the sections progress, some of the dancers digress from these roles, as in real life when sometimes people allow their hearts and passions to guide them. Gradually, the dancer’s movement evolves which shows that they are capable of existing as non-conformists. This aspect is explored in more detail with two duets and a trio. At the end of the piece, everyone dances together, but the quality of movement has more of a sense of liberation and ownership. The two composers I use in this piece are various pieces by Young Mozart and the final piece is composed by Black Violin. These two composers also work with the theme of conformity versus non-conformity with the use of classical and hip-hop music, and I mimic their idea through dance. I use a combination of classical and modern/hip-hop dance steps respectively.Read More
The Journey April 3, 2012 | MorganUA | More on Modern
This dance is about life being one long journey. There are struggles and trials that…you breathless, but ultimately things work out for the better.Read More
Who was Isadora Duncan? March 30, 2012 | elydru | More on Modern
The first of a series of videos that will educate viewers about who Isadora Duncan…and the dances she choreographed. The series will teach about Isadora Duncan's dance technique and demonstrate the themes about which she danced. Isadora Duncan's choreography as danced by isadoraNOW will be used to demonstrate the technique and the inspiration behind Isadora Duncan's work. As it evolves, the series will elaborate on Isadora Duncan's legacy in the modern dances of today and the work that isadoraNOW does to continue that legacy. Narrated by isadoraNOW director and fifth generation Isadora Duncan dancer, Elyssa Dru Rosenberg. For more information, visit: www.isadoranow.org All photographs of Isadora Duncan and music in this video are in the public domain.Read More
Mad Rush March 24, 2012 | jaclynkwalsh | More on Modern
Choreographer: Jaclyn K. Walsh Music: Philip Glass Inspired by the stereotypical image of Wall St.…its busiest hour. Just to walk down the street in the city is a dance in itself. I love playing with the task of giving an image everyone can connect to, while leaving some ambiguity for further exploration. I think we all know what it is like being late in Manhattan...Read More
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