Will You Love Me Tomorrow | Erin Pasko May 5, 2016 | erinpasko928 | More on General
This contemporary piece, choreographed by Erin Pasko, features a group of girls feeling as though…lovers' affection is not exclusive to only them. Worried that their significant other is engaged in affairs with other women, the girls enter and exit through the door feeling and displaying a spectrum of emotions and wondering if their lover will still love them tomorrow. *Film by Anthony King of Monoculture Films.*Read More
Hallelujah May 4, 2016 | heidib | More on General
Ashlyn is 15 years old. She is dancing a contemporary solo choreographed by Jenna Barnett.
The Winner Is May 3, 2016 | ktnelsonhart | More on General
When trying to put together a dance routine for a certain group of extremely mixed…I decided to start our first choreography session by having an open conversation about the moments leading up to auditioning for the routine itself. Many said the same generic lines, such as they love the choreographer, their friend was auditioning, contemporary was their favorite dance genre, etc. One comment stood out to me, because it was honest and unfiltered: “I needed to prove to myself I could do it.” The point of The Winner Is is that you never know what the outlying reasons for an audition may actually be. Yeah, sure…you are given a vague overview of what is being looked for. But who will get the part? Is the casting team in a good mood? Will you be given any direction? Will the outcome be fair based on technique, or will it ultimately come down to looks? The thing is, as all dancers know, we scrutinize ourselves harder than any casting agent or choreographer ever could. So I gently coaxed these feelings and thoughts out of each girl, one by one. Each character you see in the video shows each emotion in an all-encompassing physicality within each dancer’s body. Sometimes you try tricks and gimmicks that you see others throwing in the room, and other times you are so wrapped up in your mentality of getting cut that you can’t even keep up. “I thought I was too big.” “I’m too inexperienced.” “These girls are so much prettier.” “I can’t do a triple pirouette.” “The stage gives me crippling anxiety.” “I told myself I would quit dance if I didn’t get this part.” “I never get picked as the lead.” You won’t always get the part. That is the reality of the performing arts. You will maybe get one “yes” for every ninety-nine “no’s” but that is a part of life. The experience and passion that continued to build within each one of these dancers was incredible to watch…some had been dancing their whole lives while others had little technical training. Even so, the choreography came alive in a new and different way each and every time they took the stage together, and to me that is what being a choreographer is all about. Choreographed by K.T. Nelson-Hart as performed at NexStar Virginia Beach, VirginiaRead More
The Human Factor John Castagna Choregrapher May 3, 2016 | balletcollec | More on General
John Castagna's The Human Factor is a collaboration featuring Italian dancer Ottavio Taddei as "Everyman".…a cautionary tale about how an individual's life can be taken over by an ever increasing dependence on technology. The work was filmed at Mimoda Studio, LA. Produced by Ballet Collective/ LA. www.jmcastagna.comRead More
"Sink" May 2, 2016 | gracedancer | More on General
Dancer: Grace Kula, age 12, The Studio, South Lyon, MI 1st Overall Teen Solo 2016…Applause Talent. Beautifully-choreographed piece to the song, "Calm Under The Waves", written by Maria Mena after the loss of her Grandfather. It's about childhood memories, love, loss, and allowing yourself to feel those sad feelings while still keeping a connection to your loved one. Choreographed by Russell Tanenbaum & instructed by Norma Fowler (~lots of love for all you do for me!!)Read More
Sweet Dreams May 2, 2016 | ktnelsonhart | More on General
Quartet Contemporary dance choreographed by K.T. Nelson-Hart at Elite Dance Academy, Incorporated on studio dancers.