Riverbank May 7, 2016 | bbs | More on Modern
Excerpt: Adapted from Chekov's The Cherry Orchard, "Riverbank" captures five very different characters' reaction upon…their auctioned family home. They all possess their own "baggage" metaphorically symbolized by their suitcases lined across the stage. John Gazzale sonorously voices his reluctance to leaving, he holds onto his guitar and says, "I don't feel like leaving now." He eyes Katya Vasilaky as if reaching out for something intangible while she dances on pointe as she claims she is dazed and confused about going away from their large white house with its terrain alongside the bed of a river falling into gentle ruin. Throughout, the piece is haunted by a great mixture of recorded music. Virginie Mecene with strong stances and arms flexed displays strength to overcome. Nicola Iervasi is a passionate character full of anger and tenderness. Blakely White plays a sharp character who seeks love in her uplifted gaze. All characters react differently either through passion, love, determination, confusion or impatience to the same set of circumstances. Dancers and actor from Martha Graham Company, San Francisco Ballet and Actors Studio Drama School.Read More
Including Syrian Refugees in Dance May 6, 2016 | shawnlent | More on General
Shawn Lent is a social practice dance artist currently working with Syrian refugees on the…Side of Chicago, and including them in community performance opportunities and the annual recital with the help of a crew of community volunteers and dancewear donations.Read More
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
Blue Skies May 4, 2016 | kmphillip | More on Performance
Here the up and coming New York City choreographer, Katrina Phillip, takes her signature syncopated,…theatrical style and plays with themes such as gender bending and bull fighting. Accompanied by New York’s fabulous, one and only all female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor De Toloache.Read More
THE CRUX OF THE MATTER May 3, 2016 | alansalazar | More on Performance
BEST EXPERIENCED WITH HEADPHONES! Choreographed, filmed and edited by: ALAN SALAZAR Original music composed by:…KLEBE Performed beautifully by: TANISHA BELNAP KELLY BROWNING TASH CRUDUP LENIN FERNANDEZ MOLLY HORNE JOHN LITZLER LOREN PICCIARELLI ANA RUTHERFORD CODY SZARKO RYAN VETTELRead More
gun song - brien rich May 3, 2016 | brienrich | More on Modern
brien rich music: "gun song" by the lumineers dancers: akino kumagai brooke martin chiaki ogawa…miki kayla frails kayla sameski loren picciarelli maci culver patience aquart a serious thank you to these dancers, friends, and artists.Read More
Rise Up - Vincent Sanrocco May 2, 2016 | v_sanrocco | More on General
Rise Up is about pushing yourself to believe you are capable of everything and anything.…your life is in your hands and everyone has the ability to rise up, push beyond boundaries and become the best versions of themselves. Choreography by Vincent SanroccoRead More
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