Interference May 11, 2012 | msdt | More on General
Mark Stuart Dance Theatre, dubbed "smoldering" by the New York Times, created Interference for the…Career Transition for Dancers annual Gala at City Center honoring Nigel Lythgoe.Read More
Doris Day's Heaven Tonight May 11, 2012 | mneff | More on General
All choreography by Matthew Neff The following videos features clips from various rehearsals for a…length piece that will pay homage to Doris Day. Three of her classic films (April in Paris, Calamity Jane and Lullaby of Broadway) serve as the inspiration for the montage of moments in this piece. One dancer will be featured portraying Doris Day as she dances through the various scenes. This video is not intended to imply that this is the finished product. This is just samples of the choreography motifs the final piece will be based on. The exclusive new track is performed by Doris Day and remixed by Hex Hector. Matthew Neff has exclusive permission to use this music. Full length of the song is 5:38 The professional dancers in these rehearsals include: Kiva Dawson (Boardwalk Empire, Across The Universe) Linds Dunn (Twilight: The Musical, West Side Story) Ian Liberto (How To Succeed..., Billy Elliot) Courtney Jordan (Petrouchka) Kaitlin Mesh (Anything Goes, Twilight: The Musical, West Side Story) Leah O'Donnell (Metropolitan Opera, Peep Show, Across The Universe) Amy Ryerson (Smash, West Side Story) Clifton Samuels (Twilight: The Musical Follies) The piece will have 9 dancers total. Matthew Neff (Choreographer) has performed in Julie Taymor's Across The Universe, Avril Lavigne’s He Wasn’t video, Clear Blue Tuesday directed by Elizabeth Lucas. Neff’s choreography has been seen in The Telluride AIDS Benefit, Oklahoma! at Summer Lyric Theatre, the musical Crazy Head Space, The Who’s Tommy at CRT, the music video Worst Texter for MVPLeez. In 2010 Neff wrote, directed, choreographed, and constructed costumes for the NYMF production of Petrouchka that was awarded Excellence in Choreography. He also choreographed the benefit concert for Twilight: The Musical at New Work World Stages.Read More
"Fuse" Choreography by Elisabeth Schiffbauer May 11, 2012 | ESchiffbauer | More on Ballet
"Fuse" reflects the joining together of M.I.A.'s hip hop rhythms and the stylistic elements of…modern, and hip hop to create a dynamic, energetic, contemporary ballet work. The piece explores the physical potential of the individual and the joy of movement within a community.Read More
Missing May 10, 2012 | haniabaza | More on Performance
One's own interpretation of the feeling of missing the void it creates and the elements…fuel that void. Choreographed by: HANI ABAZA Performed by: Elite Danceworx Sr CompanyRead More
Maskmaker May 10, 2012 | theo1276 | More on Performance
My inspiration for this piece was the internationally acclaimed French actor and Mime Marcel Marceau.…was most famous for his persona Bip the Clown. This piece is my interpretation of "The Maskmaker", by him. Its about looking in the mirror, seeing what you could be, and making a change for the better. Performed by dancers from Paula Meola's school of Dance and Performing Arts, and most recently won awards for choreography, and overall top placements in the competitive circuit.Read More
Hometown Glory - Cheryll Custer May 10, 2012 | ccuster16 | More on General
Hometown Glory Choreographed by Cheryll Custer This piece is about missing a place/person from your…and reminiscing about it. It could be an acutal place(where you were born), a person or a time in your life. Hope you enjoy it! Dancers: (from Pointe Counterpointe Dance Center) Taylor Ball, Miranda Crummey, Anna Dai, Bailee Grandberry, Shelby Lazorka, Beca Maynor, Denise Rautio, Diana Rautio, Alex Stassen, Hailey Wolf and Lexi WolfRead More
Vaudeville Now May 10, 2012 | Patrizia7 | More on Performance
Inspired by the 1930's Vaudeville era but infused with a modern twist. A blend of…and Contemporary dance for the purpose of entertainment. Choreographed by: Patrizia Gianforcaro Dancers: Rosemarie Stea, Stefani Donadio, Gabriella Capobianco, Kyra Jean Green and Patrizia Gianforcaro. Performed at Toronto's 2011 Choreographers Ball @ the Mod Club.Read More
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