Encounters March 25, 2014 | mlobrace | More on Modern
This duet was created for two males but it has also been performed with two…Has been shown in Washington, DC and multiple venues in NYC. Choreographed by Michelle LoBrace, Artistic Director of LoBrace DanceWorks.Read More
In the eye March 25, 2014 | gioravelo | More on Performance
Piece commissioned by Roxey Ballet, music by Nalani & Sarina, Feb 2014. Dancers Xiaxiao Cao…Kaitlyn McDermitt. Choreographer Giovani Ravelo.Read More
Macho: An Afro latin jazz suite March 20, 2014 | smcdance | More on Performance
The following piece is an excerpt from a work in progress entitled "Macho: An Afro…Jazz Suite" by Sekou McMiller. Based on the musical journey of the late great famed musician "Machito" Machito (born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo in Havana, Cuba) was one of the most influential Latin jazz musicians who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and Salsa music. In the 1940s, Machito and his band named the Afro-Cubans, were among the first to fuse Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz improvisation and big band arrangements. Paving a way for many latin artist like Tito Puente, Willie Bobo and Tito Rodriguez. Their music greatly inspired such North American jazz giants as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Stan Kenton This would become evident in collaborative works they would create together from the 40's through the 80's. Becoming the heartbeat of the nightclubs and forever changing the landscape of American music and dance. However a less none fact about Machito's career was his opening tradition of blessings and rhythms of the Yorubas, brought to the Caribbean by Africans, which are at the core of Afro-Cuban music. Machito's concert with Mr. Gillespie includes a Yoruba-style trio of bata drummers, while Machito would sing a Yoruba chant when he introduces the band and wishing all ''ashe'' - translated as ''health''!Read More
Perpetuum Mobile March 18, 2014 | sschreibs | More on General
Set to the music of Penguin Cafe Orchestra and originally choreographed by Sofie Schreiber for…Royal Winnipeg Ballet School's student choreography competition, winning honourable mention.Read More
Unfamiliar By: Hannah Myers March 17, 2014 | myershan | More on Modern
This piece was created in 2 weeks as a final compositional project. Inspiration was pulled…a marble sculpture entitled "Decontractee" by Louise Bourgeois. Movements grew from the unconscious and became surrealistic in nature. "Unfamiliar" would become a whole new experience with theatrical elements such as lights and costumes. Thank you for your consideration. (Junior at the Hartt School, Hannah Myers)Read More
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