Cold Winds Are Rising May 7, 2014 | addison1113 | More on Ballet
Serene, stark and unforgiving are the cold winds that bring on the winter season. The…descriptors could be used for dancing en pointe. However, there is beauty and grace in this landscape created. It's this juxtaposition of cool purity and striking dominance that is conveyed in "Cold Winds Are Rising". As the piece builds in the second movement, we find we are far from the barren stillness that first set the stage.Read More
Happy Re-Birthday, R.D. May 2, 2014 | daria201 | More on Performance
On April 13, 2012, a 74-year-old man suffered sudden cardiac arrest. The choreographer, Daria Oller,…the first on the scene and began CPR. The dance was performed as a surprise to the man to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his survival. The day someone survives cardiac arrest is known as his/her re-birthday. Part 1 represents when he woke up that morning to an absolutely beautiful day. Part 2, with Karen Stoner (pointe) and Catherine Johnson (ballet) represent when he was playing squash (which is what he was doing when he fell ill), happy and joyful. Part 3, with Dana Wilhelm (contemporary) and Jill Brighton (modern), represent when his heart stopped working properly and he started to die. Part 4, with Kristen Richers (Irish) and Daria Oller (tap), represent performing CPR. Part 5 represents his survival.Read More
TENACITY May 1, 2014 | goosebump | More on Performance
Kira Seamon was a Guest Choreographger at one of REGIONAL DANCE AMERICA'S Chorography Intensives. She…this work there. She was assigned the music. One of her dancers had a severe blister and was unable to wear her pointe shoe on that foot...ever the trooper, she insisted on wearing her other pointe shoe, even though she had to go barefoot with the afflicted toe...Certainly Morgan is a shining example of the dedication and passion of the dancers and choreographers who attend these Intensives...Way to go, Morgan!!!Read More
SHOWER of FLOWERS May 1, 2014 | goosebump | More on Performance
Kira Seamon at age Sweet 16, performing as a demi-soloist Flower in the Waltz of…Flowers, from the Nutcracker. Kira enjoys performing her 1-Woman Concerts. She combines dance, poetry, music and photography for a multi-media presentation!!!...Her May concert, A SHOWER of FLOWERS, sees her share her award-winning floral photography. She has won thousands of PEER RECOGNITIONS for her work, and won numerous photographic competitions. She has recently been selected CURATOR, and has received many compliments for her flair with Nature and Wildlife Photography. A video montage of some of her award-winning photographs concludes this video.Read More
RUNAWAY BALLERINA May 1, 2014 | goosebump | More on Performance
Kira Seamon's dancing and choreography for FASHION WEEK!!..She choreographed the opening of the Couture Show.…designer wanted the dancers to look like mannequins "come to life". Kira edited the video to include a montage at the beginning. These interesting "thumbnails" look reminiscent of the flash of the cameras that covered the event and was similar to the paparazzi that cover the Red Carpet at Awards Shows. She is the first dancer in the video...The chaos backstage of FASHION WEEK is shown through another series of photos in a montage that concludes the video.Read More
Ballet Birds in Updated Terms April 8, 2014 | htw572 | More on Ballet
Corny ballet humor… ; ) VIDEO by Rachel Hellwig. MUSIC from Free Music Archive. "Good…by Podington Bear. Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.
Sarah Lapointe April 2, 2014 | lapointe | More on Ballet
Odile Variation from Swan Lake Choreographer: M. Petipa Teacher: Natasha Zeiger The Rock School for…Education Video produced by Visual Arts MastersRead More
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