Archive for July, 2010

Yuan Yuan Tan & Damian Smith

This is Gorgeous!


🙂 :: No Expectations & Dancers Responding to AIDS

Hafla Lineup




“The Company” – Robert Altman

This is stunning. Behind Ballet‘s Anna Sutton has a good piece on “Altman’s knack for capturing emotion in motion.”

UNMATA – “Fashion” in Nimes, 2010

This is the full piece that Shelly & Sarah performed at Kosmos this year!

The O’Jays – I Love Music

Song of my day.

I love Music, The O’Jays

Compression! Fire & Art Festival

There is lots to be excited about this year! Like MORE of everything!!!

Free to the public, although if you want a chair for a nominal $5, Controlled Burn will again feature premium seating. Excited to be offering MORE vendors this year too!

Where:  Downtown Virginia Street from Mill Street to 1st Street will be closed for the event.

Time:   3pm-11pm.



🙂 :: Update:

Visit their website for the full press release @ Controlled Burn Reno

Opus Reprise

As part of the annual Artown Festival, CPAC presents Opus Reprise, an evening length dance concert incorporating a variety of styles from jazz and hip hop to lyrical and modern from the areas best performers and choreographers.

For more information, please check their website:

CPAC presents “Opus Reprise”

Date: 7/17/2010 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Wingfield Park
1st St. & Arlington Ave
Reno, Nevada

Dançarinos de tango encerram performance com um beijo (SBT, 2010)


Got this exciting notice in my email this evening:

Diavolo Dance Theater will be offering a Master Class in Reno as part of their contribution to this month’s Artown Festivities.

Class will be held Thursday July 29, 2010 at
Fascinating Rhythm School of Performing Arts
9736 S Virginia Street,  #E,  Reno, NV  89511

Time: Noon – 1:30 pm
$10 registration fee or free with purchased performance ticket
[ class size will be limited to 30 dancers ]


Through a combination of physical and trust exercises, partnering and movement combinations, and flying lessons, Diavolo classes challenge and enhance individual physical and emotional limits and emphasize the values of trust, teamwork, collaboration, physicality and artistry.  We call it “Learning to Fly.”

Diavolo is founded upon trust and teamwork. As Artistic Director Jacques Heim states: “Building a team that allows for complete trust has been essential to creating a kind of work where dancers are inspired to leap, fly and fall”. The Education and Community Outreach Program has two goals which directly serve the Mission and the Artistic Director’s vision:

1. To generate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of dance.

2. To use the kinesthetic power of dance to develop trust, teamwork and collaborative skills, to encourage creative thinking and personal growth, and, where applicable, to enhance students’ understanding of history, social studies, math, sciences, and the language arts.

In order to achieve these goals, Diavolo has developed numerous educational workshops, residencies, and interactive school concert performances, that have reached over 100,000 students and adults in communities nationwide and in the Los Angeles Area. The workshops and residencies use specific techniques and exercises to develop trust and teamwork skills. In school settings, students can learn to apply these skills towards curricula based goals.

🙂 :: Diavolo Dance Theater

UNMATA por primera vez en MĂ©xico

Amy Sigil and Shelly DeCant of UNMATA

Last year’s recap, but I just now discovered its hiding place!

Kosmos Camp 2010 – Dudley’s solo

Dudley Flores was one of the very talented & popular instructors at Kosmos Music & Dance Camp this season. He performed his solo “My Story” for the entire camp in the amphitheater as a part of the evening showcase the camp offers.

He’s extremely talented as a performer as well as an instructor. I particularly enjoy watching him carve space the way he does. Very impressive young man.

🙂 :: Dudley teaches @ Rhythm & Motion SF

Mozart: Birthday – Nederlands Dans Theater celebrates Jiri Kylian

Hahbi’Ru (pt 1) at TribalFest May 15 2010

Who doesn’t love John & Hahbi’Ru!?

Andres Segovia – Asturias

Entranced yet again.

Beats Antique Beauty Beats 2009

Beats Antique Video of Sidecar Tommy, David Satori and Zoe Jakes performing at Lightning in a Bottle and TempleSF 2008.

🙂 :: Lightning in a Bottle

SF Mecca Immersion

The BIGGEST Bay Area Tribal Fusion Belly Dance urban retreat – SF Mecca Immersion!

It’s called SF Mecca Immersion because San Francisco is the heartland of American Tribal belly dance and of Tribal Fusion belly dance, and the Mecca of where it all began. It is also home to some of the world’s most sought-after talent spanning the mediums of dance, music, costumery, stage production, and fusion creation, who are coming together for one big blow-out event to bring you the most cutting-edge, ‘next-level’ immersion experience.

Zoe Jakes *Kami Liddle *Jill Parker *Carolena Nericcio* Jamila Salimpour* Deb Rubin * Cera Byer*Damange Control Dance Theater *Lee Kobus *Faisel Zedan *Dena Martinez *Medina Maitreya*RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES *MWE *L’anonyme Collective *DJ Dragonfly*and Tobias of the YARD DOGS ROAD SHOW! for all info, tickets to the show, and workshop registration.

Ottmar Liebert

Nouveau Flamenco artist Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
Saturday July 17, 2010
Show Time: 8:00pm
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra appearing at the Grande Exposition Hall on July 17, 2010
Info & Tickets


Soha – « Tourbillon »

Originating from Western Sahara in Algeria, growing up in a multi-cultural environment, Soha blends a variety of styles in her work. Mixing musical traditions from around the world, the prominent Cuban, Latin, jazz and soul influences, Soha gives an appealing vivacity to her sound. The soulful beats and warm equatorial flavours of “Tourbillon (Serre-Moi Fort Si Tu M’aimes)” contain a seductive quality, while “C’est Bien Mieux Comme Ça” creates a festive yet relaxed pace.

OMG, she has a Billie Holiday quality to her beautiful voice!

🙂 ::  patti_ttcs

The Australian Ballet: Ballet Boys + Nilsson

Not able to embed the video directly of Boys’ Day hosted by the Australian Ballet, but here is a link, a coupla snaps and as a bonus the video of Oscar Nilsson, the 16 year old of the Royal Danish Ballet that has circling the globe recently.  Enjoy!

The Australian Ballet: Ballet Boys.

A Short Film by Hedi Slimane Brought to You by VMAN / Feat. Oscar Nilsson

Alex OWNES it!!

SYTYCD: Alex Wong and Twitch dance a Hip Hop routine
choregraphed by Napolean and Tabitha!!!

Music – Outta Your Mind by Lil Jon ft. LMFAO.

Update: It seems that the embedding feature has been disabled, so click on the image togo directly to Youtube.


🙂 :: H/T, Thanks for the lead Gemini