He’s genius, his dancers are brilliant.
This builds a little slow but it is a great video, and a great tune!
:: h/t to M Wakin
Stay Tuned! We’ve registered to hold a “rising” here in Reno on this global day. Watch:
“Break the Chain” aims to raise awareness around the world about V-Day’s fastest escalating global campaign to date, ONE BILLION RISING. The ONE BILLION RISING campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities and women and men across the world will come together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
:: Find out more at www.onebillionrising.org Let’s Break the Chain!!
Produced by Eve Ensler and V-Day, directed by Tony Stroebel, written and produced by Tena Clark with music by Tena Clark and Tim Heintz, and featuring dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen.
Codex, the witty dance film by French choreographer Philippe Decouflé.
“I seek to dance in a kind of dis-equilibrium, where a fall never seems far away. Inspired by people like the Marx Brothers, particularly Groucho, I developed a taste for provocative risk-taking and exploiting the comical possibilities of repeating a mistake… “
From the imagination of choreographer/director Benjamin Millepied, we enter a world where ballet meets street dancing. L’il Buck and the New Styles Krew interpret ballet with great finesse and elegance, while staying true to their roots. Composer Nicholas Britell re-composed Bach’s Double Harpsichord Concerto B.M.V. 1060 with woodwinds, drums, electric bass, looping, and glitch FX, while maintaining the “essence” of the Bach Movement throughout to match the feeling of the dance.
I went to Sacramento this past weekend to see Amy & Shelly for Unmata’s 10th Anniversary celebration, and it was beyond all expectation – natch! of all their wonderful work though, I believe this is my favorite piece. So stunning ladies, Happy happy Anniversary!
Kyryll Fedorenko, Artur Gaspar, Oleg Zhezhel and Francisco Borgato, the Cossack dudes of Ukrainian act Kazaky, are back with a viral video entitled “last night” directed by Yevgeniy Timokhin.
We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.
Wayne McGregor’s is amazing! Far is no exception.
Can’t remember if I’ve posted this young man in the past, seems I intended to when I first discovered him, if I hadn’t then I’ll remedy that now that I’ve been reminded about his skills – hat tip to Minya for the suggestion.
From France, eighteen-year-old Illan Rivière started very young in belly dance and is currently moving into tribal-fusion. He is mesmerizing to watch. Music by Mercan Dede.
Correction, Minya just texted that he’s now 19, and was a hit at TribalFest12! Here’s the Vid of the Imajaghan duo:
:: More videos on this YouTube Channel
This is gorgeous fusion!
The Movement … have arrived!
The UK’s latest dance phenomenon has arrived. 16 remarkable dancers fusing dance disciplines from street to contemporary/ballet are taking the world of dance to an entirely new level – that has never been seen before. Under the direction of MM’s Creative Director, Christian Storm, a quintet of respected industry Choreographers – all highly acclaimed in their own genres – Aaron Sillis & Helen Dixon, Jono + Kirsty and John Graham have combined their astonishing skills and talent to bring about a ‘supergroup’ and create a remarkable and stunning new concept in dance.
The Tree of Life
:: Check out their site www.massmovement.uk.com
Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary FIRST POSITION follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet through one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions. Nothing short of perfection is expected, while they struggle through bloodied feet, near exhaustion, debilitating injuries, and the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.
First Position – Trailer
:: IFC Films
Their precision is fantastic. Can’t decide if the poor video adds or detracts from the overall effect.
Boundaries, dance performance, production by Art Of Spectra/ Peter Svenzon, co- production with Folkteatern in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dancers Ulriqa Fernqvist, Sosso Harryson, Hannes Lundin, Morgan Karlsson& Raymond Roa. Light/ videodesign by Ludde Falk, Set/ production design by Robert Ljung, Music by Peter Svenzon and Kronosquartet.
In an atmosphere inspired by the worlds of David Lynch, choreographer Peter Svenzon examines general human issues in this physical, expressive and uploaded performance. Art of Spectra’s contemporary style is very physical and features movements influenced by the choreographer’s background in breakdancing.