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Video: GHOST

We’re delighted to finally revive some footage that has been sitting on an abandoned hard drive. In this video Drew Jacoby, Rubinald Pronk, Prince Credell, and Leo Mujic discuss the making of an original piece by Leo Mujic for Jacoby Pronk and Dancers. It was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia and…

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VIDEO: Sidra Bell

The Creative Approach Season 3: Episode 4 | 5:17 Choreographer, dancer, teacher, and director Sidra Bell discusses her perspective on the artistry of dance and her creative approach to it. She also speaks about the advice she would give to her younger self. See our other Sidra Bell video (Intellect…

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VIDEO: Sidra Bell

Intellect and Physicality Season 3: Episode 3 | 6:35 For Sidra Bell, all roads led to dance. But the path was anything but direct. From a journey that began at the age of eight at the Dance Theater of Harlem and included an unlikely, yet critical diversion at Yale University,…

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VIDEO: Christian Spuck

I Don’t Want To Live In My Own Little World Season 2: Episode 14 | 11:20 Choreographer/Artistic Director Christian Spuck (Ballet Zurich) talks about his choreographic influences, shares frustrations with the ballet world, and describes what characteristics he prefers in the dancers with whom he works.

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REVIEW: Week Two Gotham Dance Festival

Tuesday night, Kate Weare Company took the Joyce stage in the continuation of Gotham Dance Festival. Weare showed two works: “Lean-to” a popular piece from 2009, and a world premiere of the mystical and lush “Garden,” Weare’s newest creation. After this, my first encounter with the company, I am smitten.

“Lean-to” is as on edge as it gets. The curtain rises to reveal a starkly white, sail-like structure by Kurt Perschke as a power trio (dancers Adrian Clark, Douglas Gillespie and the unforgettable Leslie Kraus) surely and slowly initiate an interaction which cannot be distinguished as battle or alliance.

REVIEW: Week One Gotham Dance Festival

This week, I’ve been spending my evenings at the Joyce Theater for the jam packed Gotham Dance Festival, compiled by Ken Maldonado of Gotham Arts Exchange. This summer, Gotham Dance Festival offers up ten choreographers, showing world premieres as well as past repertoire. After a few days of reflection and gathering various reviews of performances, my own reactions to Brian Brooks Moving Company and Monica Bill Barnes and Company are still resonating. I’m left chewing on two remaining themes: repetition and character environment.

Ted Brandsen

Dutch National Ballet Artistic Director Ted Brandsen talks about the company’s unique style and repertoire, the importance of giving dancers individual attention and creating a positive company environment.

VIDEO: Trey McIntyre

If Your Eyes Are Open to Inspiration the Earth Is Electric Season 1: Episode 21 | 15:12 Trey McIntyre, Artistic Director of the Trey McIntyre Project talks about challenging and pushing himself, artistic growth, and what he hopes to achieve with his work by striving to not repeat himself or…

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