Susana B Williams has been bringing her Choreographers’ Showcases to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 15 years. Her company, Dance-Forms, will have managed 72 such events by the time the doors open at the Emerald Theatre on 15 August having produced Showcases from Chile to Croatia, Greece to Guatemala, Monaco to Mexico.I asked her how she got the idea. In 1993, attending … [Read more...] about Susana B Williams and her Choreographers’ Showcase return to Edinburgh
Is it time for quotas? This was one of many questions discussed at a Dance Umbrella debate, part of the Big Dance 2016 events, at the beginning of this month.The subject of gender inequality in choreography has been stirring up a lot of press in recent months. During a panel discussion in October last year, the Rambert Dance Company’s artistic director Mark Baldwin said, I … [Read more...] about The Gender of Choreography. Is it time for quotas?
You’ve heard of the NYC Dance Project and seen its beautiful series of dance photos: carefully lit and glamorously shot. Its images, featuring some of the world’s best dancers, adorn thousands of blogs and Facebook timelines.There are so many NYCDP images out there that it a surprise to learn that the first post on the NYC Dance Project blog – with American Ballet Theatre’s … [Read more...] about New York City Dance Project “capturing emotion through movement”
Last night the threatening weather held off, and the gala and award ceremony for the Positano Premia la Danza Léonide Massine on the main beach at Positano went ahead as planned.The exquisite setting on the Amalfi Coast is what attracted artists such as Nureyev, and Massine himself, who made the area their holiday home, and when you add a stage, music and dance from some … [Read more...] about Positano Premia la Danza Léonide Massine winners 2014
Choreographing to Brahms' A German Requiem may seem audacious, or even an affront, but that is what Martin Schlaepfer has done for the Ballett am Rhein and it works... wonderfully.Schlaepfer has directed the company, which he formed under the auspices of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, since 2007. The company is built up from more than forty, very individual, artists who … [Read more...] about The Ballett am Rhein triumphs in Schlaepfer’s monumental German Requiem