Directing opera is the newest frontier for adventurous choreographers
This week, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal will perform works by two young European choreographers
when the company makes its debut at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday and Saturday, kicking off the fourth season of Dance at the Music Center.
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE: These dancers will heat up an encore of gay choreographer
Robert Hill's Baroque Game with a cast of incredible male pyrotechnicians, and choreographer
Christian Holder will premiere his newest work, Weren't We Fools?
These programs feature works choreographed and performed by some of Florida's professional independent choreographers
, small professional collective groups and companies, and teachers and educators in Florida's university dance programs and private schools.
Through the audition process over the past eight years, a wide range of choreographers
has consistently cast certain dancers.
Since 9-11, both choreographers
have created their own love letters to Manhattan, where they and their art came of age.
The second is the choreographers
--let's put lots of effort into cultivating young choreographers
The Joffrey has commissioned the first ballets of such notable American choreographers
as Alvin Ailey, Laura Dean, Randy Duncan, Mark Morris, Glen Tetley and Twyla Tharp.
It's an unusual idea for students to work with choreographers
at the level of Paul Vasterling and Septime Webre," says Stephen Mills, artistic director of Ballet Austin.
Just as visual artists had Happenings, this group of choreographers
began charting the new direction for dance at such venues as the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village during 16 dance events between 1962 and 1964.
The Belgian choreographer
thrusts her eight black-clad dancers into a measured movement maelstrom, introducing and then developing thematic elements.
You get the chance to work with some of the best choreographers
," said Stevie Ray Anthony, 26, of Long Beach.
Then there is the wish that choreographers
and dancers shouldn't always expect audiences and critics (especially critics) to beat a path to their doorstep simply because they have cajoled someone to give them space and dancers--or even saved up their own lunch money over years for that same purpose.
In addition to longtime collaborators like Black and visual artist Ralph Lee (she has been working with his aluminum cubes since 1999), young choreographers
and dancers are eager to work with her.
The troupe, made up of seven 11- and 12-year-olds, has gone in two years from giving informal performances in friends' lofts to working and sharing stages with some of New York's most inventive choreographers
and dance companies.