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Dance for a Wish 2012

The 4th Annual Dance for a Wish Event presented electric, dazzling, high-energy dancing, potent and creative choreography, and inspirational readings by Rudy Francisco; all for the benefit of the Make a Wish Foundation. The Sept. 30, 2012 performance was at … Continue reading

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Orpheus Eternal

The Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, universally appealing, is re-incarnated in a variety of classical and contemporary dance genres. Orpheus, the legendary musician, poet & prophet, had the ability to charm even stones with his music; but failed to … Continue reading

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Flamenco

The roots of Spanish Flamenco music, trace back to 18th century Gypsy and Andalusian music & dance, which consist of cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (hand claps).  Flamenco is popular worldwide; with  performances and teaching of … Continue reading

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The Tao of Bach (Tai Ji Dance)

Chungliang Al Huang, danced The Tao of Bach: A Musical Tai Ji Dance Offering, on Sept. 13, 2012, at the Tryon Festival Theatre, Urbana, Illinois. Creative artist, dancer, philosopher Huang, has had a long and intimate relationship with the music … Continue reading

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Caravaggio, Two Dance Takes

The great and controversial Italian painter, Caravaggio (click for biography and photos of masterworks), is being fancified in movies and dance. TAKE ONE: Not to be outdone, Italian Choreographer Mario Bigonzetti developed Caravaggio, a ballet performed by the Berlin State … Continue reading

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Dance in Musical Theater

Musicals offer choreographers and dancers opportunities to create and dance, at various professional levels. Two varieties of musicals which utilize dance are the revue, which may or may not have a story, and the narrative or story telling musical. Visionary … Continue reading

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Mojalet Summer Series Finale Shines

Mojalet Dance Collective‘s Summer Series Finale, dynamically capped a series of ten varied dance events (30 performances in all), showcasing performing groups including  the California Rhythm Project, Choreographer Blythe Barton, the PGK Project and Mojalet. The Finale, at the Vine … Continue reading

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Dance With Words – Do They Matter? – Pt. 1

Cult icon, singer-songwriter, Rodriguez, writes gritty songs with lyrics that matter. Listen carefully to the words, in the video, of the song I Wonder.  Can a choreographer or dancer work with I Wonder and ignore, or treat the words simply … Continue reading

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Provocation and Divulgence

Visionary Dance Theatre’s, Provocation and Divulgence, delivered what the title implied; 5 edgy and visceral examples of dance and Carmina Burana, at the 10th Avenue Theatre in San Diego, on Sept. 7, 2012. By Mistake and Design, Choreographed & Costumed … Continue reading

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California Rhythm Project

The floors were shaking at the Vine Theater, San Diego, Sept. 1-2, 2012, when California Rhythm Project presented a foot stomping collection of 15 audience pleasing dances.  The program opened with Chan Chan, Choreographed by Nancy Boskin-Mullen.  The costumes and … Continue reading

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