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Monday, July 20, 2009

Past/Forward at 2009 ADF

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Footage of the 2009 American Dance Festival program Past/Forward with performances of Faye Driscoll's There's So Much Mad in Me and Laura Dean's Infinity, as reconstructed by Rodger Belman. The piece Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret by Rosie Herrera is not shown here, but will also be performed. Produced by Belem Destefani and Sarah Ewald....

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Paul Taylor Dance Company's "Beloved Renegade"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 4:12 PM

The footage you see here is of Beloved Renegade, as rehearsed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the 2009 American Dance Festival. Paul Taylor established his company in 1954 in Manhattan along with five other dancers. The dance company since then has performed in 520 cities and 62 countries. Among other accomplishments, Taylor has won an Emmy award for outstanding choreographer for 1992's Paul Taylor's Speaking in Tongues. Beloved Renegade premiered in 2008 and is inspired by the works of the great American poet Walt Whitman, and set to Francis Poulenc's Gloria. Reviewing the work in February, The...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Slideshow Preview for Doug Elkins and Friends: Fraülein Maria

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Images of Doug Elkins and Friends performing Fraülein Maria at the 2009 American Dance Festival. Commentary and production by Belem Destefani and Sarah Ewald. Frequent Indy contributor Kate Dobbs Ariail saw the show Monday night and just published this review at cvnc.org. ...

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Slideshow Preview for Pilobolus: 2b

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Images of the world premiere of 2b by Pilobolus at the 2009 American Dance Festival. Commentary by Belem Destefani and Sarah Ewald....

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Cirques Go Berserk

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM

A male dancer catapults himself onto a small table on center stage. He slowly moves into a handstand, then contorts himself to lay perpendicular to the stage, supported by one hand. The audience clapped and cheered. It could only be a Cirque trick. But which Cirque? Obviously, what comes first to mind is Cirque du Soleil. I’ve never seen Cirque du Soleil live, but I grew up devoted to it on TV. Back in Bravo’s pre-Project Runway days, they used to air a lot of Cirque du Soleil specials, thus providing one of my first introductions to what...

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