Author Archive for Ali McNally

24
Nov
09

And we’re back!

Hello everyone and sorry for the long pause! We wrapped up the Jungle Book and will now move onto our next project Imagine, which will come out March 6.

Stay tuned for weekly updates and articles!

03
Nov
09

Boulder’s Dance Bridge wins Colorado Dance Award

Congratulations to Dance Bridge of Boulder for winning the Colorado Dance Award for Service to the Field (for Organizations) on Saturday.

Dance Bridge was established by the Boulder Arts Commission and serves as a news and discussion center for Colorado’s dance scene. According to its website, Dance Bridge is

a multi-faceted project aimed to broaden public participation in dance through support, promotion and the centralization of services and resources. The Dance Bridge acts as a clearing-house for dancers and dance-related activities in the area.

Dance Bridge has also listed Apex events in the past, so we’re very glad they’re recognized for their work in promoting dance in Colorado! Kudos! Check out their website to learn more.

03
Nov
09

Dance in the News: Cirque du Soleil on Jay Leno!

Cirque du Soleil

We just caught Cirque du Soleil‘s Kooza performance on Jay Leno and it was awesome! “Kooza” is a two-and-a-half traveling show that will feature clowns, crazy acrobats and colorful costumes (nothing new, but nonetheless awesome!) The show will run until Dec. 20.

27
Oct
09

Telling a Story Through Dance (or not)

Decisions

Earlier, we looked at the differences between ballet and modern dance. One of those main differences—whether or not the performance tells a story—can confuse some people. This brings us to one common phrase uttered by the virgin dance audience:

“I have no idea what’s going on right now.”

Dance doesn’t always have to tell a story, as songs don’t always have to have lyrics. There’s no right or wrong way to perform, just two very different results. In this article, we’ll check out Continue reading ‘Telling a Story Through Dance (or not)’

22
Oct
09

Cool Dance Blog

I just found a super cool new website called 30 Seconds of Dance that has lots of neat little clips of the different genres out there. Best of all, the clips are in HD!

Check out some of the clips of modern dance, while you’re at it. Very cool.

22
Oct
09

Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham

Hailed by critics as the “Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance,” Katherine Dunham started the first permanent, self-subsidized American black dance troupe and established black modern dance as an art form in its own right.

“Before Katherine Dunham, the only kind of black dance was tap,” said dancer Alvin Ailey in a 1988 interview. Dunham’s work changed the scene for black dance, and influenced dancers of all colors.

In this article, you’ll learn more about Continue reading ‘Katherine Dunham’

22
Oct
09

Dance in the News: Models en pointe!

It’s fashion week in Russia and designer Tatyana Parfyonova stormed the stage with her gorgeous presentation of her new collection, inspired by and dedicated to the Russian Ballet. To enhance the “weightless” attributes of her new line, Parfyonova’s models danced down the catwalk en pointe! Check out the video here.




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