In the hustle and bustle of the season, we put our Daily Dance Breaks on hold. But this one is just too good to pass up! This short documentary dance film is the brainchild of Alison Orr, who utilizes the cranes and apparatus of Austin’s Solid Waste Services Department to create a jarringly beautiful dance… Read More
Daily Dance Break: Misericordes (Elsinore)
Wrapping up Wheeldon Week is his work Misericordes (Elsinore) which he created at the Bolshoi Ballet based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In this article which describes a documentary film that was made while he created Misericordes (Elsinore) Wheeldon talks about some of his creative challenges during the process of making the ballet, and the difficulty he had… Read More
Daily Dance Break: Wheeldon Week “Carnival of the Animals”
Today we have Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals which he sets as a child’s dream of spending a night in the Museum of Natural History. If you had to guess the order in which he created Polyphonia, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Carnival of the Animals which do you think came first and last… Read More
Daily Dance Break: Christopher Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia”
For a different take on Wheeldon’s rep, we’ve got one of his more scaled back pieces, Polyphonia. Do you prefer the dances where he dresses the dancers simply and places them on a blank stage, or the ones with more production elements like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
Daily Dance Break: Even More “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
Just a little more of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. How awesome are those tutus? What do you think about the cards projected behind the dancers? The company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy will be a part of Chromatic Quartet in the spring – get your tickets now by becoming a subscriber!