30th ANNIVERSARY WORKS BY URBAN BUSH WOMEN at ADI by Luella Christopher

NOT YOUR TYPICAL DYING SWAN AND OTHER 30th ANNIVERSARY WORKS BY URBAN BUSH WOMEN By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland April 17­18, 2015 “Dark Swan” (2014) is beyond parody and distinctly so. Choreographer Nora Chipaumire, inspired by the Russian masters’s contributions to dance, gives the familiar “Dying Swan” by Michel Fokine a … More 30th ANNIVERSARY WORKS BY URBAN BUSH WOMEN at ADI by Luella Christopher

JOANNA KOTZE at ADI by Luella Christopher

JOANNA KOTZE TELLS THE TROUPES TO “FIND YOURSELF HERE” – WITH TILES By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland April 24-25, 2015 An early “human train” with six shuttling links and a final robotic sequence by visual artist/performer Jonathan Allen during the last third of Joanna Kotze’s new work epitomize the truism that … More JOANNA KOTZE at ADI by Luella Christopher

JACK FERVER at ADI by Luella Christopher

THIS ROOM IS FULL UP : SO SAY AUTHOR GENET AND JACK FERVER American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland Feb. 20-21, 2015 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Jack Ferver wants his audience to squirm, choreographer and colleague Jane Comfort opines in her introductory lecture to “Chambre”. This comports with ADI’s reputation for interdisciplinary work in post-modern dance … More JACK FERVER at ADI by Luella Christopher

AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE 2014 FALL SEASON HIGHLIGHTS by Luella Christopher

AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE 2014 FALL SEASON HIGHLIGHTS By Luella Christopher, Ph.D.* Copyright © 2015 BALLET ADI on Nov. 21-22 offered the purest balletic and most polished of American Dance Institute’s 2014 fall offerings in Rockville, Maryland. Company director Runqiao Du is a graduate of the Shanghai School of Dance and former dancer with The Washington … More AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE 2014 FALL SEASON HIGHLIGHTS by Luella Christopher

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

INCHING TOWARD REDEMPTION AND RESOLUTION: CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN & ARTISTS AT AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE (ADI), ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND May 30-31, 2014 By Luella Christopher*   BY THE INCH, the title of Christopher K. Morgan and Artists’ evening of four new and slightly older works, aptly conveys both “shock moment” in the ADI resident artist’s powerful one-man … More Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

Tere O’Connor at ADI by Luella Christopher

ARE WE BLEEDING YET? TERE O’CONNOR AT AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND By Luella Christopher* May 16, 2014 In “BLEED”, presented locally to an audience in the Washington metro area for the first time, Tere O’Connor achieves a measure of dramatic action without necessarily intending to do so. Program notes divulge that O’Connor works with … More Tere O’Connor at ADI by Luella Christopher