ZviDance at ADI by Luella Christopher

ZVIDANCE: A SPIRITED “ON THE ROAD” (A.K.A. JACK KEROUAC) American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland September 9-10, 2106 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Zvi Gotheimer is a “Zen-like” firebrand. Arriving in New York in 1981 on scholarship from America-Israeli Cultural Foundation to study dance, he promptly attached to Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Feld Ballets/NYC and Garden State … More ZviDance at ADI by Luella Christopher

Big Dance Theater at ADI by Luella Christopher

BIG DANCE: SHORT FORM (STICK, SLED, SLIPPERS, HEARTH, BOOK, BUNDLE, BALL) Big Dance Theater American Dance Institute Rockville, Maryland November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Wild, wacky and wonderful to such a degree that it’s hard to decide where to focus. Big Dance Theater gleans inspiration from “disciplines of the concise”: … More Big Dance Theater at ADI by Luella Christopher

Jonah Bokaer at ADI by Luella Christopher

MEMORABLE MOTIONLESSNESS: WHY PATTERNS/RECESS BY JONAH BOKAER American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. 20850 February 26-27, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Jonah Bokaer is a revolutionary choreographer in the best possible way. As relayed to New York Social Diary on July 18, 2008, the many titles of Bokaer’s pieces over the last decade deal with subtraction … More Jonah Bokaer at ADI by Luella Christopher

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company at ADI by Luella Christopher

“CUSTODIANS OF BEAUTY”: WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND By Luella Christopher, Ph,D. Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. November 20, 2015 Mental somersaults. A day after watching “Custodians of Beauty”, I’m still doing them. This is exactly what Pavel Zustiak wants: enticement of the audience, both figuratively and literally, into … More Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company at ADI by Luella Christopher

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: TREASURES FROM CHRISTOPHER MORGAN’S HAWAIIAN TROVE AND OTHER STAPLES FROM THE COMPANY REPERTORY By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Christopher K. Morgan & Artists American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. October 9 and 10, 2015 Christopher Morgan’s Hawaiian heritage bubbled vigorously to the surface in his company’s 5th Anniversary Gala mounted at American Dance Institute … More Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

CHRIS SCHLICHTING at ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

A GENTLY VISCERAL “STRIPE TEASE” BY CHRIS SCHLICHTING By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. October 2-3, 2015 Life-affirming choreography can be elusive in the Millennium. Chaos and conflict predominate to such an extent that audiences leave the theater feeling like deflated balloons. Not so with Minneapolis-based Chris Schlichting, whose choreography in “Stripe … More CHRIS SCHLICHTING at ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER