Dance Faculty Concert at Smith Theatre by Luella Christopher

INTO THE WOODS FOR DANCE AT HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Smith Theatre Howard Community College Columbia, Maryland September 23-24, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Contempomodern gems captivated balletomanes and friends descending on the wooded Columbia campus of Howard Community College (HCC) on the first fall weekend of the academic year. The program on both nights was … More Dance Faculty Concert at Smith Theatre by Luella Christopher

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

DancEthos with Deviated Theatre at Cultural Arts Center

CORNUCOPIA OF INNOVATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY: FROM THE ABSTRACT AND CONTEMPLATIVE TO THE DARING AND WHIMSICAL DancEthos with Deviated Theatre Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College Silver Spring, Maryland May 22, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. In an afternoon of choreography as full and wide-ranging as that of DanceEthos with Deviated Theatre presented recently, it is certainly idiosyncratic … More DancEthos with Deviated Theatre at Cultural Arts Center

DORRANCE DANCE AT BACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FIESTY, FACILE, FUNKY, FLUID: MICHELLE DORRANCE’S EXPLORATIONS AND EXPANSIONS OF THE TAP GENRE Dorrance Dance BackRock Center for the Arts Germantown, Maryland May 14-15, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Virtuoso tap claimed the Main Stage at BlackRock Center for the Arts on a recent Saturday night. Michelle Dorrance – winner of numerous awards and fellowships … More DORRANCE DANCE AT BACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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

Company E at the John F. Kennedy Center by Luella Christopher

GENERATIONS: POLAND – FOUR GENERATIONS OF DANCE AND MUSIC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. March 16-18, 2016 By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Quirky, somber, provocative and epic. These terms describe, respectively, the four works – “Who Let the Dogs Out?”, “Dirge”, “Didi and Gogo”, and “Air” – presented by Company / … More Company E at the John F. Kennedy Center by Luella Christopher