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Genesis 06-09-2014 03:58 PM

Ageless Dailies: I'm Still Going As Far As I Can At 83 - Carmen De Lavallade

Carmen De Lavallade is living proof that beauty, grace, health, and general badass-ness can be a reality at 83-years-old.
The dancer and choreographer proves that and more as the newest subject of StyleLikeU.com's "Ageless Dailies" video series.

Here are a few more gems that will have you crushing on Carmen as well...

1. She basically discovered world renowned dancer/choreographer Alvin Ailey. Carmen met him in junior high school and encouraged him to switch from gymnastics to dance. The rest is (mind-blowing) history.

2. Being a fierce dancer runs in her family. Her cousin, the late Janet Collins, was the first black ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera. #BrownGirlsDoBallet

3. She is married to Geoffrey Holder, the two-time Tony Award-winning actor/dancer/costume designer, who is probably best known for playing the part of Punjab in the 1982 film version of "Annie."

4. The stunning red floral-printed dress she's wearing in the video is one of many ensembles that her husband has designed for her. Talk about marital bliss!

5. Carmen shows no signs of slowing down -- she's performing in a solo show called "As I Remember It" at the end of this month.

Original article HERE

Genesis 06-09-2014 04:01 PM

Wesley Fata and Carmen De Lavallade

Wesley Fata and Carmen De Lavallade Dance to a now famous Quincy Jones song.

Genesis 06-09-2014 04:05 PM

TEDxEast - Carmen DeLavallade The Creation: Plus 40

Dancer/Choreographer Carmen DeLavallade's moving performance of the creation of our world.

About TEDx:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Genesis 06-09-2014 04:09 PM

Dance As Therapy: Natalia Duong at TEDxStanford

Performance artist Natalia Duong sees art as the space where cultures coalesce.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Natalia Duong is a performance artist, choreographer and scholar.
Her interdisciplinary research explores kinesthetic empathy as a resource for conflict resolution, community theater and the embodied transmission of trauma in people affected by Agent Orange.
Duong has collaborated with artists to perform internationally in Edinburgh, Paris, Uganda and Vietnam, where she recently led a community-based devised theater piece that was performed at the U.S. consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.
Duong is also the founder and artistic director of PAO, a movement collective interested in how war is inherited in the body. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Duong is currently living in Brooklyn and pursuing a master's degree in performance
studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Genesis 06-09-2014 04:16 PM

Project Agent Orange Evening Length Show at Dixon Place

It is a story best told through movement as it is through the bodies of survivors that trauma due to chemical warfare continues to thrive. We are interested in the remnants that remain in the wake of war; how communities remember themselves and their histories; how we journey forward.

Original score composed by Xinh Xo

Dancers: KK Apple, April Dayok, Natalia Duong, Morgana Phlaum, Corinna Phillips, Kaley Pruitt, Maho Shimpo, Winnie Wong, and Krista Zegura

Photos: Trang Tran

Genesis 06-10-2014 06:34 PM

Lola Flores - Limosna De Amores

Genesis 06-10-2014 06:37 PM

Lola Flores - Redoble espaņol

Genesis 06-11-2014 12:55 PM

Dance Planet

Photo by Christopher Peddecord
Dance Planet

Genesis 06-11-2014 01:32 PM


The story of Kalbeliyas is an example of how the changes in society and culture influence traditional musicians and their lifestyle. From a region of Barmer in Rajasthan origins a nomad tribe of Gypsies called Kalbeliyas, which were traditionally known as snake charmers. They used to remove serpents from houses and trade snake venom. Women used to accompany men on their way of trade from house to house, as they begged for alms while dancing and singing. They used to give public shows as well, which included various snake tricks. Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 brought a ban on snake performances so Kalbeliyas had to transform their shows -- girls replaced snakes.

Mohini Devi group -- representative of nowadays Kalbeliyas is an ensemble of about seven musicians who did not receive any formal education, but were instead learning music from an early age from their guru Kalunath Kalbeliya. They have gained international recognition and many of the dancers lived, performed and even taught this style abroad. In India Kalbeliyas are invited mostly for weddings, cultural programs and festivals. Mohini Devi group is also proficient at many other dances like Bhavai, Chari, Ghummar, Terah Taali and add on elements of fire shows and acrobatics in their performance.

Spheres of Kalbeliyas act are divided: men plays instruments and women dance. The main instrument is Been -- an Indian woodwind instrument originally used to hypnotize snakes. It's both plaintive and seductive tones are accompanied by beats of Dhap and Dafli, creating very energetic and compelling rhythms. Dancers wear traditional black ankle-length skirt and top. Both are richly embellished with colorful strips and complemented with beautiful jewelry made from tiny pearls and silver hangings. Outfit completes a dupatta -- a long loose flowing stole pinned to dancers' heads. Kalbeliya dancers spinning fast, swaying their hips, swirling tassels and shawl can mesmerize viewer for long hours.

Genesis 06-11-2014 01:46 PM

BBC The Lost Music of Rajasthan

Imagine takes a road trip round the desert state of Rajasthan, meeting musicians whose existence is under threat from the new India.
They meet Bhopa bards who recite four-night-long epics in front of huge hand-painted scrolls, saffron-clad, chillum-smoking sisters, cross-dressers and gypsy dancers who literally bend over backwards to pick up rupees.

Genesis 06-14-2014 03:28 PM

Dance Planet

The Australian Ballet Natasha Kusen and Andrew Killian
Photo by Paul Scala; Dance Planet

Genesis 06-14-2014 03:39 PM

Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky - Classical Ballet

Swan Lake (Complete Ballet Representation) by Tchaikovsky
Artists of the Maryinsky Theatre & The Orchestra of the Maryinsky Theatre
Directed by Valery Gerg

Genesis 06-14-2014 03:58 PM

Helia Bandeh

Persian dance, Helia Bandeh
Photography Rob Elsjan

Genesis 06-14-2014 04:03 PM

Tanzfestival Münster Helia Klassisch Persischer Tanz & Flamenco Blanca Nieves

Flamenco Blanca Nieves & Helia Persischer Tanz meets Flamenco in Mosaico -
La Quinta Esencia
Tanzfestival 2010

Genesis 06-16-2014 12:06 PM

The Beautiful Game - A Football Ballet - The Football Pools

The Beautiful game is a football ballet based on 10 iconic football moments,
including Gazza's tears in 1990 and Beckhams infamous free kick in 2001.
The Football Pools pundit John Barnes and choreographer Jenna Lee give their thoughts on this unique event.

Genesis 06-16-2014 12:12 PM

Lia Kim & Tutat / Skrillex - Promises / Dubstep Dance

This place is famous fashion street Dong Dae Moon, South Korea.
Freestyle dance on dubstep music, performed by Lia Kim & Tutat.
Music by Skrillex - Promises
Directed by Timon Youn.

Genesis 06-16-2014 12:17 PM

Lia Kim Choreography | Hurricane - Eric Benet

Dancer & Choreography: Lia Kim
Music : Hurricane - Eric Benet
Director : Timon Youn
Assistant : Seil Sung

Genesis 06-16-2014 12:25 PM

Kyle Hanagami | Counting Stars

Music: One Republic - Let the stars guide you home
Choreographed and Edited by Kyle Hanagami
Filmed by Chrissie Akau
Danced by:Brandon Dumlao
Pauline Mata
Jordan Ward
Haley Fitzgerald
Juan Matamala
Whitney Bezzant
Charmaine Baquiran
Guero Charles
Ian Harting
Katie Baines
Hannah Strohmeyer
Gerran Reese
Ashley Gonzales
Jake Kodish
Caroline Leggett
Kyle Hanagami

Genesis 06-16-2014 12:28 PM

Kyle Hanagami Choreographed "Give Me Love" for the World Dance Awards 2013 Oct 13, 2013

Concept & Choreography | Kyle Hanagami
Director & Light Design | Chrissie Akau (CAkau9@gmail.com)
Dolly Grip & Camera B | Shawn Adeli
Grip & Light Switcher A | Danny Plotner
Grip & Light Switcher B | Frankie Morgan
Dancers | Haley Fitzgerald,
Justin Conte,
Lori Mallini,
Gerran Reese,
Nadine Olmo,
Guero Charles,
Katie Baines,
Jake Kodish,
Whitney Bezzant
Song: Give Me Love
Artist: Ed Sheeran

Genesis 06-18-2014 05:39 PM

Anahid Sofian

Anahid Sofian talks about recreating a Moroccan dance with a team
of New York breakdancers...

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