Author Archive | Breena Siegel

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‘Valentine’s Dance Trilogy: Angels, Demons, and Savages’ at The Phillips Collection by Breena Siegel

What do painters Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio, and Jean Debuffet have in common? The current exhibit Angels, Demons and Savages at The Phillips Collection explores the relationships between these well-known artists. CityDance Conservatory seized the opportunity to capture this artwork through dance in a dance trilogy that was presented last night in The Phillips Collection […]

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Dance Exchange photo by John Borstel.

Dance Exchange’s ‘Straight to the Source’ at U of MD’s Clarice Smith Tomorrow & Tues at 7 PM by Breena Siegel

Straight to the Source In true Dance Exchange form Artistic Director Cassie Meador and Sarah Levitt will be conducting Straight to the Source – a two-day improvised movement workshop at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kogod Theatre tomorrow and Tuesday, December 10th and 11th from 7-9 PM. In the first part of the workshop Meador and […]

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Lar Lubovitch’s 'Little Rhapsodies.' Photo by Nan Melville.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at The Kennedy Center by Breena Siegel

Lar Lubovitch displays his work of artful dance at the Kennedy Center for two nights only. He is amongst the brilliant choreographers on the contemporary dance lineup for the 2012 – 2013 season. Lar’s work is bright, alive and distinguished. His choreography teeters between modern and contemporary dance to abstract movement and performance art. But, […]

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Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada in Tomasson's 'Romeo & Juliet.' Photo by Erik Tomasson.

‘San Francisco Ballet Program B’ by Breena Siegel

San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in the country, wins hearts over with their classical version of Romeo & Juliet. The age-old story is set again the backdrop of sweeping scene changes and grandiose dancing. Countless versions of Romeo & Juliet have been told but Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s rendition […]

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 HS2 dancer Lissa Smith. Photo Credit Todd Rosenberg Photography.

Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance Conservatory Dancers at Strathmore by Breena Siegel

The CityDance Conservatory and Chicago-based Hubbard Street 2 of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago joined forces over the weekend to perform an array of celebrated works. Hubbard Street 2 is the apprenticeship program of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a prominent dance company that began in 1974. CityDance is intent on bringing professional dance companies to share […]

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CKM&A dancer Tiffanie Carson, from "De-Generate." Photo by Brianne Bland.

‘Spiraling’ at The Music Center at Strathmore’s CityDance Studio Theater by Breena Siegel

“You are half of the performance,” Artistic Director Christopher K. Morgan of Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A) reminded the audience before his company took the stage for the evening-length program of Spiraling. Morgan is a cheerleader for audience engagement and encouraged people to stay after for a post-show talk back.The five-piece performance featured work […]

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Nate Bond and Erica Rebollar. Photo by Rachael Shane.

‘VelocityDC Dance Festival’ by Breena Siegel

VelocityDC Dance Festival kicked off this past Thursday at the Sidney Harman Hall at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Entering its fourth year, the festival provides an opportunity to experience dance in a very broad sense of the word. From modern, contemporary, classical ballet, African, Sri Lankan, Flamenco to American folk dance, there is a wide variety […]

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