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Ryan Daniel Beck
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choreographer, director, dancer...citizen of the world
choreographer, director, dancer...citizen of the world

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"Operate"....Joanna Numata and Neil Schwartz
When you listen to the vocal style of Etta James, Nina Simone, or Ella Fitzgerald, one thing that is a common theme among all three, is their skillful use of phrasing and shading in their delivery. Many years later, when Eric B and Rakim came onto the rap s...
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"Quiet Joy"...Brinda Guha
The word "FUSION" has recently risen to fame within the dance world, being used to describe any and all sorts of genre blending. At the moment, you can find teachers promoting everything from "contemporary fusion" to "hip hop fusion" to "latin fusion". All ...
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"No Such Thing" - Jon Rua
Integral to the notion of artistic progress, is the necessity for innovation and experimentation. Jon Rua is an artist keen to explore the limits of street style movement, fusing it with a theatrical aspect that strives to dig deeper towards an internal mo...
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"Wake Up"...Justin Conte
Walk into any typical dance class, and you will inevitably hear the teacher say at some point, "I want you to FEEL the music." Ironically, for many dancers who have trained in a highly classical setting, the ability to breath and be moved by the rhythm and...
"Wake Up"...Justin Conte
"Wake Up"...Justin Conte
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"Read All About It"...Matthew Tseng
The merging of the passionate, virtuosic body with music that moves the heart is something of great appeal and beauty. For artist Mathew Tseng, “dance is a mixture of Athleticism, Emotion, and Movement,” which translates into what I see as physical inspirat...
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"Young And Beautiful"...Mayo Alanen
For most hardcore contemporary dancers, a show like "Dancing With The Stars" holds little potential for the deep subtleties that are the hallmark of somatic work. For most, ballroom dance has a long association with flashy costuming and passionately presen...
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Robert Hoffman: Creating TRUE Contemporary Work
If there is one question that currently arouses hot debate within the dance industry, it most certainly is "what is contemporary dance?" As a competition judge and choreographer, I often ask this question to gauge how deeply the media has infiltrated the m...
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"Billie Jean"...Jayden Hicks
In past reviews, I have featured the use of control/release technique, however, this entry will look at the concept of "rebound" in choreography. Jayden Hicks is an Australian choreographer, who creates mesmerizing work that uses the physical properties of...
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