Body and Movement as Art

Body and Movement as Art


Piece: Transformation, excerpt from Shadowland

Choreography & Dancers: Pilobolus Dance Theater

Music: This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight, Dinah Washington & Max Richter

Choreographer: Mia Michaels

Dancers: Billy Bell, Alex Wong, Ade Obayami

Originally From: So You Think You Can Dance

Piece: Algeria Contortion

From: Cirque du Soleil

Fred Astaire once called this performance “the greatest dance number ever filmed.”

Music: Jumpin’ Jive, Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

Dancers: Nicholas Brothers

Rhythm Gymnast

Street Dancers

Music: Walk It Out, UNK

Contemporary Solo Tango

Music: Por Una Cabeza, The Tango Project

Dancer: Jeanine Mason

Music: Ave Maria, Celine Dion

Choreographer: Mia Michaels

Dancers: Katee Shean, Kherington Payne, Chelsie Hightower, Courtney Galiano, and Comfort Fedoke

Originally From: So You Think You Can Dance

Street Dancers

Music: With You, Chris Brown

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Piece: Revelations (Compilation)

Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Dancers: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Notes: “Revelations” is considered the crowing achievement of the great American contemporary choreographer Alvin Ailey. It celebrates the spirituality and resilience of African Americans. The piece is divided into three sections, each one containing two sub-sections.

Street Dancers

10 year -old dancer!

Music: The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson

Dancer: Kylie Yamane

Music: Fix You, Coldplay

Choreographer: Travis Wall

Dancers: Robert Roldan and Allison Holker

Originally From: So You Think You Can Dance

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Choreography & Dancers: Pilobolus Dance Theater

Originally From: Late Night With Conan O’Brien

Music: Dancing, Elisa

Choreographer: Mia Michaels

Dancers: Lacey Schwimmer and Kameron Bink

Originally From: So You Think You Can Dance

Moon Water

Choreography & Dancers: Cloud Gate Dance Theater

Notes: This unique dance company from Taiwan offers a fusion of martial arts and contemporary dance.

Music: The Chairman’s Waltz, John Williams

Choreographer: Wade Robson

Dancers: Jaimie Goodwin and Hokuto “Hok” Konishi

Originally From: So You Think You Can Dance

Piece: Romeo et Juliette

Choreographer: Maurice Bejart

Dancers: Jorge Donn & Suzanne Farrell

Music: Sweet Dreams, Eurythmics

Choreographer: Mandy Moore

Dancers: Sabra Johnson and Neil Haskell

Originally From: So You Think You Can Dance

Music: Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky

Skater: Oksana Baiul

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Nonsense Society’s Dance Editors

Kristen Coffey – Amateur photographer, science geek, and dance enthusiast.

Britt Gibbons – Dance-obsessed dreamer from New York. Has an unusual fetish for wind turbines.

Post Banner by Britt Gibbons

Bonus: D.A.N.C.E. by Justice

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  1. Zanthie

    I was lucky enough to see Pilobolus Dance Company when they came to Sydeny, Australia. They are amazing and I am so happy that you mentioned them! All these are amazing, I just wish I could groove as well as they do …

  2. Karen

    I am looking for a group that I saw years back in Orlando at a club where the men on stage did an art body movement in very slow motion and transposed their movements with a very extreme slow timing. Let me know how I might find more info on such an artisic body movement entertainment. Example would be where 2 or more men would move from a hand stand to another position without touching the floor with their feet or move to a one hand stand, etc.

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