Picture from : City Contemporary Dance Company in Blind Chance. © Cheung Chi Wai.
AWE- INSPIRINGLLY BEAUTIFUL
REVIEW – JULY 2014
So what comes to my intention recently, is that contemporary has been a huge thing for a couple of decades. As i promote in the last blog, about the contemporary in the world of ballet and how it is related in a way. Now i would like to discuss or review the contemporary world as it’s raw materialistic visual art form. So here’s the short story of it. Contemporary is a revolution from modern, classic, and jazz dance. Now, how it revolve to be the most dominating performance ?
Well we should give our utmost respect to Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine, and all other respected maestro. Now for dancer out there, this name is common to you. But for those who don’t know who they really are. Let just say they are the revolutionaries who reform the art of dance itself. Merce though, he is the first one to develop an sovereign attitude towards modern dance. In a way he is the Father of the Contemporary World. Which later on make a company called Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and than ensuing a “Legacy Plan” which is an encyclopaedic documentation and preservation program. So we as the future generation could learn his methode and legacy. You could check his website at here
Now how this world unfold. As you all know it came in from collaboration of artist, architect, designers, and musician. In which, they joint forces to make the magic happen. I myself felt very poignant, on which my heart fall apart everytime i watch the contemporary dance “Fix you”, choreographed by Travis Wall and performed by Robert and all-star Allison (yes this is from SYTYCD show). Or when watch Bolero, which really blow my mind.
Here after, in a world where finally magic can transpire. The most amazing innovation are those from the consolidation of each profound yet sepecific category in life. I hope the Next – Gen Art Performance will have more splendid and more fusion towards their art performance.
Warm Regards Ansha
OPINION – JUNE 2014
Andrew Wright and Dimity Azoury with artists of The Australian Ballet in “Petite Mort”. Picture: Jess B
BREAKING THE LIMIT .
Close your eye and start listening to Tchaikovsky Music. Start to feel the magic? Good. Now close your eye again and start listening to Chroma Ballet Music Score by Joby Talbot. Start to feel the magic as well? Great. This is what the future of ballet look like. Simple Classic and Minimalist. Yet, intriguing
Even if Classical Ballet start to get monotone and boring. For some reason Ballet still as popular as ever here in 2014. Prix de Lausanne , IBC (International Ballet Competition), MIBC (Moscow International Ballet Competition) seems to have constant contestan each year. The reason is because classical contemporary is now part of ballet.This revolution of ballet, seems to take to another whole level. From once 150 degree arabesque now is more than 180 degree. This is because the industries is seeking extraordinary human body abilities in their way of communicating through pose in dancing.
Chroma for example it explore the drama of the human body and its ability to communicate extremes of thought and emotion. Through it’s minimalistic outlook and modern music score created by Joby Talbot.
As STEPHANIE GLICKMAN -DANCE CRITIC- said
There is something newer in McGregor’s post-modern Chroma, and something very new in Baynes’s freshly minted commission Art to Sky. Yet the oldest comes across the best and the just-out Art to Sky seems, even by traditional ballet terms, frustratingly retrograde.
That is why People should try to change it’s impression on ballet by coming to the performance of Chroma, Art to the Sky, Petit Moore, more often. Even though classical traditional ballet keep on being preserve and will always be a tradition. Having the best abilities and great body line may be a big advantage in today ballet industries.
Like one of the most inspiring contemporary concert i ever watched is
Sylvie Guillem 6000 Miles Away
Contemporary maybe liberating, and more honest then you may think. Ballet does not meant to be always magical and timeless. It can be more of a raw endearing emotion.
Courtesy of London Royal Ballet. Performing Alina Cojacaru.
Once again a fresh minted glimpse of future Ballet.