Sat, June 14th, 2014
SundanceX premiered Bach to Bach, dancing to Partita 2 for Piano (first two movements - Sinfonia & Allemande), with Soojin Kang accompanying on piano. The dancers shone as they danced to an overflow and enthusiastic audience.
It was good to perform in such a well attended show. The response was very positive. In fact, numerous compliments on the beauty of the dancers, their fine training, & how well rehearsed they were, plus compliment on their brilliant dancing. Brava all!
Thanks very much to Kelley Donovan for inviting us to perform in this intimate & informal setting.
May 10, 11, 2014
Our performances of "In Blue Orchids" went very well. We managed to grab the big studio at the Dance Complex & run-thru the work with Soojin Kang, our pianist, before the show on both days, which certainly helped. The dancers work well together, & their commitment to the work is visible. Each performance was better than the last. Not surprisingly, they received many compliments on their beauty, dancing, & artistry. Well done indeed!
This version is superior to the earlier one (performed in Somerville's 3rd Life Studios & at Green St. Studios), in so many ways, even with five rather than six dancers. It's simplicity now seems so obvious & natural that it's now amusing to consider the twists & turns it took to arrive at it.
Soojin played well, soldiering ahead on a less than ideal, rather tinny sounding, upright piano badly in need of tuning. Brava!
Ruth Bronwen Whitney's costumes are gorgeous, & I am grateful indeed for her lovely work.
All things considered, it's a successful realization of a work that began slowly last summer. Who knew what lay ahead or where it was going then.
March 15, 2014.
The company's performance at the Stockbridge Theatre in Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH proved to be quite a success for us, performing Solscape. The dancers performed brilliantly. It was great to be dancing in a theater.
The Southern NH Youth Ballet dancers, all well-trained and sophisticated dancers themselves, were effusive in their praise, with lots of questions after the performance. They frequently were asking about Amane. "She's so amazing! Wow! ...... "Your dancers are so strong.... They're beautiful ... leggy and tall... ".
So SundanceX dancers are now rock stars? Ha ... it's a good start.