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Brandon Lawrence, SOLOIST at Birmingham Royal Ballet is a featured principal dance-artist with Dance Productions, 2018 MOVE IT Ambassador and UK National Dance Awards “Outstanding Male Performance” Nominee.
"The 75th International Choreographers' Showcase"
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Exploring an unlimited range of creative ideas 'Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase' delivers a solid line-up of superb choreography.
Dance-Forms Productions will celebrate the International Choreographers' Showcase 24th Anniversary and 17 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe with a feast of stunning dance works by Choreographers from the U.S., Italy, Helsinski and the UK in a program shinning with originality and inspiration.
Brandon Lawrence, SOLOIST at Birmingham Royal Ballet, featured principal dance-artist with Dance-Forms Productions, MOVE IT 2018 Ambassador, and UK National Dance Awards “Outstanding Male Performance” Nominee will perform 'Time and Eternity' choreographed by Susana B. Williams in collaboration with the artist. The stunning choreography is synchronized to Bahramji & Maneesh Moorelectronic rhythms.
Legendary Dame Lucette Aldous AC, Prima Ballerina Assoluta at the Royal Ballet and the Australian Ballet returns to the stage to perform "Bliss" of "Né:Roi" choreographed by Ken Ludden to musical composition by Australian composer David Pyke.
World-class choreography by award-winning dance makers: Jenna Del Monte, Hayley Descavich, Aylin Eleonora, Ken Ludden, Mariuca Marzà , Hannah Myers, Susana B. Williams, Jin-Wen Yu and dancers: Isabel Esch, Molly Hodgson, Francesco La Macchia, Lyndsay Lewis, Avery Lincoln, Celina López, Palmer Mathews, Joseph Simons.
The five performances will be presented at Saint Stephens Theatre, 105 St. Stephen Street, EH3 5AB (Venue 166) as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 6 through 10, 2018, at 9:20 hours.
Tickets are on sale at https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/saint-stephens-theatre
An Invitation From The Director
You are cordially invited to present your work with "Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase" which will take place in five performances as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland from August 6 through August 10, 2018.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, with something for everyone: theatre, comedy, music, dance, musicals, opera, children’s shows, exhibitions and much more.
To become familiar with Dance-Forms Productions and the festival visit us on line at:
This exciting trip from August 4 day of arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland and August 11 day of return, offers an excellent opportunity for dance-artists to present their work, to network with directors, producers, other artists (hopefully to negotiate new engagements!) and to earn a share of the revenue from ticket sales of five performances.
Performers receive six nights accommodation in single ensuite rooms of furnished flats with shared facilities. We provide a complete production package which includes Fringe Office registration fees, the five performances, lighting and sound, technical assistance, publicity, printed programs, box office, licence to present and pre-show rehearsal arrangements. To request this package price, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance makers and performers will submit their program notes as follows:
Title of the work:
Exact duration in minutes: (10 minutes for solo performers)
Date and place of premiere:
Additional supporting materials will include a condensed professional bio of the choreographer, color pictures of the performers in JPEG format and A video link or DVD of the work to be presented.
We encourage participation from choreographers and dancers who are willing to invest in themselves and who are interested in expanding their knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting their work abroad. We invite choreographers who see this thrilling event as an opportunity to benefit their professional development.
Please e-mail your materials to email@example.com
You may contact my office calling (502) 265-7041.
I look forward to including your presentation with the showcase and help make your performances a great success.
Susana B. Williams
Five stars review for 'Dance-Forms' 74th International Choreographers' Showcase' by Julie Morrice.
Arms swinging, body twisting, muscles rippling, Brandon Lawrence, soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet performed “Angel.” Are his bent arms wings and his high kicks flight?. Indeed, he seems godlike in this improvised piece driven by electronic music by a Massive Attack (Mad Professor Remix) concept and directed by choreographer Susana B. Williams, who also helms Dance-Forms Productions
Lucy Komisar/The Stage
It gives me great pleasure to share the article/review "Dance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe" written by David Mead for Dancing Times Magazine. Click on the files acrobat link and scroll down to the second page of the article, you'll be able to read the review of "Dance-Forms' 74th International Choreographers' Showcase" with pictures by Garry Platt. Hard copy of the October issue of Dancing Time Magazine is available at www.dancing-times.co.uk
"Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase"
Dance-Forms Productions is delighted to announce performances of "Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase" as part of the Edinburgh Festival from August 6 through August 10, 2018. Choreographers will present their work to an enthusiastic international audience attending the festival. For complete information call Susana B. Williams, director at (502) 265-7041 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
When was the last time you performed in Spain, or Austria?
France? Germany? Greece? Guatemala? Holland? Lithuania? México? Monaco? Montenegro? Scotland? USA?
Welcome to "Dance-Forms' INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE," providing emerging and distinguished choreographers opportunities to present their work at dance events worldwide!
Imagine yourself and your dancers performing in the theaters of Asia, Europe, North, South, and Central America. Do you feel it will be of benefit to you? Are you wondering who participates?
Well, choreographers and dancers, many of whom are so busy throughout the year teaching, choreographing, directing, administrating, or performing for parent companies, they have no time or opportunity to engage themselves in international productions. Sound familiar?
Have you ever said to yourself, "I would love to be able to simply show up at the theater, walk on stage alone, or with my dancers, and it's show time!"
So, let's do it! We provide a complete production package, which includes excellent theaters, lighting, sound, technical assistance, publicity, box office, printed programs, and pre-show rehearsal arrangements. The benefit to the choreographer/dancer is the perfect simplicity. No hassles. No headaches, and no last minute freak-outs.
Enjoy the artistic experience without administrative complications. Does this sound good to you? Then, read on to discover the exciting opportunities awaiting you in 2018.
- Edinburgh, Scotland - August 2018
AN INVITATION FROM THE DIRECTOR
On August 4, 2018 a group of distinguished choreographers will arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland to be featured in "Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase," a presentation of DANCE-FORMS PRODUCTIONS from August 6 through 10, 2018.
This exciting trip will give choreographers an excellent opportunity to present their work, to network with directors, producers, other artists (hopefully to negotiate new engagements!) and, to earn a share of the revenue from ticket sales of five performances. This truly promises to be an unforgettable experience.
I invite choreographers who are willing to invest in themselves and who are interested in expanding their knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting their work abroad. I invite choreographers who see this thrilling event as an opportunity to benefit their professional development.
You receive a complete production package, which includes: the theaters, lighting, sound, technical assistance, a professional level of publicity, pre-show rehearsal arrangements, box office, printed materials, printed programs, and hotel accommodation in single rooms with private bath/shower.
To find out how to qualify, and the investment required, call my office at (502) 265-7041. Remember the space is limited, so please call right away. You may call from Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 A.M. and 9 P.M. Eastern Time.
After we have spoken be prepared to submit your professional resume, 4 color pictures for publicity, program notes, and video links with samples of your work. Remember, space is limited, so pick up the phone and contact us now! You may email us at any time. Our email is: email@example.com
Dance the world with Dance-Forms Productions! Let's do it now!
Don't wait, if you have further questions, you can email us by clicking on firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak personally with me by calling (502) 265-7041.
I look forward to your participation, and to welcoming you to the showcase.
Susana B. Williams
Susana B. Williams is co-founder and current director of DANCE-FORMS PRODUCTIONS and the creator of "DANCEFORMS' INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE" a branch of Dance-Forms Productions presenting the original works of emerging, professional, and distinguished choreographers at prestigious international events.
Williams received the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for her work as ambassador of good will and fellowship around the world, as well as for her contributions to Kentucky and her special achievements in the art of dance and choreography.
Williams is one of a selected group chosen from the United States to serve on the Nijinsky Awards 2002 Experts Commitee. The Nijinsky Awards Gala, officiated by her Royal Highness Caroline Princess of Hanover was held at Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 14, 2002. On April 4, 2008 Williams served on the panel of two dance experts auditioning the works submitted for the Choreographers’ Fellowship awarded by the Tennessee Commission for the Arts. Williams has been an external reviewer forappointment, promotion, and tenure of candidates pursuing positions for the Department of Modern Dance at the University of Utah, the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alabama, the Department of Modern Dance at Texas State University, the University of Maryland, Towson University.
Williams received her BA in Dance Direction from the Superior School of Dance at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. She holds degrees in Arts and Education from the English American School of Guatemala, the University of Paris in France, and F+F Schule fur Künst und Mediendesign in Zürich, Switzerland. She’s a contributing writer for Revista Danza: www.danzarevista.com
Williams graduated with honors from the National School of Dance of her native Guatemala and received scholarships with the School of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the National Ballet of Mexico, Nina Vyroubova School of Dance in Paris, France.
She began instructing dance in 1968. Her teaching includes Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Modern Jazz, Ethnic Dance, Dance Theater, Improvisation, Choreography, Movement Analysis, Creative Process, History of Dance, Dance Administration, Languages, Latin American Studies and the Mayan Myth.
Williams performs and instructs regularly in schools all over Kentucky. She has created dance programs and dance projects for The Kentucky Institute for Arts in Education, The Arts in Education Department, The University of Louisville.
Internationally, she has instructed at the University of Veracruz in Xalapa, México, as well as professional dance schools in Guatemala, El Salvador, Switzerland, Lithuania and the USA.
As a professional dancer she has performed with dance companies in Central America, México, Canada, the United States, and France. Williams has been the Artistic Director of the National School of Dance of San Salvador, El Salvador, Modern and Folklore Dance Company of Guatemala, Primogénesis, Classical Ballet of El Salvador, and Thought-Forms Dance Company.
As a choreographer she is interested in exploring and expressing contemporary themes through dance. Her dances communicate the spaces and rhythms, shapes and forms found within the modern world. She’s one of the finalist choreographers awarded at the 1993, 7th Saitama International Choreography Competition in Japan.
Williams is the recipient of the 1988-89 Kentucky Arts Council's Al Smith Fellowship for Choreography and she was the first choreographer receiving the Individual Artist Professional Development Grant from the same organization. In 2005 Williams was awarded the Kentucky Arts Council “Arts Build Communities Grant” to partially fund the first edition of THE BLUE GRASS STATE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL. For three consecutive years Williams received Fulbright grants in support of THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL ANTIGUA-GUATEMALA from the Office of Cultural Affairs, United States Embassy in Guatemala.
Williams' choreography has been produced by national dance companies in Central America, arts festivals in the United States, México, France, Japan, and Lithuania.
With Dance-Forms Productions she presented her work in more than 1,000 professional presentations including performances at The Kentucky Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Theatre de la Danse Golovine in Avignon, France, Centre de Danse du Marais and Le Regard du Cygne in Paris, France, Artecentro and Centro Cultural "Miguel Angel Asturias" in Guatemala City, Teatro de la Danza of the Fine Arts Institute in México City, the Vienna Festival in Vienna, Austria, the Youth Theater in Vilnius, and the Drama Theater in Kaunas, Lithuania, Proyecto Cultural El Sitio in Antigua, Guatemala, Teatro del Estado in Xalapa, Veracruz, México, Schouwburg Amstelveen in Amstelveen, Holland, The International Dance Fair NRW 2000 in Essen, Germany, the Monaco Dance Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland for thirteen consecutive years, the World Dance Conferences in Athens, Greece, the Universtiy of Dance Festival at Giovinazzo di Bari in Italy, Teatro Pedro Díaz in Córdoba and Teatro Netzahualcoyotl in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, México, the Youth Theater in Novi Sad and the Belgrade Drama Theater in Serbia, the Montenegrin National Theater in Podgorica, Montenegro, Le Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona and Sala Cuarta Pared, Teatro de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, Teatro Nacional Manuel Bonilla in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, ArteDanse in Biel, Switzerland, Keller Theater at the Lenfest Performing Arts Center of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Tour of four cities of the Tarapaca Region of Chile including Centro Cultural Alto Hospicio, Centro Cultural de Pozo Almonte, Auditorium O'Higgins in Pica, Auditorium of Ex- Estadio Cavancha in Iquique, Chile, Croatian National Theater in Varazdin, Croatia.
“Faith,” “9+1=10-1=9,” “Log In/Log Out,” “OtionlessM,” “To be or not to be,” “Icaro,” “The Ball Players of Xibalbá,” “The Wacachan,” “September 11, NYC,” “Samsara,” “Persona,” “Chairs,” “A Waltz,” “The Funeral,” “Tierra Natal,” “Atardecer,” “Sensemaya,” “Queen Moo,” “Ixquic,” “Tonatiuh,” “Sacred People,” “Moon Rabbit,” “Turtle Shoes,” “A la recherche tu temps perdu,” “Time and Eternity,” “Tour of the World,” “Abstractions,” “Las Calles de mi Pueblo,” “Natives of Separate Realities,” “Advancing Dance to the Future,” “Environmental Concepts,” “Primeval Forces,” “Metamorphic Gods,” “The House of Self Collection,” “The Parting,” “Sunrise,” “The Shaman,” “Akbal,” “Dream Time Returns,” “Changes,” “Explorations,” “Rock, Sticks, and Clay,” “Scorpio,” “Tu y Yo,” Weary Blues from Waiting,” “Honky Tonkin,” “Mystical Adventure,” “The Spirit,” “On Broadway,” “Growing Pains,” “Heroic Women,” “Fertility Rite,” “Multidirectional Walk,” “Latina,” “Take Five,” “Planes,” “Pepe y Adela,” “Ascención,” “The Return of the Magicians,” “La-Ci Darem,” “La Favorita,” “The Nutcracker,” “Jack.”
"Dance-Forms' International Choreographers' Showcase" is a professional organization providing opportunities for emerging and distinguished choreographers to present and perform their work at prestigious international venues. Designed especially for the self-producing artists, "The International Choreographers' Showcase," offers a complete theater experience.
Here's a history in brief:
Susana B. Williams, director of Dance Forms Productions, initiated "The International Choreographers' Showcase," in 1994, premiering in the Festival Off d'Avignon in Avignon, France. Since then, Dance-Forms Productions has delighted international festivals with exciting presentations of contemporary dance. Each showcase is a unique blend of distinguished choreographers and dancers from around the world. Through these artists' professional efforts and dedication to dance, art becomes reality across the globe. The showcase has appeared at prestigious festivals in Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.
The first showcase was presented at Theatre de la Danse Golovine for Festival Off d’Avignon, France from July 23 through August 2 of 1994. The showcase featured the work of choreographers Dianne Aldrich, Anahi Galante (Alvin Nikolai Company), Peter Kalivas (Malashok Dance Company), Joy Kellman (Joy Kellman & Dancers), Julio Enrique Rivera (Alvin Ailey Dance Company), Kelly Roth, Mariko Tanabe (Erick Hawkins Dance Company), Zeynep Tanbay (Martha Graham and Elisa Monte Dance Companies), Susana B. Williams (Dance-Forms Productions).
In past years the showcase attained the distinction of ranking high among the best dance presentations offered abroad. Recognized by the Avignon Press as the most remarkable dance performance of Festival Off d’Avignon 1995, the showcase is a great international attraction.
“The International Choreographers’ Showcase” has been a special feature for the International Dance Encounters of Guatemala with performances at Centro Cultural “Miguel Angel Asturias” in June of 1995, The XVIII and XX Contemporary Dance Festival of the Americas with performances at Teatro de la Danza of the Fine Arts Institute of Mexico City in November 1997 and November 1999, the 50th Anniversary of Ballet Guatemala with performances at Centro Cultural “Miguel Angel Asturias” and Proyecto Cultural El Sitio in Guatemala, in June 1998, the Vienna Spring Festival in Vienna, Austria on May 23 and 24, 1999, The International Dance Fair NRW in Essen, Germany with performance on June 9, 2000, The Monaco Dance Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco with performances on December 14 and 15, 2000, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with performances from August 13 through August 17, 2001 and subsequently in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, Centro Cultural “Miguel Angel Asturias” June Festival on June 24 and 25, 2006 and again on June 28 and 29, 2007 and June 19 and 20, 2009, 2010, 2011. The World Dance Conference in Athens, Greece in 2006, 2007, 2008, LUDT Festival "Dance In Italy" in Bari, Italy in 2008, The Bluegrass State International Dance Festival in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.
This year "Danceforms' International Choreographers' Showcase" is celebrating twenty years of performances and dance activities around the world.
The choreographers have received funding from private contributions, and the following universities, private foundations, and corporate sponsors: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, University of Alabama, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Fine Arts, Department of Dance, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Woman's University, the Women's Center of the University of Louisville, University of North Texas, State University of New York Stony Brook, University of Minnesota, Towson State University, University of Louisville, University of Surrey-London, the University of Maryland, the University of Iowa Dance Department, the University of Utah's Department of Modern Dance, the University of Veracruz, Indiana University South Bend, Iowa State University, Towson University, MD, Buffalo State College, Coker College, Columbia College Events, Hamilton College, Laney College, Moorpark College, Intermedia (University of Oslo), Smith College Dance Department, Office of Graduate Study, Southern Methodist University of Texas, the American Dance Institute, the United University Professor's Committee, Phillips Academy of Andover, Massachusetts,Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, the National Endowment for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts Outreach Program, Council for Cultural Affairs, D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan), the Fellowship Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Dance Alliance, the Pittsburgh Dance Council, the Foundation 20_21, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts of New York, the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council, the Harkness Dance Foundation New York, the Isadora Duncan Foundation for Contemporary Dance, Inc., the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Kentucky Arts Council ,the Le Roy Neiman Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Cultural Council of Richmond and Lexington Counties, the Mid Atlantic Foundation, the Research Foundation of New York State University, the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Washington DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Vermont Council on the Arts, Becarios del FOECA BC 2004-2005, Centro Cultural "Talleres de Coyoacan", the Department of Art and Culture International Rotterdam, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de Madrid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan), Overseas Chinese Affairs Commision, the Minister of Culture of the city of Belgrade, the Minister of Culture of Portugal/IPAE, the Minister of Culture of Guatemala, the Office of Cultural Affairs of the United States Embassy in Guatemala, H. Ayuntamientos de Córdoba and Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Art Partners Tsehaya & Company, Associazone Arte & Balleto, Italy, The Anatomical Theatre, Ballet Moderno y Folklórico de Guatemala, Bodies in Balance of Portland, Inc., Cangelosi Dance Project, Danza Provisional, Art Unlimited in Harper's Ferry, WV, CTM Productions, Inc., City Dance Company, Dance Landscape, Dance Now/NYC/Silo Artist Residency, Dance USA Family Carpets in Riverdale, New Jersey, Performing Arts, Extreme Dance Company, Inaside Chicago Dance Supporters, Kim Bock Hee Dance Company, Nrithyaloka Dance Company, The Field, Space Grant from the 92nd Y, Schlumberger Doll Research, Gye Rim Theatre of Korea, Terpsichore's Kitchen, the Rome Festival Ballet, the Youth Performing Arts School of Louisville, the VasantaMala Dance Company, the Japan Experience, Moving Arts Dance, TutuBallet Dance School, The American Dance Company, Twain Dance Company, Ultimatum Step Society, Unexpected Company, Wetschester Dance Academy, Adapco of Melville, New York, Airworthiness Procedures Implementation Management A.P.I.M., Brigette Bryant, Jeffrey Calman, Guillermo & Haydee Castro, Colin Connor, Go Dance Company, Harvard Westlake High School, Hoyt & Bond, Pensandote, Interplay,Olga Genbacev and Radovan Krtolica, Jacek Pazola, M.A., Andrew jannetti & Dancers, Kim Olson/Sweet Edge, Kevin Ireland, Kelly Holt, Sharon S. Kilfeather, Larry Klein, Mercedes Benz, M/E Design Services, Net Value, Spank of London, Riccardo Romani, Ruth Simmons, Haguith Yakira, Watercoulor Dancewear, and matching grants from Merrill Lynch and Microsoft.
Three Weeks Daily - on the inside 24th August 2005 -
Three Weeks Rating: * * * *
DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE
Danceforms presents 'The 29th International Choreographers' Showcase' Dance-Forms Productions
By Jessica Baldwin
A beautiful collection of dances created by eight international choreographers, with performance genres ranging from tender ballet duets to Indian folk dancing this unique showcase provides the audience with a fantastic variety of styles, genres and skill levels.
The most breath taking choreography for me came from Anandha Ray, recently named one of the top twenty-five women's arts visionaries. I felt her dancers managed to display a beautiful emotional bond that strengthened the narrative behind the dance. With such an eclectic show there is sure to be at least one performance that will blow you away.
Rocket Venues, 16 - 20 Aug, 3:00pm (5:00pm), Three Weeksrating 4/5
Pour parler en mon nom propre du showcase de Paris, j'ai beaucoup apprécié la piece de Susana dans son interpretation et son propos. Writes Daniel Franchini, Assistant to the direction of Les Plateaux de la Biennale Nationale de Danse du Val de Marne. "The 27th International Choreographers' Showcase," Le Regard du Cygne, Paris, France 2004.
Susana Williams, the brainchild behind the showcase, has been dancing since the Sixties and as such brought a wealth of experience to her Multidirectional Walk. Kelly Apter/The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland-August 13, 2004.
Felicidades por tu interpretación que sinceramente fue deliciosa. Un abrazo. Escribe Juan Eduardo López, Director de la XXI Marató de l'Espectacle/Barcelona 2004.
Here's what the members of the public and the press think about "The 23rd International American Choreographers' Showcase."
***** Rated five stars
Joe Nise 14 August 2003
Top notch showcase
Excellent sample of contemporary choreographic talent, very diverse show, especially liked Donderis' DESTINATION, from Spain - not only a sunny place to visit, looks like they've got some dancers.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe reviews/Edinburgh Scotland
The International Choreographers' Showcase
I liked this Showcase because it offered such a diverse grouping of dances it couldn't help but appeal to everyone in the audience. For the modern dance aficionado who sees meaning in spastic, energetic movements, there was the duet "Destination," for the romantic with a knack for creating a back story, the simple, elegant solo "Release" and for those who like dance uncomplicated, the three-part "Going Out" (hand on cheek here, hair in face there, angst! anguish!) that if nothing else, is a remarkable contrast to the other pieces. Two dances of note: "The Wacah Chan" during which Susana Williams evokes a maternal, conjuring goddess and "Perfume de Gardenias" which features a wheelchaired dancer. In all, innovative and accessible.
The Threeweeks Dance Reviews 2003/Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to feel that dancing spirit once again. You are an inspiration to me and I appreciate all your knowledge that you share with me. My spirit has gained so much strength just from performing. I did not realize how much I truly missed it. I forgot how much I love to dance and how much dance belongs to me. Thank you for all your support. I love being in the festival and hope to journey again with you. Always remember me. Truly really remember how much I have enjoyed being with all of you and the festival. an Williams
Thank you for organizing such a wonderful showcase in Edinburgh. It was one of my favorite performances I have ever done, and I am honored to have performed with such strong dancers. I'm glad we are friends on Facebook so we can keep in touch! Cheers. Wrote Palmer Mathews who danced with Jin-Wen Yu, Chair of the Department of Dance at University of Wisconsin. "Dance-Forms' 74th International Choreographers' Showcase" Emerald Theater/Greenside Venues, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2017.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was overall a great experience. Thank you for your hard work, support, and artistic feedback. Write Marija Krtolica, Independent Choreographer. Danceforms' "The 37th International Choreographers' Showcase," Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2007.
I want to thank you for a wonderful experience. The show was a complete success and I look forward to kentucky. Cristian Laverde König was an inspiration and he really raised Lilly's technique as an artist. I feel this was an experience for me to grow as an artist. For that I thank you and look forward to many more performances. Writes Christopher Hutchings, Assistant Artistic Director Laura Peterson Choreography Company. Danceforms' "The 35th International Choreographers' Showcase," Centro Cultural "Miguel Angel Asturias," Guatemala City.
We all had a wonderful time in Montenegro & Greece, and thank you for such an amazing opportunity. The 34th International Choreographers' Showcase was a great success, and we feel honored to have had the chance to meet and work with such outstanding choreographers and performers, including you. We look forward to working with you again in Kentucky and Guatemala. Thank you for everything you did. Writes Winifred R. Harris, Artistic Director of Winifred R. Harris' Between Lines. "The 34th International Choreographers' Showcase," the Montenegrin National Theater, Podgorica, Montenegro and the 20th World Dance Congress in Athens, Greece 2006.
I want to thank you for all you've done to make my performances possible and your trust in my work. Writes Neel de Jong, independent dance-artist from the Netherlands. "The 34th International Choreographers' Showcase," Montenegrin National Theater, Podgorica, Montenegro 2006.
Performance of Neel de Jong's "Inner Landscape2" as part of Danceforms' "The 34th International Choreographers' Showcase" presented at the Montenegrin National Theater received financial support from the Department of Art and Culture International Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
It was so wonderful to meet you finally and I thank you again for all of your support and encouragement. Edinburgh was a wonderful experience, both participating in the Fringe and meeting with other Artists through your showcase. Thank you for all your work. Writes Cathy Seago, independent choreographer Laban Center London. "The 33rd International Choreographers' Showcase," Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Scotland 2006.
I want to thank you for the opportunity for such an incredible and eye opening experience. It was such a pleasure to have met you and I hope to work with you again in the near future. Enjoy the rest of your Summer! Much love. Writes Ariel Cohen, independent choreographer. "The 33rd International Choreographers' Showcase," Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Scotland 2006.
Thank you so much for the concert in Madrid. It was a wonderful experience and will always rank high as memorable time in my life. You did a great job producing the event. Marina and I were both very pleased. Writes Michel Geller, Professor of Dance at the School of Dance of Ohio University in Athens, OH. "The 31st International Choreographers' Showcase," Sala Cuarta Pared, Madrid, Spain 2006.
I just wanted to thank you for including me in this showcase! I had and excellent experience traveling to Spain and meeting all of the other choreographers. You put together a solid group of performers and I was impressed by the caliber of work that was presented. I felt honored to be part of this and look forward to working with you again in the future. Many thanks for all your support and encouragement! It means a lot! Your inspiring words as a young choreographer help me to realize that there is a future for me in the dance world. Thank you for everything! I had a blast! Writes Tara Madsen. "The 28th International Choreographers' Showcase," Sala Cuarta Pared, Madrid, Spain 2005.
Le escribo para saludarla y para darle mi eterno agradecimiento por esta experiencia tan hermosa que tuve en España. Me encanto conocerla, me encanto todo. Otra cosa, la admiro a usted muchísimo y le guardo un respeto inmenso. Realmente es usted una gran institución en la danza. Muchas gracias por todo. Escribe Ivone Morales. "The 28th International Choreographers' Showcase," Sala Cuarta Pared, Madrid, Spain 2005.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to perform in "The 27th International Choreographers' Showcase" in Paris, France. It was exciting to meet and share the stage with so many accomplished choreographers and dancers from around the world. 'Thank you' for all your hard work in organizing and presenting the showcase. Thanks again for an unforgettable experience and we look forward to working with you again soon! Writes Danny Nguyen, artistic director of Nguyen Dance Company. Dancers Tiffany Barbarash and Nan Busse.
I wanted to say that I had an extraordinary time in Guatemala. Thank you for exposing me to such a rich and vibrant culture. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Both theatres will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a joy working with you and I hope we are able to do it again. Thank you very much Susana. Writes Kaye Richards.
Let me start by thanking you for the wonderful experience of performing throughout Veracruz. It was truly affirming and inspiring. We as a group bonded on such level, that I believe we have created life long friends among us. The concert was full of powerful work and resonated a level of sincerity of character and spirit. I was honored to be among such a professional and special group of individuals. I believe the experience will transform and inform my work as well. So…Thank you for being the catalyst, and for making this opportunity possible.
Kimberly Olson, director of KO/Sweet Edge Dance Company