Dancing for JAPAN 2014

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The Benefit Dance Concert for the Tohoku Pacific earthquake and Tsunami Relief on May 7th.

http://mikioriharasoloconcert-resonance.org/benefit.html

I’ve been asking myself, as a Japanese national living overseas, how to really help them. Hopefully this benefit concert presented by both established and emerging Japanese dance artists from New York will convey the love and support to the devastated victims.

Furthermore this benefit concert will help create support by having the participating Japanese artists display their work and share their sorrows and hope for the victims. This would be so meaningful for us as Japanese artists living in New York to unite our hands and spread the word across the world.

I will present a silent auction with this benefit concert in May 7th 2014, and the profits from this event will be contributed to Japan through NPO JaNet Earthquake Relief Fund*.

April 2014    Miki Orihara

Merce Cunningham Day

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Today is Merce Cunningham Day and I will be celebrating the life of the dancer and choreographer all day on this blog post with continuous updated. Please bookmark and follow if you love modern ballet.

Here is the first video segment:




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Unique event at The Royal Danish Ballet

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Now you can try a whole new theatre experience with this unique event at The Royal Danish Ballet! Three evenings in February, the theatre will open up for an evening of poetry, dance and gastronomy. You’ll be taken for a tour of the different halls and floors of the teatre – the main course is served in the balcon foyer on the 1st floor and dessert is in the old ballet hall, while dancers perform excerpts of Bournonville. Read more & get tickets here (page is in Danish): http://bit.ly/1dddQSK

The Nights at Deutsche Oper

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“One Thousand and One Nights”, the collection of stories from the Orient, forms the focus of this ballet, newly choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj for the Staatsballett Berlin and staged as a coproduction with his own company, the Ballet Preljocaj. With this work, which fills an entire evening, he investigates those motifs hidden within the Arabian, originally Persian, and Indian traditions of folk fairytales and stories, and tells his narrative from the perspective of the female protagonists: “I venture forth like a painter expressing his vision of a fantastical Orient. My vision is given shape as a type of calligraphy consisting of affects and atmospheres,” says Preljocaj when talking of his creation.

The evening is largely based on the music of Natacha Atlas; her work is a cross-over between the oriental and the western world, and has brought her international acclaim. The costumes have been created by the celebrated fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. Born in Tunisia, he now runs his studio in Paris, creating works which set international trends. Constance Guisset, the exceedingly successful French designer, is a long-time colleague of Angelin Preljocaj. She is responsible for the stage design featured in THE NIGHTS.

Regarded as one of the leading choreographers of the French avant-garde, Angelin Preljocaj has previously presented a number of his works in Berlin, including his 2009 production of SNOW WHITE, which was greeted with great enthusiasm by audiences.

Premiere:
DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
Saturday, 01.02.2014
19.00 h
Tickets: 29 – 90 €

Further Events:
01 | 07 | 21 | 25 February 2014
01 | 06 | 12 March 2014
03 April 2014

Dancers: Iana Balova, Maria Boumpouli, Anissa Bruley, Weronika Frodyma, Cécile Kaltenbach, Marina Kanno, Mari Kawanishi, Ilenia Montagnoli, Danielle Muir, Jordan Muir, Krasina Pavlova, Haney Schwan, Arshak Ghalumyan, Leonard Jakovina, Vladislav Marinov, Alexander Shpak, Federico Spallitta, Wei Wang.

Choreographie und Inszenierung: Angelin Preljocaj
Bühne: Constance Guisset
Kostüme: Azzedine Alaïa
Einstudierung: De Smet Claudia
Es tanzen: Solisten und Corps de ballet des Staatsballetts Berlin
Musik: vom Tonträger

1:30 h | no interval
Staatsballett Berlin | Ballet Preljocaj (Aix-en-Provence)

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Baryshnikov Plans Fund-Raising for Cage and Cunningham

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Mikhail Baryshnikov, the founder and artistic director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center, is opening a campaign to raise $1 million for artistic fellowships named for the composer John Cage (1912-92) and the choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). The effort, to be announced on Thursday, is intended to give artists a place to work, specifically in Studio 6A, a 43-square-foot top-floor space at the Baryshnikov Center in Midtown Manhattan. The room, which is column free with a glorious view of the Hudson River, is to be called the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio. Mikhail Baryshnikov, the founder and artistic director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center, is opening a campaign to raise $1 million for artistic fellowships named for the composer John Cage (1912-92) and the choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). The effort, to be announced on Thursday, is intended to give artists a place to work, specifically in Studio 6A, a 43-square-foot top-floor space at the Baryshnikov Center in Midtown Manhattan. The room, which is column free with a glorious view of the Hudson River, is to be called the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio. [Source]