2016 Choreographers share their experience

YUKI HASEGAWA / AZUL DANCE THEATRE

StylePointe 2016 was one of my precious experiences as a dance choreographer in NYC. The gorgeous dresses made of Natural Silk designed by a young talented designer Ruchika Kabra were fantastic inspiration of my creation of the dance. Azul dancers were truly committed and enjoyed this performance opportunity very much.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity.

JOHANNA LJUNGQVIST-BRINSON/ HANNA Q DANCE COMPANY

Creating dance movements that fits the style of the clothing and what movements that are possible, can be challenging.  Depending on the material and how tight it is sitting on the body.If it is a stretchy material or a delicate,Satin or Lace.  A flowing skirt with lots of fabric would have room for leg swings but a tight skirt or tight pants would require something different.  Having done Fashion Runway/ Dance Shows in Europe many years ago in a more commercial style, I thought it would be interesting to choreograph and collaborate with the designer,and create a piece with a visually different artistic style that still would have the purpose of showing the clothing line.  I enjoyed collaborating with the Fashion designer and I think it was a great event.

NICOLE BUGGE – BUGGE BALLET

Having the opportunity to be part of StylePointe 2016 pushed me out of my comfort zone as a choreographer and was an overall wonderful experience! The idea of creating choreography based around an existing fashion line was my main challenge but also my main source of excitement. I enjoyed the push to think of movement differently and find new ways to be inspired as a choreographer. I am excited about the opportunity to collaborate with more fashion designers in the future!

TED THOMAS – THOMASORTIZ DANCE

I had a wonderful time sharing and collaborating with the designer. To have different audience experience my work in this form was a great experience.

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