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The Aeroplane Is a Hell of a Ride at LOFT Ensemble

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move   Wildly enthusiast and completely over-written, The Aeroplane, or How Low: An Autobiography (sort of), now playing downtown Los Angeles at LOFT Ensemble, with all of its crammed dialog, occasionally messy stage craft, and... Continue Reading →

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The Explosive Urban Identity of Black Girl Linguistic Play at REDCAT

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Director and Choreographer Camille A. Brown was careful to stress the complexities of Black Girl Linguistic Play - substance over mere style and what it meant in the societal spectrum for Black Women... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF15 #Reviews The Three Musketeers: Clowns with Swords

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move I admit clowns are not my thing.  They kind of scare me. I don’t always think they are funny.  And Clowns with Swords, although most distinctively contrasted from other mere buffoons, and immeasurably... Continue Reading →

Modern Dance Legend Mary Anthony Dies at 97

The Floor Is Your Friend: The Model Critic Reviews

Zena Rommett--Floor--Barre Technique--For Teachers ` Reviewed by Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic  City Center, NYC, recently hosted a teacher's training program for the Zena Rommett Floor--Barre Technique. Teachers, and those wanting to be certified, came from many places on the globe to review... Continue Reading →

Dance Finds You, You Don’t Find Dance–Martha Graham Graham 101

May 11, 2012 marks Martha Graham's 118th birthday anniversary. ~ This year as a gift for Martha, I asked for something special.  Since the mid 1910s, when she began her studies at the newly created Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts,... Continue Reading →

The Model Critic Reviews The Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble

Reviewed by Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic Anna Sokolow (1910-2000), iconic modern dance choreographer, whose career vigorously spanned the entire 20th Century; an artist in whose life and times  collaborated with many of the great dancers and choreographers of her era; an... Continue Reading →

From Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others.

Director Michael Cornell Makes The Final Cut

Changing the idea of commerical media.

Ballet Lessons: Allongè, Allongèe

Allongèe -- extended, outstretched.

Ballet Lessons: Allègro

The most important qualities to aim at in allègro are lightness, smoothness and ballon (bounce).

Ballet Lessons: En L’Air

en l'air is a movement to be made in the air...

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