Tag Archives: Philip Glass

Danspace Project Honors Philip Glass

At its annual gala on April 27th, Danspace Project will honor Philip Glass.  Considered one of the greatest composers of the late 20th century, Glass will be honored for his significant contributions to American dance and his major impact on … Continue reading

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Dancing Across Borders

What are the chances that a sixteen-year-old Cambodian boy with no classical ballet training gets invited to New York City to study at the School of American Ballet – all expenses paid – and then goes on to dance professionally at Pacific Northwest Ballet? Continue reading

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Past Meets Present in Lucinda Childs’ “Dance”

Dancers in Lucinda Childs’ Dance, photo by Sally Cohn Last Tuesday evening, Lucinda Childs Dance returned to The Joyce Theater for a rare performance of Dance, a signature 1979 work that includes a score by Philip Glass and a filmed … Continue reading

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Sesame Street Exposed Me to Glass

The music of American composer Philip Glass, who is known for “music with repetitive structures”, is frequently used for dance.  In fact, some of my favorite works include a Glass score, such as Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces and Twyla Tharp’s … Continue reading

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Dancing on Glassy Water

Kathleen Rae Thielhelm of the Joffrey Ballet is featured in the latest video from 30 Seconds of Dance.  Filmed in Chicago’s Crown Fountain at Millennium Park and set to the heavenly opening from Philip Glass’s “In the Upper Room”, the beauty of … Continue reading

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