Saturday, July 25, 2009

Battleworks Summer Workshop

Robert Battle will be teaching a week long workshop at Peridance beginning August 10. Battle is a graduate of the Juilliard School and performed with Parsons Dance for seven years during which time he set several pieces on the company which they continue to perform worldwide. He founded Battleworks in 2001. Battle has re-staged his choreography as well as set new works on companies such as The Hubbard Street Repertory Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Koresh. See their website for more information.

The Peridance Workshop will take place
Monday - Friday, August 10 - 14,
11am - 1pm, Register Now!

In this New York Sun review, Joy Goodwin explains why New-York based Battleworks is one of the hottest companies in modern dance today.

Mr. Battle's four-year-old company, Battleworks,consists of a group of high caliber dancers who also dance for other people. Their training and bodies are reminiscent of any number of good modern companies, but their sizzle is all their own. They have a flair for drama without being phony, and they have the fearlessness of actors; if Mr. Battle asks them to mime cannibalism or hurl their bodies at the floor, they don't even blink... continue reading.

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