Pilobolus by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Drop the name Pilobolus in a crowd and you’ll find out how cultured (or un-)your friends are.  If you know anything, even peripherally, about real concert dance you will know what these four strange syllabi mean… and if you don’t, you should.  … Continue reading Pilobolus by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I have seen video used in dance work before, but never like this. The images aren’t just pretty pictures used as background, taking up space or creating a mood. They are the environment in which the performers exist. The pool of projections is the landscape the performers interact with and the repeated images of the dancers make up an entire company. The illusion is so great that much of the time the audience can’t discern which bodies, or body parts, are physically on stage. Continue reading Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Joe Goode Performance Group by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The conversational stylings of Joe Goode graced the stage at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Theater. Every now and then you get an artist who gives something else, something UN-categorizable. I would describe this piece as a full length dance theater production. Continue reading Joe Goode Performance Group by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Imperial Acrobats of China by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

There was sword play, the breaking of hard objects with body parts, beautiful costumes, dancing Chinese dragons and the balancing of many lit candelabras. The part that makes this more than a circus show is that there is also a decent story to tie it all together. Everything you need for Far East family fun. Continue reading Imperial Acrobats of China by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Doug Varone By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

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I am proud to say that I am a self-proclaimed performance junkie.  From TV to movies to theater, I love to watch performers perfecting their craft and making interesting and creative choices to get their point across.  Convey a message, create a mood and evoke an emotion.  The genre of art that really tugs at my heart-strings, the one I have the most affection for and opinion about, is modern dance.  I’ve seen too many good modern choreographers fall by the wayside and lose themselves to convention.  I get it though, “…it’s hard out here for a…” modern dancer and a girl’s gotta eat.

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