dance


27
Jan 11

Austin McCormick, artistic director

Austin McCormick, director. ©Tony Gale

Austin McCormick, director. ©Tony Gale

Austin McCormick

Wow. Austin McCormick. The multi-talented Artistic Director of the Neo-Baroque theatrical dance group, Company XIV. A one-of-a-kind dynamo. Without question, Austin’s the most wildly creative genius that I’ve met in the 21st century. He’s been establishing himself as one of the top choreographers, directors and dancers in NYC. Austin’s shows feature the most original, imaginative and over the top performances that I’ve ever seen on a NY stage. Erotic, sensuous, risqué, dramatic and sumptuous are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about a show of his. It’s no wonder that his work has been praised by the likes of The NY Times, Black Book Magazine, Dance Magazine, The NY Post, Metro NY, and many others. Austin’s name should appear as the definition of original in the Oxford American Dictionary.
For more information about Austin and Company XIV visit http://www.CompanyXIV.com

Wow. Austin McCormick. The multi-talented Artistic Director of the Neo-Baroque theatrical dance group, Company XIV. A one-of-a-kind dynamo. Without question, Austin’s the most wildly creative genius that I’ve met in the 21st century. He’s been establishing himself as one of the top choreographers, directors and dancers in NYC. Austin’s shows feature the most original, imaginative and over the top performances that I’ve ever seen on a NY stage. Erotic, sensuous, risqué, dramatic and sumptuous are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about a show of his. It’s no wonder that his work has been praised by the likes of The NY Times, Black Book Magazine, Dance Magazine, The NY Post, Metro NY, and many others. Austin’s name should appear as the definition of original in the Oxford American Dictionary.

nominated and described by David Gibbs


3
Nov 10

Charles Reinhart, leader in modern dance

Charles Reinhart, photographed in his home. © Tony Gale

Charles Reinhart, photographed in his home. © Tony Gale

Charles Reinhart

For a decade, Charles
was manager of the Paul Taylor Dance Company,
shepherding them through engagements all around
the world.     In the 1970s, Charles took over the
Connecticut Dance Festival, a modern dance organization
founded by Martha Graham and others in the 1920s;
moved it to Durham, North Carolina; and renamed it
the American Dance Festival.    Under his leadership,
ADF has become the “world capitol” of modern dance.
Features:   A  2-month summer program of student instruction;
modern dance premieres of interesting new groups from
all over the world; commissions of new works; and
restoration and preservation of great modern dance works
of the past.   If you know anything about modern dance
and/or modern dancers, you know about Charles Reinhart
and the ADF.

For a decade, Charles was manager of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, shepherding them through engagements all around the world.  In the 1970s, Charles took over the American Dance Festival a modern dance organization founded by Martha Graham and others in 1934 in Vermont; and moved it to Durham, North Carolina. Under his leadership, ADF has become the “world capitol” of modern dance.  Some features:   A  2-month summer program of student instruction; modern dance premieres of interesting new groups from all over the world; commissions of new works; and restoration and preservation of great modern dance works of the past.   If you know anything about modern dance and/or modern dancers, you know about Charles Reinhart and the ADF.

Nominated and described by Ted Steeg