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12 Minutes Max: Black Rose Movement & Northwest Dance Syndrome Mar 13, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Black Rose Movement

Ok, next up is a dance group called Black Rose Movement, but I don't remember the name of their piece... Matt, do you remember what it was called?

Matt?

Well... this one is sort of a duet between two office workers competing with in the corporate system. And I think there's a third corporate boss person who pushes them around, and finally breaks them apart. I guess it doesn't really matter what it's called. We liked these dancers. It's gonna be great.

Northwest Dance Syndrome

Now that's a cool name. But that's not all it takes for me to like modern dance. Start with an idea: the stigmas surrounding motherhood and birth in the context of the "American Dream". Then, add a sense of humor: A beatbox soundtrack peppered with 1950's filmstrip narration about childbirth. Finally, set your choreography on a group of talented Cornish graduates, who presented a trio of new dances at Velocity Dance Center earlier this year.

Posted by Rob

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