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The Colburn School Dances at The Geffen

Photo by Elissa Zimmerman at Ford Amphitheatre.

The Colburn School Dances at The Geffen


Students from The Colburn School's Dance Academy and Advanced Modern Ensemble perform works by Rudy Perez, Colburn Faculty Member Katherine Cowgill, and Colburn Dance Dean Silas Farley, with music by Samuel Barber, Glen Branca, Philip Glass, and Michael Praetorius.

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Choreography by Silas Farley
Music by Michael Praetorius
Recording by Colburn Conservatory Brass Ensemble

A trio danced to the ceremonious brass music of Renaissance composer Michael Praetorius.

In Grace There Is Nothing Too Small
Choreography by Katherine Cowgill
Music by Philip Glass
Mishima: 1. 1937: Saint Sebastian, 2. 1962: Body Building, and 3. Mishima (Closing)
Recording by Kronos Quartet

A trio set to Philip Glass, the piece is about the reminder of what letting the flow of grief reveals.

Cheap Imitation (1983)
Choreography by Rudy Perez
Re-staged by Tamsin Carlson
Music by Glenn Branca, Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar
Original Costume Design by Susan Perry

Cheap Imitation is an ode to the Los Angeles depicted in David Hockney's series of pool paintings, set in and around L.A. The piece is an energetic '80's square dance with the performers in iconic dress of shorts, legwarmers and shades.

Sure on this Shining Night
Choreography by Silas Farley
Music by Samuel Barber
Recording by Bridgette Cooper-Anderson

A solo danced to Samuel Barber's lyrical setting of James Agee's poetry.

Dance at The Colburn School
The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute (TZDI) at the Colburn School includes both the Youth Dance and Dance Academy programs. TZDI's mission is to honor and extend the great traditions of ballet, modern, and tap dance. This is accomplished by forming students of all ages as collaborative agents who will take the art of dance forward.

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