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Lydia Johnson Dance Presents
Lydia Johnson Dance
Thursday, July 16, 2009 through Saturday, July 18, 2009



Length: 1 hr 50 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Lydia Johnson Dance performs four works set to music by Henryk Gorecki, Phillip Glass and Dean Martin. Capturing a sense of the depth and spirit of the human struggle, Ms. Johnson's evocative work is noted for an underlying sense of drama, which resonates through the predominantly abstract qualities of her choreography.

LJD dancers have significant ballet experience and from this base of classical training, the qualities of Ms. Johnson's phrases take on a life and flow of their own. The juxtaposition of ballet movements with the unique, plunging, drop-and-release vocabulary Ms. Johnson has developed requires a fierce and risk-taking dancer who is also capable of great lyricism and musicality.

Comments from reviews:

"Lydia Johnson is a true original whose choreography repays close attention. The new and recent dances she presented were fascinating in the way they isolated and reworked components of classical ballet... Fleeting duets and solo passages are embedded in the flow and the shifts from unison to individual choreography add to the texture. There is no discernible narrative, but you sense the unfolding of some fundamental human story."
-Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

"Dream Sequence offers a lasting payoff, as Johnson makes the bold decision to match her heady concert-dance movement style to the song stylings of Dean Martin…..the work sparkles with a postmodern playfulness. After a technically dazzling solo by R. Colby Damon, Johnson thumbs her nose at notions of aesthetic cohesion by sending a line of dancers snaking across the stage in Ziegfeld Follies fashion while flapping their arms in a manner that could just as easily have come from the second act of Swan Lake."
-Lisa Jo Sagolla, Backstage 2008
 


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