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Julia Conway - Emerging Dancer Award winner.© ASH. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Emerging Dancer Competition 2019 – London

★★★✰✰   The 2019 winner is London-born Julia Conway and her success was well deserved.

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild at the Carolina Chocolate Drops/Twyla Tharp show.© Rahav Segev. (Click image for larger version)

Twyla Tharp Countrified – working with Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild

Twyla Tharp loves Americana. She’s made dances to Shaker hymns and to the crooning voice of Frank Sinatra, and whipped up steps to the super-sophisticated piano tunes of Willie “The Lion” Smith. So it’s no surprise…

Jonah Bokaer in ECLIPSE.© Stephanie Berger. (Click image for larger version)

Jonah Bokaer and Anthony McCall – ECLIPSE – New York

It’s easy to admire ECLIPSE for its moments of understated beauty, its modesty, its craft, and the quality of the dancing. Why, then, does it ultimately feel so cold and empty?

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