Ballroom Dancin Fools

www.BallroomDancinFools.com                                                                                             

Ballroom Dancin Fools

Get Fit, Have Fun and Dance!

757 Boston Post Rd. Madison, CT 06443

19 S. Main St. Branford, CT 06405

                       1768 Litchfield​ Tpke Woodbridge, CT 06525

            203-641-0691   

Ballroom Dancin Fools' Blog

Blog

view:  full / summary

Sasha Waltz's 'In C'

Posted on April 29, 2022 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (196)

Sasha Waltz’s ‘In C’ Marries Choreography and Improvisation

Waltz’s dance, born in deep lockdown, embraces the openness and fluidity of Terry Riley’s classic minimalist score. It’s coming to BAM.

“I started in the deep lockdown,” said the German choreographer Sasha Waltz. “Everything was closed. And it was in the winter. It was gray and everybody was depressed. And we said, we have to keep working. We cannot go on like this.”

 

Waltz, 59, was talking about “In C,” a dance she choreographed during the pandemic with her Berlin troupe, Sasha Waltz and Guests. The hourlong work, set to Terry Riley’s 1964 composition — a milestone of minimal music — will be performed Thursday through Saturday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Waltz and company performed frequently before the pandemic.


Flamenco Returns!

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (312)

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/arts/dance/flamenco-festival-returns.html


lamenco is like an animated conversation. Singers, guitarists and dancers face off, bodies listening, instruments generating and responding to movement. At the end of an evening, the performers often move across the stage in a tight cluster, as if meaning to continue the discussion offstage.

Latin Dance Class is on TONIGHT

Posted on April 13, 2022 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (284)

Come to Ballroom Dancin Fools for dance class every WED at 7:15pm, located at 1768 Litchfield Trnpke, Woodbridge, CT. $18/person or less if you purchase a 5 class card. 203-641-0691-Call or text

Come see a Hockey game today!

Posted on April 3, 2022 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (109)

We are Wedding Dance Specialists

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (97)

email us,  Ballroom Dancin Fools at [email protected]

Trinity Irish Dance Company Review: Those Flashing, Percussive Feet

Posted on March 19, 2022 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1573)

This Chicago company presents Irish dance of great skill, while trying, sometimes successfully, to modernize and invigorate the tradition.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/16/arts/dance/trinity-irish-review.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Dance

Russian Ballerina Quits Bolshoi over Purtin's War

Posted on March 17, 2022 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (199)

Olga Smirnova, who has for over a decade been a star of the Bolshoi, the Russian company whose name is synonymous with ballet, has left.

 

In a move likely to shake up the ballet world, Ms. Smirnova, 30, on Wednesday announced that she had joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, becoming one of the most significant Russian cultural figures to leave the country because of its invasion of Ukraine.

 

Ms. Smirnova, who since 2016 has been a principal soloist at the Bolshoi, said in a news release that she had been thinking about leaving for some time. “It’s just that the current circumstances accelerated this process.”

Social Hustle/Swing Classes

Posted on March 15, 2022 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (652)

"Get fit, Have fun and Dance" 

Come to Social Hustle/Swing Class

Wed. 7:15pm at our Woodbridge, CT location located off of rte. 69

Simply Dance

1768 Litchfield Turpke

Woodbridge, CT

203-641-0691

$18/person or $75/five class card or $140/five class card for a couple

www.BallroomDancinFools.com

Ukrainian Dancers Find Shelter Abroad as War Rages at Home

Posted on March 9, 2022 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1134)

Opera houses and theaters in European cities are offering to help fleeing or stranded ballet dancers, even as many are still stuck in Ukraine.

PARIS — When Ivan Kozlov landed in France with the Kyiv City Ballet on Feb. 23, the drumbeat of a possible Russian attack on Ukraine was growing louder. But he still didn’t think that President Vladimir V. Putin’s forces would invade.

 

“Honestly, I couldn’t believe it would happen,” said Mr. Kozlov, 39, who has directed the company since its creation in 2012. “I thought he was trying to scare us by putting soldiers at the border, that’s it.”

 

But the day after the company’s arrival in Paris, hours before its first performance, the troupe’s 30 or so dancers woke in the pre-dawn hours to news of airstrikes and troop movements flashing across their phones. War had broken out.

 

That made it nearly impossible for the company to return to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, after the end of its French tour, in mid-March.

 

“Every one of us was in shock,” Daniil Podhrushko, 21, one of the dancers, said through a translator. “We were in disbelief.”

 

Two million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the war, according to the United Nations. Like their compatriots, Ukrainian ballet dancers have found themselves caught in the middle of the conflict — trying to flee or stuck abroad on tour or forced to remain in Ukraine. Now, theaters and opera houses around Europe are scrambling to offer help, shelter or work.

more here: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/08/arts/dance/kyiv-city-ballet-russia-war.html


Rss_feed