When I learned I would be moving to the 'Burgh late last spring, I began checking out the August Wilson crew. I watched this video and checked every page of their site. I admit, I was crushin' pretty hard. I couldn't wait to see them live onstage when I arrived in August (irony?). I finally got my chance in November at the Black Dance Festival.
In the 2012 "25 to Watch" article, DM used descriptions like "supple muscles", "quicksilver agility, fierce athleticism" and "innate theatricality". An on point assessment, I discovered. You guys, they blew. my. mind. Their dancers are beautiful and strong. They move almost at the speed of light, never missing a beat. And they're pure poets in motion.
Dance Magazine, thank you for the awesome yearly list! I can't wait to check out this year's 25... And August Wilson dancers, thank you, you captivated me.
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Dancers, lovers and watchers of dance! Do you have a favorite company or solo artist that just gets under your skin, deep inside your soul? Tell me, tell me! If not, but you're intrigued, grab a copy of Dance Magazine or go visit them online to begin your favorite dancer/company search. I promise you won't be disappointed!