National Choreographers Initiative: Discovery 2008 Showcases The Best Young Choreographers
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The last date listed for National Choreographers Initiative: Discovery 2008 was Saturday July 26, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
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Two award-winning and acclaimed Hawaiian musicians, Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson, join forces to create Mamo, a thrilling duo that takes traditional hula standards (along with some of the pair's original works) and gives them a little jazz twist. The result is a fresh look at some of Hawaii's most popular hula songs. Peterson is a renowned slack key guitarist who's proficient in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to slack key and beyond. Bassist and vocalist Aweau has been hailed by The New York Times for his "advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration" and "effortless" singing. Both are Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners who have dazzled Barclay audiences with their brilliant musicianship in recent years. Learn More
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- Read more about the NCI 2008 choreographers: Ma Cong, Emery LeCrone, Amy Seiwert, and Edmund Stripe, as well as Artistic Director Molly Lynch.
- The development process for this year's NCI has been documented on video.
- NCI Discovery 2006, the last iteration of the event offered on Goldstar, got enthusiastic reviews from members.
Be there for the birth of, not one, but four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Director Molly Lynch invites four noted choreographers to participate, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. In its first four years, NCI has helped 16 choreographers to develop new works. A dozen of the pieces begun here have gone on to be premiered or developed further and performed elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The project culminates in a public performance showcasing the excitement of new creation. It’s also an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas and for you to ask questions and participate in the discussion. It’s a mind-expanding excursion into the world of dance.