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Dance Sensation Juel D. Lane Thursday in Atlanta

2012 May 7

 

One of the most sensational choreographers this side of anywhere will host “A Night of Choreography with Juel D. Lane and Friends” on Thursday, May 10 at the Southwest Performing Arts Center in Atlanta.

Not since seeing Twyla Tharp’s “Come Fly With Me” have I been so blown away by dance. Like Tharp, Lane mixes modern, ballet, African and hip-hop styles, and each dance seems to tell its own story.

Thursday, Lane will present two of his dances, one performed by The Atlanta Ballet and one by The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Other choreographers include Camille A. Brown, the current choreographer for “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Broadway; Ja’Malik of Balletboy Productions based in NYC; Kristin Taylor of KT Collective from Durham, North Carolina; Rachel Sherertz, freelance choreographer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Ursula Kendall Johnson of “SHE, Created It” in Atlanta; Meredith A. Moore, professor at Spelman College; and Daryl Foster of “LIFT” based in Atlanta.

Lane says, “This show will feel like a huge party with different choreographic styles.”

Lane’s dancers present graceful and quirky theatrical snippets of life, and have performed in grocery stores, bedrooms, retail outlets and rooftops. Click on the link to the above video to see what I’m talking about. Even if you’re not a dance fan, it will be hard to avert your eyes.

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