Monthly Archives: January 2007

Kanji Segawa’s Dance Project New York and
José Limón Dance Company

Dance Project New York is an admirable undertaking by Kanji Segawa which aims to bring American dance to the people of Japan. A number of the performers in this ensemble are Japanese who have come to the U.S. to pursue dance, so the cross-cultural currents run deep. Any dance endeavour that promotes communication and cultural exchange between countries has got to be a good thing, especially when the standards are high—as they are with DPNY. Continue reading

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Interview: Gennadi Saveliev

Gennadi Saveliev

Gennadi Saveliev is not just a soloist at American Ballet Theater, but he’s also a co-founder of the highly-esteemed Youth America Grand Prix competition.

Tell me about your training at the Bolshoi.
The school had a very different approach than schools here. The government paid for us so they could pick each student and they only picked the people they knew they could turn into ballet dancers.

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