Posted by: trailerpilot | 07:23::2009

Jazz Dance World Festival 2009

Brisa Escobedo and Rolando Ramirez of Cuerpo Etéreo Danza Contemporánea in Llora . . . para que se te Lave el Alma.

Brisa Escobedo and Rolando Ramirez of Cuerpo Etéreo Danza Contemporánea in Llora . . . para que se te Lave el Alma.

Jazz Dance World Congress opened the performance series of its sixteenth occurrence with a new documentary by Pedro Brenner that pays tribute to the program’s founder, Gus Giordano. Reverence for the choreographer understandably permeates the festival’s atmosphere — the company he founded hosts the series and is the only one to appear on all four bills — but the singular and oft-imitated style he coined has already given way to a plurality of forms that belies the title of the occasion. Last night, seven companies from around the world raised the question of where exactly “jazz dance” is and how long it might identifiably be around. Click here to read the entire article at SeeChicagoDance.com

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