Category: Julia Adam

Julia Adam's Dew Point Takes New Flight

Here are Travis Bradley and Julie Niekrasz rehearsing for Julia Adam's Dewpoint, part of Taking Flight, as Rachel Shumake does barre work in the background. Julia Adam has returned to Memphis to restage this innovative and beautiful work about water, which explores imagery of swimming, diving, flooding, skating, dragging, and whirlpools. Props such as a large sail and a divining rod are used. Music includes "La Vie En Rose", Natalie Merchant, and Jeff Buckley's rendition of "Hallelujah". ... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 0 comments
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Crossing through the doorway

Dance often can express things that words can’t. It is still, almost twelve years later, hard to put into words the feelings surrounding 9/11. I have tried to write about it and failed. But Julia Adam in Crossing  has found a way to express the raw mixture of emotions brought about by this event. Today the dancers (Dylan G-Bowley, Marcelino Herrera Juarez, and Travis Bradley pictured here) rehearsed using the doorway on wheels I mentioned in a previous post. The stringed music that... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Monday, February 11, 2013 | 1 comments
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In the Studio with Julia Adam and "Crossing" Cast

This week I observed rehearsals for Julia Adam’s Crossing . I am struck by how quickly the dancers pick up the steps. Just Monday they were learning the moves and today they dance through them quickly and easily. They make it look simple, though I know it isn’t. Julia Adam made sure the dancers were clear on the moves, at least in their heads, before they moved on – it takes practicing over and over to get the moves to sink into the body.   There are several props involved -- tape on... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 0 comments
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