For more than three decades, Eiko Otake and her partner Koma’s dance works mined the most elemental life forces -- land, water, and air -- while drilling deep into interior landscapes. Now Eiko is discovering her artistry anew. ICONS spoke with her about her distinctive approach to motion and stillness, fragility and vulnerability of both body and soul, and how she creativity redefines notions of beauty in unexpected ways.
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Welcome to ICON SMART! We are happy to announce the recent creation of the first ever Choreographic Institute here in Washington, D.C. USA --- a long needed educational platform to foster creativity and develop professional skills specifically for emerging choreographers. Our Info Pack is available to download here.
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- Cheryl J. - Mentorship In choreography would be beneficial for choreographers who work with the NTID, where sign language is an integral component to the overall composition. This is a complex union of storytelling, communication, and dance design.
- Kristin D. - Mentorship is important as new choreographers are start to develop work. I've found my career suffer because I was never taught to explore what I enjoy or don't about choreography, so I would regularly create dances I hated but didn't know why.
- Lauran S. - YES! Currently there is only one program designed for Choreography in Musical Theatre. In reading books and testimonials from working professionals, they credit their professional experiences that led to their success. We can provide more!
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