Monday, November 4, 2013

Spirited Dancing from Ballets with a Twist

After a busy performing season in New York City and around the country, choreographer Marilyn Klaus’s dance company, Ballets with a Twist, presented her suite, Cocktail Hour, at Hamilton Stage, in New Jersey, for three days in October. Joseph Zummo shot these photographs during the October 27 matinee. For a review of the show, please go to Dance Informa here.  

The company’s dancers are Emily Anton, Lily Balogh, Michael Dominguez, Cynthia Dragoni, Marissa Frey, Erin Gallagher, Dorothea Garland, Kimberly Giannelli, Kelsey Gibson and Aengus Ortiz, along with child performers Makayla Dean, Vanessa De Jesus and Crystal Mosquera. Music director is Stephen Gaboury, and costumes are by Catherine Zehr. 

Kelsey Gibson with child performers in Margarita.
Gibson in Margarita.
Emily Anton in Bloody Mary.
Anton in Bloody Mary.
Anton in Bloody Mary.
Dorothea Garland and Marissa Frey in White Russian.

Kimberly Giannelli in White Russian.

Dorothea Garland in Sputnik.

Below, the full company in Zombie.

For even more images of Ballets with a Twist, please click on the blog post below, “Not Your Mother’s Ballet Company,” or go to the company’s website, 
c. Stephanie Woodard. Photographs c. Joseph Zummo.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dancing from the Heart—more photographs from Zuni

These photographs were shot during a dance rehearsal at Zuni Pueblo during August 2012. For an article about the dancing, published in Indian Country Today in January 2013, and other images, go here.

c. Stephanie Woodard. Photographs c. Joseph Zummo.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Not Your Mother's Ballet Company—Ballets with a Twist

Joseph Zummo took these photographs during Ballets with a Twist’s show at 
XL Nightclub, in New York City. The pieces by choreographer Marilyn Klaus were, in order, the evening’s prologue, Return to Normalcy, followed by Cocktail Hour, a suite that includes Absinthe, Mai Tai, Shirley Temple, Roy Rogers, Martini, Sputnik, Gimlet, Mint Julep, Brandy Alexander, Manhattan, Scotch on the Rachmaninoff, and Holy Water. For a review of the performance, please visit the Huffington Post here.

The company dancers seen below are Jessica Black, Cynthia Dragoni, Michael Dominguez, Traci Finch, Erin Gallagher, Dorothea Garland, Leah Gerstenlauer, Kimberly Giannelli, Emma Huibregstse, Igor Konyukhov, Aengus Ortiz, and Stephanie Wolf, along with child performer Esme Laster (in the last photograph); three more children (not pictured) are Maya Olson, Bella Pitman, and Tatyana Sgaraglino.

c. Stephanie Woodard. Photographs c. Joseph Zummo. For a review of the performance, please visit the Huffington Post here.