Date: April 9, 2012
News Item: Review Last Touch First by Jirí Kylián and Michael Schumacher
“Last Touch First” captivates audience with their US premiere
“Last Touch First” held its US premiere this past Friday and Saturday night at the August Wilson Center, as part of the Pitsburgh Dance Council’s 2011-2012 season.
The choreographic process began as a small idea when dancers Michael Schumacher and Sabine Kupferberg decided to collaborate on a duet for the Holland Dance Festival. But when they looked at Jiri Kylian’s 2003 piece, “Last Touch,” for inspiration, they decided to develop that work into something larger, which meant adding four more performers.
April 10th, 2012 by CGNY
Samuel Wuersten,Sylvie Guillem, Queen Beatrix courtesy of Antoinette Mooy
Date: February 23, 2012
Source: Holland Dance Festival Press release
New Item: Holland Dance Festival Director Samuel Wuersten named” Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”
On Tuesday 31 of January 2012 Samuel Wuersten, artistic director of Holland Dance and member of the executive Board of Directors of Codarts, has been admitted to the French Order of Arts and Lettres and given the title “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” . Wuersten is being honored for his great achievements in the development of dance in general and in the promotion of French Contemporary Dance in the Netherlands. The admission to the French order is the second honor he has received in less than a year, as he was recently knighted in the order of Oranje- Nassau.
February 23rd, 2012 by Gabri