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15
Jul
2020

We’re thrilled to announce the premiere on Alone/Together – a new video work created in collaboration with the Ballet of National Theater Sarajevo and composer Svjetlana Bukvich.

In this time of great uncertainty and physical distancing, two artistic friends reached across thousands of miles to create a work that reinforces the unifying power of dance and the triumph of the human spirit. Carolyn Dorfman and Belma Čečo Bakrač, the ballet choreographer of the Ballet of National Theater Sarajevo, have asked their dancers to work with each other to choreograph a piece that celebrates their common bond.  Alone/Together also features music by contemporary Sarajevo composer Svjetlana Bukvich, who has composed two other Carolyn Dorfman Dance works. 

Click on the video embedded below to watch now!

 

 

Choreography: Belma Čečo Bakrač, Carolyn Dorfman, and the dancers

Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Samantha Altenau, Jarred Bosch, Nina Chong-Jimenez, Caroline Dietz, Quincy Dow, Lara Friedman-Kats, Brandon Jones, Robert Rubama, Katlyn Waldo, Martin Austin (Training Apprentice)

National Theater Ballet Sarajevo: Bajramović Lejla, Čmančanin Til, Efendić Selma, Kalkan Admir, Kečo Zulejha

Music and Lyrics by Svjetlana Bukvich, featuring the Lafayette Chorale

Graphic Design: Anna Shaffner

Photography: S. Omerbašić and Vandy Photography

Production Design/Video Editor: Madeline Moore

This project was designed remotely and was made creatively possible via Zoom and Google Earth Pro.

Copyright © 2020 by Carolyn Dorfman Dance. All Rights Reserved.

11
Aug
2016

Meet one of our 2016 Guest Artists for NJ SummerDance!

Guest Artists Master Classes are included in full registration, as well as at a drop in rate of $30/each. Email Stephanie Cathey, scathey@carolyndorfman.dance, to sign up and confirm availability. Click here to learn more about NJ SummerDance.

Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique

Tuesday, August 16th at 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Tiffany Rea-FisherNJ SummerDance 2016 welcomes guest artist, Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Tiffany is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance, a New York City based company.

Tiffany teaches a technique informed by Pilates, Yoga, Modern and Contemporary styles of movement. The class emphasizes full bodied movement, transitioning through space, spinal flexibility as well as timing and the dancers’ relationship to music. The class integrates the development of the dancers’ individual style with the demands of the choreographer and choreography. The class offers excellent training for intermediate to advanced dancers. 

About Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Tiffany Rea-Fisher is the Artistic Director of the New York City based internationally acclaimed modern dance company Elisa Monte Dance. Tiffany joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010, performing lead roles in such classic works as Treading, Pigs and Fishes, Shattered and Volkmann Suite.  She was named Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” person for their 2007 August issue based on her performance during the company’s 2006 season at the Joyce Theater and since then has been featured in nation and international publications for both her dancing and choreography. As a choreographer Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg.

Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion and the music industry.  In 2012 Tiffany was chosen to create a new work for the Louis Vuitton / Reconstruction 3.0 Life is a Journey project.  In 2015 Tiffany choreographed Transcendence, a dance film for fashion designer Paola Hernández 2015 fashion week runway show.  Paola and Tiffany collaborated on a live fashion, dance film event for Paola’s line for winter 2016.

Teaching is a big part of Tiffany’s position and she has since taught master classes and workshops at The Ailey School, City Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Dickinson State University, George Mason University, Juilliard, NYU Tisch, Peridance,  SUNY Purchase, and Wells College . Currently she is on faculty at the Joffrey School of Ballet and a substitute teacher at Steps on Broadway.

In 2009 Tiffany and her husband started the non-profit Inception to Exhibition (ITE) which supports NYC-based arts in the fields of Dance, Theater, Music and Film through monetary grants and performance/exhibition opportunities. Tiffany’s current affiliations include Purchase College Alumni Association, MFIT Board Member, Women of Color in the Arts Member, Dance/USA Member, Steps on Broadway (substitute teacher) and Purchase College (substitute teacher).

Tiffany Rea-Fisher received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College SUNY.  While at Purchase she co-founded ForArts, the school’s first interdisciplinary presenting organization, which provided opportunities for students from different conservatories to create collaborative works. In 2004 Tiffany created, directed, and curated Dance at the Tank. She left the Tank in 2007 and currently serves on their advisory board.

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