ICONS INSPIRE

Featured Choreographer of the Month

The soft, elegant texture of his works is recognizable across ballet, contemporary dance and film. After making a name for himself as an independent artist, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre. He spoke with ICONS ahead of his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Noces, and shared his challenges, successes, and wisdom

 

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ICONS INSPIRE is a monthly digital portrait and a one-on-one interview with a groundbreaking choreographer. Get the insider point of view on an important dancemaker creative process, background and training to inspire, provoke and challenge your intellectual repertoire.

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ICON SMART INFO VIDEO

Vlad Angelov talks about ICON SMART

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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News & Opportunities for Choreographers

ICONS NEXT STEP is updated monthly with national and international listings featuring the latest choreographic residencies, creative opportunities, world premieres, events, trends, new books, movies, videos, and choreographic topics. 


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Question of the Month

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  • IS MENTORSHIP NEEDED AND WHY?
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  • Your responses...

  • Mecca M. - I believe mentor ship is definitely needed. Sometimes choreographers get in their head and need another party to talk them off the ledge. It’s also good to have someone more experienced than you giving constructive criticism.
  • Ashley M. - YES! Mentoring the choreographic and artistic process is an essential step to learning how to craft a dance, develop an idea through authentic expressive movement, and so forth.
  • Alaina T. - Needed - no, getting constructive feedback in any field/job is needed. One should always be open to growth, receiving feedback, and open to new perspectives. A mentor can help the choreographer see things differently and ensure it isn't selfish.

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Choreography from Different Angles

Check out our regular postings of cross genre works and enjoy interesting selection of topics

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