ICONS INSPIRE

Featured Choreographer of the Month

Johan Inger brings a distinctive Swedish flavor to contemporary dance -- it isn’t easy to pinpoint the specifics, but the honesty, humanity, and humor shine through. Classically trained, he gravitated swiftly to contemporary dance as a high-profile performer and later choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater. His works, contemporary dance with a classical edge, and recently including highly successful narratives, are in the repertoire of companies across Europe and the USA.

 

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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's creative process, background, and training to inspire, provoke and challenge your intellectual repertoire.

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Professional Development for Emerging Choreographers

Director Vlad Angelov talks about ICON SMART creative algorithm

Welcome to our learning program! Here is information about the ICONS Choreographic Institute at ATLAS in partnership with the Atlas Performing Arts Center here in Washington, DC, USA --- a long-needed platform that offers a 9-month long artistic residency with structured academic learning, an experimental creative laboratory, and an advanced professional development program for emerging choreographers. More details are available here

ICONS NEXT STEP

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 Season

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  • WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
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  • Your responses...

  • Rachel T. - When I'm working, I'm most inspired by my dancers. My choreography doesn't take shape until I'm in the studio with my dancers. Watching them perform a new phrase or discussing a concept with them inspires me to expand the idea in directions that I couldn't have come up with on my own.
  • Tomohito S. - Myself. I am still trying to find out about myself and in that process, I get inspired to choreograph.
  • Vlad A. - I think what inspires me mostly is not so much the PERSON, but the WORK. Sometimes, I see a wonderful piece by an unknown choreographer and I think it is great that the work carries a name and not the other way around.

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Choreography from Different Angles

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