Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Mourad Merzouki: What Would Fiddy (or for that matter, Franz) Say?
No, your computer isn’t upside down. That’s dancer/choreographer Mourad Merzouki at work.
When Merzouki was a boy, he liked to box, and he liked to dance. He explains the connection between boxing and his choreographyÂ in an article for TimeOut Hong Kong:
When I practise boxing, itâ€™s exactly the same feeling when I dance. Thereâ€™s so much similarity â€“ in rhythm, the rapport of the body, in the movement.
The article goes on to talk about how he’s combined both activities in a new hip-hop ballet Boxe Boxe, incorporating street choreography set to music by Ravel, Schubert and Gorecki and performed live by an onstage string quartet.
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