Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 New Year's Eve Flash Mob Tutorial

Come dance along with Atlanta Flashers in Kenny's Alley (Underground Atlanta) at 5pm on Thursday, December 31st, 2009.  That's right -- it's another Flash Mob and we'll be saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one during Underground Atlanta's New Year's Eve Peach Drop 2010.  Jump in for the last three song clips from Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson and the Black Eyed Peas and you'll be a Flasher, too!

For all you FCAC Contractors for Services, look real close at this video for our celebrity Flasher.  Also, Happy Flasher Birthday to Susan Asher.  Big thanks to Ophelia, Bubba, Paulina & Dance 101 for giving us the space to rehearse.

You can view an extended version of the NYE Dance Tutorial here.

BCD's Composed named one of the AJC's Top 5 Dance Events in 2009

In his opening remarks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 5 Dance Events of 2009local arts critic Pierre Ruhe states that "Atlanta’s dance scene is exploding — new talent, new audiences, a new ambition that the city is finally ready to be a national-quality hub for the art form. The recession has hampered expansion of the performing arts, yet dance accelerated in 2009, and this year dance fans came here to see what we’re up to."

We agree. We've got great peers here in town and you can find dance all around you year-round.  There are also a number of producing entities that attract top-tier national companies and a smorgasbord of international companies to perform here in Atlanta. Surrounding colleges and universities offer competitive and exciting  dance programs and attract talented students, instructors and acclaimed professionals as guests. There are solid dance schools here that are preparing the next generation of artists & dancemakers and teaching adults every kind of dance style you can imagine.  Music videos and other commercial reels are filled with talented dancers who work it here in the ATL. Atlanta has an exciting, diverse, elegant and expanding dance community---don't miss out on it!

One way to stay informed is to check out the ATLANTADANCES blog and get connected to the local dance scene.  You can also follow local dance critic Cynthia Bond Perry whose recent critiques have been published on and in the AJC and Dance Magazine.

Congratulations to fellow dancers with gloATL, Atlanta Ballet and Come Fly With Me, and choreographers Lauri Stallings, John McFall, Mark Godden and Twyla Tharp for sharing this year-end, Top 5 distinction with us.

Here's to a great 2010 for the entire Atlanta Dance Community!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Critic's Review of Composed

Dance critic Cynthia Bond Perry wrote a review of our most recent performance Composed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the ArtsCriticalATL blog.  Here is a link to that review.

Images from that performance courtesy of Will Day and Eddie Hatchett.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Meet Stephen Loch