Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Latest News—-HMS Media a 17 Emmy Award winning multimedia company and a leader in video production for live entertainment is interested in creating a documentary film of Kim’s process with her artists in recreating Graham’s Imperial Gesture.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Choreographer Kim Jones and Dramaturg Jeanmarie Higgins will present their first paper on “Imperial Gesture” in a few weeks at the SE Women’s Studies Association, in Greensboro NC
Monday, March 4, 2013
Kim Jones’ reconstruction of Martha Graham’s 1935 Imperial Gesture was sheer brilliance. To think this solo may have been lost forever and now is again upon the stage is evidence of the dedication of Janet Eilber and all of the Graham Company. Blakely White-McGuire channeled Martha in ever contraction and sweep of the leg. With Ms. White-McGuire’s performance we understood why the dance was entitled Imperial Gesture. Kim Jones cannot be thanked enough for restoring a vital piece of our dance history.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I am thankful for all the wonderful feedback I received from my Graham colleagues, mentors/teachers, friends and students who witnessed the NYC premier at the Joyce theater. I am ready to revisit the solo in the studio to refine it. I will review the historical research, the arc of the character, transitions as the solo continues to evolve in its early stages of life.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Fall and Recovery Benefit was a success at the Joyce theater last night. Imperial Gesture shared the stage with some of the worlds greatest choreographers of the 20th-21st century and dancers of today. Choreographers: Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Mikhail Fokine, Nacho Duato, Richard Move, David Neumann, Christopher Wheeldon, Luca Veggetti, Francesca Harper, Michelle Dorrance. Dancers: Martha Graham Dance Company, Wendy Whelan, Ask la Cour, Maria Kowroski, Martin Harvey, Irina Dvorovenko.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Choreographer Kim Jones working with Blakeley White-McGuire, October 2012. (The apricot/clay/ rust skirt that Karen designed makes the dance, but we sometimes miss this bright fuschia rehearsal skirt.)
Friday, February 15, 2013
Martha Graham’s 1935 solo “Imperial Gesture” has been reconstructed — as much as possible based on research — for performances at the Joyce Theater.