Gus Solomons Jr and Michael Blake of PARADIGM in "Idyll" by Kate Weare.

"Choreography in Focus" with Gus Solomons jr

Wendy Perron chats with Gus Solomons jr about his relationship with teaching, his history with Donald McKayle and other dance legends and the difference in his approach to Graham and Cunningham techniques.

 

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Christine Flores performing with Pam Tanowitz Dance. Photo by Whitney Browne, Courtesy Flores

These 3 Former Comp Kids Are Now "Downtown" Standouts

For most dancers growing up on the competition and convention scene, working professionally as a commercial dancer is a natural transition. Through the circuit, connections are made, relationships are fostered and representation is gained. But that's far from the only path you can take. Former "comp kids" end up in all kinds of dance jobs, even—perhaps most unexpectedly—in the experimental and postmodern dance scene.

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