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In UC-Irvine Archives, the Bernard Johnson costumes for Gleich

Julia K. Gleich, Secret Combinations, UC Irvine, Bernard JohnsonBernard Johnson (1936-1997) was a dancer, costume designer, director, choreographer, and teacher who amassed an extensive list of credits working in television, film and Broadway hits such as “Raisin in the Sun.” In 1991, on the recommendation of University of California-Irvine dance professor and choreographer Donald McKayle, Johnson was recruited as the first UCI professor of costume design for dancers, obtaining an appointment as an assistant professor of dance. It was there in 1995 at UCI that Gleich, who at the time was a visiting artist in residence, met Johnson. Johnson would go on to design costumes for Gleich’s ballet Secret Combinations.  Johnson, who died two year later in 1997 at the age of 60, is now the feature of an exhibition and article at UC-Irvine. The article features one of the designs Bernard made for Gleich’s ballet. Continue reading…

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Dance Enthusiast interviews Julia K. Gleich

Dance Enthusiast, interview, Julia K. Gleich, Brooklyn BalletVia Dance Enthusiast
This year when Brooklyn Ballet takes to the stage for its Spring season, one detail will be quite different than in years past. Brooklyn Ballet has announced its first resident choreographer since 2007: the London-based New Yorker, Julia K. Gleich. The Dance Enthusiast caught up with Gleich over the phone shortly after her new position was announced. Take a look at what she had to say. READ MORE >

Creating for Aegis Live Arts with Albion Baroque Orchestra

Gleich teamed up with Albion Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Miguel Esteban, and Aegis Live Arts to choreograph 2 concerti for the orchestra’s live programme at St. Alfege Church in Greenwich London on Nov 22, 2013. Watch the video excerpt from the Vivaldi Concerto! Continue reading…

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Dance at Socrates: an interview with Julia K Gleich

Norte Maar, Socrates Sculpture Park, Dance at Socrates, summer dance

(As published on Norte Maar by Sara Christoph)  In a few weeks time, the sculptures of Socrates Sculpture Park will have a little extra jazz in their step. Dance at Socrates, a partnership between Socrates Sculpture Park and Norte Maar, kicks off on August 5th with a summer dance residency and performance series featuring four New York based choreographers.  Continue reading…

Gleich featured artist-in-residence at Dance at Socrates

Norte Maar, Socrates Sculpture Park, dance at Socrates, dance, summer dance, Queens

Queens, NY – Choreographer Julia K Gleich and her company, Gleich Dances, will be one of four featured dance artists in a new choreographic residency and performance series presented at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. The series is presented in partnership between Norte Maar and Socrates Sculpture ParkContinue reading…

Gleich Dances’ first London season!

Gleich Dances, Julia K Gleich

London, UK—Gleich Dances will premiere a new immerse ballet titled Speak Easy Secrets, June 21-23 at 8pm at The Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS (five minutes from Barking Station), all tickets £10. This unique evening, produced by Norte Maar and The Broadway, catapults audiences back to the American prohibition era of the Roaring Twenties. Continue reading…

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Podcast: an interview with Julia K Gleich

Gleich Dances, Julia K Gleich, Brodmann Areas

Citywide has frequently appreciated the way the North Brooklyn and Bushwick art scenes are coming together. We’ve painted a picture of individual artists scrapping together to instill bygone industrial regions with beauty and poetry. We’ve admired these communities for providing evidence of the heart and purpose emitting from a generation of artists that many have ascribed a bleak future to.

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