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JKG and Sculptor Rachel Beach Talk Collaboration

Rachel Beach, Julia Gleich, Gleich Dances, collaboration, dance, sculpture

I was excited to have the opportunity to talk with Sharon Butler / Two Coats of Paint about my collaboration with sculptor Rachel Beach. Our new ballet titled “Immovable” features shared ideas with Beach of weight and momentum and include projections and sculptures by the artist. Continue reading…

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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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