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JKG presents at Greece’s “Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity”

Gleich Dances, Julia Gleich, contemporary ballet, ballet

In a roundtable called “Contemporary Ballet – global economies and cultural/national exchanges”, I presented my research and experiences producing CounterPointe for the last 4 years, alongside colleagues, Dr. Ann Nugent, Forsythe scholar (what super lady!) and the irrepressible Dr. Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel.

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Prague – (Dance) Hackathon… We Won!

Julia Gleich, Gleich Dances, prague, Hackathon, danceI participated in the Hackathon November 20-21, 2015 in the wonderful city of Prague with CIANT and Europeana. It was a chance to brush off my tech/digital/math skills and work with some terrific new artists and programmers and dancer/choreographers. This was a stimulating weekend and I am proud that my partner, Ivor Diosi, and I were one of the winning teams. (My other team also won – Aidan Boyle, Martin Zrcek and Mirka Papajíková!) Lots of intriguing ideas about 3-d animation, use of EEG and motion capture, playing with sequencing or captured material as part of a near-AI approach to interactivity. For more detail on my collaboration visit Ivor’s tumblr page. For more on this project watch the CIANT Prague video of the weekend.
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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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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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