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 Post subject: Luna Negra Dance Company
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2001 8:32 am 
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From the Chicago Tribune:<P><B>LUNA NEGRA CELEBRATES A VARIETY OF LATIN DANCE</B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In a quick free-association exercise, the phrase "Latin dance" would undoubtedly conjure a red-and-black swirl of mantillas, fishnet hose, ruffled shirts and tight high-waisted pants. We can blame the bulk of these cliched images on glittery ballroom competitions, sleek commercial hits like "Forever Tango" or any one of those 1940's maracas-shaking films with "Rio" in the title.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR><A HREF="http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-11104,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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From the Chicago Sun Times:<P><B>LUNA NEGRA DANCE AND EIKO & KOMA</B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>One pair of dancers almost stopped time; another group reveled in propulsive rhythm. One pair took movement back to its primordial roots; the other ensemble used it as an emblem of identity and remembrance.<P>As studies in the possibilities of time and motion, the work of the Japanese-bred, New York-based duo of Eiko & Koma and of the Chicago-based, Latin-infused Luna Negra Dance Theatre--both of whom performed here this weekend--could not have been more different.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.suntimes.com/output/show/dance12.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Luna Negra Dance Company
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:44 am 
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Luna Negra shows off energy, skill

By PALOMA McGREGOR
Special to The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Chicago-based company, founded five years ago by Eduardo Vilaro, commissions works from Latino choreographers. Their works draw from the rich dance legacy of Latin American cultures to create contemporary dances rooted in the Latino experience. The company's performance Thursday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland generally showed the promise of this endeavor.
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Luna Negra combines variety, wit in seductive program

By SID SMITH
The Chicago Tribune

The company's mission is to promote and explicate the diversity of Latin cultures through dance. Its secret is that it does so with variety, understatement and wit. Vilaro leads a company of attractive, fleet dancers, first and foremost, and he shows off not just his own work but that of other choreographers as well, so that the Latin seasonings spice each piece in unique and unpredictable ways.
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Luna Negra adds drama to dance

By HEDY WEISS
The Chicago Sun-Times

Luna Negra Dance Theater, Eduardo Vilaro's four-year-old company dedicated to exploring Latino culture through dance, takes its name seriously. As it is demonstrating in its current season at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, it is not just a showcase for splendid dancing, but for the whole gamut of theatrical activity -- from film, music and design to rich characterization. The dancers have highly distinctive stage personalities, and the various choreographers whose work they perform clearly know how to exploit their dramatic skills.
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By HEDY WEISS
The Chicago Sun-Times
May 6, 2004

The company, which explores many aspects of Latino culture through dance pieces that are both highly dramatic and imaginatively designed, has attracted a small but devoted following since its founding in 1999 by Eduardo Vilaro, a Cuban-bred dancer-choreographer who spent nine years as principal dancer with the New York-based Ballet Hispanico before moving to Chicago. But Luna Negra deserves a far wider audience.
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Luna Negra's uneven performance runs from brilliant to sleepy

By HEDY WEISS
The Chicago Sun-Times
May 17, 2004

The company, which had looked so strong and well-defined this past fall - and had such a vibrant mix of works on display - appeared to have taken several steps backward.

But then came the Chicago premiere of "Batucada Fantastica,"...
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Luna Negra artists dance their hearts out

by HEDY WEISS
the Chicago Sun-Times

This is no postmodern outpost where attitude is all and technique is all but unnecessary. This is a company that moves with sensational energy and panache.
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Luna Negra takes another stride with Harris concert
by HEDY WEISS for the Chicago Sun-Times

Webre, a man of boundless energy and darkly handsome good looks, demonstrated his penchant for exceptionally descriptive language during recent rehearsals for "Piel Canela." In fact, it often seemed as if he were writing a bestiary or exotic dictionary of insects and sea creatures as he called out to the dancers in the most whimsical terms to signal particular arm movements, gestures and attitudes.

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Eduardo Vilaro: Luna Negra explores Latino heritage
by SID SMITH for the Chicago Tribune

Vilaro, 41, born in Cuba, moved to the Bronx at age 5 with his family and had to fight to practice his art. Bitten by the dance bug in 8th grade, cast as Linus in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," he wasn't at first allowed to take dance lessons.

"The stigma of a Latino male in dancing was heavy in my family," he says. At 16, he enrolled in a martial arts course, sneaking across the hall into the nearby dance class instead.

published: December 25, 2005
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