Hey it’s Michael again! The end of YAP is near. Last night there were two special performances, YAP’s Moving in The Moment and the adult dancers big piece. There were so many beautiful scores brilliantly puzzled together to create one big performance, students saw dancing on a whole new level of genius. YAP had an amazing string of performances pieced together to create a beautiful dance by young people.
Archive for August, 2012
Hey this is Michael! There were tears of joy for many of the graduating teens of YAP and from the younger students that will miss them. Even the Director Laura Faure was in tears. This was the best Finale by far. It was a pleasure to see many great performances that the crowd could feel the emotion in the dancers. It was a pleasure to keep you guys updated on the news of many important performances.
It’s hard to believe that only a week ago we were performing at the Schaeffer Theater! Being back in the city, I am already missing the three weeks during which I was lucky enough to be surrounded by generous hearts, inquisitive minds and an underlying passion for movement that filled the Bates campus.
I send to everyone all of my love and gratitude for creating an environment that allowed me such freedom to explore without judgement, but also the encouragement to continue onward and to have faith in my process–both as an artist and as a human being.
Emerging Choreographer in Residence 2012
Michael here! We had a successful day today. YAP participated in a flash mob at the cafeteria. Cafeteria goers on their lunch break heard the crash of drums and saw a giant mob of kids parading through with bucket drums and sticks. Our song “We need some new drums” brought thunderous applause! The flash mob raised money to get new drums. I encourage everyone to come and check us out on Friday at 1pm. Hope to see many people there!
Hey it’s Michael again! This past week has been an exhausting one. We are putting final touches on dance and music numbers: the Green Teens are tweaking the “Dark Dance”, the Wind Warriors are working on a “Fossil Fuel Dance”, and the Animals Everywhere are working on a “Let It Grow” dance. We are still finalizing the rap video. If you have some free time you should really come and check out our Moving in The Moment performance on Wednesday at 7pm and our free demonstrations on Friday which start at 1pm. Hope to see a lot of people there.