Dance Faculty Garner Excellent Review in NYC



 Collective Body/Dancelab

 Danszloop Chicago

NIU School of Theatre and Dance faculty members Paula Frasz and Brian Carey Chung recently collaborated on a performance with their respective professional dance companies, Danszloop Chicago and Collective Body/Dancelab. Following performances in Chicago and New York City, they received a terrific review of their New York performance by Matthew Donnell in diydancer.com.

Brian Chung's choreography was featured in two works by Collective Body/Dancelab, Let's Pretend We're All Wearing Sunglasses, and Bloom. About Bloom, Mr. Donnell writes "The dancers in the piece were as strong technically as they had been theatrically in the first piece of the evening. Dancing both on flat and en pointe in a series of group sections, duos, and trios, the ladies lines were clean and beautiful, and the men expertly achieved Chung’s demanding movement."

Danszloop Chicago presented three works, Old Woman of Wexford, Entertainment, and Eater of Hearts. In his remarks about Old Woman of Wexford, Mr. Donnell's review says the piece "...utilized walking patterns which morphed into sustained extensions, skillful partnering work, and acute use of athletic and adagio movement." Regarding Eater of Hearts, Mr. Donnell remarks "Frasz powerful choreography brought an intriguing twist...and left me wanting more of her work."

Congratulations Paula and Brian!

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