Saturday July 29th, 2013 - Choreographer Tony Morales invited friends and supporters of his Company, Morales Dance, to a studio showing at DANY today. Tony has re-worked his duet "Pleased 2 Meet U", originally danced by two women, and reset it on two men from the Alvin Ailey Company: Antonio Douthit and Yannick Lebrun. The music is by Bohuslav Martinů, and it's perfect for dancing with its folkish nuances.
The duet calls for athleticism and a free flow of partnering. Antonio (in purple) and Yannick (in orange) looked spectacular as they showed off their agility, power and sweeping extensions.
Photographer Rachel Neville was in the studio to capture these superb dancers in action. She very kindly shared some of her images with me:
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All photography by Rachel Neville, with my thanks to her.