HomeNewsNews for May 2014Susana B. Williams to Andrei Merkuriev, “Are you the Stravinsky of this century's dance? I think you are”

10 May

Susana B. Williams to Andrei Merkuriev, “Are you the Stravinsky of this century's dance? I think you are”

“Are you the Stravinsky of this century's dance? I think you are”, it was the comment by an American choreographer, founder/director of the Dance-Forms Productions Susana B. WILLIAMS for Andrei MERKURIEV, the producing choreographer for the ballet Yell (“Krik”).

Having seen some fragments of the rehearsals for the ballet Yell at YouTube channel of the Odessa Opera she wrote:

Andrei Merkuriev, Honored Artist of Russia and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, a leading soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet debuts as choreographer. The world premiere of the ballet Yell ("Krik") is on stage of the Odessa Opera next week, on May 15, 16 and 18. Andrei Merkuriev performs the role of the Hero on the first premiere day, May 15. 

 

BACKGROUND. Susana B. Williams is the founder/director of Dance-Forms Productions, and the creator of Danceforms' International Choreographers' Showcase, a branch of Dance-Forms Productions, which presents the original works of distinguished and emerging choreographers at prestigious international events.

Susana B. Williams graduated with honors from the National School of Dance of Guatemala. She received scholarships with the School of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the National Ballet of México, and with Nina Vyroubova School of Dance in Paris, France.

As a professional dancer she performed with dance companies in Central America, México, Canada, the United States, and France.
Mrs. Williams received her BA in Dance Direction from the Superior School of Arts of the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and degrees in Arts and Education from the English American School of Guatemala, the University of Paris in France, and Farber und Form Experimental School in Zurich, Switzerland.

She began instructing dance in 1968. Her teaching includes Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Modern Jazz, Ethnic Dance, Dance Theater, Improvisation, Choreography, Movement Analysis and Creative Process, History of Dance, Dance Administration, Languages. She instructed in México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Switzerland, Lithuania.

As a choreographer she is interested in movement invention and in exploring and expressing consciousness through dance. She perceives dance as a catalyst for self-expression and also as a unique system, expressing its own intrinsic being.

On May 5, 2003, Mrs. Williams received the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for her work as ambassador of good will and fellowship around the world, as well as for her contributions to Kentucky and her special achievements in the art of dance and choreography.