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Preserving a Dance Classic

Julian Donahue, Dennette Bennett and Kaitlyn Gorsky in a moment from "Las Desenamoradas". Photo by Johan Elbers
Dance Teacher Magazine

Dance Teacher magazine reported how Eleo Pomare’s signature work Las Desenamoradas was reconstructed and documented in Labanotation by Hofstra University, in coordination with the Dance
Notation Bureau. 

Las Desenamoradas was performed as part of the 2018 Spring Dance Concert in April. It was reconstructed by Professors Dyane Harvey-Salaam (winner of a 2017 Bessie Award) and Robin Becker, longtime members of the Eleo Pomare Dance Company, who performed the piece themselves over the course of more than a decade.

Reconstructing this work for a new generation of dancers, while preserving its movements for future young artists, was a way for Harvey-Salaam and Becker to honor the artist who had a profound influence on their successful careers.

 

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