Day: August 24th, 2007

Dance dance revolution

Friday, August 24th, 2007 | All Things, Arts, Events

On Friday: one last visit to the Downtown Dance Festival.

New York City-based Spinnin Ronin Dance Company was the final troupe to perform at this year’s festival. Their segment was described as “Martial Arts Dance Theatre.” Director/choreographer Tsuyoshi Kaseda conceptualized a fantastical story (narrated in voiceover) around which he arranged choreography, fusing elements of modern dance, acrobatics, martial arts and traditional dances of China and Japan.

A princess! Ninjas! Not your typical financial district scene. I spotted more than one double-take from the suits passing through the plaza this afternoon.

Downtown Dance Festival 2007

Downtown Dance Festival 2007

Downtown Dance Festival 2007

In 2002, Spinnin Ronin put on a self produced show at La MaMa Annex. They’ve also been seen at Joe’s Pub and at the Joyce Soho where they garnered fine reviews for their unique vision and eclectic style.

The group reprised their performance the following Sunday on the Lawn at Battery Park.

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