CVNC_logo_299CVNC: An Online Arts Journal in North Carolina | Black Irish Dance Company Succeeds at Throwing Shade

 

“Black Irish is a distinctive group that simply cannot be compared to anything else.

I think synesthesia is a very accurate word to describe not only this show but the company itself : bringing inlive music added so much, as well as the guest artists, including beautiful dancer Michelle Pearson from the Metlife Healthy Living Initiative.

Do not expect just a dance performance out of this group: as difficult as some of the ideas and concepts can be, the execution is glorious.”

Andrea Mckerlie Luke / CVNC / January 8th, 2016 – Cary, NC


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Source: CVNC : An Online Arts Journal in North Carolina | Black Irish Dance Company Succeeds at Throwing Shade


artsNOW : Ask what can’t be asked | Black Irish’s SHADE at the Cary Arts Center

 

“You want artists to be ambitious. You want them to push themselves,

push their collaborators. You want them to include the kitchen sink and then some.

For these artists, you allow a rough edge or two. You reward their ambition, the scope of their vision, with a generous attention.

Choreographer Ronnie West, creator and director of the dance performance “Shade,” which his company Black Irish opened Friday night at the Cary Arts Center, is one of these artists.”

– Chris Vitiello / artsNOW / January 8th, 2016 – Cary, NC


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Source: artsNOW : Ask what can’t be asked | Black Irish’s SHADE at the Cary Arts Center


– Valonda Calloway & Alex Bulter / WNCN / January 7th, 2016 – Raleigh, NC | Source : WNCN My Carolina Today : BLACK IRISH | contemporary hip hop company


– Valonda Calloway & Alex Bulter / WNCN / January 7th, 2016 – Raleigh, NC | Source : WNCN My Carolina Today : BLACK IRISH | contemporary hip hop company


– SHADE teaser video / January 5th, 2016 – Cary, NC | Source : Youtube : BLACK IRISH | contemporary hip hop company


the Herald Sun : A Review | Portraying Organs with imagination, technical skill

 

“ORGAN” began with West’s solo, performed without music, as he first used one hand to feel his other arm.

He then proceeded to perform hip-hop moves that had a soft, effortless quality even when he executed intricate floor moves, his feet lifted, body spiraling.
The entire performance had a tactile quality, like the softness of skin, the largest organ in the body.

West takes the hip-hop form to the level of art through his unique interpretation and expressiveness as well as technical skills.
Add to that his imagination, demonstrated by the fact that he came up with the idea of basing this new work on organs.

– Susan Broili / the Herald Sun / February 8th, 2015 – Durham, NC


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Source: the Herald Sun : A Review | Portraying Organs with imagination, technical skills


 

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