Rehearsal of "Pas de Dans" by Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
Text and photos: Marie Leander SACC-TX
On January 21th, SACC-TX had an exclusive opportunity to visit a rehearsal of "Pas de Dans" by Dominic Walsh Dance Theater.
Dominic Walsh was for over a decade, principal dancer at Houston Ballet. He has received the prestigious Choo-San Goh award twice (2002 and 2007) and 2008 he was awarded the Princess Grace Award.
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater was launched in Houston by Walsh back in 2002.
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater is the only American company who has obtained the right to perform the work of the Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. Meaning that the premier of "Pas de Dans" at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on February 10 will be the first time for a work by Mats Ek to be performed in the US by a US dance company.
We were around 15 member of SACC-TX who very much enjoyed seeing the dancer practice to the sound of Swedish folk music. We were amazed by the small details of the moves the dancers paid attention to as they directed and commented on each other’s performance.
We had opportunities to ask questions about the dance group and the upcoming performance. It was really interesting to get a chance to come closer to the world of a dancer.
After the rehearsal we all, included the dancers went to the Archway Gallery for a wine reception.