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Dance for Kids 8+ DVD with Desmond Richardson
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Dance for Kids 8+ DVD with Desmond Richardson

Dance for Kids 8+ with Desmond Richardson

In this exclusive instructional dance DVD for Kids 8+, Desmond guides you through a “basic warm-up” to get your muscles nice and limber. You will also learn some very effective “across the floor” combinations. It does not end there! Desmond has created an exciting, one of a kind, choreographed contemporary dance combination emphasizing; musicality, level changes, dynamics and spacial awareness.

Dance Instructional DVDs are great for learning! You can always pause the DVD and go back! Now you can learn at your own pace, whether fast or slow from one of the most legendary dancers of our time.

“Remember to have fun! I love the art of dance and it is my greatest pleasure to share it with you…” -Desmond S Richardson

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the great dancers of his generation, Desmond Richardson is a multi-talented artist, a Presidential Scholar, Apex and Bessie award winner, and 2007 "Dance Magazine Award" recipient. He has been a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Frankfurt Ballet, American Ballet Theater and as a guest artist with Teatro al la Scala, Royal Swedish Opera Ballet, Washington ballet, San Francisco Ballet.

Mr. Richardson has appeared on Broadway singing in the shows The Look Of Love, Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out (Tony) and received a Tony Award nomination for his role in the hit broadway show Fosse. He can be seen on DVD in the Oscar winning film "Chicago," in the title role of Othello (San Francisco Ballet), Patrick Swayze/Lisa Niemi film "One Last Dance" and the Sony movie musical film "Across The Universe" directed by Julie Taymor.

Mr. Richardson is Co-Founder/Co-Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet with Dwight Rhoden.

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Contemporary Dance & Improvisation - VOL I DVD
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Contemporary Dance & Improvisation - VOL I DVD

In this exclusive DVD, legendary Desmond Richardson, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will teach you an innovative contemporary dance combination.  Desmond also shares his tips on how to incorporate improvisation into the movement with detailed explanations and breath-taking examples. Improvisation skills are very important as they are used in dance classes, auditions and are often required in professional jobs. Enjoy the unique opportunity to watch Desmond dance the movement the way it was envisioned.

“Remember to have fun!  I love the art of dance and it is my greatest pleasure to share it with you...”    
    - Desmond Richardson

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the great modern dancers of his time, Desmond Richardson is a multi-talented artist who has mastered a wide range of dance forms including classical, modern, and contemporary. Richardson’s immense talent was first recognized as a student at New York High School for the Performing Arts during which time he received a merit scholarship from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (1983-1986) and the International Academie des Tanz in Koln, Germany (1984-1985). He is also a recipient of a Presidential Scholar Award for the Arts (1986).

In 1987, Richardson joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where he was a principal dancer for seven years. After leaving the Ailey Company, he traveled to Germany where he performed with Ballet Frankfurt. Richardson has performed as a guest artist with several world-renowned companies including the Swedish Opera Ballet, the Washington Ballet, Teatro at La Scala, and the San Francisco Ballet. In 1997, he joined the American Ballet Theater where he performed the lead role in the company’s world premiere production of Othello. In its description of Richardson’s performance in that role, the New York Times described him as one of the most majestic dancers ever to tread the MET Stage.

In 1998, Richardson joined the premiere cast of the Broadway Musical Fosse for which he received a 1999 Tony Award Nomination. He has also appeared on Broadway in the musical, The Look of Love and in the critically acclaimed Movin’ Out. He had a principal role in Debbie Allen’s dance/theatrical presentation, Soul Possessed, which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999.

Richardson has worked in television, film, and video in the United States and abroad. These experiences have allowed him to perform with such musical artists as Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna. He is featured in Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi’s film, One Last Dance and the Oscar winning Chicago. He made his singing debut in Charles Randolph Wright’s 2005 film, Preaching to the Choir, performed the lead role of Beowulf in Julie Taymor’s Grendel at the LA Opera, Richardson recently appeared in Taymor’s Film, Across the Universe.

His honors include the Alvin Ailey School’s 2006 Apex award and the prestigous 2007 Dance Magazine Award. Recently Richardson partnered & performed with Diana Vishneva, in her one women show Beauty in Motion, at New York City Center and St.Petersburg, Russia, and is one of two Dancers invited by the President of the United States to perform in the in the 60th Presidential Conference in Israel.

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Contemporary Dance & Improvisation -VOL II DVD
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Contemporary Dance & Improvisation -VOL II DVD

Train with legendary dancer, Desmond Richardson, as he shares with you the sister video to Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Volume I.  Co-Artistic Director of Complexions Dance Company, Desmond teaches you another explosive contemporary dance combination.  Continue to learn how to incorporate improvisation into your movement with detailed explanations and breath-taking demonstrations. Improvisational skills are very important as they are used in dance classes, auditions and often required in professional jobs. Enjoy the unique opportunity to watch Desmond dance the movement the way he envisions it. This is a “must have” for any serious dancer’s library.


“Remember to have fun!  I love the art of dance and it is my greatest pleasure to share it with you...”    
   
- Desmond Richardson

Hailed by the New York Times as one of the great modern dancers of his time, Desmond Richardson is a multi-talented artist who has mastered a wide range of dance forms including classical, modern, and contemporary. Richardson’s immense talent was first recognized as a student at New York High School for the Performing Arts during which time he received a merit scholarship from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (1983-1986) and the International Academie des Tanz in Koln, Germany (1984-1985). He is also a recipient of a Presidential Scholar Award for the Arts (1986).

In 1987, Richardson joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where he was a principal dancer for seven years. After leaving the Ailey Company, he traveled to Germany where he performed with Ballet Frankfurt. Richardson has performed as a guest artist with several world-renowned companies including the Swedish Opera Ballet, the Washington Ballet, Teatro at La Scala, and the San Francisco Ballet. In 1997, he joined the American Ballet Theater where he performed the lead role in the company’s world premiere production of Othello. In its description of Richardson’s performance in that role, the New York Times described him as one of the most majestic dancers ever to tread the MET Stage.

In 1998, Richardson joined the premiere cast of the Broadway Musical Fosse for which he received a 1999 Tony Award Nomination. He has also appeared on Broadway in the musical, The Look of Love and in the critically acclaimed Movin’ Out. He had a principal role in Debbie Allen’s dance/theatrical presentation, Soul Possessed, which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999.

Richardson has worked in television, film, and video in the United States and abroad. These experiences have allowed him to perform with such musical artists as Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna. He is featured in Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi’s film, One Last Dance and the Oscar winning Chicago. He made his singing debut in Charles Randolph Wright’s 2005 film, Preaching to the Choir, performed the lead role of Beowulf in Julie Taymor’s Grendel at the LA Opera, Richardson recently appeared in Taymor’s Film, Across the Universe.

His honors include the Alvin Ailey School’s 2006 Apex award and the prestigous 2007 Dance Magazine Award. Recently Richardson partnered & performed with Diana Vishneva, in her one women show Beauty in Motion, at New York City Center and St.Petersburg, Russia, and is one of two Dancers invited by the President of the United States to perform in the in the 60th Presidential Conference in Israel.

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LIVE COLLECTORS SET - 19 DVDs + Free A.I. Rope
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LIVE COLLECTORS SET - 19 DVDs + Free A.I. Rope


A TEZORO (Treasure) of valuable information to guide you through your teaching and learning 'Dance Life'. From Intermediate to Advanced level material with a few beginners combos thrown into the mix.

Collect 19 DVDs (This does not include the 15 Beginner Series DVDs)

Includes;
ACTIVE-ISOLATED STRENGTH WITH MICHELE ASSAF AND THE WHARTONS
be the music in HIP HOP WITH JARED GRIMES
BREAKDANCE WITH EPHRAT AKA BE-GIRL BOUNCE
CONTEMPORARY DANCE VOL I WITH DESMOND RICHARDSON
CONTEMPORARY DANCE VOL II WITH DESMOND RICHARDSON
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ WITH BRICE MOUSETT
CONTEMPORARY WARM-UP WITH BRUNO COLLINET
CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS WITH TONI NOBLETT
DANCE FOR KIDS WITH DESMOND RICHARDSON
FLOORWORK VOL II WITH CALEN KURKA AND CHRIS HALE
HIP HOP FUNK WITH JERMAINE BROWNE
JAZZ WITH FRANK HATCHETT
LATIN JAZZ & INTRO TO PARTNERING WITH MARIA TORRES 
LIFTS VOL I WITH JEFF AMSDEN
LYRICAL JAZZ WITH JOEY DOWLING
PROGRESSIONS WITH MANDY MOORE
STREET JAZZ WITH RHAPSODY
THE CARE & FEEDING OF A DANCER WITH TONI BRANNER 
TURNS AND TURN COMBOS WITH MICHELE ASSAF

 

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Choreography Collection VOL II-Music CD
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Choreography Collection VOL II-Music CD

This CD contains the original music created for:

  • Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Vol I & II with Desmond Richardson
  • Lifts Vol I & II with Jeff Amsden featuring Katy Spreadbury
  • Floorwork Vol I & II with Calen Kurka and Chris Hale
  • Be the music in Hip Hop with Jared Grimes
  • Progressions with Mandy Moore featuring Nick Lazzarini
  • Contemporary Jazz with Brice Mousset
  • Dance for Kids with Desmond Richardson

 

Enjoy listening to the original music while you study the vast technique-exercises and perform the innovative pieces of choreography.

Each Audio CD contains the exact music you will hear on the videos.

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CONTEMPORARY DVD Series
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CONTEMPORARY DVD Series

This is the perfect set of DVDs to start your school year!

Get a well-rounded Contemporary DVD series including the widely used Contemporary Jazz with Brice Mousset, Lyrical Jazz with Joey Dowling and Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Volumes I & II with Desmond Richardson.  Your complete Contemporary series bundled at a discounted rate!
 

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