dancing bodies & ROOP
Dear Georgia and Andrea,
I just want to convey my thanks and admiration for the remarkable performances at the Rondos Out of Proportion dance festival last week. In my earlier days in Fredericton with the UNB Creative Arts Committee, we regularly brought in some of the major contemporary dance companies across Canada, and I remember many wonderful shows with the Toronto Dance Theatre, the Danny Grossman company and the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. I thought the breadth of innovation and the talent of the dancers in your retrospective certainly was in the same class as the big companies, and it was an incredibly satisfying experience. I am not sure of the origin of the name of your company, but in my view the quality, breadth and emotional range of the choreography are certainly well "out of proportion" when comparing the size of Saint John with the other large centres of Canada, and a tremendous testament to the lively cultural spirit and atmosphere that you have done so much to help foster here. Congratulations on a terrific show and a truly admirable collection of works.
All the best, Ron Lees
Ronald M. Lees
Centre for Laser, Atomic and Molecular Sciences (CLAMS)
University of New Brunswick
100 Tucker Park Road
Saint John, NB, Canada E2L 4L5
From: Rod Hill
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 1:59 PM
To: Georgia Rondos
Subject: Re: ROOP Upcoming Dance Show
It was my pleasure. I really enjoyed the show, particularly the humor in pieces like 'Urban rush', 'Urban tracks', 'Wedding Dance' and 'Waltz Four Three'. 'Ballerina and Clown' was unforgettable. Congratulations on a fine show!
In case tomorrow night after the performance I am as incapable of saying things as I have been both yesterday and today (I have left the studio both nights still totally immersed in the dancing - probably unfit to be operating a motor vehicle - amazed that I'm in Saint John - that it's still light outside - that I haven't been away on a long trip - all very strange - but very wonderful - so -THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU so so so so much. Sunday will be very depressing.
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:11 PM
To: Georgia Rondos
Really didn't want it to be over.
Fortunately there are still 2 more performances.
It was brilliant and we were so glad we were able to make it. It was a wonderful showcase for your amazing talent; and the dancers were all incredible.
Already looking forward to the next one!
I just want to say a huge thank you. For being a part of this amazing performance, but also for witnessing your incredible accomplishments over the past 15 years.
I wanted to pass along my great excitement and pleasure of being in the audience for all 3 shows.
It was spectacular.
The different ways, actual live dance, and the video performances of the
dances was amazing.
Saint John and Port City Dance Academy should be very proud to have Georga
Rondos and Andrea Scott in our community.
New Brunswick Heart Centre Research Initiative
PO Box 2100, 400 University Avenue, 5DN
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4L2
From: Davidson, Alison
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 5:07 PM
Charlotte and I really enjoyed the performance last night, very talented people!