I was thrilled to discover that a photograph of Steven and me performing Eloy Barragán's "Some Day" at the Latin Choreographer's Festival was selected for the cover of the September issue of DanceInforma. The photo was captured at the point in the duet where we spiral across the stage, me clinging longingly to Steven as he opens his arms. Check out the photo, and read the great review of the festival!
Highlights of the review: "A favorite, ‘Some Day’, choreographed by Eloy Barragan, and danced beautifully by Steven Gray and Jennifer Pray, blew me away. The pull between ‘Some Day’s’ softness and passion made you feel for the couple, clad in neutral, muted tones, during their times of loneliness and of harmony." http://www.danceinforma.com/USA_magazine/2011/09/01/the-latin-choreographers-festival/weeblylink_new_window
I just returned from a trip to New York, where I performed in the Latin Choreographers Festival. Steven Gray and I performed "Some Day," choreographed by Eloy Barragán. We had the chance to meet some great dancers and choreographers and loved being a part of the show. Check out these great reviews!
Highlights of the reviews~
"superb dancing by Jennifer Pray and Steven Gray..." (Oberon's Grove)
"Some Day by Eloy Barragan is as romantic as Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring and recalls that dance about young love. Jennifer Pray, dancing with Steven Gray, wins us over. Flying with effortlessness and musicality to Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, she offers new appreciation of the music. Even as she teeters walking on his back— we are there." (Reading Dance)
"Some Day, choreographed by Eloy Barragan and danced by Jennifer Pray and Steven Gray, told the story of lovers who seem to be dancing at cross purposes. They are dressed in gray which seems to demonstrate the limits on their relationship - it never manages to get going, let alone heat up. The movement in this dance was especially original, lyrical and lovely, as the dancers approach one another but never quite meet. It’s as if they can’t find each other. Maybe they exist in two different dimensions. Finally, they do come together in a kiss, and as they execute a turning lift, she is hanging on to him, but he is not holding her. Exquisite dancing by Pray and Gray." (Body Wrappers)
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