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Choreographer Dee Caspary working with local dancers

Choreographer Dee Caspary working with local dancers

Choreographer Dee Caspary working with local dancers

Contemporary dance choreographer Dee Caspary works with members of the Angel Fraser-Logan Dance Company.

The Angel Fraser-Logan Dance Company (AFLDC) will be hosting contemporary dance choreographer Dee Caspary. Caspary will work with the company’s professional dancers to prepare for “Seems Life Forever Ago,” a new original dance performance taking place on May 29- 30, 7 p.m., at the Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57 Ave.

The production revolves around relationships. There is a moment in a relationship when people need to remember the reason why they came together. The initial attraction brings about passion and energy but at some point the walls cave in. They forget what brought them together initially — they need to reminisce when the relationship was fresh and new; reignite the flame that started the relationship.

A choreographer for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Caspary was choreographer and director of staging for Justin Timberlake’s 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow, he choreographed Macy’s Stars of Dance performance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, as well as the 2008 ESPY’s on ESPN. Caspary was featured as “Snitch” in Disney’s Newsies and has worked with creative greats such as Kenny Ortega, Mandy Moore and Wade Robson.

Natalie Horback, a dancer at the AFLDC and dance student at Coral Reef Senior High School, said, “This experience has been an incredible one, getting to work with such hardworking, talented dancers is a piece of inspiration and I can’t wait to show everyone what we have worked for.”

Dance Magazine said, “Dee Caspary is the modern day Fosse of our generation.” He has created for professional companies all over the world including NYC Ballet (NYC), Odyssey Dance Theatre (Utah), Evolution Dance Company (LA). He currently teaches at EDGE Performing Arts Center in LA and Broadway Dance Center in NYC and tours nationwide with dancing groups such as West Coast Dance Explosion, Los Angeles Dance Force, LA Underground and Artists Simply Human.

The mission of the AFLDC dance organization in South Miami is to promote a contemporary- based dance company for professionals as well as provide dance instruction to kids in need.

To help nurture the artistic expression in the South Florida area, AFLDC exposes and celebrates the efforts of the dance community by creating a platform for which to create with local dance professionals.

For more information on the AFlDC and a sneak peek video go online at http://danceempire.com/site/?page_id=350.

Tickets are $25 general admission. Seating is limited. For ticket information and sales visit online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Proceeds will benefit PETA.

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