We’ve been meaning to flag this post by Ruminations by a Rogue Ballerina for a few weeks now. “The Future is Aszure” is anÂ interesting spotlight feature on 34 year old Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton, director of Aszure Barton & ArtistsÂ and close friend of Baryshnikov. Her list of achievements is long indeed andÂ it makes us wonder why we don’t see more of herÂ work in the UK (though in 2006 she created a piece forÂ Transitions Dance Company at the Laban in London):
She has worked closely with Mikhail Baryshnikov, who was so impressed, he made her the first artist in residence at The Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2005.Â She still holds that position today, as well as being the artist in residence at The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada), former resident choreographer (2005-2008) for Le Ballets jazz de Montreal and is the Ambassador of Contemporary Choreography (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).Â And those are only a few of her accomplishments.Â Lucky might be an understatement.
Obviously, she also has the talent to back it up.Â Barton is no stranger to rave reviews.Â Her work has been hailed as â€œbeautifully madâ€ by The Edmonton Journal, â€œdeliciously revealingâ€ by the Santa Barbra Independent, â€œbrilliantâ€ by the San Francisco Chronicle, â€œaudaciousâ€ by the New York Times, and â€œfearlessâ€ by the Palm beach Daily News. Â The accolades keep her busy. Â Very busy. Â Sheâ€™s already booking well into 2012.
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