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Movement As Expression

Movement As Expression. Choreography by Kristy Nilsson. “…a very talented choreographer” - John McFall AD, Atlanta Ballet “…an incredible talent to choreograph ” - Diane Sales, Donald Byrd “...a keen sense of movement” - Sharon Story, Atlanta Ballet

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Movement As Expression

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  1. Movement As Expression Choreography by Kristy Nilsson

  2. “…a very talented choreographer” - John McFall AD, Atlanta Ballet “…an incredible talent to choreograph ” - Diane Sales, Donald Byrd “...a keen sense of movement” - Sharon Story, Atlanta Ballet former Principal, Boston Ballet

  3. Kristy Nilsson has performed with Atlanta Ballet and Charleston Ballet Theatre

  4. Her choreographyhas been performed by ten companies in six states:Houston, TXOklahoma City, OKAtlanta, GAAsheville & High Point, NC Roanoke, VAKnoxville & Chattanooga, TN

  5. Kristy’s work has been called: • “Inventive” • “Well-Developed” • “Poignant” • “Beautiful” • “Professional” • “Intriguing” • “Dramatic and • Uplifting”

  6. Ms. Nilsson was named the sole 2003 runner-up for -The Project: Choreographic CommissionThe highest award given by Regional Dance America & SERBA

  7. In 2004, Ms. Nilsson was commissioned by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre to create all-new choreography for their annual, full-length production of The Nutcracker.

  8. The Nutcracker was a tremendous success,with sixteen sold-out and near sold-out shows, and was restaged for 2005.

  9. In 2006, Ms. Nilsson was invited byThe Georgia Ballet to set a new work ontheir Professional Company.

  10. Reviewsof Kristy Nilsson’s Works

  11. “She has created works with a great deal of professionalism and success.”- Sharon Story, Ballet Mistress, Atlanta Ballet

  12. “I applaud Ms. Nilsson for her choreographic ideas.   The choreography is inventive... and is crafted well.”- Armando Duarte,SERBA Adjudicator

  13. “…an affinity for choreography and contemporary movement”- Julianne Kepley, Ballerina, Joffrey Ballet

  14. “The choreography (Ms. Nilsson) provided exceeded all of my expectations. It was clearly one of the best pieces ever performed on our stage.” • Lisa Martin, Fine Arts Chair • St. Pius High School

  15. “…The overall spatial design is quite clever, with constant emphasis in the use of negative space between the dancers.  This is a nice piece of choreography... Congratulations.” - Armando Duarte

  16. “… La Deseada was the ideal piece for our dancers … innovative with excellent use of music, patterns and space.” - Magdalena Maury, Georgia Youth Ballet

  17. “... a strong sense of musicality…” – Lisa Martin “Kristy has her own sense of music and she's not afraid to let it show.” - Julianne Kepley “It looks like the music was written for the dance.” - Dietrich Wegner

  18. “Kristy Nilsson displays an extraordinary gift in the art of dance.”- Lisa Martin, Fine Arts ChairSt. Pius X High School

  19. “She explores partnering in an effective manner.” “Nice progression and interesting movement…” - Armando Duarte

  20. Kristy Nilssonin Rehearsals

  21. “Kristy dances her heart out in rehearsal -She shows her dancers exactly how itshould be done!”- Jonsie Pollock, Co-Director of Georgia Youth Ballet

  22. “I was astounded by her instant rapport, her professionalism, and her dedication...” - Lisa Martin

  23. “She integrates the emotional and artistic aspects of the dance in such a way as to make it easy for the dancers to incorporate it into their movements…

  24. …My dancers enthusiastically welcomed her expertise, input and rehearsal notes.” - Magdalena Maury, Artistic Director, Georgia Youth Ballet

  25. “Kristy speaks in a clear & precise manner and is always open to questions...

  26. …She quickly assesses the level of the groupshe is working with and chooses movementthey can easily adapt to, yet feel challenged."- Lisa Martin, Fine Arts Director St. Pius X High School

  27. ChoreographicWorks

  28. The Nutcracker(2004, 2005)

  29. Party Scene

  30. Battle Scene

  31. Snow Scene

  32. Kingdom of the Sweets

  33. Divertissement

  34. Waltz of the Flowers

  35. Final Battle & Finale

  36. Amasea(2006)

  37. Amasea was selectedto be performed at the Festival for the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association in 2006.

  38. Jagannat(2006)

  39. Jagannat was performed by The Georgia Ballet’s professional company dancers.

  40. Audiences remarked on its “expert use of organized chaos” to create “a powerful jigsaw puzzle.”

  41. CounterPhobia(2005)

  42. Take Five(2005) Take Five toured through Georgia and Tennessee and was brought back “by popular demand” for several extra performances.

  43. Aftermath(2005)Dedicated to the victims of The Great Tsunami, Aftermathwas chosen to tour Tennessee in the Spring of 2005

  44. Beautiful World (2005)

  45. Sublimation(2004)

  46. Sublimation premiered at the 2004 SERBA Festival

  47. Rodeo(2004)

  48. By audience request,Rodeo was reprised all over Atlanta.

  49. Sententia (2004)

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