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Lydia Johnson Dance Repertory Workshop Lydia Johnson Dance Repertory Workshop
Lydia Johnson Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016; Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

“Ms. Johnson makes unadorned, soundly structured, musically adept ballets for a lovely, unpretentious group of dancers.”
Soibhan Burke, The New York Times 2016

“What seems to count most for Ms. Johnson is music. The four pieces on the program all showed uncommon skill at matching ballet movement to music, both at the large scale of structure and in small, felicitous details.”
Brian Seibert, The New York Times 2015

“For musicality and fine structuring, few people currently choreographing in the New York dance scene can compare with Lydia Johnson. There is thought, passion and tenderness in her work, and a depth of musical resonance that is very satisfying to behold.’
Philip Gardner, Oberon's Grove 2015

Lydia Johnson Dance has been consistently praised for its distinctive choreography, which uses components of ballet woven seamlessly into a contemporary dance vocabulary, as well as for the emotionally resonant performances of its dancers. LJD has held an annual NY Season for 15 years and has performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Downtown Dance Festival and Great Friends Dance Festival in Newport RI.

Each day during this weeklong Repertory Workshop, material from a different piece of the LJD repertory will be presented and explored. Ms. Johnson's vocabulary is ballet based with modern, gestural and drop and release components. Ms. Johnson and Company dancers will emphasize individual interpretations of each combination and phrase with special focus on linking the movement to the music. LJD’s focus in performance is on the ability of each dancer to express the choreography with an individual, musically intelligent voice. Rather than working to attain a uniform quality, LJD dancers strive to bring their own personal vision into the phrases Ms Johnson choreographs. Works used in the workshop are set to composers Osvaldo Golijov, Marc Mellitts, JS Bach, Mozart and Brad Mehldau. A short warm up will be included.

Photo Credit: Nir Arieli



LJD will hold an audition on Friday June 17th from 2:30 -5:30 PM at Peridance Capezio Center.

LJD is seeking highly musical and individual dancers with strong ballet technique for contemporary work. Full company and apprentice positions are available for ongoing work.

LJD generally rehearses in NYC on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons and offers competitive performance pay.

Dancers are encouraged to register in advance by emailing

Please do not email resumes or headshots, but do bring them, if available, to the audition.

LJD is on Facebook at Lydia Johnson Dance

Workshop Fees
Single Class: $22.00
Full Workshop: $80.00

Online registration is now closed but space is still available. Please visit the front desk to register.

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