NOW THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL DANCING.
WE HAD JUST WITNESSED A MIRACULOUS, MOVING PERFORMANCE OF PAS, CHOREOGRAPHED BY ALONZO KING FOR HOMER AVILA AND ANDREA FLORES, GUEST DANCERS WITH AXIS DANCE COMPANY'S FALL SEASON 2002.
This was not Avila's return to the stage; he had assembled dancers and prepared a successful performance at the John F. Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage the previous spring. And he rushed to perform work by Victoria Marks in Santa Barbara, California, before returning to Massachusetts to rest and begin work on another new dance. His life, he says, since the amputation of his right leg and hip in April 2001, consists of reaffirming himself as an artist and of reinventing himself as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.
Recognizing that it is true that we move more with our hearts and minds than with our arms and legs, we knew Homer's odyssey as our own. After completing DANCE MAGAZINE's 75th Anniversary year, we chose to sift through and reaffirm those values that best characterize DANCE:
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|Title Annotation:||Homer Avila embodies meaning of dance|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2003|
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