Check out my writeup in DANCE TEACHER Magazine (April '13)!!!!!!
My video won DANCE TEACHER Video of the Month EDITORS' CHOICE!!!!!
BOSTON GLOBE'S Karen Campbell:
"Choreographer/Dancer Kira Seamon puts her considerable ballet training to the service of two new pieces..."
"Dancer/Choreographer Kira Seamon puts her own spin on..."
"Kira Seamon's latest dance production is anchored by a collaboration with New England Light Opera..."
DAILY NEWS TRANSCRIPT:
"World class ballerina Kira Seamon..."
"some of the area's most talented choreographers...Kira Seamon..."
"Kira Seamon presents her blend of ballet and dance theatre with the works
ARIAS and ARABESQUES and THE TELL-TALE HEART based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe..."
"Johann Strauss' operetta is brought to life with Seamon's arias and music..."
contributed by Karyn Edison:
"The Dancing Arts Center of Holliston, known for its excellent teaching staff, welcomes Kira Seamon..."
"Ms. Seamon will bring her knowledge and enthusiasm for ballet stories to life..."
"...has been hired to implement the Dancing Arts Center's curriculum with her own personal exuberance..."
"Come by to welcome Kira to Holliston. After you meet her you will feel transformed into a magical being and want to dance all the way home. Her infectious love of dance will leave you wanting more."
Dancing with an exclamation-POINTE!
DAILY NEWS TRANSCRIPT
BALLETBALL: THE HALF-TIME REPORT
First performed in 2010, my hilarious combination of FOOTBALL & BALLET scored a TOUCHDOWN with judges and audiences alike!!
Here's a look back at iconic photographs of that original dance!
BALLETBALL: Buy the book!!
Available at Blurb.com
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I am celebrating the 5th year Anniversary of my return to dance following a years-long absence due to a torn hamstring. I am so happy to be back!
Accomplishments from 2007-2012.
Here are the gorgeous posters for my
NATURE BALLET IS ON THE WAY!!
MOTHER NATURE'S Original "Twitter"!
I AM BOOKED THROUGH 2016. THANK YOU FOR VISITING!
BLOGS:"Bringing Creativity to a Boiling-POINTE" www.kiraseamon.blogspot.com
BLOGS: KIRA SEAMON'S KALEIDOSCOPE www.kidkaleidoscope.blogspot.com
BOOKS: Blurb.com BOOKSTORE - 40,000 Pageviews and over 50 books
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WEBSITES: www.kiraseamon.com & www.kiraseamon.net
My "Latest and Greatest"!!!!...
WINNER: DANCE SPIRIT VIDEO OF THE MONTH!!!!!
(VIEWER'S CHOICE FOR MAY '12)
The World Premiere of my STARBURST, or as I also call it, "Ballet with Canons"!!!
This work features Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, flashing lights, and sparkles added in through the "magic" of dvd editing!!
One of the only videos on Youtube to show ballet dancing to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and, as of this writing, the ONLY one to feature professional ballet with a "Fireworks" theme, choreography and costuming.
You can now purchase 2 books from my Bookstore on Blurb.com!!!
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Dancing with an EXCLAMATION-POINTE!
"Self Portrait" by Kira Seamon
It is common for artists to do self portraits. I noticed these beautiful shadows on the floor as I was dancing one day in the studio. As my medium is photography, and I am a ballerina, I thought this would be a great way to do a self portrait!!
The legs of a dancer are usually a very important feature in recognizing the unique qualities of a particular dancer, and I thought this would be an innovative way to illustrate that thought!!
I used the effects of light and shadows to throw my legs into an amazing relief, elongating them to create an illusion of a dancer 10 feet tall!!!
The photo gallery below showcases beautiful leg poses in ballet!
Enjoy the beautiful slideshow below!!!!!
You can now buy the book at my Bookstore on Blurb.com!
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"Ballerina: Getting a LEG up" showcases beautiful leg poses in ballet!
Also available is the stunning new book:
Ballerina: DOING THE LEGWORK!
Rare opportunity to photograph magnificent wild turkeys in the height of spring with the forsythia in bloom!!! An AWESOME combination of colors!!!
Check out these magnificent birds in the slideshow below!!!!
These amazing male turkeys, (feathers in full display), had a little company!!!
(See photos below!!)
First there were THREE!!!!
...Then there were FOUR!!!!
Then there were FIVE!!!!
Then there were SIX!!!!!
Take the turkeys HOME with you!!!!!
My book: "The Magnificent Wild Turkeys of New England" is now available to purchase at Blurb.com!!! (Search: Kira Seamon or dancerpics)
"Get your ducks lined up in a row"!!! Amazing photo that I took of some gorgeous ducks grooming themselves on a beautiful Spring afternoon.
GORGEOUS Slideshow of ducks below!!!!
Take the ducks HOME with you!!!!
My book: "Line up your DUCKS! in a row" is now available to purchase from Blurb.com. (Search: Kira Seamon or dancerpics)!!!
I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO RECEIVE WONDERFUL FAN MAIL - HERE ARE EXCERPTS FROM EMAILS AND COMMENTS SENT TO ME...ENJOY!!!
An AUTUMN CELEBRATION with DANCE, MUSIC & PHOTOGRAPHY was a FANTASTIC SUCCESS!!!! (Please check out slideshows and photos below)...
I am very pleased to debut my newest 1-WOMAN concert:
"NATURE BALLET"... 4 SEASONS + 4 DANCES = UnFOURgettable!!!!
(For a preview, check out the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter photos in the Slideshow below)
An AUTUMN CELEBRATION with DANCE, MUSIC & PHOTOGRAPHY was a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday Season! Performed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, this format saw me present 140 of my finest digital Autumn photographs (on a large screen TV) with 3 specially choreographed dances. It was a great success as I received an overwhelmingly good response from the audience (it was standing room only!!!) and many people came up to me afterwards to express their appreciation of my concert, the format, my dancing & my photography!!!
Here are some AWESOME video stills from that performance. It was also the debut of a new concert style, that had never been performed at that venue before, pairing live dance with photography.
Check out these 2 amazing Slideshows of more video stills!!!
Check out these 2 amazing Slideshows of some of the Nature photographs I used in my concert...First see a Slideshow of the original digital photos, then watch a Slideshow of the video stills-giving a sense of how they looked on the large screen TV.
HERE a TURKEY, THERE a TURKEY!!!!!!
Check out my Turkey photos on Channel 7 Boston's webpage!!!!!
They can be found under viewer photos in the Boston Turkey Slideshow!!!
LUCKY NUMBER 7!!!!
Here is the poster for my concert and the photos used for its design.
It will also be the debut of my latest 1-WOMAN concert format! You may remember that I performed my first 1-WOMAN concert there, which combined my award-winning piano performance with my own choreography and dancing...
Keeping on the cutting edge of emerging trends, I will present my unique version of the hot new trend of mixing media in performing arts concerts, creating a multi-media presentation. I am bringing my own flair to this concert and in an artistic tour de force, I am providing both the performing art content and the visual art. Performing artists often outsource the visual art component to other people, providing just the movement part of the concert.
I am "keeping it all in house", so to speak, and am excited to debut my popular nature and wildlife photography!
As you may have read on this website, my Bookstore on Blurb.com (Search: Kira Seamon or dancerpics), has over 40,000 Pageviews!!! AWESOME!!!
Here are some of the photos I will use for my concert. (IN A SLIDESHOW BELOW) INCREDIBLY, just days after being asked to do the concert, I happened upon these beautiful wild turkeys in the parking lot next to where my car was parked! How appropriate for a Thanksgiving concert!!!
HERE a TURKEY, THERE a TURKEY...
I shared my turkey photos on the WEATHER CHANNEL by uploading them to my profile there...Have you seen this? Check out my turkey! (Outdoors & Wildlife)
Here is the full picture of this AWESOME turkey!
Look what else posted:
Did you recognize my handsome turkey photo in the upper left corner?
KEEPING THE ART AN ART AND MOVING FORWARD!!!
BIRD OF A PARADISE!!
You can check out this amazing dance on Youtube!
THAT VIDEO AND THE DANCE I CREATED AND PERFORMED WERE DESCRIBED AS BEING "ART MORE THAN MANY OF THE VIDEOS OUT THERE"..."WHERE YOU FEEL THE DANCE TO THE MUSIC"...GOING ON TO EXCLAIM THAT "IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT KEEP THE ART AN ART AND MOVING FORWARD"!
I am very honored to have all my hard work acknowledged!!
This lively competition dance won a SPECIAL AWARD from the judges for my "BEAUTIFUL TURNS"!
I conjured up a lot of fun and success with this theme with many wonderful comments. It is one of my favorite creations. :)
MY DISCOVERY OF TANGO + CARMEN HABANERA = MAGIC!!!
I have discovered a beautiful artistic and historic link of the Tango to the Carmen Habanera. The Habanera, as a genre, is considered to be related to the tango, but is far older. I have noticed that others seem to have not made that link, as those Carmen productions typically include a solo female dancer performing the Habanera (in the case of ballet/dance productions) or a solo mezzo-soprano singing the aria (in the case of an opera production). EVERYBODY is thinking "solo", so they don't think of unique partnering with a man in "Tango-esque" movements that reference the Habanera's historic relation to the Tango!
It is very exciting to take a piece written over 100 years ago and be able to add a new facet to that famous masterwork...
Think of how many dancers, directors, opera singers, etc... have encountered CARMEN over the last 100 years...
It is very difficult to be able to add your own stamp on a piece so well known!
I am grateful that I was able to make my mark on that work and produce a beautiful artistic link between the TANGO + CARMEN HABANERA!!!
I was honored to have been declared: "Isadora Duncan in a drawing room" by a dance critic after my performance at the prestigious Boston Center for the Arts!
While I believe my style is more balletic than Ms. Duncan, they went on to say that the remark was about my performance quality and impact rather than comparing dance styles.
Check out the stunning "Tango-esque" photos below !
(You can watch my Carmen Habanera video at) :
Here are some more "Tango-esque" poses!
Watch the Slideshow below!
Here are some more STUNNING photos of my performances of Carmen!
I performed all my own choreography.
Watch another Slideshow below!
(First 5 photos courtesy of Kat Duncan-photojournalist who covered my debut concert and then also took photos of one of my Carmen concerts.
These are some of my favorite Carmen still photos!
Check out the amazing background image on my Youtube Channel!
I used this photo from my award-winning Dance "Taking the Fifth"- (featuring music by Beethoven)- to create that effect!
You can watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVyqnxHG9qg
Here is the wonderful background image on my OPERADANCEFILM Channel!
It was made using this photo:
Winner of DANCE SPIRIT FUTURE STAR OF THE MONTH!!!!
EDITOR'S AND VIEWER'S CHOICE!!!!!
(FOR JULY '11)
This dance won a SPECIAL AWARD from the judges for my "Terrific Timing"!
Performed during the World Finals of an International Performing Arts Competition. I had previously won a title in a Regional Competition
and went on to also win a title in the World Finals Competition,
held in the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Here is more of my "Pointe of View"!
(Photos featuring pointe shoes)...or since it's a slideshow, is it "Pointe on view?"
WINNER: POINTE VIDEO OF THE MONTH
(VIEWER'S CHOICE FOR MAY '11)
Here is my beautiful pointe video: "The Degas Dance Dream"! See me dance to my own recording of a Chopin Nocturne and then watch me finish playing the piece on the piano!
I am an artist that choreographs easily and prolifically.
I have created over 150 children's dances to lead Dance Birthday Parties, Theme Dance Workshops and Creative Movement/Dance Classes for Children.
I have choreographed over 100 other (non-children) artistic works, a portion of whom is listed below.
CHOREOGRAPHED WORKS --Nature Ballet (The Four Seasons) (2012) --Fit as a Fiddle (Gorgeous music from a Paganini Violin Concerto) (2012) --Delilah (Bacchanale from opera Samson and Delilah!!!) (2012) --Starburst (Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!) revised choreography (2012) --Starburst (Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!) Original choreography (2012) --Halloween Spooktacular (version 3 in 2011) --Halloween Spooktacular (version 2 in 2011) --Halloween Spooktacular (version 1 in 2011) --All together now! (group 2011) --The Rose Adagio (new revision 2011) --Balletball (2011) --Abracadabra Arabesque (versions 1 and 2-2011) --A Beautiful Memory (2011) --Double Trouble solo (2010) --Zodiac Ballet (12 solos) (2010) --Arias and Arabesques the “Carmen Suite” (2010) (revised solos Habanera, Seguidilla and Card Song) Boston Center for the Arts --The Tell-Tale Heart Ballet (2010) Boston Center for the Arts, World Premiere Conductor/Composers from Berklee College of Music --1-Woman Concert (Piano playing and ballet solos) (2010 (received a Dedham Cultural Council grant) -Memoirs of a Dancer (revised solo 2010) -O mio babbino caro (2010) -Lotus Dance (revised solo 2010) --“Die Fledermaus Suite” with New England Light Opera (2009) --Arias and Arabesques the “Carmen Suite” Habanera Parts 1 and 2 (duet) (2009) Seguidilla (duet) (2009) Toreador (duet) (2009) Medley (duet) (2009) Summertime Parts 1 and 2 (duet) (2009) --Rose (solo) for Ronald McDonald House Benefit Concert (2009) --Degas Dance Dream (solo) Kira plays piano and dances (2009) --Degas Dance Dream (solo) Kira en pointe and piano (2009) --Taking the Fifth (solo) to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (2009) --Lotus Dance (solo) (2009) --Chopin Nocturne (solo) (2009) --Choreographic Conference (2009) Remember (group) Mudslinging (group) Magic Worm (group) Earth (group) Tenacity (group) Taking the Fifth (group) --Arias and Arabesques the “Carmen Suite” solos (2009) Seguidilla Habanera Summertime (2 versions) --Chopin Nocturne (duet) (2009) --Opening of Couture Show for Boston Fashion week (2009) group --Theatre Piece-virtual 1-Woman tour-de force New England Fringe Festival (2009) --Memoirs of a Dancer Parts 1 and 2 (solo) (2008) --Dance in the Time of Cholera (solo) and (duet) (2008) --Ciao Baby! (duet) (2008) --Christmas Medley Part 1 (duet) (2008) O Come, O Come Emmanuel (2008) Silent Night (2008) Sleigh Ride (2008) --Christmas Medley Part 2 (duet) (2008) O Come, O Come Emmanuel (2008) Celtic Christmas (2008) --Malaguena Salerosa (2007) --Remember (solo) (2007) --Putting the Oy in Joy (solo) Parts 1 and 2 (2007)