Who’s Beyoncé having Sweet Dreams about?
“I woke up and said ‘Dana has the right outfits!’” says Beyoncé of her choreographer and movement coach, Dana Foglia. “I knew the female dancers should wear Dana’s company white hooded leotards for “Mine.” I’ve seen her work and the dance always looks so clean.”
If you were one of the millions of viewers that saw Beyoncé’s Michael Jackson Vanguard performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, then you too saw the white hooded leotards that Beyoncée is referring to, as they were worn by her dancers in the performance of Mine at the beginning of her medley.
Dana is Beyoncé’s choreographer and movement coach, and has been instrumental in creating the moves that the Beyhive loves to see their Queen Bey do show after show. When she’s not working with Beyoncé, she is creating future icons in dance through her company, Dana Foglia Dance. From November 14th through November 16th Dana Foglia Dance will present their full-length theatrical production, Vatic, at NoHo’s historic El Portal Theater.
First debuted in New York City in 2011, this full length, futuristic, athletic, and memorizing show takes you on a journey like never before. With her fusion of Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and a hint of Vegas Cirque, Dana and her company embark on a journey that is foreseeing the future, all while creating an interactive experience. The dancers are persuasive in telling their story, and percussive in their bodies, all while bringing the music to life. Vatic takes its audience to another place, allowing them to feel something almost unimaginable, transfixing them and always wanting more. Dana Foglia has created a movement way ahead of this time and truly has raised the bar for what dance can be with ‘Vatic’.
“Futuristic,” “Athletic,” “Super-Human,” and “Other-Worldly” are just some of the words used to describe Dana Foglia Dance.
Dana Foglia Dance has worked with some of today’s biggest names in entertainment such as Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell, Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Common, Jhene Aiko, Sean Paul, Demi Lavato, and Mariah Carey. They have performed on the sets and stages of popular television, award, and Broadway shows such as Hit the Floor, The Voice, American Idol, Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, the Teen Choice Awards, the BET Awards, the VMAs (MTV’s Video Music Awards),the AMAs (American Music Awards), the Billboard Awards, and in the Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me.”
This company brings together classical technique, raw street style, strength, and sophistication that results in a performance that will keep its audience at the edge of their seats. Dana Foglia, the artistic director and choreographer of the company, has performed with and/or choreographed for some of today’s top artists such as Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Kelis, New Kids on the Block, and Fantasia. Additionally, she has served as assistant choreographer on Beyoncé’s I Am…World Tour in 2009, choreographed several numbers in Beyonce’s 2013 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and choreographed the “Haunted” music video from Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album. More recently, she has served as one of the choreographers for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run Tour, and again, Beyoncé’s 2014 MTV VMA performance.
Dana Foglia Dance’s upcoming production will serve as a platform for Dana Foglia to push her boundaries as an artist, express herself, and challenge her dancers. “I want the audience to feel, and to feel in a way they never felt before,” says Dana.
November 14-16 at El Portal Theatre in the NoHo Arts District. TICKETS>>
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