Seet Dance World Lego

Masters of Contemporary Dance

As part of Seet Dance's education curriculum, we recreate iconic moments from Contemporary Dance history in Lego.

Careful attention to detail and in depth research about each dance work make these recreations labours of love and serious homages to our heroes of Contemporary Dance.

NEWS: Our Seet Dance Lego creations have made it into Dance Magazine ( a globally influential magazine based in New York) http://www.dancemagazine.com/8-iconic-dance-history-moments-as-told-through-legos-2412820878.html

Pina Bausch created Café Müller in 1978. Bausch was one of the most significant choreographers of our time. She popularized the genre of tanztheater throughout the globe. Her work combined poetic elements with the everyday which caught the imagination of the international arts world and continues to influence dance makers today. To watch Café Müller go to    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxiWlgzb7r4

Pina Bausch created Café Müller in 1978. Bausch was one of the most significant choreographers of our time. She popularized the genre of tanztheater throughout the globe. Her work combined poetic elements with the everyday which caught the imagination of the international arts world and continues to influence dance makers today.

To watch Café Müller go to    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxiWlgzb7r4

RainForest by Merce Cunningham, 1968. This image is an homage to Merce and Meg Harper who appear in an original photo by James Klosty (1969) of this stunning piece. The iconic stage design, Silver Clouds, was an installation by Andy Warhol. These were helium filled Mylar pillows that floated and bounced around the space during the dance.

RainForest by Merce Cunningham, 1968. This image is an homage to Merce and Meg Harper who appear in an original photo by James Klosty (1969) of this stunning piece. The iconic stage design, Silver Clouds, was an installation by Andy Warhol. These were helium filled Mylar pillows that floated and bounced around the space during the dance.

A tribute to Doug Elkins' Fräulein Maria which was first performed at Joe's Pub in 2006.  Fräulein Maria is a Bessie Award winning loving send-up of The Sound of Music with Elkins himself dancing the part of Mother Superior to the song Climb Ev'ry Mountain. Charemaine performed in this piece as well.

A tribute to Doug Elkins' Fräulein Maria which was first performed at Joe's Pub in 2006.  Fräulein Maria is a Bessie Award winning loving send-up of The Sound of Music with Elkins himself dancing the part of Mother Superior to the song Climb Ev'ry Mountain. Charemaine performed in this piece as well.

Martha Graham, called "the mother of contemporary dance", in Lamentation (created in 1930) ... from her company came Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor. Link to Lamentation  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-lcFwPJUXQ

Martha Graham, called "the mother of contemporary dance", in Lamentation (created in 1930) ... from her company came Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor.

Link to Lamentation  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-lcFwPJUXQ

Yvonne Rainer first performed Trio A in 1966 at Judson Memorial Church. This image is inspired by the 1978 B&W film produced by Sally Banes which featured Rainer. Link to Trio A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCt60G06Bgc

Yvonne Rainer first performed Trio A in 1966 at Judson Memorial Church. This image is inspired by the 1978 B&W film produced by Sally Banes which featured Rainer.

Link to Trio A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCt60G06Bgc

One Flat Thing, reproduced - dance work by William Forsythe, 2000. We reproduced this in Lego as an homage to Forsythe's striking piece created for Ballet Frankfurt. Famous for its 20 tables, it was restaged in April 2017 by Strut Dance in Perth (Western Australia) as part of a 3 year cultural exchange between the Forsythe Foundation and Strut Dance.  

One Flat Thing, reproduced - dance work by William Forsythe, 2000. We reproduced this in Lego as an homage to Forsythe's striking piece created for Ballet Frankfurt. Famous for its 20 tables, it was restaged in April 2017 by Strut Dance in Perth (Western Australia) as part of a 3 year cultural exchange between the Forsythe Foundation and Strut Dance.

 

One Flat Thing, reproduced - dance work by William Forsythe, 2000. Close up. Link to One Flat Thing, reproduced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cufauMezz_Q

One Flat Thing, reproduced - dance work by William Forsythe, 2000. Close up.

Link to One Flat Thing, reproduced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cufauMezz_Q

Our homage to Trisha Brown's witty Spanish Dance. Our pre-teen students also tried performing their own version of this in 2016 for a community dance event. Link to Spanish Dance https://www.trishabrowncompany.org/index.php?page=view&nr=1872&start=0

Our homage to Trisha Brown's witty Spanish Dance. Our pre-teen students also tried performing their own version of this in 2016 for a community dance event.

Link to Spanish Dance https://www.trishabrowncompany.org/index.php?page=view&nr=1872&start=0

Summerspace by Merce Cunningham created in 1958. Decor and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg. Music by Morten Feldman. Can you spot Lego Merce here? Link to Summerspace http://dancecapsules.mercecunningham.org/player.cfm?capid=46033&assetid=5702&storeitemid=8832&assetnamenoop=Summerspace+%282008+Atlas+film%29+

Summerspace by Merce Cunningham created in 1958. Decor and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg. Music by Morten Feldman. Can you spot Lego Merce here?

Link to Summerspace http://dancecapsules.mercecunningham.org/player.cfm?capid=46033&assetid=5702&storeitemid=8832&assetnamenoop=Summerspace+%282008+Atlas+film%29+

Trisha Brown Dance Company has been presenting "wall walk" as part of their Trisha Brown: In Plain Sight site-specific performances. They are reconstructing work from 1979 to 2011. This is our Lego version. Link to Wall Walk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fofHzDOSDbU

Trisha Brown Dance Company has been presenting "wall walk" as part of their Trisha Brown: In Plain Sight site-specific performances. They are reconstructing work from 1979 to 2011. This is our Lego version.

Link to Wall Walk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fofHzDOSDbU

Working together to create a miniature stage and position the figures for One Flat Thing, Reproduced

Working together to create a miniature stage and position the figures for One Flat Thing, Reproduced

A sunny day in Sydney for Summerspace. Choosing the right lighting to evoke the feeling of the dance work.

A sunny day in Sydney for Summerspace. Choosing the right lighting to evoke the feeling of the dance work.

... stay tuned for more creations!!!