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Welcome to Day 2! Our first giveaway is from TenduTV.
The world of dance at your command.
TenduTV delivers dance programming to every screen imaginable, from your iPod and mobile phone to your living room television.
A few years ago, TenduTV founder, Marc Kirschner was a consultant, helping content companies figure out all of the new technologies that were coming. He became very excited about the potential for HD and digital distribution.
Around the same time, Marc whose wife is a member of Jennifer Muller/The Works, came to the realization that dance had a distribution problem, but it was one of supply, not of demand. People love dance, but what was available to the home audience wasn’t enough, and the film quality wasn’t good enough.
“So,” Marc says, “three years ago, with a small shovel, we set out to move mountains, and now we’re giving audiences the dance programming they want at the quality they deserve.”
Here’s what you can win:
Tendu.tv wants to give away permanent downloads of ALL FOUR of the first titles they are making available on iTunes and Amazon ($70 value) to ONE Dance Advantage reader.
The two performance pieces, Dutch National Ballet’s Hans Van Manen Festival and Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s Entity are the first dance performances to be available on iTunes, and will also be available in high-definition. Equally important, these are two of the most respected choreographers producing work today, and, according to Kirschner, “two of the most elegant performance captures we’ve seen.”
The Dutch National Ballet produced the Hans Van Manen Festival to celebrate choreographer Hans Van Manen’s 75th birthday. Hans Van Manen was one of the first artistic directors of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) and has served as resident choreographer for both NDT and the Dutch National Ballet. The Festival includes performances from Dutch National Ballet, NDT II, the Kirov and the Bavarian State Ballet, all of which regularly feature Van Manen’s works.
Readers may remember Wayne McGregor (called “the closest thing to a rock star that ballet can currently claim” by the New York Times) from the documentary La Danse. While his work can be found in the repertory of companies such as New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Ballet (where is he resident choreographer), to be able to watch his company perform is an experience. Entity toured the US earlier this year to resounding acclaim, and we’re excited about making this work accessible to a wider audience.
Essential Dance Film is the first in an ongoing series of collections of “dance film” or “screendance”, which are choreographic works produced specifically for the screen and not the stage. These nine films have toured the world, winning award after award. If you haven’t seen a lot of dance film, Essential Dance Film is your starter kit.
40 Years of One Night Stands is the ultimate real-life dance fairy tale. It’s the story of how two women started a ballet club in the middle of nowhere, and of how that company grew to become recognized around the world – The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. 40 Years is the “Little Engine that Could”, if the Little Engine wore pointe shoes. Alastair Macaulay said about the film “It brought tears to my eyes more than once just because its story… is so irresistible and, in human terms, so admirable”.
Please note that the titles being given away are not yet available for download. Expected delivery is early December (although some titles may arrive earlier). Winner will have the choice of whether or not to receive the downloads via iTunes or Amazon Video on Demand.
Wow, an amazing gift for any dance enthusiast!
How to enter:
Leave a comment at this post, answering the following: What would you like to see from TenduTV?
Is there a type of program you want to see? Is there a device you want to watch videos on? TenduTV wants to deliver, so any and all suggestions are welcome!
As TenduTV downloads via iTunes and Amazon are currently limited to North America, this giveaway is available to U.S. and Canadian readers only. The giveaway closes Saturday, November 13.
(Sincere apologies to those of you in other parts of the world. TenduTV hopes that distribution will soon be extended worldwide.)
Best of luck! Stay tuned for our second giveaway of the day this afternoon.
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.