The late Michel Simonin contributes a tour de force
reading of the 1586 "Affaire Le Breton" that makes evident yet again what the profession has lost with his passing.
This work is a tour de force
and a tour de sources.
In Poll's Tristeza, his remembrance of German modern dancer Dore Hoyer, Hayes did engage that sense of weight in a tour de force
solo that evoked the fierce expression and stunning clarity of 1930s modem dance,
A tour de force
, Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France is the catalogue produced in concert with an exhibition - one in a series at the Library of Congress intended to celebrate the holdings of the great libraries of the world - held in the Fall of 1995.
That was not the case with Contrabajissimo (1987), Sappington's hallmark solo for Holder that assimilates many of his onstage idiosyncracies into a tour de force
of theatrical dancing.