Let’s Dance, Rio! Did you catch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies last week? It was quite a spectacle - lots of special effects, some serious model-walking by Gisele Bundchen - but most importantly, lots of good dancing (don’t forget Rio is the home of Carnival!). And all of that happened because of Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker. She brought her background of dance, acrobatics, sports, and Cirque du Soleil and combined it into a show that used 3,000 volunteers and 114 professional dancers. If you missed it, check out the clip below!

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Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.