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Mesa dance students choreograph their own pieces for spring showcase
Mesa Press
I also would like to choreograph a piece inspired by Sonya Tayeh. She created her own style called 'combat jazz' and I think it's really cool and it's something that I would like to do.” Department Chair, Jan Ellis is the mastermind behind everything ...


New York Times

Review: Martha Graham Dance Company Performs With PeiJu Chien-Pott
New York Times
On the more contemporary end of the spectrum, the program included three “Lamentation Variations” — responses to Graham's 1930 solo “Lamentation” — by Kyle Abraham, Sonya Tayeh and Larry Keigwin, and the New York City premiere of Nacho Duato's ...


New York Times

Review: Martha Graham Dance Revisits a Classic in Gala
New York Times
... opening-night gala included four new “Lamentation Variations” — contemporary responses to that anguished, shrouded 1930 Graham solo — by four highly sought-after choreographers: Kyle Abraham, Michelle Dorrance, Liz Gerring and Sonya Tayeh.


Financial Times

Martha Graham Company, Joyce Theater, New York — review
Financial Times
So You Think You Can Dance regular Sonya Tayeh mistook sexual writhing and cartoony fear for sorrow, and kittenish girls for Graham's Amazons. The goony bare-chested men looked familiar, at least. Liz Gerring's variation was too intricate for its ...

">Martha Graham Dance Company Kicks Off 'Shape&Design' Season Today
Broadway World
In celebration of the 85th anniversary of Lamentation, the Company has commissioned four of today's most exciting choreographers to create Lamentation Variations. Kyle Abraham, Michelle Dorrance, Liz Gerring, and Sonya Tayeh will each contribute a ...

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Friend's Death Inspires This Tear-Jerking Dance Routine
Mashable
Inspired by the death of a friend, Emmy-nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh channeled her grief through dance. She developed a contemporary routine for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance contestant Zack Everhart, who portrayed her late friend.

">Choreographer Sonya Tayeh rockets to top of dance world
Pensacola News Journal
From left, choreographers Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Sonya Tayeh, Napoeon Dumo, Neil Patrick Harris, Tabitha Dumo, Travis Wall, and Mandy Moore appear on stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los ...

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Detroit bred choreographer Sonya Tayeh rockets to top of dance world
Detroit Free Press
Sonya Tayeh, who grew up in metro Detroit, is one of the hottest dance choreographers in the country and was nominated for an Emmy for her work on Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance.' / Associated Press/Scott Kirkland/Invision ...


LA Weekly

Sonya Tayeh Tells Her Dancers to Keep Their Hair Down. Why Is That So Radical?
LA Weekly
Leaning toward the audience, they sweep their hair over their faces; for most of the next 20 minutes, Los Angeles Ballet's classically trained ballerinas dance with their hair covering their faces during a dress rehearsal for Sonya Tayeh's Beneath One ...

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