Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents choreographer Alwin Nikolais’ work at Vilar Center

20th January, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

BEAVER CREEK — In the world of dance, choreographer Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993) is considered to be the father of multimedia performance art, combining music, lighting and costumes and becoming the inspiration for companies such as Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil. He broke from the tradition of storytelling to create pieces that revolved around a central idea. Nikolais was artistically inclined in many genres. It began with a career as an organist, accompanying silent films. As a young man, he gained experience in scenic design, acting, puppetry and music composition. It was after attending a performance by German dancer …

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