Le documentaire néerlandais 'Express yourself - Danser dans l'ombre de la 'Queen of Pop' - à remis en lumière les danseurs de la tournée 'Blond Ambition Tour', dont nous n'avions plus de nouvelle depuis des décennies. Cela à été très touchant d'entendre et de voir Luis, Salim, José, Carlton, Jose, et Kevin. Un danseur sur les 7 est décédé. Il s'agit de Gabriel (mort du SIDA). En regardant ce documentaire, nous avons appris la séropositivité de Carlton et Salim. Les témoignages étaient très émouvant. Je publie le lien de mon premier article concernant le documentaire : EXPRESS YOURSELF
Le documentaire est une bonne chose ! Car ces danseurs oubliés sont de nouveau dans la lumière. Cela fait plaisir de voir qu'ils font des interviews et tournées pour promouvoir ce film. Surtout qu'on sentait de la tristesse et de la nostalgie de leur part dans ce documentaire.
Concernant cette article, il concerne la carrière de Salim Gauwloss. Il est chorégraphe et danseur. Je publie en tout fin d'article sa présentation en version anglaise. Source (Salim Gauwloos) :
Source (Salim Gauwloos) : His career commenced when he began training in his native Belgium, at the Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp. At the age of seventeen, Salim auditioned in Belgium for a scholarship to the prestigious Steps Dance School in New York City. Out of the two thousand dancers that auditioned, Salim was one of the two dancers who were awarded the scholarship.
In 1990 he began his association with Madonna, he is most famous for his performances in The Blond Ambition Tour, the documentary film, Truth or Dare, and he has also performed in several of her videos, such as Vogue, Hanky Panky and Holiday (live).
In addition, he has performed and choreographed music videos for the most popular artists in the entertainment industry such as George Michael, Aretha Franklin, Vanessa Williams, Courtney Love, and Britney Spears, to name a few.
Salim has also choreographed several television commercials for Revlon, starring high fashion celebrity supermodels Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Helena Christensen, directed by Bruce Webber. He has worked with Mia Michaels' company R.A.W and with Margo Sappington's Company The Daring Project. He performed in New York City Opera's productions of "Salome", “Daphne”, and “Candide”. His Broadway credits include Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida" on Broadway, and Mambo Kings, The Workshop.
Salim has acquired a reputation as not only as an extraordinary dancer, but also as an exceptionally gifted choreographer. He was selected to showcase his choreography in the prestigious Ballet Builders 2002, 2004, and 2006. His work choreographing the number for Aida's performance at Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, won "Gypsy of the Year 2003".
He presented two world premieres set on Orlando Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Fernando Bujones, which received rave reviews - “His synergy of forms is so fresh” - “This dance is as cerebral as it is visceral” – by Diane Hubbard Burns for the Orlando Sentinel. His popular “I Breathe You In” dedicated to Fernando and Maria Bujones, was performed at the “Bravo Bujones Gala,” a tribute to Fernando Bujones’ Legacy, under the artistic direction of Bruce Marks.
The contemporary solo titled “Coming of Age” that Mr Gauwloos created for Joseph Gorak (ABT II and all around winner of the Youth America Grand Prix 2006) was performed at the Gala “Stars of Today meet the Stars of Tomorrow”, held at City Center.
Salim has been invited as a master teacher to Ballet de Monterrey, in Mexico, as well as Amsterdam Dance Center in Holland, Arena21 in Zurich and ImpulsTanz in Vienna.
In 2007 he created a piece in Buenos Aires titled “Between Hope and Fear” which was presented as part of Argentina’s Mozarteum Program ’07, and has set two works on the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company titled “11:11” and “”Elevated”.
In 2008, he won the choreography award at the YAPG 2008 in South Carolina, and presented a new work titled “The Room” at the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford CT.
He choreographed the Wella Trend Vision ’09 and ’10 Campaigns shot by world-renowned photographer Alexi Lubomirski, as well as the Sebastian Trilliant Campaign featuring Charlotte Ronson, shot by Robert Lobetta.
Most recently he did a Residency at Bucknell University and is currently on Faculty at Broardway Dance Center in New York City.