Ballet guest Artist, Teacher, Choreographer
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"Life Chance Gala went out to bring four different couples performing contemporary and classical pieces, with only one couple standing out: Norbert Nirewicz and Jennifer Lauren. The music was ethereal and the dancers performed innovative lifts not normally seen in ballet, wrapping around each other's bodies into over head lifts, back down to multiple supported pirouettes and than right back to large lifts again. The use of space made this piece alluring and the audience exploded in praising the difficult choreography.
"....both pieces featured Norbert Nirewicz..... His Jack Tar solo and his Pas de Deux in Wild Irish Rose, were charming and endearing. the choreography was greatly enhanced by Nirewicz' fine acting and stage presence, something that many of the other dancers need to develop as much as their technique ."
The Post and Courier
"The roles of Kitri and Basilio were danced by guest artists Jennifer Lauren and Norbert Nirewicz who were flawless in this demanding idiom. Nirewicz who danced with Polish National Theatre and recently with Cleveland/San Jose Ballet showed off his classic European training with smooth entrechats and grand jetes. In their three Pas de Deux, Lauren and Nirewicz brought a seldom seen confidence and unabashed panache to the stage."
"Norbert Nirewicz performed Tchaykovsky's Pas de Deux with confidence and flair. Nirewicz is a crowd pleaser and presented an impressive sequence of jumps and turns."
"The saving grace of the night was George Balanchine's "Who Cares" danced to the toe-tapping music of George Gershwin. This should have been the headlining performance of the night, as it featured by far the most innovative and interesting choreography. The dynamite Norbert Nirewicz was a sure-footed and and spirited partner for three accomplished ballerinas. These four standouts presented the audience with carefree, yet precisely executed performance. Norbert did what any stage performer aims to accomplish. He made me believe, that there was no other place he'd rather be than right there, in that moment."
Cape Cod Times
"Catherine Batcheller, co-artistic director of Configuration, and Norbert Nirewicz, from the Columbia City Ballet, did a neat interlude to "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me." Nirewicz has a lot of style, with the rhythm and jaunty approach perfectly suited to contemporary dance."
"The first pas de deux on the program, from Don Quixote, featured Batcheller and Norbert Nirewicz (a former dancer with the Polish National Theater now dancing with Columbia City Ballet). Their display of technical bravura--a study in balance and strength--did not disappoint."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Choi had the looks if not always the oomph for Don Jose. Then again, this is the man Carmen dumps, and it was easy to see why her attentions would wander to Norbert Nirewicz's witty Escamillo."