…Is Still A Rose was made for students of the C.N.D.C./L’ Esquisse in Angers, France as part of the ‘”Avant Premieres” program in 1994. The program also consisted of works by Dominique Bagouet and Bernardo Montet. Suzy Blok & Christopher Steel were given this opportunity by winning the prize of “Pepinieres Europeennes Pour Jeunes Artistes”. They created this piece especially for seven dancers, loosely inspired on “ El Angel Exterminador” van Luis Buñuel. In …Is Still A Rose people, in a bar late at night, they suddenly realize they cannot get out. The situations that arise are playful, dangerous and sometimes comical. …Is Still A Rose toured in France and was also performed in Lisbon and in Rotterdam. Following this opportunity Suzy Blok & Christopher Steel were invited annually as guest teachers to give composition workshops and modern technique classes at the C.N.D.C./L’ Esquisse.