From Canfield to Stowell - How do you reshape a ballet company?
Posted 08 April 2003 - 08:04 AM
Posted 06 June 2003 - 02:06 AM
Posted 06 June 2003 - 11:40 AM
WHO exactly did you hear is going from SFB to Portland/ Would that be Kester Cotton and Kathleen Martuza? I haven't heard where they're going, but they've been FINE dancers confined to the corps, andthey're definitely laving and going somewhere else.....
SHe in particular danced a demisoloist in the finale of Diamonds SO beautifully it was one of hte minor glories of hte season, so musical, every impulse was right......
ANd he's been accurate, in the spirit, strong, handsome, always in everything.... hate to see him go, hope he gets the opportunities he wants....
Posted 06 June 2003 - 06:42 PM
Posted 06 June 2003 - 07:59 PM
Mark Morris & Company just received a standing ovation here in Portland. He is not my favorite ballet choreographer, but in the world of PR visibility, his working with OBT could be a nice boost.
Ed, Portland itself is approx 240,000 with 1.2 million in the metropolitan area.
Posted 07 June 2003 - 08:41 AM
Watermill, the only article in the Chronicle about this that I can remember stated merely that they were leaving SFB for a smaller company. The dancers declined to state which one.
Originally posted by Watermill
Good point, Alexandra, but not to worry: it was announced in the Chronicle a while ago that Kester Cotton , a Portland native, and Kathleen Martuza were heading up I5 to OBT
Posted 07 June 2003 - 10:16 AM
I can't remember the exact date it was published, it looks like it may have been mentioned on two seperate occasions...
When I saw the mention of two dancers heading to OBT it was in a section that is published about once a week in Datebook and consists of blurbs on local atists, groups, and news on the arts.
hope this helps
Posted 07 June 2003 - 09:39 PM
Ari, Maybe I can dig it up.
I totally agree with the policy of not blabbing about prospective moves between companies, and have held my own bad tongue regarding several company changes until they were published.
I'm guessing that we'll first glimpse the new company members at the open air rehearsals in the Park Blocks in August.
Posted 08 June 2003 - 11:41 AM
The park blocks are so pretty and the people really get to know the company that way.
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