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Ballet Florida 2006-07 Season

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Here's the subscription part of the Ballet Florida schedule for 2006-2007. All are Palm Beach County performances.

Mixed Program: "Dazzlingly Dramatic". November 3-5 (3 performances). Eissey Theater

BELLO, Dominic Walsh. Handel

World Premiere by Jerry Opdenaker

BARTOK CONCERTO, Ben Stevenson

NUTCRACKER. December 23-28 (9 peformances). Kravis Center

Mixed Program: "Vibrant Virtuosity". February 2-3. (3 performances) Kravis Center

CONCERTO 622. Lar Lubovitch. Mozart.

PERCUSSION FOR 6 MEN. Vicente Nebrada

World Premiere by Trey McIntyre

LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS. March 2-3 (3 performances). Kravis Center

Val Caniparoli. Chopin.

THE STONE FLOWER. May 4-6 (3 performances). Eissey Theater.

Thierry Maladain. Prokofiev.

Several dancers, including Jerry Opdenaker and Manuel Ureta, are retiring at the end of this season, so there will be new dancers joining the company.

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Great website! I agree with Bart's that this was an especially strong season for Ballet Florida. (Full disclosure, my sister, Stephanie Rapp, is a member of the company). I'm looking forward to next season, particularly the debut of Jerry Opdeneker's new piece at the Eissey.

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Glad to have your input, csr5z. I'm currently struggling with a borrowed, foreign-keyboard, so I.ll keep my response short. Ballet Florida seems back on an ambitious track, and I hope it pays off for the new season.

Any specific productions you especially liked this past year? What about the Wainrot Rite of Spring? I think this was a big step for both dancers and company -- not only a new style, but a new level of intensity, projection of "roles," new kinds of movement, plus a very, very difficult score.

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Glad to have your input, csr5z. I'm currently struggling with a borrowed, foreign-keyboard, so I.ll keep my response short. Ballet Florida seems back on an ambitious track, and I hope it pays off for the new season.

Any specific productions you especially liked this past year? What about the Wainrot Rite of Spring? I think this was a big step for both dancers and company -- not only a new style, but a new level of intensity, projection of "roles," new kinds of movement, plus a very, very difficult score.

Right of Spring was not really my taste but I agree it was a bold choice expertly performed. Maria-Angeles Llamas and Tina Martin were especially impressive in that one. One thing I like about the company is the variety of styles it tackles.

Perhaps that's why my favorite shows are the mixed bills. I thought the season-ending mixed bill at the Eissey was as enjoyable a performance as I've seen. Super Straight, The Envelope, and From Far Away were my favorites, but I liked the whole thing.

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