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Ballet Florida 2006-07 Season


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#1 bart

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:23 PM

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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Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:04 AM

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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Posted 31 May 2006 - 11:40 PM

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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Posted 10 July 2006 - 03:47 PM

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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