Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:35 AM
He wrote choreographies for companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Banff Centre of the Arts, National Ballet of Guatemala, National Ballet of Portugal, Opéra de Montréal and Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Québec Operas. He staged ballets for the Louisville Ballet, Baltimore Ballet and Ballet Nacional of Cuba, and choreographed for the Aida opera presented at the International Opera Festival at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal and in Australia, en Europe and Asia.
He was artistic director of the Alberta Ballet from 1976 until 1988. He created the Snow Maiden ballet commissioned by the International Olympic Committee and presented during Calgary's Olympic Games, for which he was granted a scholarship to go to Russia.
Brydon Paige also taught at the Banff Centre of the Arts and directed the Ballet Academy in Guatemala as well as the Les Compagnons de la Danse, a sister company of the Grands Ballets Canadiens. He was also director of the dance department at École secondaire Pierre-Laporte in Montréal. He was artistic director of Ballet Divertimento since 1996.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:16 PM
Requiescat in pace.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:25 PM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:51 AM
Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:10 PM
Former Artistic Director of Alberta Ballet Mourned
I am impressed by his commitment to tourning the smaller towns. Ballet peole of that generation had an admirable commitment to "bringing ballet" to the people. It's sad that this has become financially impossible for all but the smallest companies. Paige sounds like a fascinating personality, one who created a great deal and lived a full life.
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