Beyond Ashton and Balanchine: Ballet in the 20th CenturyA Ballet Talk Special Discussion starting November 13, 2007
Posted 05 November 2007 - 07:42 PM
In Beyond Ashton and Balanchine: Ballet in the 20th Century we’re going to focus on lesser-known choreographers deserving of wider attention, and the environments they worked in.
The following topics have been scheduled day by day:
Tuesday, November 13
A sense of place
To understand the works, understand the places where people worked. We’ll talk about New York, London, Paris, St. Petersburg etc. and the environment that produced these ballets.
Wednesday, November 14
Looking at overlooked choreographers and they works they made.
Thursday, November 15
In the Room With –
What it was like to work with these artists.
Friday, November 16 –
The companies where they worked.
Saturday, November 17 –
Tying it all together –
Looking at ballet in the context of the wider art world.
Sunday, November 18
Final discussions and links to more information.
We have formal posts scheduled from writers and dancers including John Percival, Victoria Leigh and Andrei Bossov as well as others, and we’ll talk about choreographers deserving of more attention including Andrée Howard, Walter Gore and Leonid Jacobsen.
Please come and participate in these discussions to read, ask questions and most importantly, contribute your own recollections. Did you see Massine’s work? Do you know what Paris was like when Lifar was working? Please share it with the rest of us.
There will be a special forum opened up for these discussions on the 13th – we hope you’ll join us!
Posted 06 November 2007 - 01:07 PM
I hope anyone who is interested in choreography, or ballet's past or its future, will participate in this!!
Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:27 PM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:14 PM
Maybe Gina Ness will talk about dancing in Christensen's ballets -- i think she was in "Norwegian Moods" and some others.
Funny, the best production of jinx recently was Oakland Ballet's, not SFB's.
And WHAT was Filling Station like before they started dancing everything square on the counts?
but enough for now -- till next week.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:40 PM
And two, re "Filling Station," it's filmed on the Jacques d'Amboise DVD. Have you seen that? I'd love to read your comments on it.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:43 PM
Contributions like this are what will really make this valuable.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 07:45 PM
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