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Boston Ballet News (December 12, 2001)


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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 12 December 2001 - 04:06 PM

We just got this press release from Boston Ballet and I thought it might be of interest:

DANCETALKS IS AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT BALLET

Boston Ballet Welcomes the Enthusiasts and the Curious for an Insider's Glimpse


December 12, 2001 (BOSTON) - Boston Ballet and the Boston Ballet Volunteer Association present DanceTalks, an engaging lecture/discussion series that provides enthusiasts and the curious with an insider's look at a wide range of dance related topics. This series is part of Boston Ballet's education and community outreach efforts and was created to enhance the understanding and appreciation of dance with in the Boston arts community.

This season, the Boston Ballet Volunteer Association will organize three special evenings at the Ballet's Clarendon Street studios in Boston's
historic South End. Each presentation will last approximately one hour, beginning at 7 p.m., and is followed by an informal reception where guests
can talk with featured artists over refreshments. Tours of Boston Ballet's studios are also offered to attendees beginning at 6 p.m.

WHAT: DanceTalks

WHEN: Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2002, 7 p.m.
Monday, April 29, 2002, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon Street, Boston

TICKETS: Advance registration is encouraged. Individual tickets for each program are $12 or the complete DanceTalks series is only $27. For
advance ticket information and an order form, please visit our website at www.bostonballet.org; click on "Support Us" and register for DanceTalks in the "Events" section. For additional information, call (617) 695-6950
ext.239. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Ballet studios
beginning at 6 p.m. the day of the event.

DANCETALKS DETAILS

"Past and Future Perfect" with Laura Young
Tuesday, February, 5, 2002

Coaches, who pass along to their students the knowledge and artistry they
gained in their performing careers, perfect ballet roles. Laura Young,
former Principal Dancer with Boston Ballet, and currently a teacher, coach
and Principal of Boston Ballet School, will discuss her exceptional career
as a ballerina and how she passes her experiences along to her students.
Join Ms. Young as she coaches her students in both the steps and theatrics
that make the classics continue to come to life.

"From Barre to Grand Jeté" with Peter Pawlyshyn
Thursday, March 7, 2002

Whether you are a beginner, professional or star, all dancers must obey a
daily regimen that prepares their bodies for practice and performance, which
is ballet class. Join Peter Pawlyshyn, former international dancer and
member of Boston Ballet's Center for Dance Education faculty, as he
demonstrates how he structures a ballet class to go from basics at the barre
to moves in the center of the studio that push the students toward linking
ballet vocabulary to dance and virtuosity.


"Introducing our Artistic Director" with Mikko Nissinen
Monday, April 29, 2002

In September 2001, Mikko Nissinen was appointed Boston Ballet's new Artistic
Director. During this DanceTalks session, Mr. Nissinen will discuss his
career as a dancer and Artistic Director for ballet companies throughout
Europe and North America. He will also give patrons a sneak preview of his
plans for the 2002-03 Season.


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