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IBC-Jackson 2010


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#1 workinprogress3

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:53 AM

Is there someplace other than the IBC webpage to get information on this year's competition? And is there another source of daily information as it occurs?

#2 koshka

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:48 PM

A bump and a related question.
I'll be there to see Round 3 and visit friends. Are there other events / classes that might be open and of interest?

#3 Alexandra

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:14 PM

I'd love to have some news, too. KAB has four students competing -- I'm sure there are others here who have students or kids, or children of friends, etc., and even if you don't, this is a once-in-four-years show.

If anyone is there, please report! Just knowing who makes it from round to round would be nice.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:50 AM

Don't know if it's okay to post links. Renee Renouf is posting commentary on the competition over at ballet.co.uk.

http://www.ballet.co...ening/7735.html

#5 Alexandra

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:05 AM

Thank you for that! We usually don't link to other message boards (we don't want to olnk to other discussions; we'd rather you talk about things here :) ) But this is a news thread, and we've always bent rules a bit for competitions, Olympic or otherwise, so thanks, and I hope this is of interest to some BTers.

#6 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:19 AM

Here is a link to the local paper's story today:

http://www.clarionle...ong IBC dancers

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:23 PM

It's interesting that the opening-ceremony program seems to have ignored classical dance. I admire Rasta Thomas very much and have enjoyed the Bad Boys of Dance (joined in this performance by Danny Tidwell and by Thomas's wife). I understand that these are classically trained dancers. But as the centerpiece of what might well be the most-visible, most-publicized performance of the week? What do others think?

#8 Alexandra

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:29 PM

Do they (Festival organizers, judges, ballet professionals) know the difference anymore? Just asking....

#9 its the mom

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:47 AM

Here's a list of the judges for 2010:
2010 International Jury Members

Bruce Marks, Chairman USA; Alexei Ratmansky Russia; Denise Schultze South Africa; John Meehan Australia; Hae Shik Kim South Korea; Lita Beiris Latvia; Bruce Simpson Great Britain; Xiao Susha China; Thomas Lund Denmark; Hideo Fukagawa Japan; Samantha Dunster Canada; Doris Laine Finland; Trinidad Vives Spain

I would venture to say that some of them know a little about classical ballet. I think that Rasta has always had a close relationship with the IBC and the people of Jackson. He has become something akin to a "hometown hero," and returns for all of the reunion galas. So, it makes sense that his company danced in the opening night gala. The closing gala will be chock full of classical ballet, so perhaps that's why the organizers chose something like this for the opening.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:01 AM

The original announcement of the jury included Trinidad Vives and Patrick Armand, (Spain/France), I wonder if they are there?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:07 AM

Trinidad is there. A friend of mine is the head of the volunteers, and she told me she was.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:50 AM

I would venture to say that some of them know a little about classical ballet. I think that Rasta has always had a close relationship with the IBC and the people of Jackson. He has become something akin to a "hometown hero," and returns for all of the reunion galas. So, it makes sense that his company danced in the opening night gala. The closing gala will be chock full of classical ballet, so perhaps that's why the organizers chose something like this for the opening.

Thanks for that explanation, its the mom. It makes sense, though I feel that they could have thrown in a couple of bravura solos or pas de deux (the crowd-pleasers) just to keep the classical flag flying. More dancing; fewer speeches. That's my formula for a great opener.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:58 AM

It makes sense, though I feel that they could have thrown in a couple of bravura solos or pas de deux (the crowd-pleasers) just to keep the classical flag flying. More dancing; fewer speeches. That's my formula for a great opener.


It's been done that way in the past.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

The semifinalist list is on the USA IBC website.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:47 PM

The semifinalist list is on the USA IBC website.

Thanks, bingham.

http://www.usaibc.co...oundIIMass1.pdf


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