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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:10 AM
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:12 AM
Similarly, the score, caringly edited from French sources by Lars Payne, gives the occasionally hackneyed music renewed life.
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:14 AM
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:38 AM
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:39 AM
Hendricks, 26, grew up under apartheid in South Africa. She came to Melbourne as a 16-year-old to take part in a competition and ended up being offered a place at the Australian Ballet School.
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:47 AM
The Dance for Life Fund was originally established in 1994 to benefit dancers with HIV and AIDS. The fund personally affected the lives of hundreds of dancers. It has covered basic necessities for dancers living with HIV. In some cases, the fund even provided airfare for dancers without the resources to see their families; with others, it helped cover funeral expenses for those who succumbed to the disease. "Dancers in Chicago are frequently not provided health insurance," said Kopelson.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:09 PM
Poignant as it is, this is not a ballet of high physical drive. The Bournonville style is understated, though the flashes of quicksilver footwork and light, airy jumps in “A Folk Tale” are splendid. Hubbe, who took over in 2008, has said refining the company’s technique is a priority. This production shows us that ballet is a theatrical art, not just an athletic one.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:15 PM
This is what young ballplayers must feel like when a big-league prospect is making his way through the minors on a quick ascent to "the show." Zambrana’s presence here feels that way: It’s a mix of awe and inspiration.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:36 PM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:39 PM
Hübbe has wasted no time in putting his imprint on the RDB. He returned to find that company class had lost its focus. “Over one year, they had 24 different teachers, and I don’t think that’s very good,” he says. “When I came in, their classical technique wasn’t as polished as one could wish. So I probably laid down a line that was much more conservative than the previous director.” He included an all-Balanchine program during his first season, and soon turned his attention to the RDB’s calling card, the Bournonville ballets.
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