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#16 Helene

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

PNB just tweeted, "Check your mailboxes for @Dance_Magazine. This year, Leta Biasucci is one of their 25 to Watch! http://ow.ly/i/1j7jS"

Last season, Leta Biasucci had featured roles in every rep, often replacing other dancers at the last and relatively last minute, and in none did she look like she hadn't been there from the first minute. She's one to watch and watch and watch. Congratulations to her :flowers:

#17 Helene

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

PNB just tweeted a link to a feature on Carla Korbes written by Damien Woetzel in the February 2013 issue of "Vanity Fair":

https://twitter.com/...2793601/photo/1

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

There's a long interview with Carla Korbes by Marina Harss on DanceTabs - and some lovely photographs too.

(I've never seen her and was amazed to find she's blonde - I'd always imagined her as having very dark hair!)

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for the heads-up -- I'll scamper over and look.

When the company performed Don Quixote, Korbës dyed her hair, and for a couple of minutes I didn't recognize her on stage. "That's Kitri's choreography, but who is that dancing?"

#20 Helene

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

She also dons a dark wig for Anita in "West Side Story Suite.".

New Yorkers who see her in "Romeo et Juliette" this weekend will see her gorgeous hair down.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

She also dons a dark wig for Anita in "West Side Story Suite.".

New Yorkers who see her in "Romeo et Juliette" this weekend will see her gorgeous hair down.


And for more of that, see this:
http://vimeo.com/58211408

#22 Helene

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

I love the bourees she does before the 2' mark.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Margaret Willis just published a wonderful interview with Peter Boal in Dance Tabs:

http://dancetabs.com...istic-director/

So how long does he see himself staying on the far side of America? “Well, I am just about to sign another six year contract,” he grinned happily, and then joked, “That should at least see my kids through college.”



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

This is also in the "links" section: an interview with AD Peter Boal, on the start of his 9th season with PNB, he has signed a contract extension.  The interview starts about half way through the podcast:

 

http://www.kuow.org/...pinball-history

 

He says the teenage audience is booming (from the TeenTix program?), reviews some of the modern works that he's introduced to the company: Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Twyla Tharp, Martin Goecke, etc.  

 

Regarding Twyla Tharp's new work for PNB, she is working with the scenic shop on a new set, costume shop for new clothes, and marketing for her stamp on the advertising pieces.  She also worked with the professional division students on Sweet Fields.  

 

Asked what his biggest challenge at PNB has been: he mentions that his first year was a honeymoon period, followed by a crash to earth, when there was some anger at PNB, and some dancers misunderstood Mr Boal and his motives, and reasons for his casting choices.  There was a backlash that hard to move through.  Discussions followed, and there was some closure, some dancers stayed, others left.  He said this "quiet earthquake" stayed within the company, and was not publicly known. 

 

He mentions that many PNB dancers trained at SAB or SFBS, and maybe they were not the top 2 dancers who received contracts, but the 3rd choice.  The difference he says in PNB is their devotion to the company's overall objective, not individual stardom.  

 

The Giselle rep will include new sets and costumes, and he confirms that he asked the designer for an ultra-classical style.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

Marcie Sillman interviewed Andrew Bartee:

http://www.marciesil...not-option.html




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