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#1 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:23 AM

A review of ABT from Oman:

http://www.timesofom...sp?detail=51790

On Opening Night it is customary for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to change the lead dancers for each act, thus displaying the depth of the company’s talent all at once. For the audience it is a surprise that enriches the experience of the ballet.

In Act One, Gillian Murphy and Cory Stears danced Kitri and Basilio in a dazzling interplay of slender height, fleet-footed elegance, athletic prowess and sheer talent. Gillian Murphy rose to stardom at an early age, performing the Black Swan pas de deux at the age of eleven and was only seventeen when she joined the ABT in 1996. Three years later she was promoted to soloist; and, in 2002, achieved the status of Principal Dancer. A performer of stellar distinction Gillian, supreme mistress of the pirouette, executed perfect-form quadruple fouettés with ease – all the while fluttering a fan!



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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:25 AM

A preview of Ballet Kelowna's new program.


Breaking Boundaries is what today’s dance is all about –– finding new and relevant ways to explore universal themes.”

Since rehearsals began in September, all six Ballet Kelowna dancers have been challenged with the diverse pieces that range from the classical choreography of Marius Petipa’s pas de deux from Don Quixote, which LaHay describes as full of physical grandeur and technical demands, to the humorous Le Banc, a recent work by Paul Destrooper, where couples flirt and fall in love around a park bench.


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