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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:22 PM
“I heard an artist manager in New York just last week comparing David Parsons to Baryshnikov,” Morris said. “He called him the American Baryshnikov because of the charisma and athleticism that he was able to bring onstage, but also his choreography has been enduring and unique and very popular around the world. It’s been fun to watch someone who grew up in Kansas City obtain that level of success in the modern dance world.”
Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:27 PM
Prucnal studied art while attending what was then Carnegie Technical Institute, or Carnegie Tech, and has performed with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
She is also a member and teacher for the Cecchetti Council of America, a ballet organization dedicated to the improvement of classical dance training as developed by Enrico Cecchetti.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:40 AM
Although Wevers has retained the structure of the pas de deux — intro, slow section, individual variations, and a coda — the similarity ends there. Instead of a charming love duet between a young man and woman, Wevers’ “Flower Festival,” which could just as easily be called “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” is a dance-off, or more specifically a clothes-off, between two young men on a set brightly lit to resemble a boxing ring.
Lucien Postlewaite and Andrew Bartee, both of Pacific Northwest Ballet, enter the ring clad in business suits and ties. Soon, they take their places on shiny steel chairs at opposite ends of the ring and the dance-off begins. Bartee removes his shoes to reveal bright pink socks, then leaps to the center and begins a macho series of jumps and turns.....
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