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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

Q&A with Marianela Nuñez.

What's your ultimate ambition?

I'd love to dance Tatiana in Onegin. But I've actually already danced three of my dream roles: Juliet, Manon and the Woman in Song of the Earth. You wait for parts like those for so long, and then suddenly you have them in your hand, and they taste so good.



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

A review of Miami City Ballet's "Coppelia" by Jordan Levin in The Miami Herald.

Jeanette Delgado (who alternates in the title role with Mary Carmen Catoya) was a sassy, confident Swanilda, the impish village teen incensed at how her boyfriend Franz (a boyish, vaulting Renato Penteado) dotes on Coppelia, a pretty but oddly passive girl perched on a balcony at the home of inventor Dr. Coppelius, (Yann Travidic, who curls his long, elegant frame into a scuttling crablike curve). Swanilda sneaks into Dr. Coppelius' workshop with a tittering gang of girlfriends to discover lifesize mechanical dolls, including Coppelia. When Dr. Coppelius bursts in, Swanilda disguises herself as her artificial rival. She bamboozles the inventor and rescues Franz, who comes seeking a more accommodating toy and gets trapped by the doctor, who tries to use him to bring his creation to life.



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

Cynthia Gregory will participate at a "Words on Dance" lecture. Item in brief.

Now in its 15th year, “Words on Dance,” was founded in 1994 by producer Deborah DuBowey. Since its inception, this dynamic and professionally produced lecture series has allowed some of the dance world’s most beloved artists to share their personal history with audiences from around the country.



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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:17 AM

A preview of Orlando Ballet's 'Swan Lake' by Matthew J. Palm in The Orlando Sentinel.

Staging a classical work is a change of pace for the Orlando Ballet dancers, who have performed mostly modern choreography this season in shows such as "Vampire's Ball" and "Battle of the Sexes III." Hill says the dancers get more nervous about approaching a classical piece.

"There's a set of rules to follow," in classical ballet, Hill says. "You're very exposed. If you miss your step, you miss your step." Hill knows a thing or two about the show. He performed in at least four versions during his dancing career, including productions by the San Francisco Ballet and the Australia Ballet. While artistic director of the Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico, he oversaw a record-breaking, sold-out run of "Swan Lake."




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