Jump to content


Wednesday, April 11


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Monica Mason will receive a special Olivier Award at this year's ceremonies.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, 15 April at London's Royal Opera House.


Related.

For the first time in their history, the Olivier awards will be watched live by an international audience, with this Sunday's ceremony being streamed live online.

The Society of London Theatre (Solt), which produces the awards each year, has announced that live relays of the event will appear on the olivierawards.com and BBC Radio 2 websites. British audiences can also watch on their televisions via the BBC's red button service, while Ken Bruce will host coverage on Radio 2.



#2 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

A preview in brief of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in "Coppelia."

"It's one of my favorite classical ballets," said artistic director Terrence Orr. "It just has so much dancing in it and so much life."

Colorful sets and costumes contribute to the whimsy, which gets a boost from a lyrical score by Leo Delibes that the PBT orchestra will perform under the direction of music director Charles Barker.



#3 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

San Jose Ballet presents a mixed bill of ballets new to the company this weekend.

For Lang, the relationship between Alma and Mahler served as the starting point for "Splendid Isolation III," which is being presented Friday through Sunday at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts as part of Ballet San Jose's second program of its 2012 season.

The original inspiration for the pas de deux came from the difficult conditions that Mahler, 19 years Alma's senior, set upon their marriage, requiring her to forgo musical studies and aspirations to compose so that she would be free to care for him and support his creative life.



#4 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

The Diablo Ballet will participate in a panel discussion on "Black Swan" and the real world of ballet .

Did the movie get the world of ballet right? Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet Artistic Director, will moderate the panel which will include Diablo Ballet dancers sharing their personal stories of struggle and success in the world of professional dance.

In addition, Toba Singer, noted Bay Area dance critic and author of the book First Position, will join the panel to share her insights

.

#5 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

The music director and principal conductor for Ballet West, Terence Kern, steps down as conductor.

The Utah Chamber Orchestra will be led by various guest conductors during Ballet West’s 2012-13 season, with the goal of filling the full-time position by the end of the 2012-13 performance year. The search for the Company’s next music director will begin immediately.



#6 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

A summary of the critical reception of the Royal Ballet's "Carbon Life" by Mallika Rao for The Huffington Post.

The world's hippest ballet had its premiere last week and the reviewers all stuck a single hand out and flipped it side to side in the universal gesture for so-so. "Carbon Life," the meditation on men, women and Jung scored by Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson, is apparently too hip for its own good.



#7 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:11 AM

The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship and School Funds announce this year's grant recipients, among which are two young ballet dancers.

Structured in three separate program funds – The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund in the Performing and Visual Arts, the Leonore Annenberg College Scholarship Fund, and the Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children – the grants target those poised to become the cultural and community leaders of the next generation and also support elementary school students in need of essential educational resources such as library books, computers and software, arts programming, and playground equipment......



#8 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

The second annual Dance Against Cancer gala will be held next month.

The evening's performers will include Ailey's Matthew Rushing and Clifton Brown; NYCB's Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Lauren Lovette, Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar, and Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre's Herman Cornejo; Boston Ballet's Misa Kuranaga; Martha Graham Dance Company's Katherine Crockett; and more.



#9 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

Ballet Nouveau Colorado closes its season with "Rock Ballets."

As a dance company, BNC is no stranger to unconventional approaches and risk-taking. Earlier this year, the company presented “Love In the Digital Age,” a thematic presentation combining dance, visual artistry and a variety of independently produced music gleaned from the Internet. BNC is also known for its unique collaborations on the local level, as well. Past productions have included collaborations with poets from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, visual artists from RedLine Denver, and even a ballet featuring the music of local indie-folk band Paper Bird. However, Ammon is careful to emphasize that with all its collaborations and explorations, BNC is not a modern dance company, but a ballet company at heart.



#10 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

Pix from Scottish Ballet's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

These pictures show the company in final dress rehearsals for the production.



#11 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces the schedule for its 2012-13 season.

Rather than including one mixed-repertoire program of shorter works as it usually does, RWB management decided to tie its 73rd season together under a "fairy-tale fantasy" theme, artistic director André Lewis said.

Executive director Jeff Herd acknowledged that programming only story ballets helps mitigate financial risk for the company, because they are easier to sell than mixed programs. Behind the scenes next season, he said, the company will be developing new works, including one based on an undisclosed novel.



#12 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

Orlando Ballet brings in a new executive director. Item in brief.

Orlando Ballet has hired Mark Hough as the organization's new executive director. Hough, 54, replaces Juan Escalante, who resigned from the position in April 2011.



#13 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Another story on Terence Kern's transition to music director emeritus at Ballet West.

....In 1980, he became the music director for the Scottish Ballet and later for the Joffrey Ballet. While working with the Joffrey, Kern also conducted most of the leading symphony orchestras in the United States. His freelance conducting positions with Ballet West led to a permanent position with the company as music director and principal conductor in 1988.



#14 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

Posted Image
Q&A with Arthur Mitchell in The Moscow Times.

Q: What were people's reactions to your performance?
A: It was incredible. I would step on the stage and hear all around "That's Arthur Mitchell. That's Arthur Mitchell." One of my great heroes was [Vakhtang] Chabukiani, the Georgian dancer. He was an older man at that time, but he came out of retirement and danced with me. Khrushchev was in power [at the time], and wherever I went, they would seat me in his box. The young lady I was with was from Denmark, so the people would say "Othello and Desdemona! Come Othello!" It was really kind of amazing.



#15 dirac

dirac

    Diamonds Circle

  • Board Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,002 posts

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

State Street Ballet wraps up its sixteenth season this weekend.

This is an anthology, but not a “State Street Ballet’s Greatest Hits.” After the opening monologue by comedienne Wendy Liebman, the program — mostly new — will consist of four works: La Sylphide, with choreography by August Bournonville, music by Herman Severin Lovenskiold, and staged by Marina Fliagina and Gary McKenzie; Sinatra, with choreography by Victoria Simon, music by various songwriters and performed by Frank Sinatra; Isle, choreographed by William Soleau to music from the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell; and Tango Rain, also choreographed by Soleau to music by Astor Piazzolla.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases (adblockers may block display):