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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

A preview of the fall season in Bay Area dance by Andrew Gilbert in The San Jose Mercury News.

Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra's "Swan Lake": Cal Performances presents the highlight of the dance season with a five-day run of the enduring masterpiece "Swan Lake" by Russia's Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, a storied company that has been an essential force in dance for more than 250 years (among its most famous alumni are Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinksy, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarova).



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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:52 AM

Item in brief on Lana Jones.

Lana Jones is principal dancer with the Australian Ballet and lives in Spotswood with fellow dancer Daniel Gaudiello.

"You don't sugarcoat things, you just say it how it is because you are comfortable with each other, but I have had my most magical moments ever on stage with Daniel," she said.



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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:54 AM

A review of the Bermuda Civic Ballet in "Romeo and Juliet" by Vejay Steede for The Royal Gazette.

If the atmosphere and ambience around the closing night performance is anything to go by, then the ballet’s 40th anniversary celebration ended very well indeed.

A modest crowd of somewhere in the region of 250 people attended the closing night performance on Saturday night, and were treated to a sumptuous feast of plies, jetés, cabrioles, entrechats and assembles. The technical ability and grace of the dancers was impressive throughout the performance, but the thing that made this production uncommonly special was the expert use of the stunning setting.



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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

A Huffington Post article by Michael Kaiser on a merger of arts organizations in Dayton.

Three arts organizations in Dayton, Ohio, recently made history by merging together. The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera are now going to be one organization named Dayton Performing Alliance.

It was refreshing to hear the announcement that this was not an effort to reduce staff. In fact, the combined entity will have one more staff person than the three separate organizations combined had before the merger. This was honest and realistic; while so many arts mergers are contemplated as a way of reducing staffing, the truth is that most arts mergers do not result in significant staff reductions.



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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

Ballet students in Calgary audition for the Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker.

The auditionees trained for several hours daily for 10 weeks.
Seventy participants between six and 16 are expected to be chosen including 10 back up dancers.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

Alicia Alonso will be honored in Italy.

According to BNC sources, the 40th edition of this prestigious dance festival will offer the famous Cuban ballerina a drawing by filmmaker and designer Franco Zeffirelli, during a tribute to be held at the Theater G. Piaggia Grande.



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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

A preview of the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy's production of "Peter and the Wolf."

Michael Pink knows that not every student who dances at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, plays the flute in the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra or performs at First Stage will make the performing arts their vocation.

But if even one of them wishes to try, he wants them to have that chance.




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