What Martin was getting into would become a 14-year career at Tulsa Ballet, rising from a member of the corps de ballet to principal dancer in three years.
Of course, Martin had no idea of that as he and the other new members of the company - there were 13 that year, including Martin and future wife Ashley Blade-Martin - began learning Nacho Duato's "Jardi Tancat" and James Canfield's "Equinox."
Sunday, September 9
Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:54 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:49 PM
Just as some food combinations are almost universally beloved—butter and toast, chocolate and peanut butter—the dance world has its holy pairing: George Balanchine's ballets and Igor Stravinsky's music.
But, truth to tell, I've taken enough friends to these ballets over the years to know that not everyone immediately enjoys the combination.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:53 PM
Indianapolis Colts fans have nothing on Indianapolis City Ballet fans who cheered consistently throughout the evening in enthusiastic appreciation of unforgettable performances by some of ballet's top dancers from around the world.
A review by Lou Harry for The Indianapolis Business Journal.
A great evening. But there was a downside. Well, the same-day news that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra cancelled its first two weeks of concerts for the season did seem to dampen some of the big-picture spirit of the evening. While the Indianapolis City Ballet has established itself with great benefit concerts and a strong series of master classes, one of its stated goals is to develop a full-time professionally ballet company here in Indy. Can we sustain a professional ballet company in Indy if we can’t figure out how to sustain a full-time orchestra?
Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:57 PM
Of his hundreds of compositions, choosing merely a handful to showcase is a seemingly impossible task, yet Eifman makes it appear effortless. His troupe of elite dancers take to the stage with emotion and gusto to pay homage to the man responsible for perhaps the most famous ballet of them all, Swan Lake.
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