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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

Previews of Ballet B.C.'s season opener.

The Globe and Mail

She has delivered. And this week, to open its most ambitious season since its dance with collapse, Ballet BC presents In/verse, a program of three works – the world premiere of Molnar’s Aniel, and premieres from two all-the-rage international choreographers: American Nicolo Fonte and Italian-born Jacopo Godani, who makes his Canadian debut with A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related to Art).

Swan Lake, this isn’t. Really, when is the last time you read the word “klezmer” in a story about ballet?


The Vancouver Sun

You don’t get a lot of ballet’s traditional signifiers with Ballet BC: Molnar’s practice is that only one of the three works on a program is danced on pointe. With In/verse that work is Brooklyn-born, New York City-based Nicolo Fonte’s Muse, a new dance built on the company. Recently appointed resident choreographer of Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Fonte is not new to Ballet BC: his Like You was programmed back in 2005, but this is his first occasion to partner with the newly minted company under Molnar.



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. presents its Nutcracker.

The company has toured extensively throughout a four-state area since 1981 presenting "The Nutcracker" to audiences of more than 500,000, including thousands of public school children in West Virginia and Ohio.



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

A review of Diablo Ballet by Toba Singer for The California Literary Review.

......Three important decisions contributed to the evening’s success and what it augurs for the future of the company: the first was to commission the program’s title work by former Houston Ballet principal-turned Broadway dancer and jazz choreographer, Sean Kelly; the second was hiring former veteran San Francisco Ballet dancer Aaron Orza....and the third was effecting a collaboration with Ballet SjDANCEco that brought dancers together from both companies in José Limon’s celebrated Moor’s Pavane. Having two dancers, Rosselyn Ramírez and David Fonnegra, who benefited from training in their native Venezuela, and the contacts that result from having performed there, can also be counted as a precious resource. This small company has bagged a big quotient of ballet artistry thanks to intelligent and sensitive leadership by Diablo’s artistic director, Lauren Jonas. She has slowly but steadily acquired dancers who, while having gained valuable years of experience in larger companies, tend not to show the slightest wear and tear.



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

The Trey McIntyre Project performs in Orange County.

After a decade of serious craft-honing, he served as resident choreographer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis and the Washington Ballet. His freelance portfolio crammed with 90 works for the likes of Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and New York City Ballet, McIntyre formally launched Trey McIntyre Project.

Remember 2008? The year of the economic downturn? That's right when McIntyre made Boise his low-cost base, a move now considered an art-world success. Boiseans like Trey McIntyre Project too. "They treat us like rock stars," says McIntyre...



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

The Northwest Ballet presents its nineteenth annual Nutcracker.

It’s a familiar story to many, which makes it a challenge for Roth to keep the Northwest Ballet production fresh year after year.“The inspiration for me every year is the kids, the different casts,” she said.

“They’re growing every year, moving up the ranks to whatever role they’re ready to be challenged for. ... They’re my major inspiration, from the littlest, tiny 9-year-old mouse to the most mature of the company.”



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:17 AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet offers a 96-hour sale.

PNB is offering a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale – 25% off select Nutcracker performances and 15% off its entire inventory of 2013 40th Anniversary Season tickets bought via special online links (below) or through the PNB Box Office (206.441.2424 or 301 Mercer Street). Offers begin at 12:01am Friday and expire at 11:59pm Monday.



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:19 AM

A preview of Colorado Ballet's Nutcracker. Video.

This is the 52nd year that the ballet has produced its version of The Nutcracker. This year’s production features sets and costumes by Jose Varona.



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

Mobile Ballet presents its Nutcracker. Item in brief.

The show will star Mobile native and former New York City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan and New York City Ballet principal dancer Amar Ramasar.




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