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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

An interview with Liam Scarlett.

Scarlett took time to settle on precisely the right title for his new work. He decided on "Euphotic," which is "the name for the uppermost layer of water," he says, "where there is a play of light." For Scarlett, this new work is about fluidity above all else. "The pulsing from 'Viscera' is still there, but the dance itself has become so fluid, it is almost angelic." Again and again he talks of working with "this feeling of moving through liquid, where every movement is a continuum... I am fascinated by the kaleidoscope," he says, "by seamless transitions."



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

New York City Ballet hopes to lure younger ticketbuyers with an art series.
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idea of working with young artists came up as a great way to honor that tradition and also reach out to new people who might be connected with those artists," said NYCB Executive Director Katherine Brown.

The inaugural commission went to the Brooklyn-based urban art duo of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, better known as FAILE.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

A summary of critical reactions to the Royal Ballet's revival of "The Firebird" in The Week.

The excitement of seeing The Firebird never lessens, says Debra Craine in The Times. That extraordinary Stravinsky score, Goncharova's exotic folkloric designs, and Michel Fokine's exuberant choreography make this a "fabulous, full-bodied" dance work.




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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Results from the Youth America Grand Prix.

Nearly 300 aspiring ballet dancers competed at the regional semifinals of the world's largest ballet scholarship competition, the Youth America Grand Prix, in Tampa Jan. 5-6, including more than a dozen students from Sarasota. Among the winners were Carreno Dance Festival scholarship students Gabriella Stilo and Serena Svodsnes and Sarasota Ballet School students Allison Forsythe, Nikki Jennings, Caitlin Gish and Olivia Ratner. First-, second- and third-place winners will go on to compete in the YAGP finals in New York City this spring.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Damian Woetzel is named to an "artist advisory panel" to a committee making recommendations on changes to the Kennedy Center's honoree selection process.

“Over the course of 35 years, the Kennedy Center Honors has grown in stature and importance to become the preeminent award for cultural achievement in the United States,” said Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser in a statement. “While the Center has a strong track record of diversity throughout its other performance, education and arts education programs, it is important to undertake this review process to ensure the Honors reflect the diversity of those who have contributed to American culture.”




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