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Wednesday, January 9


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Former dancer Charles Berry writes about his new career as a chartered accountant.

People often ask: “How do you feel about being an accountant after working in such a glamorous field?” It’s true that there aren’t any costumes or footlights in my second career, but accounting has been quite exciting at times. I’ve had the unique experience of being on a team auditing the office of the Auditor General of Canada, and this year I will join the group auditing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

A review of the Scottish Ballet by Josie Balfour in The Edinburgh Evening News.

Although darker than many adaptations of this usually sugar-coated Christmas favourite, there are still nods to the season and a faithful adherence to oversize Christmas trees, children’s gifts and orgiastic feasting. In fact, there is a distinct emphasis on adult sauce, particularly in the 1920s-inspired world inhabited by young Marie and her family. The unexpected and continuous display of frilly knickers by the two household maids makes it difficult to focus on anything else happening in the auditorium.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

A story on the New York City Ballet's new outreach program, with video.

Developed with DDB New York, the New York City Ballet Art Series was created to present ballet to those drawn to the myriad other artistic and cultural attributes of the Big Apple, but who may not have yet been exposed to this one. Each year, a new artist will create original works inspired by NYCB productions, which will be shown at Lincoln Center--and advertised through print, digital, and creative outdoor means.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

A look at Tchaikovsky's ballets by Robert Sandla in Playbill.

The dance scores that Tschaikovsky composed are ballet’s Big Three, a troika of works that virtually defined the art form. As choreographer George Balanchine once observed, “If it were not for Tschaikovsky, there wouldn’t be any dancing.” Tschaikovsky rewrote the rules on ballet music, and proved that music for dancing can be serious, densely organized, and wildly poetic. his radiant melodic gift, rhythmic sweep, and richly varied orchestrations provide immediate impetus for movement (just try to not get caught up in one of his waltzes), and his solos are boons to ballerinas everywhere. Instead of being just a series of variously charming or colorful numbers—the string-of-pearls approach standard in his era—Tschaikovsky’s scores are structurally and thematically integrated.....



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

A preview of the winter season in Chicago dance by Hedy Weiss in the Sun-Times.

....As snowstorms blow our way in the next few months, and the sight of a jogger in shorts feels like a distant dream, Chicago dance lovers can look forward to a packed calendar of concerts by companies of every description. Here is a closer look at the lineup at four major venues, and there is plenty more on a slew of smaller stages, too.




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