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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

A preview of Ballet San Jose's "Don Quixote."

During Chapman's 11-year run as director of the Alabama Ballet, he staged "Don Quixote" twice, tailoring his own interpretation by drawing on the elements he liked from an international array of productions. Chapman makes it clear that the version he's staging at Ballet San Jose is cut from the Petipa/Gorsky cloth.

"It's still 'Don Quixote,' he says. "I made cuts and additions that made it uniquely ours. This is the third time I've staged it, and I made it really fit."



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

Barry Hughson, the executive director of the Boston Ballet, offers financial advice to the Warner Theatre.

Currently, Hughson sits on the board of directors and the executive committee of Dance USA, the largest service organization for professional dance in America, and he chairs the manager’s council for organizations with budgets in excess of $15 million. Hughson said that it is through this lens that he is able to understand the changes and challenges the arts are going through on a national level.

Those changes include the rising cost of unions, the media environment including the influx of social media, audience behavior and philanthropy.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

A summary of the latest news reports on the Filin affair from The Huffington Post.

Tsiskaridze, in response to being questioned by authorities, has challenged whether or not Filin was actually attacked with chemicals, remarking to the BBC: “The point is that acid is a very dangerous thing, and if you have studied chemistry or read about other incidents of this kind, you must know that there are always horrible consequences." He continues, "If a person is speaking and giving interviews right away, it all looks very strange.”


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Last week, Ratmansky took to Facebook about the recent attack, saying: “What happened with Sergei Filin was not accidental. The Bolshoi has many ills. It’s a disgusting cesspool, of those developing friendships with the artists, the speculators and scalpers, the half-crazy fans ready to bite the throats of the rivals of their favourites… This is all one snowball caused by the lack of any ethics at the theatre.”



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

A preview of Alabama Ballet's "The Sleeping Beauty."

Accepting the challenge will be ballerinas Jennifer Ferrigno, Chinatsu Owada and Catherine Garratt, who will share the title role for the next weekend's performances at Samford University's Wright Center. Opposite them are Nukri Mamistvalov, Noah Hart and company newcomer Max van der Steer.

"We have have three girls who have never danced this role before for the full production, so we're focusing not only on technique, but the interpretation has to be right. We have to believe that she's 16 years old. That's hard when you're past that and showing a bit of maturity. They are mature dancers and actresses, so it's hard to channel that 16-year-old persona."



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

An interview with David Hallberg.

Hallberg, who was to have been in Moscow for the first two months of 2013, is now scheduled to return in June.

"It's kind of a scheduling nightmare," said Hallberg, reached at his New York apartment by phone. "It's a matter of weighing what is important to ABT and to the Bolshoi and trying to please everybody."



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Orlando Ballet presents "Hollywood En Pointe." Item in brief.

The program's works are mainly conceived by the ballet's artistic director, Robert Hill, but two guest choreographers have also contributed: Peter Chu, who created the Asian-inspired number seen in August on TV's "So You Think You Can Dance," and Arcadian Broad, a teenage dancer with the ballet....



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild will appear in the New York Philharmonic's "Carousel."

Fairchild will portray the Carnival Boy, with Tiler Peck dancing the role of Louise, the daughter of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow. The two share a romantically charged and dangerous encounter within the dance. As previously reported, Warren Carlyle (Chaplin, Follies, A Christmas Story) will choreograph the concert staging.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Miami City Ballet dancers pose for publicity photos with the Miami Heat.

You’ll start seeing billboards of Heat superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade posing with two MCB principals, sisters Jeanette and Patricia Delgado, respectively.


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Amid all the hoopla over the Miami Heat's 25th anniversary during this current NBA season, their neighbors from a few blocks away have also been celebrating 25 years of being in Miami.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

A story on Ballet Arkansas' plans to honor Chelsea Clinton.

She will attend Ballet Arkansas’s Turning Pointe Spring Gala on April 26 to receive the organization’s “Above the Barre” honor for her contributions to the performing arts.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

The National Ballet of Canada announces the lineup for its 2013-14 season.

The Globe and Mail


The chill is over: National Ballet artistic director Karen Kain welcomed James Kudelka back into the fold Tuesday as she unveiled a 2013-2014 season that includes a premiere of a new piece by the choreographer who left the company in 2005 – as well as three of his story ballets.


The National Post

Kain says she is also looking forward to the NBC’s second Innovation series, featuring three Canadian choreographers: Robert Binet, Jose Navas and James Kudelka. Kain says she hopes audiences will be drawn to these three diverse works, which will be developed by the choreographers in the summer and fall.


The Toronto Star

The return of A Month in the Country is close to Kain’s heart — it was first brought to Toronto in 1995 specifically for her. Anthony Dowell, who set the original performance, is returning to Toronto to work on this one.


CBC News

The other is Spectre de la Rose, a revamp of a 100-year-old ballet as choreographed by Marco Goecke of the Stuttgart Ballet, which is to have its Canadian premiere in 2014.

“It’s a very contemporary take of the Spectre de la Rose,” Kain says. Kain says it is a small work for just a handful of dancers with a unique style of choreography.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

A review of the Royal Ballet by Sarah Crompton in The Telegraph.

....Ashton turned the story of the tubercular courtesan Marguerite into a one-act ballet, set to Liszt, designed by Cecil Beaton, to show off the partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev; its headlong rush from first love to deathbed reconciliation requires dancers of similar charisma.

In Polunin and Rojo it has them.....



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

Sergei Polunin returns to the Royal. Item in brief.

Performances at the Royal Opera House in London are sold out.




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