We try to schedule outdoor performances in April and May so we don't face this issue, but the weather keeps getting weirder," said Andrew Edmondson, Houston Ballet's director of marketing and public relations. The last time they canceled due to weather was in the early 2000s, he said, for an October show at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Tuesday, April 30
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:15 PM
The Junior Company are all students of the Grand Rapids Ballet School, ages 10-19, who have auditioned to be a part of this performance group and committed to a more rigorous training and rehearsal schedule, presenting several productions each season.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:17 PM
The production will be modified to avoid trigger points associated with the condition, including sudden changes of light and sound. In addition, there will be designated quiet and activity areas in the lobby, as well as special online material to prepare for the experience.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:30 PM
The Chicago Sun-Times
“Othello".....shows the company in all its glory, and serves as a reminder of what the Joffrey has, throughout its history, done best, which is to spin characters out of movement. This also is unquestionably the finest work created by Lubovitch, who turned 70 in April — one that has the full sweep, as well as all the corrosive psychological twists of the Shakespeare tragedy, as well as his other sources. In addition, as played by the impeccable Chicago Philharmonic, Elliot Goldenthal’s score for the work — percussive, volatile, driving — serves as a modern, cinematic, impressively nuanced “partner” for this ballet that unspools in three airtight, breathtaking acts.
The Examiner (with slideshow)
Dylan Gutierrez is stunning in the title role with a stage presence as powerful as his lifts of Victoria Jaiani, who appears to effortlessly defy gravity as the doomed Desdemona. Similarly fragile and tragic, is the graceful Christine Rocas in the role of Emila. Temur Sulusashvili channels a Basil Rathbone-like Iago so villainous, he inspired boos from an exhilarated audience during the standing ovation.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:54 AM
What message are you trying to convey in your work?
It’s an ongoing exploration of capabilities of the human body to express, to convey, to withhold, to reveal and my obsession, I would say, with the moment of truth and whether people let you witness it and document it, or whether they don’t, and why is it they don’t if they don’t... And there were people that I thought were going to be very comfortable in their own skin and be able to be themselves and it didn’t happen, and there were other people that surprised me.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:56 AM
.....the collaboration came about when Wheeldon and Altuzarra were at a party on Fire Island. Only Altuzarra didn’t quite know who Wheeldon was. When Wheeldon suggested they do a ballet together, he just said “sure.” He quickly immersed himself in ballet. “I looked at a lot of rehearsal pictures from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, mainly of Baryshnikov and Nureyev,” Altuzarra told the Times.....
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