This year's programme, which will be performed at the Hall for Cornwall next week, has been carefully chosen to demonstrate the versatility of BRB. It includes a work from great British choreographer John Cranko, alongside award-winning American choreographer Jessica Lang's Lyric Pieces and excerpts from some of Birmingham Royal Ballet's favourite ballets.
Friday, May 10
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As in any Encores! evening, the most sonorous echoes are a siren call from the Broadway musical’s glorious past. Beyond its tributes to Rodgers and Hart, and to Abbott — this is the 13th of his shows to be revived here, if you count Fiorello! twice — On Your Toes pays special homage to Balanchine, the great Russian choreographer with the habit of marrying his prima ballerinas. (His first wife Tamara Geva played the haughty ballet star in the original production; his third wife, Vera Zorina, starred in the 1939 movie version and a 1954 Broadway revival.) Balanchine’s most constant marriage may have been the one with Center Center: the place was home to his New York City Ballet company from 1948 until he moved it to Lincoln Center 16 years later. Throughout the decades, City Center has remained Manhattan’s premiere salon for traveling dance ensembles. This weekend it vivaciously kicks up its heels, whether they are encased in ballet slippers or in tap shoes.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:22 PM
Shura Baryshnikov, the daughter of legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and heralded actor Jessica Lange, will appear as Carabosse, the evil fairy in the fairy tale. Baryshnikov is a teacher at FBP.
The ballet based on the Brothers Grimm’s timeless story of good conquering evil, will be presented by Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) as a gift to all “mom’s” for Mother’s Day.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:37 PM
His students at UNCSA included Mel Tomlinson, who was a soloist with the New York City Ballet and later taught at UNCSA for four years; the late Edward Stierle, a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet; and Frank Smith, a former soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. Smith has taught at UNCSA since 1983.
“Bobby Lindgren was not only the founding dean of the School of Dance, but in my years as an NCSA student, Bobby was a father figure to many of us and later a mentor throughout our careers,” Smith said.
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