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#46 Helene

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:59 PM

The only things I can find on the site are:

 

What is the difference between the three rounds of competition?
Approximately 100 competitors from all over the world will compete in two-weeks of intense elimination rounds. In Round I, all competitors perform a classical piece from the pre-selected Junior or Senior repertoire. Semi-finalists perform a contemporary work in Round II. In Round III, finalists perform both classical and contemporary dance.

 

Here is the list of pre-selected pieces (scroll for Senior):

http://www.usaibc.co...cal-repertoire/

 

He performed last in his session on 15 June:

http://www.usaibc.co...14-competition/



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:00 PM

Leslie Rausch reveals her daily schedule, diet and exercise (non performance days) for "Glamour":

http://www.glamour.c...ating-plan.html

 

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:12 PM

Golly -- Glamour magazine.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

Steven Loch has made the USA IBC finals :flowers:

 

http://www.usaibc.co...ames-finalists/



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

Glad to hear it -- I'm wondering what he's dancing, though.  Looking through the list of senior variations there's not much that he's done here.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

If we're lucky, someone in Jackson will post the info from the programs, because I can't find anything specific on the site.  

 

The Round II compulsory contemporary piece had to be chosen from specific pieces made available by Matthew Neenan and Trey McIntyre on video, and then the competitors had the chance to work with the choreographers on site.  The contemporary piece for the Finals (Round III) had to be choreographed after 2010 and be a maximum of four minutes:

http://www.usaibc.co...ceptance Policy

 

I don't know if he commissioned a piece -- he'd have a lot of options just from his colleagues -- got permission to use something PNB presented, or got permission to do another existing contemporary work.  "Emergence" is too old, and I doubt the solo in silence in the recent Morris would count.  The only extended solo I remember in the Cerrudo is for a woman. 

 

There's nothing I can find that specifies the version of the variations for the classical rep Columns A&B.  The only ballets he'd have seen at PNB are the Stowell male variation for "Nutcracker" and the Hynd and reconstructed versions of the "Sleeping Beauty" male variation, both in Column A.  I don't know if there's anything else he would have danced as a PD, but it would be sweet were he to dance to a reconstructed version working with Doug Fullington.  I know Doug's worked on "Raymonda," (also Column A), "La Bayadere," and  "Le Corsaire," but Ali wasn't added until 1955; so much for Medora and the Slave. 



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:41 PM

I'm not seeing an A and B list -- I'm looking here but I have a feeling that's not the right place.  It's the standard versions of Giselle and Don Quixote, the Grigorovitch Swan Lake, Esmerelda, Flower Festival and the old version of Fille.  But people learn stuff all over, so I imagine he's got stuff in his personal repertoire that we don't see here.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:44 PM

This is the list of Round I rep:

http://www.usaibc.co...cal-repertoire/

 

This is the list of Round III rep:

http://www.usaibc.com/2227-2/

 

There is no overlap:  the Round I "Esmeralda" are the Esmeralda and Frolio grand pas and variations, while for the Round III, it's "Diana and Acteon."  For Round I, "Swan Lake" excerpts were from Act III; in Round III they are from Act II. 



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:39 PM

PNB posted today that Loch will be competing tonight along with a great photo of him:

https://www.facebook...pe=1&permPage=1

 

I asked if anyone knew what he danced in previous rounds and what he'll dance tonight.  If I get any answers, I'll post them here.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

PNB answered!!!

 

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet Helene Kaplan, this just in from Steven: "I perform the Prince's variation from Act III of The Sleeping Beauty, Solor's variation from La Bayadere, and a contemporary piece I choreographed myself."

 



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

That's an impressive list!



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

Carrie Imler was asked about her "strategic summer schedule" by Dance Magazine:

 

http://dancemagazine...summer-schedule

 

(with a lovely photo by Angela Sterling)



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

Carrie Imler posted this as a public post to her Facebook page:

Can't believe I start my 20th season with PNB on monday!!!!!!

 

 

I don't remember what she danced for her school graduation ballet in 1995, but to this day I remember feeling gobsmacked watching her.

 

The great thing about dance is that the "blessed" stuff works both ways.  Congratulations to her on her upcoming 20th anniversary :flowers:



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:44 AM

On its Facebook Page, PNB just published a photo of Maria Chapman (Kennedy) and her new daughter, Eleanor Cavendish Kennedy, born in July:

 

https://www.facebook...152373509783952

 

Congratulations to the Kennedy family flowers.gif

 

Edited to add:  I've just been given a heads up that you have to be logged into Facebook to see the photo.  You don't have to "Like" the PNB page to see it, though.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:14 PM

On its Facebook page, PNB has posted a picture of Pointe Magazine's cover, featuring Leta Biasucci.

 

https://www.facebook...?type=1

 

But the most exciting part may have been the caption: "Psst... you may want to be sure you're at opening night tomorrow, rumor has it Peter Boal is making an announcement." If that means what I think it means...

 

Edit: Just seeing the other thread now—apologies for the cross-post!




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