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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

A National Public Radio interview with Francia Russell. Audio & text.

 

Balanchine wanted Russell to perform, but instead Russell focused on learning every one of his ballets so she could help teach them to company members. This was in the days before videotape, so Russell documented every dance by hand in a spiral-bound notebook. "Some ballets, I had to go around and pester dancers," she remembers. "They would see me coming and run because I was always asking questions — 'Show me what you did right here!' "

 

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

A preview of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Vail.

 

The entrance of the White Swan in this act is one of the most beautiful and recognizable entrances in all of ballet. As 24 swan maidens alight on the stage, Odette enters on a shower of harp notes and bows down to Prince Siegfried like a bird landing on a lake, closing its wings. Carla Korbes, a principal dancer with the company and a much loved artist who has now danced in Vail for seven consecutive seasons, has over the years developed a deep emotional affinity for the ballet.

 

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:04 AM

A preview of Ballet Phlippines'  44th season.

The following month will be Rock Supremo, which essays the life of Andres Bonifacio as a young man who went for his dreams of justice and democracy during a time of political repression.

 

A collaboration with Rock Ed and supported by the National Historic Commission of the Philippines, the production is unique in that it will feature original music from Filipino bands and artists including Gloc 9, Ebe Dancel, Pedicab, Peryodiko, Peso Movement, Sandwich, Radioactive Sago Project, Dong Abay, Diego Mapa, Kai Honasan, and Rico Blanco.

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

Fernando Alonso  has died at age 98.

They returned to Havana in 1948 and were part of a group called the Ballet Alicia Alonso. It later became the National Ballet.

 

In 1975, after divorcing Alicia, Alonso took charge of the ballet of the city of Camaguey.

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:14 AM

A review of Aspen Sante Fe Ballet in Vail by "P Jesep" for allvoices.com.

 

ASFB is a small troupe, refreshingly avant-garde, if not intoxicatingly eccentric without pretentiousness, but yet, with an elegant discipline to masterfully pull off the different. Many critics don’t see it, which may say more about the reviewers than the company.

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

A preview of San Francisco Ballet at Stern Grove.

 

.....While concerts don't start until 2 p.m., attendees have been known to arrive as early as 5 a.m. to stake out prime real estate near the stage. There is bench seating directly in front of the stage as well as picnic tables available for reservation, but most people simply lay out blankets or tarps and sit on the grass.

 

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

An interview with Isabella Boylston.

Add it to a long list of her dancing dreams come true. She just returned from performing in Italy. Her favorite accomplishment was landing "Swan Lake" with the American Ballet Theatre.

 

"I like the challenge of ballet," Boylston says. "To push yourself and try to improve and develop as an artist."

 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

A list of events sponsored by Ballet in Cleveland.

 

Cinema fans, rejoice! On Sunday, August 25th at 11am and Tuesday, August 27th at 7pm, join Ballet in Cleveland and Cleveland Cinemas for a big screen presentation of Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118). Both the introduction and post-screening discussion will be hosted by Ballet in Cleveland's Founding Director, Jessica Wallis.

 



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:05 AM

An item on a pacer named Balanchine.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac selects Balanchine to win the event.

 

“He was sharp in his first start of the season then seemed to tail off for a while,” he said. “With a pair of wins and an equal number of seconds in his last five starts it’s safe to say the slump is over. Top call.”

 




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