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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

Tiler Peck will play the title role in a new musical, "Little Dancer."

 

That would be Marie von Goethem, the 14-year-old student of the Paris Opera Ballet who posed in the early 1880s for Degas’s yellow wax sculpture, “Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.” The celebrated work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

 

 

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Shall we dance? Four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck will join previously announced Cinderella star Rebecca Luker in the world premiere of Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman (Big Fish), the new musical by Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime) will begin performances October 2014 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Exact dates and additional casting will be announced shortly.

 

 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

Judith Mackrell appraises a 1903 clip of Ellen Price dancing "La Sylphide" for The Guardian's "MoveTube" series.

 

In this first exquisite fragment, shot in 1903 by pioneering documentary maker Peter Elfelt, Price's animation shines through the jerky speed of the film. She's dancing the title role of August Bournonville's 1836 version of La Sylphide. And while the buoyancy and character of her performance is partly a reflection of the naturalistic style in which all Royal Danish Ballet dancers were trained, it's clear that Price herself was an outstanding performer.

 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

New York Theatre Ballet must look for new digs.

 

Faith Grill, the chairman of the church’s board of trustees, said Thursday that the building had been sold for $350 a square foot, to a buyer whose name she was not at liberty to reveal. “They have to knock it down – it’s not possible to save it,” Mrs. Grill said, adding that the building had numerous structural problems that had been a drain on church finances for years.

 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

Dance St. Louis presents New Dance Horizons II.

 

....Together, they collaborated with four local professional dance companies to create four distinct works within a single production aimed at pushing the boundaries of dance. The result was a combination of four beautiful and high caliber works that challenged both the professionals involved in creating the pieces and the audiences who viewed them.

 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet  will present a program in Humboldt County.

 

The second piece, "Writing Ground" was commissioned for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo to inaugurate the Centenary of the Ballets Russes in 2010. The piece returns to the United States this fall for its first performances danced by LINES. In this collaboration, Colum McCann created a literary work that King then used as inspiration for a ballet. McCann is no stranger to the dance world; his published novels include Dancer, a fictional account of the life of Rudolf Nureyev – but this was his first experience working directly with a choreographer.

 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

Carrie Seidman checks in on the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance of Sarasota Ballet after a year.

 

The daytime pre-professional training program, named for the ballet's assistant artistic director, Margaret Barbieri, a former principal dancer with the Sadlers Wells/Royal Ballet in England, begins its school year with 24 students -- 11 returning from last year and 13 new recruits. Adjustments continue to be made to the eight-year program, which is intended to be a "feeder" for young talent into the company.

 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:10 AM

A preview of the fall season in dance by Brangien Davis in the September issue of Seattle magazine.

 

Choreographers always seem to see life from a different angle, and that’s nowhere more apparent than in this fall’s lineup of dance performances. In Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s “Emergence” (11/8–11/17. Pacific Northwest Ballet; pnb.org), black-clad dancers emerge from a dark tunnel to swarm and flit across the stage, moving alternately like leggy spiders and insects thrashing against windows, while the soundtrack transforms the clicks and buzzes of actual bugs into industrial music. During a break from rehearsing the piece with Pacific Northwest Ballet this summer, Pite said, “It's the sexiest piece I've made.”
 

 




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