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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:00 AM

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo visit Aspen.

 

“It is comedy with ballets that are familiar to the audience,” said Trocks artistic director Tory Dobrin. “They may come to see ‘Swan Lake,’ but it’s not the ballets that are important. For us, people are coming to our show to see our personalities on stage. Our dancers are keeping each performance fresh.”

 

 

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:01 AM

Lafayette Ballet Theatre presents "The Sleeping Beauty."
 

The role of Princess Aurora will be danced by Laura Tisserand, principal dancer with Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB).

 

Tisserand and the Lafayette Ballet dancers will be joined by other leading guest artists from PNB, Joshua Grant and William Yin-Lee.

 

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:04 AM

A review of Carolina Ballet Theatre by Paul Hyde on Greenville.com.

 

The much-anticipated “Beatle Juice,” the last of three pieces in this weekend’s showcase at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, is an exuberant, sexy, playful blend of classical and popular dance styles set to the music of the Beatles.

 

It’s the work of Dwight Rhoden, one of the busiest choreographers on the international dance scene today.

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:09 AM

A profile of Janie Taylor by Sophie Flack in the March 24 issue of The Weekly Standard.

 

A majority of Taylor’s repertory is made up of Balanchine ballets, and to prepare, she requests videotapes (“the oldest thing I could get my hands on”) from the company video archives. She also spends time at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center studying VHS tapes of the original Balanchine casts. Taylor was fortunate to participate in several filmed coaching sessions for the George Balanchine Foundation, led by former dancers including Allegra Kent and Violette Verdy, who originated roles. Taylor says their instruction was illuminating but that there are only a “small handful” of NYCB dancers today who are interested in how Balanchine ballets were originally danced; many debut principal roles without ever having seen the ballet.

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:14 AM

A profile of Lincoln Kirstein by Jack Garner in The Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester.

 

In The Monuments Men film, Bob Balaban plays Preston Savitz, based partially on Lincoln Kirstein, who was born into a wealthy family in Rochester in 1907, where his mother's family was a partner in the highly successful Stein-Bloch men's clothing firm.

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:22 AM

 A review of Pacific Northwest Ballet by Philippa Kiraly for The SunBreak.

 

Lastly we had the new work commissioned for this program by Cerrudo. Titled Memory Glow, it has seven men and three women, with 18 floor lights as three sides of an oblong on stage. These are used changeably, not the only lighting, but in general the stage is dimly lit. With the men in black pants and tops and the women in bikini bottoms and neutral tops, it was quite hard to see much detail especially when the men were dancing in unison towards the back of the stage.

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

An interview with Robert Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev.
 

Indeed accessibility is central to their mission to keep ballet alive. ‘I do not believe ballet is dying. Quite the opposite,’ says Vasiliev. ‘There is a constant renewal of audiences, and more people approaching ballet with no biases. Some condemn the globalisation that ballet is subjected to. Personally, I think that a continuous exchange of traditions offers unique possibilities to the artists and is central to the welfare of the art. ......"

 

For Bolle, too, globalisation is good, although within limits. ‘Artists benefit from being able to tackle new repertoires, new choreographic forms. Consequently, ballet thrives on what those same artists might bring to diverse dance cultures. And that is what constantly injects new blood into an art form that is undoubtedly alive.’

 

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:27 AM

A review of New York City Ballet by Marianne Adams for danceviewtimes.

 

“Fall” brought with it the charisma of Daniel Ulbricht, whose Faun was full of humor punctuated by high jumps. Joaquin De Luz was not to be outdone, and his jumps looked as crisp and virtuosic as Ulbricht’s. De Luz’s partner, Ashley Bouder, was equally as impressive in her chaînés of rare speed and tightness.  The trio’s explosive dancing, together with the energetic corps, made the section look like a torrent of swirling autumn leaves, and gave an upbeat segue to the ballet’s concluding scene. The luscious grand finale of all the seasons, in all their varied colors, was a treat that stayed with you long after curtain’s fall.

 



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:02 PM

A review of BalletBoyz: the Talent by Charles Hutchinson in The Press.

 

 

How frustrating. BalletBoyz founders and dashing Royal Ballet alumni Michael Nunn and William Trevitt did everything right to promote theTalent’s pool of young dancers with plenty of interviews and sensual publicity photographs of the male body at its most beautiful. Yet far too few seats were sold for this breathtakingly brilliant show.

 



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:35 AM

An interview with Paul Gibson.

Paul Gibson will top twenty years with Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2014. While most people who recognize him on the street remember his dancing from 1994 to 2004, Gibson has enjoyed the last ten years as a ballet master for the company just as much.

 

“These days, I’m more into watching back stage or going out to the front of the house when it’s something that I’ve staged,” he said.

 

 




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