Swan Lake at Festival Ballet Theatre
Posted 28 April 2002 - 02:42 PM
Posted 29 April 2002 - 02:26 PM
Just one curious question tho, it is regular of big name stars like that of Ms. Kent and Mr. Woetzel to preform with regional companies around the country? :confused: Anyway, I hope both Ms. Kent and Mr. Woetzel will be back next year with FBT.
Posted 29 April 2002 - 04:14 PM
Yes, actually. Principal dancers, and some soloists too, do perform frequently with young regional companies. It's a chance for some of them to do roles they might not regularly do in their own company, and also to earn some extra money. For the regional companies it is a question of whether they can afford to bring in the big stars, like Kent and Woetzel, or if their budget can handle guests but maybe not those who get the top money. Sometimes it is also a matter of the company directors knowing certain dancers and being able to get them to dance for them. A lot of the principal and soloist dancers also have an agent, and the regional companies can book their "stars" through the agency. It's great for these companies to have the stars come in, especially if they are the type of dancers who are interested in young dancers and will spend time with them and talk to them. Sometimes they will teach some classes while they are there, too.
Posted 29 April 2002 - 06:28 PM
Only in ballet world where internationaly known stars like Julie Kent and Damian Woetzel are willing to come and perform on one's local stage. It is the equivalent of having Julia Robert or Meryl Streep come and perform at your community playhouse.
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