Ann Barzel, A Birthday Celebration and Dance Tribute
Posted 11 November 2002 - 08:52 PM
The performance was given at the Athenaeum Theatre and also featured Chicago dance companies: River North Chicago Dance Company and Trinity Irish Dance. Other choreographers were Randy Duncan, Frank Chaves, Sherry Zunker. Sean Curran and Harrison McEldowney who choreographed a special tribute to Ann Barzel.
Ann Barzel is famous for sneaking her moving picture camera in to many of the greatest performances given in Chicago and other parts of the world for many years, before dance was being filmed.
Proceeds earned from the Ann Barzel Birthday Celebration and Dance Tribute will support conservation and accessibilitly to the vast collection of books and film that Ann Barzel has donated to The Chicago Dance Collection At The Newberry Library.
Posted 12 November 2002 - 03:55 AM
Posted 12 November 2002 - 04:51 AM
Happy birthday, Ms. B.!
Posted 12 November 2002 - 06:18 AM
Happy birthday, Ann Barzel!!!
Posted 17 November 2002 - 02:09 PM
Thanks Glebb, for posting the news, and for going into detail, so we could get a sense of hte event.... Violette Verdy came, it must have been a wonderful evening...
Somewhere I've seen a video of Gaites Parisiennes, with Danilova and Frankin, that was pieced together from footage shot by Ms Barzel with her "concealed' camera -- most of the dancers look like Looney TUne figures, especially their shoes -- (which maybe means that Looney-Tune cartoonists were close observers of the artists they burlesqued). I would never have guessed what the qualiuty of hte phrasing was in real Massine dancing if I hadn't seen that video....
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