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ABT Studio Company and Royal Ballet School Exchange

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#1 Alexandra


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Posted 16 January 2003 - 12:10 PM


Royal Ballet School to Perform at New Yorkís Kaye Playhouse, February 11-13 ABT Studio Company to Appear at Covent Gardenís Linbury Theatre, March 28, 29

In a unique exchange program, the ABT Studio Company and the Royal Ballet School will travel to each otherís respective homes in February and March to perform, conduct master classes and take part in training sessions with senior coaching staff.

The Royal Ballet School director Gailene Stock will bring the entire third year class of the Royal Ballet School to New York for performances at The Kaye Playhouse in New York, February 11 through 13. The RBS repertory will include the choreography of Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon and Stanton Welch. While in New York, Ms. Stock and the senior coaching staff from the Royal Ballet School will hold teachersí seminars to discuss and demonstrate the methodology of the school. The staff will also conduct a master class for students aged 10 through 18 on February 8 and 9, 10 A.M.-3 P.M., at the Alvin Ailey Studios, 211 W. 61st Street.

On March 28 and 29, the ABT Studio Company will perform at Londonís Linbury Theatre at Covent Garden. Performances include Antony Tudorís Continuo, Stanton Welchís Long and Winding Road, Brian Reederís Lost Language of the Flight Attendant and a World Premiere of a new duet by Robert Hill, set to music by Lowell Liebermann.

Performances at the Kaye Playhouse, February 11-13, are at 8 P.M. Tickets priced at $28, $18 for members and $10 for students are available at the Kaye Playhouse box office, Monday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm, or by calling (212) 772-4448. The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse is located at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

#2 Brendan McCarthy

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Posted 16 January 2003 - 12:25 PM

This month's Dancing Times has an interview with Gailene Stock, the director of the Royal Ballet School.

#3 grace


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Posted 16 January 2003 - 05:27 PM

thanks for highlighting that interview, brendan - very interesting reading. :mad:

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 01:01 PM

Is there any more information about these RBS master classes at Alvin Ailey. The five-hour time slot surely will be divided into several classes? How does one book?

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 07:16 PM

isabella, it was stated on an earlier "thread" that the person to contact was Mignon Furman. I did contact her quite a while ago, gave her the name and address and never did receive any information...but hope springs eternal! So give her a call! 212-787-9500 Let us know if you find out anything! :)

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 09:39 AM

I phoned the UK this morning and found out that the Royal Ballet School master classes are full, indeed oversubscribed. What a pity.

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 02:19 PM

does anyone know what the program will consist of for their performances in nyc? thanks!

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