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Figurante

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  1. Lots of lost faces in the newly updated roster... very sad... http://miamicityballet.org/dancers.php
  2. Check out the new season roster for the 2010-2011 season here: http://www.paballet.org/company_dancers.html
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    Roster Changes

    There have been numerous roster changes on the MCB website: Deanna Seay Rolando Sarabia Daniel Sarabia Alex Wong Daniel Baker Allynne Noel Stoller Chaz Mezaros Elizabeth Keller All of the dancers above are no longer listed on the website There are also new additions to the roster: Student Apprentices: Andrei Chagas Chloe Freytag Christina Spigner Kara White Apprentices: Nathalia Arja Adrienne Carter Renan Cerdeiro Alexandre Ferreira Skyler Lubin Kleber Rebello Corps de Ballet: Suzanne Limbrunner Emily Bromberg
  4. Pa Ballet has announced their 2010-2011 season on their website... http://www.paballet.org/2010-2011_season.html TRIPLE BILL WITH CARMEN Academy of Music October 21-24, 2010 Concerto Barocco - George Balanchine Matthew Neenan World Premiere Carmen - Roland Petit George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER™ December 4-31, 2010 Academy of Music CLASSIC INNOVATIONS February 3-6, 2011 Merriam Theater Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude- Forsythe Polyphonia - Christopher Wheeldon In the Upper Room - Twyla Tharp SWAN LAKE - Christopher Wheeldon March 3-13 Academy of Music BUILDING ON BALANCHINE April 14-17 Merriam Theater Agon - George Balanchine Benjamin Millepied World Premiere Who Cares? - George Balanchine LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE - Sir Frederick Ashton June 2-11 Academy of Music
  5. As I am tranferring over all of my videos to dvd's... I came across this version of The NUtcracker. I believe it is german, but I cannot pinpoint the company....I was wondering if anyone else has seen this production. It was released on December 21st, 1965. I must have taped it during a rebroadcast when I was around seven years old. It features Edward Villella, Patricia McBride, and Melissa Hayden. I am trying to figure out who performed the Snow Queen in this production. On a side note, Helga Heinrich's redition of bluebird (yes, that's right, the full Bluebird, pas de deux, 2 male variations, female variation and coda are all included in this version of The Nutcracker!) was incredible! Here is a link possibly with more information from imdb.com http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0221445/ I really hope someone has seen it!
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    Ballet Clue!

    Spartacus in the Party Scene with Death's Mirror :-)
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    Oregon Ballet to cut budget by 28 percent

    This is the best news I've heard all day! Congrats to OBt, all of its dancers, as well as the companies and dancers that participated in one of the most influential benefit performances of this decade!
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    Dance United Performance to benefit OBT

    haha heck yeah!
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    Dance United Performance to benefit OBT

    Happy to announce that OBT has raised $710,000 as of Monday, June 15th! There is still a little bit to go... and OBT has some really great live auction items up on ebay to try and make up the rest of the difference! AUCTION LISTINGS INCLUDE: Two tickets on JetBlue Airways (auction not yet live) Opportunity to be a TV producer for a day on Comcast SportsNet limited edition color prints of dancers from OBT’s Who’s Your Dancer? campaign, by Portland photographer Alicia J. Rose One night stay, dinner for two and free parking at the Portland Doubletree Hotel Original paintings & sketches of obt Dancers by Portland artist Mona Cordell Limited-edition fine art prints by Portland photographer James McGrew, autographed by OBT Principal Dancers Alison Roper and Artur Sultanov Three-night stay in 6-bedroom house in Sunriver, courtesy of Lisa Stevenson Limited-edition, autographed items from Coraline movie, donated by Laika Two tickets to Portland Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme in September, 2009 Painting by OBT Company Dancer Brian Simcoe Willamette River trips on Willamette Jet Boats Portrait sittings with portrait artist Charles Waugh Pilates classes, acupuncture treatments, ballroom dance lessons, golf swing analysis and more! VIP tickets to Live Wire! Hand-blown 12” glass punchbowl designed by Portland’s Esque Studio Signed photo prints of OBT dancers by Randall Millstein Wine from Argyle Winery (auction not yet live) Ceramic art by Sian Yap Alexander Gift certificate to P.F. Chang Dance United benefit poster autographed by all visiting and OBT dancers Here is a direct link to the items on ebay, as provided by the OBT website! http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/obtballet_W0...armrsZ1QQ_fromZ I have no doubts that they will be able to raise the last bit of money by June 30th! Best of luck!
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    Dance United Performance to benefit OBT

    Any news on the outcome after the benefit performance?
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    corps dancers we love as if they were stars

    Ian Hussey with the Pennsylvania Ballet.
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    La Sylphide and Barber Violin Concerto

    Here is more information regarding the staging of La Sylphide provided on the Pennsylvania website: http://www.paballet.org/season/production....id=32&src=l
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    La Sylphide and Barber Violin Concerto

    Attended last night (Sat. 6/6); all danced very well for the most part. I especially liked Julie Diana as the Sylph, and Zachary Hench was a precise, impassioned James--good balon AND batterie. BUT why does the lighting have to be so poor? And the corps sylphs' epaulement was ragged, something very noticeable in a Bournonville work. I didn't see the need to present Martin's Barber Violin Concerto, tho' both couples in it did well, and the guest violinist's playing offered a nice surprise. Why not just focus on delivering a top-notch Sylphide? Interestingly, the program did not say who set it (!!). Tamara Hadley and Jeffrey Gribler both set the ballet. Mrs. Hadley concentrated on the sylphs, and Mr. Gribler, most of the pantomime and the Reel. Gribler also gave a great rendition of Madge.
  14. Performances run through this weekend, as well as next weekend. Casting is here: http://www.paballet.org/season/production....id=32&src=l Hope to see you there!
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    Oregon Ballet to cut budget by 28 percent

    I've contributed as well... and am hoping others will follow suit! It is such an amazing company!
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