Chautauqua Institution audiences have become accustomed to seeing the Charlotte Ballet dancers gliding across the Amphitheater stage. Tonight, the pointe shoes are coming off for a performance by LehrerDance.
My favorite moments in music performance are those when, as a member of the audience, I am able to make a connection to something personal — something musical that relates to something extra-musical, extending a memory or experience into the present space. Because I want music to be meaningful, it doesn’t take much — I am looking and listening for the connection.
Even though the Charlotte Ballet dancers have taken their final bows of the season, they are still on the grounds in spirit at the Chautauqua Dance Circle’s final “Views on Pointe” lecture at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ.
Broadway productions and other theatrical performances outside the gates often run for weeks at a time. At Chautauqua Institution, many performances and lectures are seen by audiences only once.
Dancers are often told they need to be versatile. Their technique must be top-notch, and they are required to train in a variety of dance styles and genres. But there is another skill that is becoming increasingly important for young dancers: the ability to choreograph.
For Sharifa Felicia Norton, Week Seven’s theme “Redefining Europe,” was the perfect opportunity to bring together religion, art and history.
The Chautauqua Dance Circle is putting the spotlight on lighting design during today’s “Views on Pointe” lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Hall of Christ.
Last week’s blistering heatwave gave way to a coolness Wednesday night at the Amphitheater for Charlotte Ballet’s annual “Dance Innovations” program.
Art is often used as a way to start a dialogue about what is happening in the world today. And…
With 50 years of experience in teaching, Maris Battaglia knows a thing or two about dance education.