Coordinating ballet with symphony is a puzzle that involves balancing visual and musical aspects of performance.
Upon peering into the Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studio during a dance rehearsal, it would be difficult to guess that some of the dancers are only 11 years old.
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It’s no surprise that Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s biggest inspiration is George Balanchine. But there’s another choreographer who has also deeply influenced him: Jiří Kylián.
Barre fitness classes have been sweeping the nation, and now this combination class of Pilates, ballet, yoga and aerobics has arrived at Chautauqua Institution.
The Charlotte Ballet dancers take their places on the stage. But they are not alone. As the lights come up, it is former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky who stands beside them as the music begins.
CHRISTOPHER RECORD | Submitted Photo Anna Gerberich and Jordan Leeper, dancers with the Charlotte Ballet, perform in Dwight Rhoden’s “Peace…
Dancing Wheels Company & School cites one simple thought as the philosophy upon which it was built: “If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities.”
George Balanchine is like ballet royalty. Mention his name to any dance buff, and they’re likely to spout off about the New York City Ballet, the musicality and complexity of his choreography, or perhaps — if they’re a Chautauquan — his influence on Chautauqua’s own School of Dance. Yet those very same people probably wouldn’t be able to detail the Balanchine that came before all the fame and success.
In 1946, acclaimed ballet choreographer George Balanchine found himself with a bit of spare pocket change. After weighing the potential of his possible expenditures, he approached composer Paul Hindemith and asked him to write a chamber score for the piano and strings. One month and $500 later, the celebrated ballet called “The Four Temperaments” was born, a perfect union of Hindemith’s scoring and Balanchine’s choreography.