When Jordan Leeper’s dance instructor at the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet told him that he would be coming to Chautauqua Institution to take a ballet class in 2006, he didn’t understand why.
Coordinating ballet with symphony is a puzzle that involves balancing visual and musical aspects of performance.
Guest Review by Anthony Bannon The heart sounds most notably within a sprung rhythm; its regular beat is taken for granted….
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.
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…
More often than not, Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre) searches for a celebratory finish to its summer season with a “Shindig” or the saloon-savvy “Western Symphony” or a decidedly “American in Paris.”
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.
The lighthearted humor of the Terrie Haucks’ first meeting with her husband, and the warmth and affection with which Terrie now recalls it, are all emotions that translated into their long marriage. These are emotions that Terrie hopes are evoked in the Charlotte Ballet’s performance this evening, a ballet which she commissioned in Jimmy’s honor.
This weekend marks the last opportunity for the community to enjoy the talents of Chautauqua’s student dancers before their season concludes. The second annual Student Gala, which features both workshop and festival students, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater.