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.
Audiences might remember a few young dancers from the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet who made a special appearance during this season’s opera performances of Macbeth and Eugene Onegin. Those dancers — and several more from CRYB — are returning to the Institution, this time performing their own repertoire.
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.
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.
With 50 years of experience in teaching, Maris Battaglia knows a thing or two about dance education.
It may seem odd, but Chautauqua audience members got a sneak peak of Charlotte Ballet’s future during “An Evening of Pas de Deux” at the Amphitheater on Wednesday night. Yes, two at a time taking to the stage, not ensemble ballets.
When the audience hears the phrase “pas de deux,” often a romantic duet comes to mind — the title characters…
Wilhelm “Willy” Burmann was once called one of the greatest teachers in classical dance. Burmann will be presented with the…
George Balanchine once said “Dance is music made visible.” The two art forms go hand in hand, similar to the friendship that has developed between the schools of Dance and Music at Chautauqua.