Americans have been drawn into countless murder trials long before Hollywood made its claim to fame. Perhaps one of the most publicized trials was that of Lizzie Borden, a 32-year-old woman convicted of brutally murdering her parents, a trial so notorious that it inspired a ballet.Continue reading
This has been the summer of Sasha.Continue reading
Enrico Cecchetti was involved in the dance world from the time of his birth to the final moments before his death — literally. Cecchetti was born in the dressing room of a theater and died from a heart attack while teaching a ballet class.Continue reading
Chautauqua School of Dance’s final student gala of the summer is bittersweet. More than two months of intense classes and rehearsals have all led to one final performance. As the students look around the Amphitheater stage on Sunday, they will be surrounded by both old and new friends.Continue reading
Before Week Seven’s focus on “Diplomacy” comes to an end, Chautauqua Dance associate artistic director Mark Diamond will relate diplomacy to Chautauquans in a way no speaker would have attempted.
NCDT dancers will perform Diamond’s “The Decision Maker” to open their final show of the season, which begins at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater. Dancers will be accompanied by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Grant Cooper.Continue reading
REVIEW — A ‘Visionary Atmosphere’: NCDT dancers, choreographers, show off creative side of dance with ‘Innovations’
Guest review by Jane Vranish.
Choreography is like the air that dancers breathe.Continue reading