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.
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.
Last week’s blistering heatwave gave way to a coolness Wednesday night at the Amphitheater for Charlotte Ballet’s annual “Dance Innovations” program.
With 50 years of experience in teaching, Maris Battaglia knows a thing or two about dance education.
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.
Flashback to 1973, an article with the headline “Stars of New York City Ballet to dance in Chautauqua Amphitheater,” appears in the Chautauquan.