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.
Mark Diamond is known for his creative narratives, but his piece “Into the Fray,” choreographed for the School of Dance Student Gala, may spin his most creative web yet: The audience will be shrunk down to ant size and immersed in his “insect ballet.”
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.
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.
Barre fitness classes have been sweeping the nation, and now this combination class of Pilates, ballet, yoga and aerobics has arrived at Chautauqua Institution.