Today, Cynthia Gregory hopes to share her own vision of dance when she takes the podium for the Chautauqua Dance Circle’s lecture series.
The iconic image of a tutu-fitted classical ballerina may be legendary, but it’s not permanent.
Patricia McBride’s mother enrolled her in dance classes when she was 7 years old because she thought she could use a little more grace. She had no way of knowing that her daughter would someday become a world-renowned ballerina.
For those who love the art of dance, the Chautauqua Dance program offers this summer everything from performances by dancers in-residence to lectures on various topics in the world of dance.
The Charlotte Ballet, known formerly as the North Carolina Dance Theatre, will be in residence for the first seven weeks of the Chautauqua season, under the artistic direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.
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.
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.
Although many people would consider themselves avid supporters of the arts, very few would go as far as hiking the Appalachian Trail to fund arts education programs.
“It’s amazing what goes into making something effortless,” an old advertisement reads for Gaynor Minden, a pointe shoe and dance apparel company.
It’s the story of a classic love triangle. Petrouchka loves the Ballerina; the Ballerina loves the Moor; and the Moor loves, well, himself.
Marilyn Marloff is no stranger to Chautauqua Institution, having spent many summers studying dance under the instruction of Chautauqua Dance artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.
However, today is a first for the associate professor and chief adviser for the dance program at Old Dominion University. Marloff will present “The Art of Tap Dancing,” her first lecture on the Institution grounds, at 3:30 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.
The program kicks off the 2013 season for Chautauqua Dance Circle, a community group that supports the work of the Institution’s summer dance program through public programming and scholarships for talented young dancers from across the nation.