Posts Tagged 'Chautauqua School of Dance'

Dance Circle lecture to present film ‘Ballet Russes’

Dance Circle lecture to present film ‘Ballet Russes’

George Balanchine is like ballet royalty. Mention his name to any dance buff, and they’re likely to spout off about the New York City Ballet, the musicality and complexity of his choreography, or perhaps — if they’re a Chautauquan — his influence on Chautauqua’s own School of Dance. Yet those very same people probably wouldn’t be able to detail the Balanchine that came before all the fame and success.

Chautauqua Dance looks forward to season of energy, education

Chautauqua Dance looks forward to season of energy, education

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.

Dance students create new works for choreographic workshop

Dance students create new works for choreographic workshop

Dancers in the Chautauqua School of Dance get the opportunity to take a leap in choreographers’ ballet slippers.

Apprentice and festival dancers are accustomed to dancing in others’ pieces, but the Choreographic Workshop gives the students an opportunity to create their own works.

Students interested in creating a piece for the workshop went through a selection process with dance faculty. The faculty chose 12 pieces to be shown at the free public 4 p.m. Choreographic Performance today in Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studio.