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Subject: INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY BALLET CONGRESS, MEXICO (LONG)<BR>From: "Rocio C. Barraza Rivacoba" <><BR>Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 22:13:56 -0600<P><BR>[PLEASE EXCUSE CROSSPOSTINGS]<P><BR>FIRST INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL<BR>AND CONTEMPORARY BALLET CONGRESS<BR>MÉXICO AÑO 2000 <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <P><BR>CONFERENCES, MASTER CLASSES AND SHARED PERFORMANCES PRESENTED<BR>BY GUEST SCHOOLS<P><BR>CONFERENCES<BR>Sunday, July 9 through Friday, July 14; 9:00 am to 10:30 am<BR>Artistic directors of World Class Schools will discuss relevant proposed<BR>topics of major<BR>interest related to professional Ballet training:<BR>1. The school<BR>a) History<BR>b) Organic structure<BR>c) Installations<BR>d) Others<P><BR>2. Philosophical Approaches<BR>a) The 21st Century dancer: profile and vision<BR>b) Artistic level vs. technical level<BR>c) Development and technology<BR>d) Expectations as trainers of professionals<BR>e) Elitism and segregation<BR>f) Others<P><BR>3. Academic approach<BR>a) Study program (selection and training methods, age, stages of<BR>development, etc.)<BR>b) Integral education vs. technical training<BR>c) Inter-disciplinary training program<BR>d) Teacher training program<BR>e) Training of choreographers<BR>f) Supplementary training of professionals for transition<BR>g) Terminology usage<BR>h) Talent identification, loss and drain<BR>i) Others<P><BR>4. Artistic approach<BR>a) The dancer as a performer, interpreter or artist<BR>b) Mastery of style(s)<BR>c) Virtuosity<BR>d) Others<P><BR>5. Society<BR>a) Social impact<BR>b) Family Interaction of students<BR>c) Employment opportunities<BR>d) Relationship with professional companies<BR>e) Private and public schools problems<BR>f) Strategies for creating audiences<BR>g) Financing<BR>h) Others<P><BR>6. Health<BR>a) Student care (emotional, psychological and physical)<BR>b) Student development and growth periods<BR>c) Eating disorders<BR>d) Addictions and AIDS<BR>e) Others<P><BR>MASTER CLASSES<BR>Sunday, July 9 through Friday, July 14; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm<BR>Each one of the Guest Schools will present a master class which is to<BR>include all students from the other Guest Schools<BR>Conferences and Master Classes will take place daily, and Congress<BR>participants may attend as observers.<P><BR>PERFORMANCES<BR>Sunday, July 9 through Friday, July 14; 8:15 pm<BR>During these days, Guest Schools will demonstrate their artistic work in<BR>shared<BR>performances where other schools interested in participating may also<BR>take part.<BR>Schools interested in taking part in performances, must submit their<BR>corresponding<BR>Application Form.<BR>Note: Seats for the performances will be assigned in order of<BR>registration date. For those accompanying participants there will be<BR>tickets available for sale except those for Opening and Closing<BR>Performances.<P>ROUND TABLES FOR DISCUSSION OF GENERAL INTEREST TOPICS WITH THE<BR>PARTICIPATION OF SPECIALISTS<BR>PROPOSED TOPICS<BR>Sunday, July 9; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm<BR>1. Ballet training for non-professional dancers (A)<BR>a) Importance (social, cultural, educational, psychological, physical,<BR>emotional,<BR>personal, etc.)<BR>b) Regulation, supervision<BR>c) Teacher qualities and qualifications<BR>d) Ethics<BR>e) Channeling students with skills to professional training<BR>f) Others<BR>2. Information, financing, and promotion of Ballet<BR>a) Schools<BR>b) Critics<BR>c) Dance research<BR>d) International organizations<BR>e) Government<BR>f) Sponsors<BR>g) Others<BR>Monday, July 10; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm<BR>3. Ballet training for non-professional dancers (B)<BR>a) Non-formal training problems<BR>b) Student expectation and motivation<BR>c) Training methods and selection criteria<BR>d) Use of formative repertoire (traditional, special, etc.)<BR>e) Creation of audiences<BR>f) Others<BR>4. Ballet Companies<BR>a) Aesthetic and technical conception<BR>b) Admission methods and criteria<BR>c) Relationship between Schools and companies<BR>d) Dancer and choreographer offer and demand<BR>e) Audience preferences (choreographers, companies, artists, repertoire<BR>(gala, full<BR>ballet, mixed program, etc.)<BR>f) Financing and promotion problems<BR>g) Others<P><BR>Tuesday, July 11; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm<BR>5. Ballet and its social, cultural and economic impacts<BR>a) Profession or craft<BR>b) Assessment strategies for ballet as a profession<BR>c) Elitism and segregation in professional and educational communities<BR>d) Social sectors it attends<BR>e) Training for boys<BR>f) Family interaction<BR>g) Creation of employment opportunities<BR>h) Cultural support and policies (public and private)<BR>i) Others<BR>6. Contemporary vision of Ballet<BR>a) Tradition, the present and the future<BR>b) Ballet training technique and new trends<BR>c) Survival and present standing of the repertoire<BR>d) Art or sport<BR>e) Ballet, video and television<BR>f) Cybernetic technology and ballet<BR>g) Others<P><BR>Wednesday, July 12; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm<BR>7. Ballet and health<BR>a) Causes, prevention and care of injuries (physical, emotional,<BR>psychological)<BR>b) Eating disorders<BR>c) Addictions<BR>d) AIDS<BR>e) Alternative medicine<BR>f) Development of muscular and body awareness by means of new methods<BR>and<BR>technologies<BR>g) Others<BR>8. The professional student of Ballet*<BR>a) Why do I want to become a dancer?<BR>b) A way of life: sacrifices and satisfactions<BR>c) Personal training process<BR>d) Profile and vision of the dancer of the 21<BR>st<BR>Century<BR>e) The dancer as performer: interpreter or artist<BR>f) Expectations of a dancer during transition<BR>g) Others<BR>*Students from Guest Schools will participate in this table.<BR>Thursday, July 13; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm<BR>9. Today's child and Ballet<BR>a) Vocational selection at an early age<BR>b) Ballet training as a supplement to integral education<BR>c) Natural skills vs. desire<BR>d) Perseverance, discipline; excellence and today's child<BR>e) Neuro-psycho-motor development of the child in recent decades<BR>f) Rhythm, values and interests in present day life<BR>g) Others<BR>10. Competitions<BR>a) Objectives y goals<BR>b) Profile of participants<BR>c) Selection criteria of repertoire<BR>d) Virtuosity vs. style<BR>e) Financing, programming and promotion<BR>f) Others<BR>Friday, July 14; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm<BR>11. Open Table<BR>This Table will present papers on those topics that interest Ballet<BR>professionals and students and have not been included in the topics for<BR>the Congress.<BR>Congress participants may attend the Round Tables.<BR>Individuals registered for the Congress wishing to present a paper on<BR>any of the above topics must submit the Corresponding Application Form.<P><BR>SEMINARS GIVEN BY RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONALS*<BR>Sunday, July 9 through Friday, July 14; 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm<BR>1) Physiotherapy for dancers - Marika Molnar, Director of the Westside<BR>Dance Physical Therapy, New York, USA (Sun. 9-Tue. 11 / 2:00 to 3:30 pm)<P><BR>2) Performance development of young dancers - Anne Hebard, Ballet<BR>Teacher and Artistic Director to Catskill Ballet, USA (Sun. 9-Tue. 11 /<BR>3:45 to 5:15 pm)<BR>3) Nutrition - Dr. Barbara Phillips, Former Dancer and Graduate of the<BR>Medical School of Carmell University, USA. (Sun. 9-Tue. 11 / 5:30 to<BR>7:00 pm)<BR>4) Preparing for auditions - Sharon Wagner, General Manager of the<BR>London Studio Centre, former Dancer and Journalist (Wed. 12-Fri. 14 /<BR>2:00 to 3:30 pm)<BR>5) Kinesiology - Ruth Petrinovic, Ballet Teacher, Choreographer and<BR>Specialist in<BR>Kinesiology (Wed. 12-Fri. 14 / 3:45 to 5:15 pm)<BR>6) Chiropractice for dancers - Dr. Daniel Lee White, Chiropractor (Wed.<BR>12-Fri. 14 / 5:30 to 7:00 pm)<BR>Teachers, directors, choreographers and professionals may attend these<BR>seminars.<BR>Note: Space subject to availability<BR>*Academic Director: David Howard<P><BR>WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS<BR>Two daily classes from Sunday, July 9 through Friday, July 14; 10:30 pm<BR>to 7:00 pm<BR>Ballet<BR>Repertoire<BR>Character dances<BR>Pas de Deux<BR>Faculty:<BR>Susana Benavides: Former First Ballerina and Director of Compañía<BR>Nacional de Danza,<BR>Mexico; at the present time, she is Guest Teacher to the same company.<BR>Clara Carranco: Former First Soloist, Maître and Regisseure to Ballet<BR>Nacional de Cuba; at<BR>the present time, she is Technical advisor and resident Teacher in<BR>Compañia Nacional de<BR>Danza and in Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica, Mexico.<BR>Carmen Correa: First Soloist in Compañía Nacional de Danza, Mexico,<BR>Choreographer and<BR>Ballet Teacher.<BR>David Howard: Acclaimed as the “Teacher of stars”; Doctor Honoris Causa<BR>in Dance from<BR>the Oklahoma University, for his professional career using kinesthetic<BR>approaches to all<BR>forms of dance.<BR>Rafael Ibatulin: Graduate from the Vaganova Ballet Academy; Principal<BR>dancer with the<BR>Kazan Opera and Ballet Theater, with the Ritum Ballet and with the<BR>Mosconcert. Principal<BR>Choreographer and Maître in Chebokzare Opera and Ballet Theater.<BR>Lila Martínez: Master of Arts from the Leningrad Institute of<BR>Choreography; Former Ballet<BR>Teacher with Ballet de Camagüey, Cuba, and with Ballet de Monterrey,<BR>Mexico.<BR>Elsa Recagno: Former Soloist with Ballet Rambert, England, and Director<BR>of the Escuela<BR>Nacional de Danza Clásica, Mexico; at the present time, she is Maître de<BR>Ballet.<BR>Vera Semenova: Graduate from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, and Teacher<BR>and<BR>Choreographer in the Theatrical Arts Institute (GITIS); former Soloist<BR>in Chebokzare Opera<BR>and Ballet Theater and Moscow Festival Ballet.<BR>Peter Schabel: Former dancer in Los Angeles Ballet, Bejart Ballet of XX<BR>Century and the<BR>Boston Repertory Ballet; Guest Teacher for Dance Masters of America. He<BR>is part of the<BR>professional staff with David Howard.<BR>Javier Torres: Dancer in the Finish National Ballet; Choreographer and<BR>Ballet and Repertoire<BR>Teacher.<BR>Claudia Trueba: Former Soloist and member of the Artistic Council to<BR>Compañía Nacional de<BR>Danza, Mexico; at the present time, she is Maître de Ballet and<BR>Repertoire.<BR>Jaime Vargas: First Dancer in Compañía Nacional de Danza, Mexico; Silver<BR>medal in Paris<BR>Ballet Competition, 1992; Finalist in International Ballet Competition,<BR>Nagoya, Japan in 1993<BR>and 1996.<BR>Students registered for the Congress must be 12 ­ 20 years old female,<BR>12 ­ 25 years old<BR>male, with minimum 3-year ballet training guaranteed by the School<BR>and/or teacher, and<BR>must submit the Corresponding Application Form.<BR>Note: Due to limited spaces in the Workshops for Students, we suggest<BR>that participants<BR>verify availability before Registration for the Congress<P><BR>THIS CONGRESS WILL ALSO HAVE A SPACE FOR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES<BR>SPECIAL EVENTS<BR>· The Congress will offer Touristic Activities in Monterrey for those<BR>accompanying<BR>participants, organized by the official Agency, VIP Viajes, S.A de C.V.<BR>Please consult<BR>them directly for costs and information.<BR>· Friday 7, Saturday 8 & 15; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cineteca<BR>Videoclub: Dance videos presentations.<BR>· Saturday 8; 5:00 pm. Teatro de la Ciudad<BR>Opening Ceremony and Performance<BR>· Saturday 8; 8:00 pm. Cineteca<BR>Opening Cocktail<BR>· Thursday 13; 9:30 pm. Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey<BR>Mexican Evening*: Within a festive environment, there will be pavilions<BR>from different<BR>Mexican regions, presenting local gastronomy, regional music, folk<BR>dancing, crafts for<BR>sale.<BR>· From Sunday 9 to Friday 14; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Cintermex<BR>Exhibits and sale of items related to dance<BR>· Saturday 15; 7:00 pm. Teatro de la Ciudad<BR>Closing performance, ceremony and Mexico's homage to Natalia Makarova<BR>· Saturday 15; 10:00 pm. Modern Art Museum (MARCO)<BR>Gala dinner with Natalia Makarova (Formal attire)*<BR>*Activities with additional cost and Subject to Space availability.<BR>Please check Registration Form.<P><BR>11<BR>GENERAL INFORMATION<BR>Date: July 8 through 15, 2000<BR>Site: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México<BR>Official<BR>Languages: Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation during<BR>conferences, round tables and seminars (Spanish, English and<BR>French).<BR>Certificate: Participation Certificates will be issued to all attendees<BR>REGISTRATION<BR>Early registration<BR>submitting full payment<BR>before May 26<BR>Fee : Mexican $2,500.00 MxCy. / $2,000.00 MxCy<BR>citizens<BR>Non mexicans $ 350 US Dlls. / $300 US Dlls.<BR>Payments: Deposit, Money order, card, or by Web Page submitting by Fax<BR>or<BR>express courier the Application Form(s) to Coordinación Nacional de<BR>Danza.<BR>No refunds or transference of Registrations will be accepted.<BR>RECEPTION OF MATERIALS<BR>Deadline and April 17, 2000<BR>Address for Coordinación Nacional de Danza<BR>reception of<BR>Papers for<BR>Round Tables<BR>And Videos for<BR>Shared Perfor-mances:<BR>LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION<BR>Information on Please contact:<BR>Lodging: GCI. Grupos y Convenciones Internacionales<BR>(Monterrey, Nuevo León, México)<BR>Toll Free:<BR>(1-888 ) 243-7405 & (1-888 ) 243-7406 (U.S. & Canada)<BR>(01-800) 838-3100 & (01-800) 718-2821 (México)<BR>E-mail:<BR>Home Page: <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <BR>Phone & Fax (52-8) 369 68 21 & 369 66 66<BR>Information on Please Contact:<BR>International VIP Viajes, S.A. de C.V (Monterrey, Nuevo León, México)<P><BR>Transportation Toll Free:<BR>and Tourist info: (1-888 ) 243-7405 & (1-888 ) 243-7406 (U.S. & Canada)<BR>(01-800) 838-3100 & (01-800) 718-2821 (Mexico)<BR>E-mail:<BR>Home Page: <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <BR>Phone & Fax (52-8) 369 68 21 & 369 66 66<BR>Congress has arranged with these agencies for special discounts at<BR>hotels and airlines.<BR>Local<BR>Transportation: The Congress will offer free local transportation form<BR>Monterrey Airport<BR>to participating hotels, as well as participating hotels to event sites.<P><BR>INFORMATION<BR>WEB Page <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <BR>E-mail<BR><BR>Coordinación Nacional de Danza<BR>Reforma y Campo Marte s/n<BR>Módulo A, segundo piso<BR>Col. Chapultepec Polanco<BR>11580 México, D.F.<BR>Telephone: + 52-5-280.78.43<BR>Fax: + 52-5-280.88.47<BR>From July 7-16, 2000:<BR>Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey<BR>Padre Mier No. 1720 Poniente<BR>Col. Obispado<BR>64000 Monterrey, Nuevo León<BR>Teléfono: + 52-8.347.17.78<BR>Fax: + 52-8-348.23.19<BR>CONSEJO NACIONAL PARA LA CULTURA Y LAS ARTES<BR>INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES<P><BR>--<BR>ROCIO CECILIA BARRAZA RIVACOBA<BR>DANZA DANCE DANSE DANS TANZ <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <BR>SOCIEDAD MEXICANA DE COREOGRAFOS SOMEC <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <BR>DANCE BALLET MAILING LIST MEMBER BIOS <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

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