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 Post subject: Dance 2001 at The Banff Centre - Balanchine Celebration
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2000 3:09 pm 
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Dance Performance - (June 18 to July 28)<BR>Dance Apprentice - (June 18 to July 28)<BR>Dance Training - (July 9 to August 11)<BR>Teacher/Observer - (June 18 to August 11)<P><B>This year, a Celebration of the Works of George Balanchine</B><P>Under the curatorship of Brian Macdonald, OC, director of Theatre Arts’ dance programs, this season’s Festival Dance, staged and directed by Victoria Simon, Ballet Mistress for the Balanchine Trust, will be a celebration and study of the work of George Balanchine, a seminal choreographer of twentieth century ballet. Through performances, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, and various multimedia events the program will focus on the creative vision and legacy of this giant of dance. The repertoire to be danced will include Allegro Brilliante, Rubies and Tchaikovsky pas-de-deux, and, excerpts from a selection of the following: The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, Agon, Who Cares?, Theme and Variations, Serenade, Valse Fantasie and Concerto Barocco.<BR> <BR><B>Distinguished Faculty:</B><P>Brian Macdonald, OC<BR>Artistic Director, Dance Programs<BR>Choreographer<P>Annette av Paul<BR>Associate Artistic Director, Dance Programs<BR>Director, Dance Training Program<BR>Pedagogue<P>Victoria Simon<BR>Ballet Mistress for the George Balanchine Trust<P>Margaret Mercier-Wolf <BR>Masterclass Pedagogue<P>Susan Toumine<BR>Ballet Pedagogue/Répétiteur<P>David LaHay <BR>Ballet Pedagogue/Choreographer<P>Maureen Eastick<BR>Ballet Pedagogue/Choreographer<P>Vicki St. Denys <BR>Jazz Pedagogue/Choreographer<P>Karen du Plessis<BR>Contemporary Dance Pedagogue/Choreographer<P><B>Application deadline January 12, 2001</B><BR>Audition tour begins in Montreal on January 18 and finishes in Calgary January 26.<BR>Please contact the registrar for the audition calendar and program brochures.<P>Office of the Registrar<BR>Box 1020 Stn. # 28 The Banff Centre<BR>Banff AB, T0L-0C0<BR>Tel: 1.800.565.9989<BR>Fax: 403.762.6345<BR>registrars_office@banffcentre.ab.ca<BR> <A HREF="http://www.banffcentre.ab.ca/theatre/dance/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.banffcentre.ab.ca/theatre/dance/</A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Dance 2001 at The Banff Centre - Balanchine Celebration
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2000 11:41 am 
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Once on a 4 week vacation tour of the Canadian Rockies and northern United States, Glacier National Park, etc., my husband and I had just arrived at Banff one day (for a four day stay ) and while walking around the town, and voila!! just happened to walk right into the midst of the Banff Dance Festival - and they were dancing Balanchine that year too. <P>We quickly bought tickets, tried to straighten out our travel weary clothes (we were only in jeans and shirts) and walked into the theater. It was a great performance. I was very impressed.<P>What a beautiful setting too - Canadian Rockies in the background of the city, elk walking down the center city streets eating roses from the gardens in front of stores and houses. <P>


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It sounds like an excellent programme, which will be an unforgettable experience for all those involved.


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The programme does look wonderful!<P>Brian Mc Donald set a piece on the senior students from daughter1's school in the spring and it was fabulous; perfectly suited to the dancers in question, yet a lovely piece in it's own right.


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Just posted in Company Press Releases:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum13/HTML/000287.html><B>Balanchine’s ballet masterpieces celebrated at Banff Arts Festival</B></a>


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Image <P>KATHERINE DUNCAN - CBC Arts Report, 07/18/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Dancing Balanchine in Banff</B><P>The legendary American ballet choreographer George Balanchine is the focus of a five-day celebration at the Banff Centre this summer.<P>Dancers at The Banff Summer Festival will present eleven of his works in two different programs. There will also be a Balanchine symposium, master classes, and a film.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P><BR>


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Image <BR><font size=1>Rokaya Ann Duval, left, Josée Lessard-Harvey, <BR>Jean-Sebastien Couture, Jessica Kippan <BR>and Courtney Frances Lutz <BR>in The Four Temperaments.<BR>Photo: Donald Lee</font><P>Michael Crabb - National Post, 07/30/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Still in love with Mr. B</B><BR>THE BANFF ARTS FESTIVAL: BALANCHINE!<P>For example, as Brian Macdonald, head of the summer professional dance program at the Banff Centre, points out, Balanchine remains the most performed choreographer in Canada. Almost 30 of his works have been or still are performed by ballet companies from Vancouver to Montreal. Under Macdonald's direction, 13 of these have been danced over the years in Banff. Macdonald says the technical demands of dancing Balanchine -- the necessary speed, musicality, attack and precision -- spill over beneficially into whatever else a dancer may perform.<P>With this in mind, Macdonald decided ambitiously to devote this summer's program entirely to Balanchine. Over a six-week period, the carefully selected company of 28 young professional dancers learned all or part of 10 varied Balanchine ballets. Last week they performed these in three skilfully balanced programs. Judging by the standing ovation Saturday night's closing performance received from a capacity crowd in the Centre's Eric Harvie Theatre, Balanchine is still a winner with audiences. But Macdonald had more in mind than pleasing audiences.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P><p>[This message has been edited by Marie (edited July 30, 2001).]


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