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 Post subject: Ballet Idaho
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 4:57 pm 
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Weaknesses slightly mar Ballet’s effort
Dana Oland for The Idaho Statesman

Ballet Idaho opened its 30th anniversary season with Toni Pimble´s “Romeo and Juliet” Saturday at the nearly sold-out Velma V. Morrison Center.
This is the second time the ballet has staged this production in Boise. The first was in 1997. The difference between the two productions reflects a marked difference in the company.

In 1997, it was a triumph, dynamic and exciting, due mainly to a strong, seasoned group of dancers — especially the men who attacked the sword-fighting scenes until sparks literally flew from their weapons.

Today´s company is made up of clearly talented but mostly younger dancers who sometimes had difficulty maintaining the emotional pitch needed for the ballet.

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´The Three Musketeers´ blend dance, swordplay and comedy

Dana Oland, The Idaho Statesman

Ballet Idaho´s rehearsal space looks and feels more like an action/adventure movie set than a dance studio. Nearly the entire company is currently embroiled in heated hand-to-pointe-shoe combat.

Jonathan Guise — young D´Artagnan, dressed in sweats — and Stephanie Parker — a ballerina en garde and on point — make a run at each other, both carrying a steel rapier and dagger.
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Swashbuckling ballet entertains
By Dana Oland for The Idaho Statesman

“The Three Musketeers,” the epic, somewhat-sprawling novel by Alexander Dumas, is quickly becoming part of the lexicon of classical companies — both in theater and dance.

Ballet Idaho?s artistic director Toni Pimble added her interpretation as her ballet opened Saturday for two performances at the Velma V. Morrison Center.

Though this may not be the pinnacle of artistic achievement for Pimble and her crew, it was exceedingly entertaining, comical and well executed.

Pimble made the story?s transition from page to stage more smoothly than many theater companies? theatrical adaptations. That was because she focused only on the first half of the book, then from there significantly pared down the plot.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:33 pm 
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from the Online Arbiter:

Ballet Idaho to perform three pieces in one night

Tammy Sands, The Arbiter
April 10, 2003

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Three ballets never before seen on the Morrison Center stage will be presented by Ballet Idaho for one night only.

Magic, romance and mystery can all be found in Ballet Idaho’s performance of Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird, the last performance of the evening, choreographed by Toni Pimble.

The Firebird is the story of a handsome prince in love and an evil sorcerer who resides in a magical garden with captive maidens.
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The manly art of ballet
By Dana Oland for The Idaho Statesman

Let’s face it. Ballet is mostly all about the women — tutus, pointe shoes, dancing fairies, tragic princesses. The title characters for most classical ballets are women: “La Bayadere,” “Cinderella,” “Coppelia,” “Giselle.” And though these women each have their prince, there is still no “Prince Charming” ballet.

Now, as Ballet Idaho gears up for “The Sleeping Beauty,” about one of the all-time great gals of ballet, let´s even the score.

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In the Idaho Statesman, Dana Oland talks to retiring principal dancer Frank Affrunti:

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Peter Anastos has been hired as Artistic Director of the new Ballet Idaho beginning with the 2008-09 season. He is beginning to audition dancers immediately. Dana Oland reports in the Idaho Statesman:

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Dana Oland talks to Peter Anastos in the Idaho Statesman:

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Dana Oland observes the new members of Ballet Idaho in the studio and talks with some of them in the Idaho Statesman:

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A preview of Ballet Idaho's season opener in works by Peter Anastos at the Boise State University Special Events Center, October 3-5, 2008, by Dana Oland in the Idaho Statesman:

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Ballet Idaho is performing Artistic Director Peter Anastos' version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at a matinee and evening performance on Saturday, February 28, 2009 in the Velma V. Morrison Center in Boise. An uncredited writer previews the performance in the Idaho Statesman:

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Dana Oland reviews "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Idaho Statesman:

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In the Idaho Statesman, Dana Oland previews Ballet Idaho's May 1-3, 2009 repertory performance, which features a new work by Artistic Director Peter Anastos to music of Patsy Cline and Vivaldi:

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