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 Post subject: Schools, Studios and Students - news round-up 2004/2nd H
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The ‘Launch’ of the CSB-Filipinescas Dance Company
From The Manila Bulletin

AUTHOR-Choreographer’s Notes: It was a daunting task preparing for the “Launch” of the newly constituted College of Saint BenildeFilipinescas Dance Company, held on June 25, 2004 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Little Theater, with the full and wonderful cooperation of the CCP, kindness, its President Nestor O. Jardin.

We had a frenzied time (with moments of exhilaration) leading up to the "Launch" in which we were to show excerpts (samples, "teasers") from our full-length nationally and international acclaimed epic or saga "FILIPINESCAS: Philippine Life, Legend and Lore in Dance."

The last week of March was mostly taken up by auditioning and recruiting of "hopefuls" and after the Holy Week was the start of the re-choreographing.

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Detroit dance troupe seeks new home
Wayne State needs the space used by Ballet Renaissance. By Shawn D. Lewis / The Detroit News

DETROIT — Malissa Wallace is a 10-year-old budding ballerina.

Her living room in a Detroit housing project is her Nutcracker stage.

Leaping into the air, she points her toes and lands softly on the carpet while her proud mother applauds from the sofa.

Malissa can only pretend to dance for an audience because the troupe she belongs to — Ballet Renaissance — now is homeless.

“I miss it, and I feel sad,” Malissa said. “I felt shy when we performed on stage because everyone was watching me. But I also felt good because it made me feel pretty.”

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The ‘Launch’ of the CSB-Filipinescas Dance Company – Part II
By Leonor Goguingco for The Manila Bulletin

WE experienced jubilation and justifiable pride at the end of the “Launch” of the College of Saint Benilde-Filipinescas Dance Company at the CCP Little Theater on June 25.

The evening was by no means immune from overwhelming nostalgia, nor to some degree a measure of sadness. This is more than understandable. After all it has been 30 years since this artist has been reunited with her work. It has been several generations that have missed out on this choreography. It is a loss of a loved one – so aptly analogous to the story of the prodigal son.

However, we must celebrate and savor every victory and the re-birth of Filipinescas ca be defined as such. The collective effort of all involved in this endeavor is to be commended. It was a Herculean task to make this launch possible in so little time.

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Expressing freedom through dance
From The Sarawak Tribune (A first on CriticalDance I think)

The Dance Academy is not your average dance school, which offers only ballet classes, writes Bridgette Donald after attending their recent concert entitled 'Freedom'.

Cute and exciting with their baby 'duck' walk, the young dancers imitating birds on their first attempt at flying with their 'mothers' encouraging them on, captivated the audience at the dance show, 'Freedom' in Kuching recently.

This third act was made more interesting with the colourful costumes which added to the impact of the routine in an evening of wonderful dances by the Dance Academy students.The Dance Academy was started by two sisters, Mary Chan the Principal and January Chan the Artistic Director cum choreographer.

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ARTS: Ballet school performances Various venues, London

By CLEMENT CRISP
The Financial Times
July 13, 2004

At the Royal Ballet School's annual Covent Garden matinee the next day, the most unlikely thing - student choreography - was the most enjoyable.
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Good prospects, but where's the star power?

By ISMENE BROWN
The Daily Telegraph
July 13, 2004

British ballet training is more reticent, possibly trading physical daring for a more absorbent mental approach, thought to lead to a greater development of all-round artistry.
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From the Contra Costa Times.

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AROUND SAN RAMON: MONICA LANDER

Dance troupe's minds, feet in clouds after competition

THE TROPHY STANDS ABOUT 3 feet tall, and that's just about how far off the ground the dancers are walking these days after their win of a national title.

The 19-member Senior Jazz Company from the San Ramon Valley Dance Academy was named National Grand Champion for its outstanding performance at the Encore National Performing Arts Competition held in Las Vegas the week of June 28.
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The Royal Ballet School, Royal Opera House, London

By ZOE ANDERSON
The Independent
July 15, 2004

It's easy to look warmly on the youth and enthusiasm of these students. At the same time, the Royal Ballet School is the most prestigious dance school in Britain. It claims to set the standard for British dance training, and it should be sternly assessed. At this matinée, there were just too many floppy wrists and buttery feet.
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From the Contra Costa Times.

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Young dancin' king makes a break for Broadway

By Tanya Rose

STAFF WRITER

CONCORD - Kyle Fayerweather is only 11 years old, but when he walked by a group of break dancers in New York City's busy Times Square last month, he knew he could hold his own in the adult world of dancing for dollars. The music pumped as street performers showed their stuff, and Kyle leapt in without a moment's hesitation.

Seconds later, he had thrust his hands and feet into the air, and was spinning around in a Roadrunner-esque blur. Passersby watched as if he were a regular. Some even tipped him.
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Clutch your inner child

By JANN PARRY
The Observer
July 18, 2004

This is the time of year when dance schools show off their aspirants' abilities. The elite ballet academies have the advantage of already proven prize-winners from other countries who finish their training here in the hope of wider exposure.
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A story on a school started by former San Francisco Ballet dancer Virginia Stapleton:

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Ballet school meets needs of everyone

Dawn Yun, Special to The Chronicle
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Here's something about a San Jose school competing in NYC:

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Dance troupe competes nationally

STUDENTS TRAVEL TO NEW YORK CITY


By HongDao Nguyen
SJ Mercury News

Brittany Harris' dream is to dance professionally under the bright lights of a Broadway theater. <a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/9213709.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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Young and gifted are back to strut their stuff

By CAMILLA PIA
The Scotland on Sunday
July 25, 2004

ABERDEEN is preparing to be inundated with dozens of talented young actors, dancers and musicians from around the world next month.

Groups from as far afield as Asia, North America and Africa have applied to take part in the city’s Youth Festival...
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From the Herald-Dispatch,

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New choreography added to ‘Nutcracker’

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ASHLAND -- In honor and celebration of the 15th Anniversary Season of Ashland Youth Ballet, the annual production of "The Nutcracker" will be revamped with the addition of new choreography.
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From the business section of the Portsmouth Herald,

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Dancer takes big step - Woman turns her passion into a local business venture

By Natalie Christenson
nchristenson@seacoastonline.com


GREENLAND - Kelly Allbee said she’s always known she was born to dance.
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