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<font size=3>PENNSYLVANIA BALLET 2004-05 FEEDBACK FORUM</font></div>

CriticalDance is collaborating with Pennsylvania Ballet in providing this feedback forum. Over the next several days, we will bringing you an assortment of news, reviews and features, both from our archives as well as new sources. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, please enjoy this past special coverage of the company in the July issue of our sister magazine, Ballet-Dance Magazine BDm:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:11 pm 
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<div align=center><font size=2>LOVE AND LAUGHTER HIGHLIGHT PENNSYLVANIA BALLET’S 2004-2005 SEASON</font>

Season Includes First-time Performances of Works by Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Sir Frederick Ashton, and the Return of Romeo and Juliet</div>


Ballets about love, laughter, triumph and tragedy highlight Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2004-2005 season. Embarking on his tenth season as Artistic Director, Roy Kaiser announced the programming for the Company’s 41st season, which includes five Company premieres by such renowned choreographers as Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Sir Frederick Ashton, and the return of popular favorites including John Cranko’s powerful production of Romeo and Juliet.

The 2004-2005 season programming is as follows:

- Slaughter on Tenth Avenue: George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Agon, and the Company premiere of Ballo Della Regina; November 3-7, 2004; Academy of Music.

- George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker: December 11, 2004-January 2, 2005; Academy of Music.

- Nine Sinatra Songs: The Company premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Peter Martins’ The Waltz Project, and another ballet to be announced; February 2-6, 2005; Merriam Theater at the University of the Arts.

- La Fille mal gardée: Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton; March 4-12, 2005; Academy of Music.

- The Concert: The Company premieres of Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and Christopher Wheeldon’s Continuum, and another ballet to be announced; April 27-May 1, 2005; Merriam Theater at the University of the Arts.

- Romeo and Juliet: Choreography by John Cranko; June 2-12, 2005; Academy of Music.

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in the Company Press Releases forum</div>

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<div align=center>Other information in the Company Press Releases forum:

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET 2004-05 SEASON CALENDAR

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET 2004-05 SEASON TOURING SCHEDULE
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Recent articles in the press:
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Diverse dancing

By TOM DI NARDO
The Philadelphia Daily News
March 2, 2004

Next year's Pennsylvania Ballet season focuses on presenting the vast spectrum of dance, from repertory classics to five company premieres.
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Pa. Ballet presents its '04-05 season

By MIRIAM SEIDEL
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2004

Pennsylvania Ballet unveiled its plans for the 2004-05 season today, featuring works that will stretch its repertoire in a number of directions. While no new works are planned, the healthy handful of company premieres range from a rarely seen story ballet, Sir Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée, to the company's first Twyla Tharp piece, to The Concert, a comic crowd-pleaser by Jerome Robbins.
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This is very exciting news! Thank you criticaldance :)
Looking forward to hearing more about PAB's upcoming year and their touring plans......the rep sounds great :D


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The big news as far as the dancing staff is concerned is the addition of two new Principal Dancers, Julie Diana and Zachary Hench, from San Francisco Ballet. Diana was a favorite among San Francisco audiences. Hench was originally from Pennsylvania.

Among the other dancer additions, André Vytoptov was promoted to the Corps de Ballet from a two-year apprenticeship.

For more detailed information, visit this topic in our Company Press Releases forum:

<div align=center>PENNSYLVANIA BALLET 2004-05 ROSTER CHANGES</div>

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Fairwind, spread the word. The more posters the better to make this a lively feedback topic!


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I most certainly will spread the word....
and we will be attending the Balanchine program in November. I am thrilled that Julie Diana and Zach Hench have joined PABallet. I think they will be an amazing addition to this group with all their experience and creative gifts. I am sure their presence is already felt by the entire organization. Still waiting to hear the casting for this Balanchine program and dying to know what Julie will dance on her first outing with PABallet! ;) This is a wonderful ensemble of dancers and anyone that is able should go and see them this season!!!!


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thank you for posting the 2004-2005 PABallet schedule, along with dates, times and theaters. I have been unable to locate this information on the PABallet site and wanted to start reserving dates to see the company. I went to a few performances last year and was totally amazed. This company is filled with talented dancers and I think their rep for 2004/2005 is going to keep us all entertained. I also agree that the addition of both Julie and Zack will be wonderful for the company.


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Yes, both Julie Diana and Zack Hench are amazing dancers. Diana especially is beautiful in every theatrical aspect: technique, feet, body, and facial features among others. I know more than a few San Francisco Ballet fans who already miss her.

Also, there's even more information coming. Stay tuned.


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Broadway Meets Ballet in Pennsylvania Ballet’s
Season-Opening Program, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
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Pennsylvania Ballet will open its season on November 3, 2004 with an exciting all-Balanchine program, the highlight of which is the Richard Rodgers scored "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," which was originally choreographed for the Broadway musical "On Your Toes." Other works will include "Ballo della Regina" and perennial favorite "Agon."

<div align=center>For more detailed information, visit this topic in our Company Press Releases forum:

<a href=http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=13;t=002356>Pennsylvania Ballet opens 2004-05 Season with 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue'</a></div>

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And here's the full company roster for the season:

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<div align=center><font size=3>PENNSYLVANIA BALLET</font>

Artistic Director: Roy Kaiser
Executive Director: Michael Scolamiero
Ballet Master: Jeffrey Gribler
Ballet Mistress: Tamara Hadley
PA Ballet II Director: William DeGregory
Music Director: Beatrice Jona Affron


<div align=center>COMPANY ROSTER
2004-2005 SEASON
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PRINCIPALS
Amy Aldridge
Alexei Borovik
Martha Chamberlain
Zachary Hench
Julie Diana
Alexander Iziliaev
Arantxa Ochoa
David Krensing

SOLOISTS
Valerie Amiss
James Ady
Tara Keating
James Ihde
Riolama Lorenzo
Meredith Rainey

CORPS de BALLET
Laura Bowman
Thomas Baltrushunas
Christine Cox
Alexei Charov
Heidi Cruz
Philip Colucci
Charity Eagens
Brian Debes
Ashley Flood
Yosbel Delgado
Jessica Gattinella
Jamar Goodman
Meredith Reffner
Neil Marshall
Hawley Rowe
Matthew Neenan
Jennifer Smith
Jonathan Stiles
Emily Waters
André Vytoptov

APPRENTICES
Elysia Lichtine
Michel Antoine Braun
Abigail Mentzer
Jermel Johnson
Barette Vance
Michael Patterson
Gabriella Yudenich

PA BALLET II
Rebecca Azenberg
Ian Hussey
Adrianna deSvastich
Keith Mearns
Ocean Dull
Victoria Gates
Rachel Maher</div>

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Boy, you are good ! It is nice to see the new roster in print finally......again thanks for your update postings. I am hoping that PABallet's web page will get caught up soon :p


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A profile of the company and its artistic director:

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET
COMPANY HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

Since its inception in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has been at the forefront of dance in America and is widely regarded as one of the premier ballet companies in the nation. The School and Company were established by Barbara Weisberger, a Balanchine protégé, through a Ford Foundation initiative to develop regional professional dance companies.

During its first decade, the Company forged the unique identity for which it is still known today: a diverse classical repertoire with a Balanchine backbone performed by versatile dancers whose energy and exuberance are the Company’s enduring signature.

COMPLETE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET COMPANY HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

ROY KAISER
Artistic Director

Roy Kaiser has been an integral part of Pennsylvania Ballet for over 20 years, working his way up from the Corps de Ballet to Soloist, Principal Dancer, Ballet Master, Associate Artistic Director, and now Artistic Director.

COMPLETE PROFILE OF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROY KAISER


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