Article Archive for October 2010
The French choreographer who modernized ballet
The rock concert experience, with its mass appeal and raucous atmosphere, is not commonly associated with classical, opera house ballet. But in the 1960s, French choreographer Maurice Béjart (1927–2007) created … Continue reading
1. What aspects made Béjart’s work revolutionary?
2. Name one famous choreographer who he influenced.
3. With Mona Ingelsby’s International Ballet company, Béjart danced the role of _____ in _____ _____ 239 times.
4. … Continue reading
When a dancer becomes a teacher, her focus shifts away from her own technique and artistry to what is best for her students. In this issue we feature several veteran performers who’ve recently taken this … Continue reading
Q: “I teach dance full-time at a private K–12 school, while trying to complete my dance major. The problem is that at all of the universities near me, summer classes overlap with my teaching semester, … Continue reading
Under the glittering chandeliers of the Genesee Theatre, children squeal with delight as a giant Chinese dragon with flashing red eyes peeks from around the curtain. A life-size gingerbread house bursts with tiny clowns, who … Continue reading
It was a few students in the STAND (Students Taking Action Now Darfur) club who originally suggested that Arcadia High School’s annual fall dance show become an anti-genocide benefit. Now in its fifth year, Dance … Continue reading