Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Red Shoes on Netflix

If you want a front row seat to look into history of British Ballet,
the Red Shoes is your ticket. The dancers in the film were from
the Ballet Rambert and the Royal Ballet which evolved from that very
small theatre that you see in the film called the Mercury. You also get
to see Covent Garden before the remodel (ugh!).

These very dancers had danced their way through the Blitz and all
over England to keep up the peoples moral. They drove all night
during the black outs on bus crammed with sets and props
to each venue.

I am sure they were all so happy to be able to make a ballet film
after the war. The love end energy they had for the project
can be seen in every frame.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ballet in Cinema Series at the Laemmle Theatres

This is a chance of a lifetime! You can go to these Laemmle Theatres and see these amazing ballets that may never come to the U.S., let alone L.A.

I am going to see Pharaoh's Daughter, Euegene Onegin, Stravinsky & The Ballet Russes. I Have always wanted to see The Wedding, choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska.

Keigi Ino Dancer Extra-Ordinaire

South Bay Ballet's Nutcracker 2008
Keigi, Elaine and Emma

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Donald McKayle: Born to Dance, Create & Teach

Me and Donnie

Dance Visions 2009: A Tribute to Donald McKayle was a awesome event from start to finish. It began with film images of Mckayle's enduring choreography throughout his career and the many dancers who gave meaning his words. Like two bookends McKayle's Games opened the UCI dance concert, and his new work Noir, was the finale. Like a fine collection of books from start to finish, each piece spoke proudly of what dance was and can be. Most striking was the the energy and artistry put forth by every young dancer who graced the stage, which is the gift to the audience and ultimate compliment to the choreographers.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Times 2008...

The HHS Cougars cast part/Xmas party.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mes de los artes en Los Angeles

Collage Dance Theatre and HK Zamani are in residence at 7th and Figueroa for Arts Month. The project is named A Material World. They are inside, they are outside, they are suspended in air! This collaboration is not to be missed, besides it is free, well except for parking of course. Their last collaboration, The Entire World is a Narrow Bridge, was a tremendous success noted by Lewis Segal, then (grumble, grumble, now I'm really going to cancel my subscription) LA Times dance critic who is tough to make a good impression on!