Miami City Ballet Dancer

Paris, July 3

Posted by on 07.04.2011

Another fabulous day in the City of Light! We ventured to the theater for class this morning. After figuring out the metro, it took us awhile to find our way around the theater. There is always a slight learning curve when it comes to new theaters; it is often very difficult to find your way around, even when the signs are in English, let alone French! After navigating our way around, we found the small studio on the 2nd floor where Edward Villella would be conducting class. After a few announcements, we began our first plies in Paris, in a cramped studio with a raked wood floor covered in black Marley. It was good to get our bodies moving, and to remind our...

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Paris, July 2

Posted by on 07.03.2011

July 2, 2011 I feel as if I am in a dream. After months of anticipation and preparations, we arrived in Paris this morning. Despite the fact that I am actually here, it still seems too good to be true. Today, ballet was far from our minds, as we aimlessly explored the streets of Paris.       We began by leaving our hotel and strolling through the streets, heading towards the Seine. On the way we were thrilled to find a Miami City Ballet poster on the sidewalk and could not resist the urge to pose next to it for a photo. As we continued to walk, we passed café after café looking for just the right meal. In the end the perfect meal fell right into our...

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2 Days Until Paris.

Posted by on 06.29.2011

The Other Preparations… (click the photos to enlarge them)   Starting on Saturday, I will be communicating from Paris, so make sure you don’t miss a second of Miami City Ballet’s tour!  Follow my Tumblr, Digital Diverts, for quick photos/links.  Follow me on Twitter, @bexking, for real time updates.  And don’t forget to come back to TENDUS for my articles and thoughts about the tour. (On the right side bar at the top of this page you will find a section dedicated to the Paris tour.) Au Revoir Les États-Unis! Bon Voyage Miami City...

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4 Days Until Paris.

Posted by on 06.27.2011

Miami City Ballet is off to Paris on Friday.  Today I thought I would share with you a few videos from the rehearsals we have been having recently.  Enjoy!             Thank you to those of you who donated towards “ONE YEAR OF TENDUS”!  I will be announcing the total amount that we raised later this week, as more donations are still coming in.  Together we will all bring ballet to young people in South...

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Théâtre du Châtelet: 8 Days Until Paris.

Posted by on 06.23.2011

The Théâtre du Châtelet: The Théâtre du Châtelet was built between 1860 and 1862 along the bank of the Seine.  The building was designed by Gabriel Davioud with the original name Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet.  The theater originally seated 3,000 people, but after going many renovations in past years, it now seats 2,500 people who look out over a stage of 24 x 35 meters.  The theater is known for it’s exceptional acoustics and the house’s generous slope, allowing audience members terrific views of the stage.  The Théâtre du Châtelet was originally used only for dramas until the 20th century when operettas, ballets, and classical concerts...

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10 Days Until Paris.

Posted by on 06.21.2011

Today, I bring you a photo diary from the studios.  Click on the pictures to enlarge them.     Symphony in Three Movements:             Theme and Variations:         Promethean Fire:         In The Upper Room:       TENDUS is turning one on June 29th!  Help me celebrate by bringing ballet to young people in South Florida.  Click here for more information on how you can become a part of my very special...

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