Posts Tagged "Edward Villella"

(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

Posted by on 05.22.2017

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/EdwardVillellaEp1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSThis week we present our first episode recorded on our Conversations on Dance New York Tour sponsored by DanceWear Corner.  Today we start with the first of three installments with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970.  Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer...

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Profile of a Great Ballet: Coppélia

Posted by on 03.20.2012

Coppélia first premiered May 25, 1870 at the Théâtre Impérial de l’Opéra in Paris.  This classic ballet in three acts was originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon and set to a score by Léo Delibes.  The plot follows a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann: The curtain opens on an European town as an old man, Dr. Coppélius hobbles out of his house.  The town is mystified by this elderly citizen, as no one really knows exactly what he does.  A beautiful young woman is sitting on the balcony of his house reading a book.  As he looks up at her with delight, he renters his home. Our story’s heroine, Swanhilda, now enters.  Dancing around the stage in search...

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The Importance Of The Right Barre Spot.

Posted by on 05.19.2011

One of my teachers would tell me that it is important to surround yourself with people who inspire you and radiate positive energy.  This is a lesson that has not only proven true for me, but is a rule I live by.  Every morning ballet dancers step into the studio for class, starting with exercises at the barre.  You hear many stories about dancers being particular about where they stand at barre.  Here is why I am. At Miami City Ballet, when we are in the studios, we stand in specific places, and when we are in the theater, the orientation of the barres change, thus changing where we stand.  I enjoy my spot in the studio, as I am in the center of the room, I can see...

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