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I added two new streams to the calendar, both are free:

 

Stuttgart Ballet streams "Blake Works I", William Forsythe's very balletic creation for Paris Opera from 2016, and three new creations by Christian Spuck, Marco Goecke and Edward Clug

https://www.balletcoforum.com/calendar/event/324-stuttgart-ballet-blake-works-i-by-william-forsythe-world-premieres-by-christian-spuck-edward-clug-marco-goecke-for-free/

 

and Ballett am Rhein / Sao Paulo Dance Company stream two recorded performances by Aszure Barton and Henrique Rodovalho

https://www.balletcoforum.com/calendar/event/326-ballett-am-rhein-são-paulo-dance-company-aszure-barton-henrique-rodovalho-for-free/

 

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On 09/06/2021 at 02:49, Angela said:

I added two new streams to the calendar, both are free:

 

Stuttgart Ballet streams "Blake Works I", William Forsythe's very balletic creation for Paris Opera from 2016, and three new creations by Christian Spuck, Marco Goecke and Edward Clug

https://www.balletcoforum.com/calendar/event/324-stuttgart-ballet-blake-works-i-by-william-forsythe-world-premieres-by-christian-spuck-edward-clug-marco-goecke-for-free/

 

and Ballett am Rhein / Sao Paulo Dance Company stream two recorded performances by Aszure Barton and Henrique Rodovalho

https://www.balletcoforum.com/calendar/event/326-ballett-am-rhein-são-paulo-dance-company-aszure-barton-henrique-rodovalho-for-free/

 

 

I just watched the New Works livestream from Stuttgart. Overall wonderful but...did anyone else notice how the quality of the filming went way down for the final work shown (the Forsythe)? While the three world premieres were filmed with multiple cameras and proper variety of far/mid/close-up shots, the Forsythe employed only one far-off camera, even during pas de deux, with darkish lighting. Well, at least this initial showing was free, thanks to Porsche. :)

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2 hours ago, Jeannette said:

did anyone else notice how the quality of the filming went way down for the final work shown (the Forsythe)?

 

That's how Mr. Forsythe wanted it - a single camera.

Isn't Blake Works simply spectacular? Watch it while it's online, everybody, such a wonderful piece!

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4 hours ago, Angela said:

 

That's how Mr. Forsythe wanted it - a single camera.

Isn't Blake Works simply spectacular? Watch it while it's online, everybody, such a wonderful piece!

 

To be honest, I would have appreciated Blake Works more had I been able to see it clearly...and popsy-classical hybrids, with bopping ballerinas, aren’t my cup of tea. On the other hand, the three world premieres were TERRIFIC  in movement-to-music quality, not just the exquisite filmings ...particularly the Clug piece, Source, with amazing tasteful-modern commissioned score by Lazer!

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Semperoper Ballett in Dresden presents A Collection of Short Stories, including The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Dawson’s Faun(e)

 

 

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American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Celebration gala can be watched for free with registration.

 

The event will be held on July 15th, 19:00 local time.

 

https://www.abt.org/support/special-events/abt-summer-celebration/

ABT’s Summer Celebration will feature new works by Silas Farley, Helen Pickett, and ABT Principal Dancer James Whiteside. First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, will deliver the welcoming remarks and honorees for the program are “ABT Heroes” – medical advisor Dr. Robert Galvin and ABT champion supporter and actress Jennifer Garner, both of whom have generously offered their time and talent to sustain America’s National Ballet Company® over the past 18 months.

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On 11/07/2021 at 06:22, Naomi M said:

American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Celebration gala can be watched for free with registration.

 

The event will be held on July 15th, 19:00 local time.

 

https://www.abt.org/support/special-events/abt-summer-celebration/

ABT’s Summer Celebration will feature new works by Silas Farley, Helen Pickett, and ABT Principal Dancer James Whiteside. First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, will deliver the welcoming remarks and honorees for the program are “ABT Heroes” – medical advisor Dr. Robert Galvin and ABT champion supporter and actress Jennifer Garner, both of whom have generously offered their time and talent to sustain America’s National Ballet Company® over the past 18 months.

 

This is now available to watch, without registration, on ABT’s YouTube channel.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k47P8muYh2Q

The 1 hr/16min film has a lot of self-congratulatory fluff but it’s worth a look for the excerpts of new ballets:

 

Collage and Creed (Silas Farley/Arvo Part)

Desire (Helen Pickett/Peter Salem)

City of Women (James Whiteside/Schubert)

 

I long to see all three new ballets in full...especially Whiteside’s, full of clever quotations from Balanchine, Petipa et al. Principal Christine Schevchenko and soloist Katie Williams - letting their hair down, like the leads in Serenade - are particularly magnificent among the cast of nine ladies.

 

All three works are classically based, with women on pointe (woohoo!). Pickett’s is the most abstract-modern but nonetheless gorgeous...all five dancers spectacular, although my eye kept going to new-principal danseur, sinewy & heartbreakingly musical Joo Won Ahn. 

 

The Farley work, to heavenly choral music, is a gathering of angels, with Patrick Frenette a stand out. Lordie, I must see this entire work!!! 

 

The excerpts shown are substantial (each between 7 -11 minutes) and well filmed on outdoor stages.

 

Thank you, ABT! 

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We haven’t had very many free live-streams in a while, as things are returning to normal, somewhat. Here’s one!

 

The Vail  Dance Festival (Colorado, USA)  just announced that it will livestream the 2021 edition’s final performance this coming Monday, 9 August, beginning at 9:30pm eastern US time via their YouTube channel.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcyABGlHPXM

 

 

This will be the “NOW: Premieres” programme of ballets created during this year’s festival, including one by Justin Peck for NYCB’s Tiler Peck and ABT’s Herman Cornejo.  Many other stars of U.S. ballet and modern dance troupes will participate. 

More info on the festival’s  Facebook page:

 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159139615485935&id=31837010934

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41 minutes ago, Jeannette said:

We haven’t had very many free live-streams in a while, as things are returning to normal, somewhat. Here’s one!

 

The Vail  Dance Festival (Colorado, USA)  just announced that it will livestream the 2021 edition’s final performance this coming Monday, 9 August, beginning at 9:30pm eastern US time via their YouTube channel.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcyABGlHPXM

 

 

This will be the “NOW: Premieres” programme of ballets created during this year’s festival, including one by Justin Peck for NYCB’s Tiler Peck and ABT’s Herman Cornejo.  Many other stars of U.S. ballet and modern dance troupes will participate. 

More info on the festival’s  Facebook page:

 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159139615485935&id=31837010934

 

That's 2.30 am on Tuesday in the UK.  Wonder if they will be keeping it online for a few days.  

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So far, it appears to be only live...7:30pm local time in Vail, Colorado. Sorry! 😞

 

Last year’s virtual festival offerings - films of past performances - were up for a week or so. Maybe Damien Woetzel will be extra kind and keep a film of this show up?

 

Following on the heels of getting up in the middle of the night to catch my gymnastics live from Tokyo...this is tough, I know. Grr.

 

p.s. I’ve just written to the festival & will report back on any answer. 

 

 

 

 

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Good news! According to a recent podcast-interview with NYCB pianist Cameron Grant, tomorrow’s livestream of the final 2021 Vail Dance Festival’s closing programme, will be available to view for one week.

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Thank you, Jeannette and Bruce.  I've put the "bare bones" of the details in the Community Calendar: if anyone can be more precise about ending time please let me know and I'll edit it - I presume it has to be me since I started it.

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Kansas City Ballet (USA) has made its entire 13-episode New Moves series of films available to stream for free through 22 August, via this site:

https://kcballet.org/kc-ballet-at-home/#newmoves

 

These are 13 works, created especially for film by noted choreographers (such as Helen Pickett, who I greatly admire), filmed on location throughout the city.

 

Also in this space, if one scrolls above the New Moves section, are links to three KCB “2nd company” performances of interesting works, such as Flower Festival pdd and ballets by notable current choreographers (Christopher Ruud, for ex.).

 

Have a happy Kansas City Ballet marathon!

 

p.s. There’s even more! So many delights within the above link...such as a series of fascinating podcasts (talks) on ballet music, by KCB’s music director Ramona Pasegrau. I just listened to the hour-long chat on Cesare Pugni, for example.

 

* Donations to KCB encouraged; top of the webpage * :)

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Jeannette said:

Kansas City Ballet (USA) has made its entire 13-episode New Moves series of films available to stream for free through 22 August, via this site:

https://kcballet.org/kc-ballet-at-home/#newmoves

 

These are 13 works, created especially for film by noted choreographers (such as Helen Pickett, who I greatly admire), filmed on location throughout the city.

 

Also in this space, if one scrolls above the New Moves section, are links to three KCB “2nd company” performances of interesting works, such as Flower Festival pdd and ballets by notable current choreographers (Christopher Ruud, for ex.).

 

Have a happy Kansas City Ballet marathon!

 

p.s. There’s even more! So many delights within the above link...such as a series of fascinating podcasts (talks) on ballet music, by KCB’s music director Ramona Pasegrau. I just listened to the hour-long chat on Cesare Pugni, for example.

 

* Donations to KCB encouraged; top of the webpage * :)

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so for this, Jeanette.  So exciting to see the talent seemingly hidden away in the US regional companies.  That young lad from Kansas City Ballet II in the Flower Festival PDD (Joshua Kiesel) is obviously very talented.  (Here is a brief clip from his social media while on a summer intensive with The Washington Ballet).  Have dipped in (and out it has to be said) of the 13 episodes.  Really enjoyed Cameron Thomas' 'Basie Land', shot in the American Jazz Museum.  The dramatic focus of the performers' eyes went into overdrive making the mask wearing aptly exotic.  Loved the spoken interactions between the novice cinematographer and the choreographer too.  Thomas - apart from being gifted balletically -  is obviously (again from his social media) one mean pianist.  Certainly shows in his dance making.  Hope he does more.

 

 

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Live/Zoom interview with Marianela Nunez Saturday 4th September from 1.30-2.30pm. Marianella will be talking about her relationship with music as a dancer and her experiences and reflections on the ballet class. There will then be a short Q&A where questions will be welcomed from the audience. 

 

Live 15 GBP/Zoom 7.50 GBP

 

https://www.thedancingpiano.com/mari

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This is a project by Rocío Alemán, principal dancer of Stuttgart Ballet, who asked ten of her colleagues to choregraph short solos for students of her former school, the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza in Monterrey, Mexico.

The solos were made by Zoom and then filmed in very, very beautiful outdoor locations. The film will stay online.

 

 

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Found this on YT, 'Giselle' at the Teatro Massimo starring Nicoletta Manni & Timofej Andrijashenko (both La Scala Ballet principals and real life couple!) in the title roles. Only recently performed in July 2021! An absolute treat to behold!

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