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The DanceView Times, Washington, D.C. edition

       Volume 2, Number 14 April 19, 2004        The weekly online supplement to DanceView magazine

Report from Harvard


George Balanchine - A Life's Journey in Ballet
The Harvard Theatre Collection's Exhibition and Symposium
Nathan Marsh Pusey Library, Lamont Library's Forum Room and Lowell Hall
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15, 2004

by George Jackson



Following in the Footsteps

Dance Exchange
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park
October 9, 2003

By Lisa Traiger




Notes from the Underworld

Jane Comfort and Company
Dance Place

Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2004

by Tehreema Mitha

What's On This Week

April 22-26, 2004
Maryland Dance Ensemble
A showcase of guest artist and faculty choreography.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland
University of Maryland, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive
College Park, MD
8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 22-23
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25
8 p.m. Monday, April 26

April 24-25, 2004
Deborah Riley Dance Projects

A mainstay of local dance, Dance Place’s associate director Deborah Riley creates powerfully seductive works infused with painterly images. The gentility and precise energy which have become hallmarks of her work illuminate a contemplative approach to this woman’s world. Her voice sure and her style distinct, Riley’s work is known for its “relaxed, grace-conscious modern movement style, usual precise distancing between abstraction and narrative, and the ineffable femininity that pervades all of her work like a floral scent” (The Washington Post).
24-Apr-2004 at 8:00
25-Apr-2004 at 7:00

April 24, 2004
Tehreema Mitha Dance Company

New choreography in the Classical Indian style of Baharatanatyam, before moving on to contemporary pieces. The April 24 program includes Allaripu Variation, Rut Malhaar Ki Reet, Leher (On the Tide), Regular 925, and That First Rush and The Middle Of Forever
Kennedy Center Millennium stage

April 24-25, 2004
Miami City Ballet

The Neighborhood Ballroom
Sat., Apr. 24 at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the Ballet will perform "The Neighborhood Ballroom – A Ballet in Four Acts", which is a new work by Villella. The four acts – "The Waltz", "The Quick-Step", " The Fox Trot", and "The Mambo" – pay homage to the extraordinary dancers and dances that inspired him in his youth. Villella created this remarkable piece of dance theater in a classical structure, using America’s folk traditions of popular and jazz music as his point of departure.
On Sunday afternoon, the company recognizes the 100th anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth by featuring three of Balanchine’s most loved ballets. "Rubies," the second movement of "Jewels," was premiered in 1967 with Edward Villella as the male lead in a role Balanchine created for him. The second masterwork on the program is "Ballo della Regina," a showcase of the ballerina based on Verdi’s "Ballet Music" from act three of "Don Carlos". The third is a product of the 1972 Stravinsky Festival. "Symphony in Three Movements," one of Balachine and Stravinsky’s many collaborations






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Clare Croft
George Jackson
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Sali Ann Kriegsman
Tehreema Mitha

Alexandra Tomalonis (Editor)
Lisa Traiger


The Autumn DanceView is out:

New York City Ballet's Spring 2003 season reviewed by Gia Kourlas

An interview with the Kirov Ballet's Daria Pavlenko by Marc Haegeman

Reviews of San Francisco Ballet (by Rita Felciano) and Paris Opera Ballet (by Carol Pardo)

The ballet tradition at the Metropolitan Opera (by Elaine Machleder)

Reports from London (Jane Simpson) and the Bay Area (Rita Felciano).

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