February 18th, 2009
“Balanchine and Bujones” was a program launched by Orlando Ballet Company on Friday with elating dance by the two B’s George Balanchine and Fernando Bujones. In spite of the change of directors and economic recession, the new director of the Orlando Ballet Robert Hill made it a HIT.
The first half showcased George Balanchine’s light and moody ballet and the second half was taken over by best of Fernando Bujones comprehensive compilation. It was tough for the audience to decide who the best was, whether it was George Balanchine the greatest choreographer of the 20th century or Fernando Bujones the magnificent dancer who restructured Orlando Ballet Company.
The show began with George Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie, a Balanchine style with flying footwork and meltingly elegant arms to the pulse of Mikhail Glinka’s music, which will make our hearts, melt. Balanchine’s grand Gershwin-suite style showcased his talent as his touch of speed and embraces the classical Russian ballet, which testifies it to be the American ballet.
Bujones Clair de Lune, a lyrical duet accompanied by Jacqueline Compton and performed with piano onstage gave the show a poignant touch.
Fernando Bujones the magnificent dancer
George Balanchine’s light and moody ballet
George Balanchine the greatest choreographer of the 20th century
‘Balanchine and Bujones
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February 9th, 2009
The Dance Compitition “So You Think You Can Dance” is measured If you think you can dance then you need to get to Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis or Seattle for an auditions for Fox hit show. Auditions have already taken the place in New York, but the search will be continue on February third in Miami for the fifth season of the hit show.
Dance and Dance News Service is a big fan of the show and can not wait for the fifth season to begin. First, however, the show needs dancers and auditions are in progress.
Auditions for “So You Think You Can Dance” are as follows:
Miami, FL Tuesday, Feb. 3 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132.
Los Angeles, CA Thursday, Feb. 12 The Orpheum Theatre 842 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014.
Denver, CO Thursday, March 12 Paramount Theatre 1622 Glenarm Pl. Denver, CO 80202.
Memphis, TN Monday, March 16 The Orpheum Theatre 203 South Main St. Memphis,TN 38103.
Seattle, WA Saturday, March 28 The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101.
Talented dancers who spark the judges interest during auditions will be
invited to callbacks, where they will work with top choreographers. During the callback week, the judges will choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition.
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