In the final installment of our Carmina Burana video blog series, Artistic Director Stephen Mills discusses his choreography for the piece, in which he balances classical and contemporary balletic movement. We’ve also included footage of final studio rehearsals for Carmina Burana. Hope you’ve enjoyed our video blog series. See you at our Season Opener this weekend!
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In the third installment of our Carmina Burana video blog series, Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of Grammy-nominated choir Conspirare, Peter Bay, Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony, and Stephen Mills, Artistic Director of Ballet Austin, discuss the deeply collaborative effort involved in staging this multifaceted production of Carmina Burana.
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In the second installment of our video blog series, Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of Grammy-nominated choir Conspirare, and Peter Bay, Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony, share their thoughts on the power and uniqueness of Carl Orff’s striking score for Carmina Burana. Check out the video!
Kai, part of our 2010/11 Season Opener, is a visually stunning contemporary work choreographed in 2007 by Artistic Director Stephen Mills. It evokes a sensual celebration and a mysterious journey inspired by the blue undulating waters of the South Pacific and rhythmically exotic music by John Cage.
For the 2010/11 Season, Ballet Austin welcomes three new dancers into the Company. Two of these dancers, Brittany Strickland and Preston Andrew Patterson, are joining us from within the Ballet Austin family. Last year, Brittany and Preston danced with Ballet Austin II, our apprentice company, and have now been hired into the Company.
Our third new Company member, James Fuller, is a recent graduate of Harvard in the class of 2010. Watch the video below to learn a bit about his dance studies at Harvard and his excitement about joining Ballet Austin as we kick off our 2010/11 Season this fall.
Look for these dancers in our Season Opener performance of Carmina Burana & Kai on September 24-26, 2010 as they perform in their first show as members of the Company. Welcome James, Brittany, and Preston!