Dancers work extremely hard and it is said that they do it for the applause. Well that is true but the rehearsal process is an enormous part of the dancer’s life. Dancers, Ballet Masters and Accompanists spend endless hours in the studio working on perfecting movement, gaining stamina and cultivating artistry.
The artists of BALLET WEST have a lot to be thankful for because Artistic Director Adam Sklute has invited three great Stars of the dance to be with us our very first week back from summer break!
In the course of this week the artists of BALLET WEST are working with New York City Ballet’s glorious Ballerina Maria Calegari on Balanchine’s 1976 CHACONNE,
America’s Margot Fonteyn, Janie Parker is teaching us Ben Stevenson’s 1969 THREE PRELUDES,
And Keith Roberts star of American Ballet Theatre and Broadway is teaching Twyla Tharp’s 1990 BRIEF FLING.
This is the time when we are very, very fortunate. We get to go to work and all day long we glean invaluable information and grow leaps and bounds artistically because of these great artists of the dance.
Thank you Maria Calegari, Janie Parker and Keith Roberts for sharing your artistry with us. Above all thank you Adam Sklute for providing us this opportunity to work with some of ballet’s greatest living legends. This is our biggest inspiration.