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The New York Ballet Institute Summer Intensive 2015

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Do you want to have a professional ballet career? Are you a professional dancer who is seeking to work on his/her artistry, performance, and refinement of your classical technique? The New York Ballet Institute, est. 1989, is hosting a Summer Intensive for Pre-professional advanced and Professional ballet dancers this Summer. The intensive will be directed by former Kirov and Mikhailovsky dancer and choreographer, Ilya Gaft, and his wife Zoya, also a 22-year ballet career veteran. He is a former Kirov, ABT and NYCB teacher, coach and choreographer. Former students and dancers include, Anna Liceica, Marcelo Gomes, Gillian Murphy, Larry May, Christopher Newman, Oksana Konobeyeva, Andrei Jouravlev, Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, etc…. Teachers of ballet are also welcome and encouraged to attend the intensive for learning the correct Vaganova or ‘Russian’ methodology and choreography. Coaching sessions are available, too. Please email nybisummer@gmail.com for more information. The Ilya Gaft Dance Theatre will also be auditioning dancers through the course of the Summer Intensive for the company for rehearsals beginning in the Fall.

Indianapolis City Ballet Gala To Be Aired on PBS

Indianapolis City Ballet benefit targets the big screen in 2015 | 2014-11-11 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com.

Who knows?

Balthasar de Beaujoyleux                                                                                Who this is in the picture (etching)? Hint: He’s French.


Who uttered these apropos comments about me? They will be sued with libel! La!

Between memory and reality there are awkward discrepancies…

I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.

Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on….I WILL SEND <A CHECK FOR $5 TO ANYONE WHO CAN NAME THESE VERBOSE WRITERS>


Why Irina and Max do not get as much credit as they deserve for actually dancing properly, beautifully and expressively-I mean, they are GREAT!

This is a video of Irina Dvorovenko and maxim Beloserkovsky doing a pas de deux-



When Jacques D’Amboise’s birthday is – here is a link http://www.care2.com/ecards/ for everyone to send him a free card celebrating our love for him and his accomplishments in dance education and humanitarianism in ballet education-also his wit, intelligence and sense of humor. He really is a brilliant and funny guy! If you do not know who Jacques D’Amboise is you can look him up here  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_d%27Amboise_%28dancer%29  and here  http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=3716&source_type=A  – Also, if you are looking for a charitable cause in ballet worth contributing to, here is one of his- http://www.nationaldance.org/about_founder.htm  Who knows how long it took Jacques D’Amboise to realize his dream of the National Dance Institute, and when was the date of its first inception (into the NYC Public Schools)? http://vimeo.com/29052643

That Indianapolis is hosting an international ballet competition? http://indianapoliscityballet.org/events/indianapolis-international-ballet-competition-2015/


That these are 5 to read books (for dancers/balletomanes) on the website of a ballet blogger:

1. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

2. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

3. So you want to be a ballet dancer? by Jennifer Kronenberg

4.Anatomy, Dance Technique & Injury Prevention by Justin Howse and Moira McCormack, and finally (drumroll!)

5. The Everyday Dancer by Deborah Bull

In addition, I might add, books by the author compiling her many years research and knowledge into the subject of ballet (Volumes 1-4)

Cupcakes & Conversation by Cheryl Angear

It looks like a good Christmas list to me, and I would try the UK bookshop http://www.elizadawsondancebooks.co.uk/



The brief history of the tutu per http://sheris-musings.tumblr.com/post/32761192624/tutustyles


What Sergei Polunin is doing now?