Don & Patricia Cantwell,​ ​ Artistic Directors 

Jill Eathorne Bahr, Resident Choreographer

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What Makes a Good Ballet?

A Masterpiece like George Balanchine's  "Serenade"

A WELCOME WORD FROM

OUR RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER

Good Ballet comes in rudimentary layers, one put mystically on top of the next

- and a heck of lot of sweat equity - 

FIRST and foremost there have to be GREAT DANCERS with a rock-solid advanced and accurate technique that provides the choreographer with the best possible tools to make a great ballet.  

SECOND is solid robust choreography. Even seasoned choreographers can have wonderful ideas for dances that they are never able to express kinetically.   Dance that is based on technique alone ultimately becomes boring, and that's the one thing dance should never be!   All of the concepts of choreography such as level, dynamics, formation, floor pattern, contour and musicality must be explored.

THIRD is the attention to technical detail which includes music, lighting, sound editing, and costuming.

FOURTH is the attention to detail, thorough coaching and rehearsing of the ballet. 

LAST and just as significant is satisfying the rudimentary principle of what makes dance such a memorable and passionate inspirational artform.   A person's body first has to learn to sing in silence.

 

 

JILL EATHORNE BAHR

RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER

July 1, 2012.  

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