Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jacqueline Calle (Dance) attended the Lar Lubovitch Dance Workshop at Skidmore College for pre-professional and professional dancers in Saratoga Springs, New York this summer. The workshop was led by Lar Lubovitch and his ten-member dance company, which includes Brian McGinnis and Kate Skarpetowska who have been dance guest artists at the Fine Arts Center.

In repertory she learned Smoke Rings, which was a solo originally choreographed for Mikhail Baryshnikov, an excerpt from Legends of Ten, which is Lar Lubovitch’s newest work on the company, Cryptoglyph with music by Meredith Monk and two older works Marimba and Pardon My Affection and the duet Concerto 622.

Jacqueline saw the Lubovitch company perform Legend Of Ten, North Star and Coltrane's Favorite Things among others in lecture demonstrations. The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company also performed a full dance concert at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center). She also had the opportunity to see the New York City Ballet perform Balanchine's Apollo as well as Justin Peck's world premier of The Enormous Room at SPAC as well.

Photos: Jacqueline Calle, Brian McGinnis and Lar Lubovitch; Class during the Lubovitch Summer Intensive.

Mireille Fehler (Dance) attended the five-week Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive this summer. The program was led by John McFall (artistic director) and Sharon Story (Centre's Dean). Mireille was also accepted into the American Ballet Theater’s (ABT) Summer Intensive in Alabama, but chose to attend the Atlanta Ballet program.

Photo of Mireille Fehler in partnering class during Atlanta Ballet's Summer Intensive

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The FAC dancers Caroline Hafer, Kara Nichols, Anna Noble, Samantha Patterson, Kaitlyn Schultz and Hannah Winton and theatre tech student Andrew Mulkey took a field trip to Spoleto to see the Corella Ballet at the end of May. Jan Woodward and Dirk Holleman organized the trip, which also included a brief visit to the beach.