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A couple of seasons back Louisville Ballet gave its audiences a taste of choreographer Mark Godden in the guise of his version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (which he first created for Canada’s Royal Winnepeg Ballet), where Tamino—here a TV junkie in a smoking jacket—enters not from stage right or left, but is dropped from [...]
I love hosting guest artists at Knoxville Ballet School. I get a chance to cross my own threshold in civilian clothing, for a change, and watch young dancers respond to somebody else standing at the front of the room. This experience usually shakes me to my core, as I witness a fresh take on classical [...]
Good ballet is tough to find. So tough, in fact, that two or three times each year I gather a few of my students who are willing, and a couple of their parents, depart Knoxville Ballet School at the crack of dawn, drive to Louisville, have lunch, see the ballet, and then more or [...]