BALLET 101 - A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Join Alberta Ballet in a series of evening lectures that take a closer look at the inner workings of ballet. Join Alberta Ballet's artistic and production team for entertaining and informative discussions on what it takes to produce a ballet production, as well as more insights into the world of dance. Learn about the choreography, the dancers, the music, and more! Discover the fascinating facts about ballet and what’s REALLY involved in making a successful production happen.
All Ballet 101 Sessions are held from 5:30PM-6:30PM at Mackenzie Hall in College Plaza
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Madame Butterfly: Focus on costumes and wigs with members of Alberta Ballet’s wardrobe team. How do you dance in a kimono anyway? Or a wig? A look at some of the incredibly beautiful costumes and wigs in this beautiful ballet and the special construction needed to dance in them.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Sleeping Beauty: Focus on contemporary dance and ballet with guest speaker Brian Webb, Artistic Director of Brian Webb Dance Company. An exploration of contemporary dance and ballet, including Mats Ek and his Sleeping Beauty.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Ailey II: Focus on the dancer as athlete; what it takes to keep a dancer healthy and injury free, and the similarities and differences between dancers’ and athletes’ training. Guest speakers include members of the River Valley Health team.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Giselle: Special Edition at the Jubilee during the Extended Residency- Jean Grand-Maitre and Flavia Vallone will introduce Giselle's history and significance, and participants will then be invited to observe that evening’s on stage rehearsal.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Class Acts - A Tribute to Hollywood Musicals: Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maitre gives behind-the-scenes insight into the unique creative process of our latest world premiere ballet.
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AND CALL: (780) 702-1225
All programming and dates may be subject to change. Registrants will be informed by telephone and/or e-mail of any changes at least one week in advance of the original session date(s).
Alberta Ballet is grateful to the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension for their support in making this series happen.