A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season
Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing A Night at the Ballet, a free streaming event that premieres this week. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. The result is “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres Thursday and was produced by Live Arts Global, founded by Hamrick and her partners, Christine Shevchenko (a principal dancer at ABT) and Joanna DeFelice. AP: What gave you the idea for “A Night at the Ballet”? But that was really just the dancers, and we thought, how can we help everybody in this live arts world?
"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "A Night at the Ballet"
"A Night at the Ballet," an event to support the performing arts community during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be streamed on YouTube December 17-20. The 60-minute program, presented by Live Arts Global, will feature dancers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Mariinsky Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and former stars of the Alvin Ailey company performing excerpts from "Don Quixote," "The Nutcracker," "Romeo and Juliet" and more. Live Arts Global co-founder and ballerina Melanie Hamrick said, "The past year has been challenging for many of us in the dance and theater community. "'A Night at the Ballet' is an opportunity to appreciate the classics, while also providing financial support to artists and crew," she said. Click on the video player below to watch a message from Melanie Hamrick, and a sneak peek from "A Night at the Ballet": an excerpt of "After the Rain," performed by Unity Phelan (New York City Ballet soloist) and Calvin Royal III (American Ballet Theatre principal dancer):Hamrick, a choreographer and former dancer with American Ballet Theatre, co-founded Live Arts Global with Christine Shevchenko (a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre), and Joanna DeFelice, a choreographer, former ballerina and contemporary artist.cbsnews.com
What’s Up South Texas!: Couple transforms love with each other, ballet to serving San Antonio
San Antonio – A San Antonio couple is sharing their love for ballet with the community after opening their very own ballet studio. We guide them how we would our own kids.”The passion for ballet started at age 8 for Cruz in his home country of Cuba. It is a beautiful art that goes with or without music.”For Dec, the passion started when she was three, growing up in Virginia. They used to call her ‘hummingbird.’”If you are interested in joining their ballet family at DeCruz Ballet Studio, you can visit their website https://www.lindsiandkarel.com/ or email them at email@example.com. To see performances of Cruz and Dec, click on the links below:RELATED: What’s Up South Texas!
Need a safe way to watch ballet? Then watch The Nutcracker at a drive in
San Antonio There is still a way for you to enjoy the classic nutcracker ballet even in uncertain times like these, with Danielle Campbell Steans ingenious plan of providing a drive-In ballet experience. Danielle still hopes that it is safe enough for her dancers from the San Antonio Ballet School to be able to perform The Nutcracker live, but assuming this isnt the case then dont worry fans will still be able to get their ballet fill. The idea is to have attendees drive in and watch from the safety of their vehicles, and if it is safe enough allow them to bring lawn chairs and even possibly have live performers accompanying the pre-recording. Community auditions for supporting cast members will be on Saturday, August 29thFor more information regarding The Nutcracker and dance classes at the San Antonio Ballet School in general, head over to their website.
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, July 2, 2020
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