American Youth Ballet

Saturday May 14, 2016 - At JCCC Carlsen Center, Polsky Theater - 2 pm and 7 pm

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Cinderella

14 May 2016 - 2 pm and 7 pm
American Dance Center (studio rehearsals) and
Performance at Carlsen Center at JCCC
in the Polsky Theater

Ticket prices for May 14th 2016, 2pm or 7pm - Adults - $19, Youths 12 & Under - $16

Lift from the AYB website: "Set to Prokofiev's beautiful score, the most recognizable fairy tale is told in its entirety."

Theater pictures - Dress 2, Friday - for 2 pm performance Saturday

Juliana Kuhn (Fairy Godmother)
Juliana Kuhn (Fairy Godmother)

Molly Cook (Cinderella)
Molly Cook (Cinderella)

Lady of Zaragoza (Sofia)
Lady of Zaragoza (Sofia)

Seth York (Prince) at the ball
Seth York (Prince) at the ball

Dena'h Gregory
Dena'h Gregory

Trying on the shoe
Trying on the shoe

students and accompianist (violin)
Dancing class with dance master, students and accompianist (violin)

Clock gnomes leap at the chimes striking out the midnight hour
Clock gnomes leap at the chimes striking out the midnight hour

Cinderella (Molly Cook) in the cottage
Cinderella (Molly Cook) in the cottage

Director, Choreographer Kristopher Estes-Brown leads on stage 4 pm class prior to Friday's dress rehearsal, here doing échappé sautés
Director, Choreographer Kristopher Estes-Brown leads on stage 4 pm class prior to Friday's dress rehearsal, here doing échappé sautés

 

Theater pictures - Dress 1, Thursday - for 7 pm performance Saturday

Cinderella (Dena'h Gregory) in a Rond de Broom
Cinderella (Dena'h Gregory) in a "Rond de Broom"

Show Struggle: as one of the step sisters (here, Molly Cook, who is Cinderella in the other cast). Sofia Acosta (the other step sister in this cast is pushing the shoe on while Jennifer Tierney (step mother) is behind the chair. And everyone else is in turmoil.
Show Struggle: as one of the step sisters (here, Molly Cook, who is Cinderella in the other cast).
Sofia Acosta (the other step sister in this cast is pushing the shoe on while Jennifer Tierney (step mother) is behind the chair. And everyone else is in turmoil.

Working through - First intermission break on stage - Kristopher Estes-Brown at far left in cap, Dena'h Gregory and Seth York at front with the arabesque, Molly Cook at far right.
Working through - First intermission break on stage - Kristopher Estes-Brown at far left in cap, Dena'h Gregory and Seth York at front with the arabesque, Molly Cook at far right.

 

Rebekah Nelson
Rebekah Nelson

The Prince lifts Cinderella
The Prince lifts Cinderella

Busting through the step sisters
Busting through the step sisters

 

In Polsky Theater for Saturday's performances

The lobby entrance to Polsky
The lobby entrance to Polsky

Juliana Kuhn as the Fairy Godmother (2 pm performance)
Juliana Kuhn as the Fairy Godmother (2 pm performance)

One group doing a tour jete at the 5 pm class on stage before the 7 pm performance - L-R: Rebekah Nelson, Hannah Baillie, Annie Cook
One group doing a tour jete at the 5 pm class on stage before the 7 pm performance - L-R: Rebekah Nelson, Hannah Baillie, Annie Cook

5 pm on stage class before the 7 pm performance with échappé sautés (dancer's high class version of jumping jacks)
5 pm on stage class before the 7 pm performance with échappé sautés (dancer's high class version of jumping jacks)

 

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Cinderella Program - Sat May 14th, 2016

   
ChoreographyKristopher Estes-Brown
Music composed bySergei Prokof lev
Set DesignAnthony Putzier, Chris Cresci, and Kristopher Estes-Brown
Lighting DesignKristopher Estes-Brown
Costuming DirectorJennifer Tierney
 

ACT I

Young CinderellaAnnika Jones
FatherAsher Wilson
MotherMolly Cook(2p), Dena’h Gregory(7p)
Young Step SistersElise Johnson, Julia Walewicz
StepmotherJennifer Tierney
CinderellaMolly Cook(2p), Dena’h Gregory(7p)
StepsistersAnne Marie Dahms and Cassie Wang (2p) Sofia Acosta and Molly Cook (7p)
Fairy GodmotherJuliana Kuhn (2p), Malerie Moore (7p)
Prince’s PageAlec Roth
Dance MasterAsher Wilson
ViolinistJoshua Kovac
Dance StudentsAudrey Merckling, Julia Harshbarger, Julia Walewicz, Ella Hiebert, Samantha Marx, Evey Musgrave
Spring FairyAnnie Cook (2p), Elise Johnson (7p)
Summer FairyHannah Baìllie (2p), Juliana Kuhn (7p)
Autumn FairyDena’h Gregory (2p), Rebekah Nelson (7p)
Winter FairyMalerie Moore (2p), Cassie Wang (7p)
FairyAttendantsWren Versluis, Ellie Sturgeon (2p), Mana Kondo (2p), Kaia Bell, Max Isaac, Nicole Kierspel (2p), Kyla Hess (7p), Elizabeth Patry(7p), Malee Head(7p)
DragonfliesMiriam Rogers, Julia Walewìcz, Anne-Marie Dahms(7p), Julia Harshbarger, Rebekah Nelson (2p), Annie Cook(7p), Amanda Young, Sofia Acosta (2p), Madeline Oliver (7p), Elise Johnson (2p), Hannah Baillie (7p), Audrey Merkling (2p)
ButterfliesAlexandria Tan, Lily Leach, Tara Cook, Elise Hermann (2p), Nora Burdoo (7p), Maddie Vielhauer (2p), Ellie Johnson (7p), Christine McCubbins (2p), Alexis Arp (2p), Caroline Taliaferro (7p), Vivian Hsiao (2p), Alice Lenz (7p), Samantha Thurston (7p), Julia Sollars (2p), Kaylee Johnson (2p), Vera Scanlan (7p)
Clock GnomesCaitlin Blackwood, Anne Chen, Hannah Chong, Natalie Goldman, Elsa Pineda, Annika Jones, Rebekah Grant, Erica Domen, Sophia Egger, Elyse Jackson, lina Li, Kennedy Newell
—intermission—
 

ACT II

Court LadiesErica Domen, Caitlin Blackwood, Hannah Chong, Anne Chen, Sophia Egger, Elyse Jackson, Tina Li, Kennedy Newell, Ally Kaestner, Ella Hiebert, Samantha Marx, Evey Musgrave
Prince’s CompanionsAlec and Asher
Ballroom GuestsMiriam Rogers, Julia Walewicz, Anne-Marie Dahms(7p) Julia Harshbarqer, Madeline Oliver (7p), Rebekah Nelson (2p), Annie Cook(7p), Amanda Young, Sofia Acosta (2p), Elise Johnson (2p), Hannah Baillie (7p), Audrey Merkling (2p)
PrinceSeth Yorke
—pause—
 

ACT III

CobblersJulia Walewicz, Audrey Merkling, Elise Johnson (2p), Madeline Oliver, Julia Harshbarger, Miriam Rogers, Annie Cook (7p)
VillagersSara Ye(2p), Jonina OnYang(2p), Arielle Li(2p), Jasmine Harris(2p), Grace Wang(2p), Sophia Qiu (2p), Cindy Jiang (2p), Annabella Choi (2p), Jamie Chapple(7p), Liliana Wiit(7p), Kaylee Helmer(7p), Sophia Hatch(7p), Eliana Kovacova(7p), Liana Mullinnix(7p), Koyuri Morita(7p), Lady of Zaragoza Sofia Acosta (2p), Amanda Young (7p)

 

 

From Studio to Theater - what practice in studio allows later in theater

Spring Fairies (Top: Elise Johnson in dress #1 [7pm Sat], Bottom: Annie Cook in dress #2 [2pm Sat]) Combines four jetes in two rehearsals with two casts.
Spring Fairies (Top: Elise Johnson in dress #1 [7pm Sat], Bottom: Annie Cook in dress #2 [2pm Sat]) Combines four jetes in two rehearsals with two casts.

If you think you've seen this elsewhere on the page it is because I prepared earlier versions before I had time to put together this study. As a photographer, I also need practice (rehearsals) to know what is coming up. The study above shows the Spring Fairie roles by (on the left) Elise Johnson and (on the right (Annie Cook). On the bottom are the studio shots and on the top are the shots by the time we get into theater. These show a pair of jetes performed by each dancer. The first one starts upstage center then a second jete heading downstage left. In studio shots, on the first jetes of each pair I shot a bit late. On Elise I was slightly late and on Annie just plain late. I manage to get the right moment for each of the second jetes. On stage they are all at the right spot with maybe a tad late on Annie's the first jete.

If you think you've seen this elsewhere on the page it is because I prepared earlier versions before I had time to put together this study. As a photographer, I also need practice (rehearsals) to know what is coming up. The study above shows the Spring Fairie roles by (on the left) Elise Johnson and (on the right (Annie Cook). On the bottom are the studio shots and on the top are the shots by the time we get into theater. These show a pair of jetes performed by each dancer. The first one starts upstage center then a second jete heading downstage left. In studio shots, on the first jetes of each pair I shot a bit late. On Elise I was slightly late and on Annie just plain late. I manage to get the right moment for each of the second jetes. On stage they are all at the right spot with maybe a tad late on Annie's the first jete.

 

Studio Rehearsal Pictures - May 7, the Saturday Before the Theater

Seth York (prince) and Dena'h Gregory (Cinderella)
Seth York (prince) and Dena'h Gregory (Cinderella)

Dena'h Gregory as Cinderella (compare to same moment in the on stage photo of Molly in this role, above
Dena'h Gregory as Cinderella (compare to same moment in the on stage photo of Molly in this role, above

Seth York (prince) and Molly Cook (as Cinderella, she is a step-sister in the other cast)
Seth York (prince) and Molly Cook (as Cinderella, she is a step-sister in the other cast)

Molly Cook (as evil step-sister) trying to fit the shoe that doesn't fit
Molly Cook (as evil step-sister) trying to fit the shoe that doesn't fit

Anne Marie Dahms in chair and Cassie Wang (left pounding on the shoe) (as the evil step-sisters) trying to fit the shoe that doesn't fit. Jennifer Tierney (behind) as step mother (who was fairy godmother for Madison Ballet)
Anne Marie Dahms in chair and Cassie Wang (left pounding on the shoe) (as the evil step-sisters) trying to fit the shoe that doesn't fit.
Jennifer Tierney (behind) as step mother (who was fairy godmother for Madison Ballet)

Cinderella rehearsal at American Youth Ballet

Cinderella rehearsal at American Youth Ballet

L-R: Hannah Baillie, Annie Cook and Anne-Marie Dahms (front)
L-R: Hannah Baillie, Annie Cook and Anne-Marie Dahms (front)

Step Sisters (front) Molly Cooke and Sofia Acosta, with (behind) Malerie Moore (as disguised fairy godmother) and Dena'h Gregory as Cinderella
Step Sisters (front) Molly Cooke and Sofia Acosta, with (behind) Malerie Moore (as disguised fairy godmother) and Dena'h Gregory as Cinderella

Three-frame panel of Seth York in a set of tour en l'aires
Three-frame panel of Seth York in a set of tour en l'aires

 

Studio Rehearsal Pictures - in April, The Month Before the Theater

Studio Multiple Layers: Malerie Moore in a pique arabesque while behind her are parents in the hallway and younger dancers both sitting along the edges and going on.
Studio Multiple Layers: Malerie Moore in a pique arabesque while behind her are parents in the hallway and younger dancers both sitting along the edges and going on.

Dena'h Gregory
Dena'h Gregory

Seth York
Seth York

Annie Cook
Annie Cook

Jennifer Tierney (step mother), Sofia Acosta (a step sister), Seth York (prince)
Jennifer Tierney (bad step mother), Sofia Acosta (a bad step sister), Seth York (prince)

Julianna Kuhn
Julianna Kuhn

Notes in the middle
Notes in the middle

Elise Johnson in jete
Elise Johnson in jete

Crossing jetes - Anne Marie Dahms (facing)
Crossing jetes - Anne Marie Dahms (facing)

Jennifer Tierney working on costumes
Jennifer Tierney working on costumes

Molly Cook in arabesque
Arabesque: Molly Cook

Or ... this version of Juliana Kuhn, done in mirror imaging
Or ... this version of Juliana Kuhn, done in mirror imaging

 

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