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Project Premiere

American Youth Ballet

Performance 16 June 2012, 7:30 pm
American Dance Center (studio 15th) and Poslky Theater at JCCC (dress/tech and performance, 15th, 16th)

La Ventana - a tableu of vanity - and a very funny ballet by Kristopher Estes-Brown (in this video capture from the wide camera)
"La Ventana" - a tableu of vanity - and a very funny ballet by Kristopher Estes-Brown (in this video capture from the wide camera)

   

The Performance Program

Performance: Saturday, 16 June 2011

American Youth Ballet

Project Premiere 2012

Artistic Directors: Kristopher Estes-Brown and Jennifer Tierney
Costumes by Jennifer Tierney
Lighting Design by Kristopher Estes-Brown

With choreographies by:
Kristopher Estes-Brown
Marius Petipa (wikipedia entry)
W. Earle Smith (Artistic Director Madison Ballet Madison, Wisconsin)
Audra Sokol (Asst. Prof Dancer, Ball State University- Muncie, Indiana)
Stayce Camparo (Dancer, Kansas City Ballet)


At the Edge

Choreography by Kristopher Estes-Brown
Music by Henryk Gorecki

Dancers:
Meredith Green
Dena'h Gregory, Katy Hagen

Sofia Acosta, Taylor Arel, Molly Cook, Anne-Marie Dahms, Andrea Dahl, Juliana Kuhn, Julia McGregor, Stephanie Ruley, Yui Tadokoro, Paula Walewicz, Cassie Wang, Bonnie Weinberg, Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson, Anna Wolock


Diane & Acteon

Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by Cesare Pugni

Dancers: Jessica Brown, Austin Finley

 

No Capicia

Choreography by Kristopher Estes-Brown
Music by Louis Prima

Dancers:
Taylor Arel, Meredith Green, Dena'h Gregory, Katy Hagen, Radie Keller, Stephanie Ruley, Emily Tatham, Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson, Jessica Brown, Austin Finley, Jennifer Tierney

- intermission -


Black Violin

Choreography by W. Earle Smith
Music by Black Violin

Dancers:
Olivia Althoff, Taylor Arel, Molly Cook, Anne-Marie Dahms, Andrea Dahl, Meredith, Green, Alex Kingma, Juliana Kuhn, Alec Roth, Stephanie Ruley, Paula Walewicz, Catherine Watkins, Bonnie Weinberg, Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson, Anna Wolock

 

 

Flutter

Choreography by Audra Sokol
Music by Mum

Dancers:
Sofia Acosta, Annie Cook, Amy Dehart, Ellie Festa, Dena'h Gregory, Katy Hagen, Elise Johnson, Radie Keller, Julia McGregor, Malerie Moore, Haley Pickert, Lexi Pickert, Maycee Steele, Yui Tadokoro, Emily Tatham, Cassie Wang, Amanda Young

 

~pause~

 

Faunesses

Choreography by Stayce Camparo
Music by Fall on Your Sword, Daft Punk, Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz

Dancers:
Amy DeHart, Meredith Green, Radie Keller, Ellie Festa, Julia McGregor, Alec Roth, Yui Tadokoro, Emily Tatham, Paula Walewicz, Bonnie Weinberg, Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson, Amanda Young

 

La Ventana

Choreography by Kristopher Estes-Brown
Music by H. C. Lumbye

Dancers:

Taylor Arel, Alex Kingma
Austin Finley, Stephanie Ruley
Jennifer Tierney
Dena'h Gregory, and Katy Hagen

Olivia Althoff, Sofia Acosta, Molly Cook, Andrea Dahl, Anne-Marie Dahms, Juliana Kuhn, Malerie Moore, Maycee Steele, Cassie Wang, Catherine Watkins, Anna Wolock

   

Pictures - In studio and on stage

Comic ballet La Ventana by Kristopher Estes-Brown - Austin Finley primps in his ever-present mirror, with admirers and protege Alex Kingma playing a comic second
Comic ballet "La Ventana" by Kristopher Estes-Brown - Austin Finley primps
in his ever-present mirror, with admirers and "protege" Alex Kingma playing a comic second

At The Edge
At The Edge - Taylor Arel, Sydney Wilson, Emily Tatham, Meredith Green

studio
Sydney Wilson, Meredith Green in Studio rehearsal for Black Violin by W. Earle Smith (seated on the near right,
artistic director of Madison Ballet) with Kristopher Estes-Brown seated behind.

Austin
Pro dancer Austin Finley (BalletMet in Columbus, OH) in studio rehearsals. On the left is Kris Estes-Brown and to the right
in the mirror is pro dancer Jessica Brown, also from BalletMet

Notes
Tech at Polsky theater, working on notes and making notes (Emily Tatham at far right)


The Edge

Jessica Brown
Studio rehearsals with Jessica Brown (pro from BalletMet) in Diane & Acteon duet

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown (pro from BalletMet) in Diane & Acteon duet - here in studio rehearsals (see above for stage)
Austin Finley (other BalletMet pro) is sitting behind the piano.

Danica Williams in The Edge
Danica Williams in At The Edge

Taylor Arel (left), Alex Kingma (below), and Austin Finley with mirror in comic ballet La Ventana
Taylor Arel (left), Alex Kingma (below), and Austin Finley with his constantly-held mirror in comic ballet "La Ventana"

The Edge
At The Edge

Sydney Wilson and Danica Williams
Sydney Wilson and Danica Williams

Emily Tatham in studio rehearsals
Emily Tatham in studio rehearsals

La Ventana, Taylor and Alex
Taylor Arel and Alex Kingma in comic ballet La Ventana by Kristopher Estes-Brown

At The Edge, Emily Tatham (front) and Meredith Green, seated
At The Edge, Emily Tatham (front) and Meredith Green, seated

studio side lines
Horsing around in the studio between sessions


Tech rehearsal (i.e. the costumes differences)

Stephanie Ruley and Alec Roth in Black Violin by W. Earle Smith
Stephanie Ruley and Alec Roth in Black Violin by W. Earle Smith

Meredith Green in At The Edge
Meredith Green in At The Edge

 

 

American Youth Ballet 2011-2012 Season

Senior Company

Taylor Arel, Meredith Green, Dena'h Gregory, Katy Hagen, Radie Keller, Stephanie Ruley, Emily Tatham, Sydney Wilson

Junior Company II

Sofia Acosta, Molly Cook,Anne-Marie Dahms, Stephanie Krutz, Juliana Kuhn, Cassie Wang, Danica Williams

Junior Company I

Olivia Althoff, Hannah Baillie, Andrea Dahl, Julia McGregor, Sasha Reid, Annie Schugart, Catherine Watkins, Paula Walewicz, Bonnie Weinberg, Anna Wolock

Apprentice Company

Annie Cook, Elise Johnson, Malerie Moore, Miriam Rogers

 

 

 

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