Chat De Pas Posted March 18, 2005 Report Share Posted March 18, 2005 For those of you in the Chicago and NYC areas who have met Eddie and Karen Verso at the Richmond Adult Dance Camp, you may be interested to know that Eddie recently staged Jerome Robbins' "NY Export: Opus Jazz" for the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. He'll do the same for the New York City Ballet during their Spring Season. The Joffrey will do its last four performances THIS weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun March 18-19-20), so if you can get a ticket at the last minute, it'll be worth the effort! "Opus Jazz" is part of the "American Masterworks" program. Here's a link to the Joffrey website: http://184.108.40.206/joffreywinter/ The website has links to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reviews, and also a TOTALLY cool video clip from the performance. Check it out! Eddie will start rehearsing the New York City Ballet cast late next week, and they will perform the work five times, opening on Friday, April 29. The other four performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 30, and the following Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, May 3, 5, and 7. Here's a link to the NYCB Spring Season weekly schedule: http://www.nycballet.com/nycballet/html/ti...5_schedule.html This has been a really exciting project for Eddie's adult and teen students, because he used us as a rehearsal group while he and Karen reconstructed the ballet before working with the professional companies. So, we got to learn some of the choreography, and experience first-hand the unique Robbins way of moving (which wasn't easy, by the way!). It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity for your average recreational dancer. Hope some of you can get to the performances! Carolyn ;o) Quote Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.