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Blog Profile / j-Pointe


URL :http://jpointe.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Dance / Ballet
Posts on Regator:394
Posts / Week:1.2
Archived Since:April 3, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What's Your Story? Edson Barbosa

yesterdayDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Meet new Joffrey dancer Edson Barbosa! He joins us from his hometown of Rio de Janeiro for the 2014-2015 season. What did you do over the summer?I had performances in Brazil. I'm always dancing when I am on vacation. It sounds very bunhead, but I try to make it not. Show More Summary

Artistic Director Ashley Wheater on Stories in Motion

last weekDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses the Stories in Motion program: why he chose to focus on storytelling, why he chose these three particular ballets, and what goes in to getting them on the stage. Wheater will be performing the role of Father in George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, September 18-21. Show More Summary

Herbert Migdoll's PI COW SO Takes a Hike

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Regular visitors to Joffrey Tower should be very familiar with the work of Joffrey's resident artist HERBERT MIGDOLL, whether they know it or not. Much of the artwork and photography on display is Migdoll's from his decades of artistic partnership with Robertob Joffrey and the company. Show More Summary

Yumelia Garcia's Final Bow

3 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

On Friday, April 25th, at our Spring gala performance, dancer Yumelia Garcia took her final bow with the Joffrey. After a long and blessed career with stints in Venezuala, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and Chicago, Garcia happily moves on...Show More Summary

Alexei Kremnev on creating "The Blue Bird of Happiness"

4 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Interview written by Anna Frient Alexei Kremnev is the Artistic Director of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, a role he shares with his wife and fellow dancer, Anna Reznik. Mr. Kremnev has been working on the Academy's spring production, The Blue Bird of Happines, since the summer of 2013. Show More Summary

Scott Speck on the music for "Romeo & Juliet"

4 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Joffrey Music Director Scott Speck began conducting music for dance almost as a fluke. The second conductor for San Francisco Ballet found himself faced with conducting all 40 Nutcrackers one season in the late 90s and called Speck in to help. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes of Krzysztof Pastor's "Romeo & Juliet" - Part 2

5 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Répétiteur Amanda Eyles is a force to be reckoned with while in the studio rehearsing the dancers for the upcoming U.S. Premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet. A former dancer at the Royal Ballet, Eyles was the Ballet Mistress at the Scottish Ballet in 2008 when Pastor originally created the work. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes of Krzysztof Pastor's "Romeo & Juliet" - Part 1

5 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

We are busy preparing for the U.S. premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet opening April 30th at the Auditorium Theatre. A choreographer from Gdansk, Poland, Pastor originally created this modern retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy...Show More Summary

An Audition Experience

6 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Have you ever wondered what it is like to audition for the Joffrey Academy of Dance's Summer Intensive program? Olivia Pennell, 13, was one of 1,200 students to audition for the Academy's summer programs this year. Pennell is a new company member at the Springfield Ballet Company in downstate Illinois. Show More Summary

Stefanie Batten Bland Gives Back

7 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

"When you fall, it's not the ending of a movement, it's the beginning of something."Stefanie Batten Bland is a visceral presence in the rehearsal studio. One of three winners of the 2014 Choreographers of Color Award, she won the opportunity...Show More Summary

Choreographer Brock Clawson's Emotional Ride

7 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

In rehearsal, he's driven, focus, intense. Outside rehearsal, he's charming and quick with a laugh and a smile. Chicagoan Brock Clawson is one of three choreographers being featured in the Contemporary Choreographers program opening Wednesday (Feb. Show More Summary

Nutcracker Family Dinner Fun- Join us December 8th!

9 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

It's the holiday season and we are preparing for the exciting 16th annual family event, called the Nutcracker Family Dinner. This year, we asked one of our young attendees, Sarah Stone to share her experience. We hope you enjoy reading her post- and please join us on December 8th for a magical day!My name is Sarah Stone and I am 15 years old. Show More Summary

Sabrina Lenzi, Répétiteur Works With The Joffrey Ballet on La Bayadère

11 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Sabrina Lenzi, native of Rome, Italy and former principal dancer, was hand selected by renowned choreographer Stanton Welch to be the “répétiteur” for The Joffrey Ballet’s upcoming production of La Bayad ère. (Learn more about the ballet here.) Ms. Show More Summary

Interview with Darla Hoover: Working with the Company, Mr. Balanchine & Teaching

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Darla Hoover, Stager Allegro Brillante Darla Hoover, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet and one of "Balanchine's ballerinas" has been working with the Company on staging and preparing Allegro Brillante, one of many inspiring works choreographed by the legendary Mr. Show More Summary

Renowned Choreographer Yuri Possokhov Returns to Joffrey to Work With the Company for Russian Masters

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Mr. Possokhov returns to work with the company not only to bring his work Bells to a new level, but also to premiere his new pas de deux, Adagio. We sat down with him to discuss his return, working with the company, and being part of...Show More Summary

Carrying on a Legacy Interview Part II: Q&A with Demetrius McClendon – CE Alumnus and ASM Choreographer

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Now that you have heard from one of the ASM summer intensive students, we caught up with a former ASM student, Demetrius McClendon, who was born and raised in Chicago and is pursuing his dance career while giving back to the dance community by choreographing for the After School Matters summer intensive. Show More Summary

Community Engagement: Carrying on a Legacy- Interview Part I

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

In Joffrey’s collaboration with After School Matters, the ASM Summer Intensive is a seven-week summer intensive for advanced high-school students that takes place weekly at Joffrey Tower. Students are hand-selected from the annual ASM...Show More Summary

Why Do You Love to Dance?

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

In honor of National Dance Day, we asked our Bridge Program students why they love to dance. We loved their responses! “Because it was always my dream!”Faith, Age 8 “I love to dance because I never knew how to dance in ballet.”Jamiyla,...Show More Summary

Picture Yourself in the Studio! National Dance Day Photo Contest #NDD

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

National Dance Day Photo Contest Starring...You! Begins Wednesday, July 24, 2013 In celebration of National Dance Day this Saturday, July 27, 2013, The Joffrey Ballet wants you to share why YOU love to dance and what dance means to you!...Show More Summary

Company Dancer Spotlight: Yumelia Garcia

last yearDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Meet Yumelia Garcia: Ms. Garcia is a radiating beam of sunshine both on and offstage (it makes sense that her favorite color is orange!) Her energy and quick footwork make her dancing so lively and captivating. What does Yumelia do while...Show More Summary

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