Centre de Danse presents 'Preparation for the Ball'
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
12/8/2012 4:00:00 PM12/8/2012 4:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesCentre de Danse presents 'Preparation for the Ball' At Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016Website: http://american.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=524420FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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"Collective Ballet Creation" is a translation of a term used by Rosella Hightower at her Centre de Danse Clasique Internationale in Cannes, France over 32 years ago. One of Ms. Hightower's innovative approaches to ballet instruction, a Collective Ballet Creation is a ballet performed by students who also write the story, choreograph the dances, select the accompanying music and design the costumes and sets. After participating in such productions as a student under Ms. Hightower, Theresa Kramer has been using this method as well.
This year's Preparation for the Ball, a ballet based on the story of Cinderella, students have participated in all aspects of production, from choreography to the publicity poster. It is Ms. Kramer's conviction that only by this approach can her students obtain a true understanding of the depth and scope of classical ballet as an art form.