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For dance scholars with eleven days and $2,500 to spare, Chicago's Fine Arts Heritage Tours in affiliation with Witte Travel & Tours has just the ticket: a ballet study tour to Paris, including visits to Giverny, Versailles and Chartres.
Slated for June 21-July 1, 2001, this first in a series of five European ballet study tours offers classes, performances and museum visits. It targets "the high intermediate dancer, who is ready to approach a different style of dance; the teacher, who is looking for Looking for
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"We hope to engage in a pedagogy discussion with a youth troupe from Chartres to introduce American dancers to the stylistic differences between the schools and prepare them for the Paris classes. For example, we say `battement tendu ten·du
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Highlighting the tour will be Paris Opera Ballet performances of Rudolf Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet
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archetypal star-crossed lovers. [Br. Lit. and John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare written sometime in the 1590s. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and , plus a Ballets Russes retrospective that includes visits to the Theatre des Champs Elysees, Theatre de la Musique and a collection of memorabilia at either the Musee Picasso or Musee National d' Art Moderne.
According to Abrahamson, the travel agency specializes in tour design and overseas arrangements for performing groups.
However, "it's one thing to assemble a program here and take it abroad [to perform]. They've already done that. The goal of FAHT is to follow the chronological development of classical ballet through Western Europe," says Abrahamson. With this tour, which departs from Detroit, "we're introducing dancers to a new learning situation. We're bringing them to one city and giving them a master teacher to show them their heritage as dancers. This will enrich them as intellectual people and they will become better artists," he says.
As ballet does not exist on tulle Tulle (tl, Fr. tül), town (1990 pop. 18,685), capital of Corrèze dept., S central France. Firearms and other goods are made there. Tulle was built around a 7th-century monastery. alone, the program embraces interdisciplinary influences--visual art, music, costuming and stage design--through gallery and museum tours, including to the Pads Opera, with its displays of stage sets and costume and scenery sketches related to its ballet and opera repertoire.
Among the other attractions are the Louvre Louvre (l`vrə), foremost French museum of art, located in Paris. The building was a royal fortress and palace built by Philip II in the late 12th cent. , where a guided tour will emphasize painting and sculpture featuring the human form in motion; the Musee d'Orsay with its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection, including the ballet paintings and sculptures of Edgar Degas; the Musee Rodin, dedicated to the famed sculptor whose art was inspired by dancers; and a stop at Monet's home in Giverny.
The package includes daily breakfasts and dinners, air and land transportation, accommodation in tourist-class hotels and insurance.
Abrahamson chose Paris to launch the five-year series, as it was one of the first cities to establish a formal dance institution. Subsequent dual-city tours are planned for Paris/Milan (2002), Milan/Copenhagen (2003), Copenhagen/Saint Petersburg (2004) and Saint Petersburg/London (2005), with a possible extension to Cuba.
Karen Dacko is a contributing dance editor of Pittsburgh Magazine.