I usually don’t tend to promote specific arts programs in my writing to try and avoid favoritisms, but I do want to highlight this exceptional summer intensive program through the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Bolshoi ballet is known for it “Colorful and bold” styles accompanied by traditional and Russian techniques. Some of the few dancers to come out of and work for their company include Maria Alexandrova, Ekaterina Krysanova, Dmitry Gudanov, and David Hallberg.
“Founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lilly created the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive in response to the extraordinary rewards of learning ballet masterworks from current and recent Bolshoi Ballet principals whose technique is still on their feet, who know how and what to dance.” The program includes master classes and individualized workshops to provide students with the study of, “the art of classical choreography and character dance while drawing on the Bolshoi’s incomparable 240 years [technique] tradition.”
So if you are looking for a colorful and bold summer ballet intensive with the traditional technique you crave, please visit www.IJBallet.com for audition information.
The time to start planning our futures is always now, and as the saying goes, “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire.
By: Christina Klessig