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THE COMPANY AT THE MCKNIGHT

January 27-28, 2012

BUY TICKETS
$35 Adults, $30 Seniors and Students, $26 Groups of 10 or more
Ordway McKnight Theatre, downtown St. Paul

SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET returns to the McKnight with a classic, a new work, and an encore.

Feel fabulous. Raymonda brings her bling to the McKnight (so feel free to wear yours, too) in her most memorable excerpts from Glazunov’s music and dazzling Petipa-style classicism.
Have fun. Jazz marries ballet which makes for some flirtatious fun in Not An Etude by choreographer Ted Sothern to original music of local jazz star George Maurer.
Fall in love with a new work for SPCB, One by emerging New York choreographer, Joseph Morrissey to the music of Shigeru Umebayashi & Michael Galasso.
Feed a fever that winter can’t extinguish with the fiery pulse of Bolero, Greg Drotar’s work to Maurice Ravel’s familiar score.

POST-SHOW PARTY
Join choreographers and company members from Saint Paul City Ballet for a reception at the Saint Paul Hotel following Saturday night’s performance. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The program features three choreographers: Greg Drotar, Joseph Morrissey and Ted Sothern. Also notable are lighting designer Chuck Norwood from St. Cloud, MN and costume designer, Ann Marie Ethen also a member of the vibrant Central Minnesota arts community. The Company is young and growing—a true Minnesota start-up.

Greg Drotar has a long distinguished career that includes choreographic, directorial, performing and teaching credits. Highlights of his performing include Jerome Robbins’ Les Noces, Nureyev’s Nutcracker, MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet and Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Four Temperaments. He was in the original cast of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ on Broadway, appeared in the film Mame starring Lucille Ball and was seen on Swedish television in The Magic Box. In 1978 he was the recipient of the Dance Ambassador’s Award, previously accorded to Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse and Liza Minnelli. New York Times critic, Clive Barnes, referred to him as “a shining star on the horizon of Broadway’s new breed of dancers…”

Joseph Morrissey began dancing at the Boston Ballet School and continued his training at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. He has since held professional engagements with the Boston Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theater and most recently the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany. Joseph’s choreography was recognized by Reid Anderson, Director of the Stuttgart Ballet, who invited him to participate in the “Noverre Society” performances for young choreographers, where he choreographed In Passing (2009) and Vague Distraction (2010) for dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet company. He has also choreographed for the School of Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow and the “Festival Ballet d’Adriatico,” in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, both under the direction of Anna-Marie Holmes. Upon invitation, Joseph recently participated in the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet founded by Peter Martins. There he choreographed for the advanced level students of the School of American Ballet to a commissioned score by Michael Ippolito of the Juilliard School. A graduate of Indiana University, Joseph is currently pursing his M.A. in Performing Arts Administration at New York University. About his work One: Originally choreographed in 2005 for a student choreographic workshop at Indiana University, One has since been performed and re-constructed for three different ballet companies in the United States. The piece also received the second place award at the 2007 inaugural “Pointeworks Choreography Competition.” Saint Paul City Ballet is the first ballet company in the Twin Cities region to present the work.

Ted Sothern is a native of Minneapolis and trained with Frank Bourman before joining Minnesota Dance Theater, where he danced for both Loyce and Lise Houlton. While a soloist with Washington Ballet, he toured China, the Philippines, and performed in the Olympic Arts Festival in Seoul, Korea. He has been a member of American Repertory Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater and Southern Ballet Theater. Having performed many works by choreographers including Sal Aiello, Vicente Nebrada, Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, Balanchine and Petipa has made him at home in classical or contemporary roles. Sal Aiello choreographed the role of Hans/Nutcracker Prince on him while he was a principle dancer with NCDT. He has toured Japan extensively with Ballets Grandiva performing a variety of classic, contemporary and comedic ballets. Locally he has appeared with Ballet Of The Dolls and Saint Paul City Ballet. During Ted’s performing career he was commissioned to create a pas de deux to Vivaldi’s Summer which toured in Tokyo, Japan. As an artistic partner at SPCB, Ted is emerging as a witty and sophisticated choreographer at home in classical or contemporary genres. Not an Etude is his first collaboration with George Maurer, local jazz star.nuru massage dubaiсумки для macbook pro 13чехлы для macbook