CALIFORNIA DANCE COMPANY BECOMES FIRST TO CREATE NEW DANCE WORK FROM THE INTERNET
(Walnut Creek, CA) Diablo Ballet of California will become the first professional dance company to create an entirely new dance work from ideas suggested by internet users.
The Web Ballet will be based on choreography suggestions submitted by individuals all around the world to Diablo Ballet’s Twitter page @DiabloBallet and performed March 1st & 2nd in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Now through Thursday February 14th, people may use the Twitter hash tag #DiabloWebBallet to suggest:
- Emotion of the dancers (happy, sad, etc)
- The mood of the entire work (intense, lighthearted)
- Specific dance moves ( turning, jumping, specific steps)
More information on how to participate may be found at: http://www.diabloballet.org/performance.html
The work will be choreographed by Robert Dekkers, Diablo Ballet dancer, Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Post:Ballet, and one of Dance Magazine’s 2011 25 to Watch.
Submissions closes on February 14th, when Robert Dekkers and Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Director, will select seven choreographic suggestions. Dekkers will then have two weeks to utilize all of the winning ideas and create a new dance work.
“Diablo Ballet is proud of making dance accessible, and this concept will allow people to participate in the creative process,” said Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet Artistic Director. “We’re thrilled to break new ground and to show how the global web community can come together to create the power of dance.”
Choreographer Robert Dekkers is especially excited. “Inviting anyone, anywhere to participate in the creative process opens up so many possibilities for me as a choreographer. I’m eager to see how the dancers and I integrate all of the suggestions into a cohesive work. This is a rare chance to create art with people, instead of simply creating it for them.”
The Web Ballet idea was created by Dan Meagher, Diablo Ballet Director of Marketing,. “We want to show people the creative process of dance and help make ballet accessible to all.”
The Web Ballet will be presented as part of Diablo Ballet’s Inside the Dancer’s Studio series March 1st and 2nd at the Shadelands Arts Center Auditorium in Walnut Creek, CA. The winning suggestions will receive tickets to the performance and a photo from the created work, autographed by Dekkers.
Diablo Ballet is recognized nationally for their use of social media to make dance accessible. Last March, the Company became the first professional West Coast dance company to invite people to Twitter live during a performance.
Since 1993, Diablo Ballet has been a professional, award-winning dance company in the San Francisco Bay Area, which presents classical dance works along with innovative world premieres. More information can be found at www.DiabloBallet.org
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Thought I would send over a dance short I produced.
It comes from within. Whether it is a quiet melody, a tingling sensation, a burning need to move, it is a feeling that for a dancer does not age. Time may continue to move along at too rapid a pace but one’s passion and the pursuit of such passion, slow times daily race.
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some people really don’t realize…
I’ve been dancing for approximately ten years but right now I’m on hiatus. I was up on pointe around 12, 13.
I attend a Conservatory of Performing Arts and I’m approaching my second semester of senior year fast. This past year my financial aid really took a turn for the worse and I had to dip into my savings that were supposed to be used for my big move to New York. So now, I am trying to raise money so I can follow my dreams. Read my story here and check out my video :]
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and when no one was looking,
she would dance with the wind.
and when no one is listening
she would softly sing
the words, the words,
the words of my life
- dance teacher: just kick your leg up to touch your ear, keeping your hips square and not losing balance.
- me: its just not that easy dude