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Francois Perron
LaGuardia HS Concert Hall
United States
New York City
New York
New York, NY

Studio Maestro Spring Concert 2007 - Program

by Francois Perron
April 1, 2007
LaGuardia HS Concert Hall
100 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Studio Maestro
48 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023

Studio Maestro's Spring Concert 2007 – Review
Performance Program
Don Quichotte Variation
Suite from Naïs
Five Dances
Dance with
Silent Auction and Raffle
Episodes (excerpt)
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Anton Webern
Staged by: Deborah Wingert

Jessica Black (Sat eve, Sun), Cecilia Iliesiu (Sat mat)
Chadbourne Stonehocker (Sat mat), Truett Thurow (Sat eve, Sun)

Maryalice Aymong (Sat mat), Julianne Benedetto, Anna Bella Bernstein (Sat mat), Alexandra Black, Kimberly Braylock, Pauline Dunoyer (Sat eve, Sun), Rachel Fallon, Emily Gnatt, Jenna Lauter (Sat mat), Emma Lobenhofer (Sat eve, Sun), Danielle Maas (Sat eve, Sun), Claire Mazza, Serena Mackool,
Caroline Mills, Elisabeth Moulic, Kellyann Pintauro,
Allison Sharkey, Sarah Smith (Sat mat)

The performance of Episodes (excerpt), a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust_ and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique®, service standards established and provided by the Trust.

Don Quichotte Variation
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Leon (Ludwig) Minkus

Nicole Graniero*

Suite from Naïs**
Choreography: Tom Baird (after 18th Century sources)
Music: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Anna Bella Bernstein, Alexandra Black, Emily Gnatt
Michael Horne, Maxwell Schneider, Chadbourne Stonehocker

Five Dances**
Choreographic reconstruction: Robert Atwood
Music: Franz Schubert, German Dances (excerpts)

Historical re-creation based on the illustrations of Franz Opfermann, Sr. (c.1830), courtesy of the Della de Moroda Dance Archives, Salzburg, Austria. Historical research and oversight by Prof. Claudia Jeschke, University of Salzburg.

Julianne Benedetto, Jenna Lauter, Sarah Smith
* Studio Maestro alumna, courtesy of American Ballet Theatre
** Courtesy of Historic Dance Theatre

Choreography: Daniel Baudentistel
Music: Alexander Glazunov

Rachel Fallon, Danielle Maas
Douglas Horne

Kimberly Braylock, Claire Mazza, Allison Sharkey (Sat mat, Sun),
Serena Mackool (Sat eve)

Maryalice Aymong, Julianne Benedetto, Anna Bella Bernstein (Sat mat), Alexandra Black (Sat eve, Sun), Jenna Lauter (Sat mat, Sat eve), Pauline Dunoyer (Sat eve), Emily Gnatt, Kellyann Pintauro (Sun),
Emma Lobenhofer (Sat mat, Sat eve), Caroline Mills, Elisabeth Moulic (Sun), Sarah Smith (Sat mat, Sat eve)
Raoul Boisset-Fray, Jacob Hiss, Michael Horne, Maxwell Schneider

Choreography: Marius Petipa, Jean Dauberval
Music: Riccardo Drigo, Ferdinand Herold
Staged by: Marina Stavitskaya

Maryalice Aymong (Sun), Caroline Mills (Sat mat, Sat eve)
Douglas Horne (Sat eve, Sun), Michael Horne (Sat mat)

Dance with
Choreography: Bryan Arias-Diaz*
Music: Joaquin Rodrigo

Kimberly Braylock, Rachel Fallon, Danielle Maas, Serena Mackool, Caroline Mills,
Douglas Horne, Chadbourne Stonehocker

*Studio Maestro alumnus courtesy of Complexion

Choreography: Daniel Baudentistel
Music: Alexander Glazunov

Alexandra Black, Kellyann Pintauro (Sat mat),
Emma Lobenhofer (Sat eve, Sun)
Ariele Block, Jaimie Cooper (Sat eve, Sun), Catherine Cumming, Michele Greenstein (Sat mat),
Lauran Kellam, Krista Nunn, Cynthia Ohkawa, Jacqueline Schiller, Kika Ziesk-Socolov
Julianne Benedetto (Sat mat), Jenna Lauter (Sat eve, Sun), Elisabeth Moulic (Sat mat),
Sarah Smith (Sat eve, Sun)
Mary Attaway, London Barreras, Paris Calcagnini, Georgia Cohen, Riana Erickson, Nora Massie,
Sophia Massie, Hanna Schlesinger, Christina-Zhen Urban
Michael Greenberg, Matthew Lobenhofer, Hans-Sebastian Palacios

Choreography: after Marius Petipa
Music: Leon (Ludwig) Minkus
Staged by: Marina Stavitskaya

Maryalice Aymong, Julianne Benedetto, Jessica Black, Kimberly Braylock, Pauline Dunoyer, Rachel Fallon, Emily Gnatt, Danielle Maas, Serena Mackool, Claire Mazza, Caroline Mills, Allison Sharkey

1st Variation
Serena Mackool (Sat mat), Danielle Maas (Sat eve, Sun)
2nd Variation
Jessica Black
3rd Variation
Pauline Dunoyer (Sat mat, Sun), Caroline Mills (Sat eve)
4th Variation
Allison Sharkey (Sat mat), Cecilia Iliesiu (Sat eve, Sun)
5th Variation
Maryalice Aymong (Sat mat, Sun), Rachel Fallon (Sat eve)
6th Variation
Claire Mazza (Sat mat), Kimberly Braylock (Sat eve, Sun)
7th Variation
Danielle Maas (Sat mat), Serena Mackool (Sat eve, Sun)

All proceeds from the Spring Concert benefit the

The Summer Program will run from July 30th through August 26th and will focus primarily on classical ballet technique, pointe, variations and pas de deux. There will be additional classes in jazz, modern, hip-hop, character, men's class and other genre of dance.

STUDIO MAESTRO's primary faculty are Francois Perron, Deborah Wingert,
Nadege Hottier, Jennifer McKelvey, Heather Hawk, and Marina Stavitskaya.
Guest teachers will include Sebastien Marcovici, Daniel Ulbricht,
Eleonor D*Antuono, Robert Steele and others.

Previous guest teachers have included:
Jared Angle, Janie Taylor, Judith Fugate, Leslie Brown, Nancy Raffa, Jennifer Ringer, Violette Verdy, Amar Ramasar, Eleonor D*Antuono and many more.

Students appearing in the spring concert were selected from Studio Maestro's Year- round program and alumni.
For more information on the Summer Intensive or current classes at STUDIO MAESTRO, please call 212-787-1178

In 1661 Louis XIV of France established the Academie Royale de Danse, now known as the Paris Opera. Pierre Beauchamps, the king's dancing master, conceived the five basic positions of the feet that we use in ballet today, and codified the balletic form. This noble style of dance established, maintained, and promoted social class. Couples and the symmetrical floor patterns of their dance were scrutinized for elegance, sophistication, grace, glamour, and style. The court minuet traveled across oceans to England, and was even performed in the United States by George Washington. And just as we today regard the Louis Vuitton purse, the pop of a Moet et Chandon cork, or jeans topped with a jacket from Chanel as the quintessence of French style, so did Europeans and Americans in the 17th and 18th century.

With our "Suite from Naïs", we present the epitome of French baroque theatrical style. By 1830, costumes had been shortened, legs were lifted higher, and removing some of the corseting allowed the torso to be more supple and expressive. Audiences appreciated "elegant virtuosity", to see movements done with ease and grace. Choreographers created dances with props like garlands, wreaths, and fabric, and in our "Five Dances," you will see how the dancers and fabric were used to create theatrical illusions. As you watch, look for things you recognize: steps still present in the ballet vocabulary, patterns, and conventions from ballets like Giselle or Swan Lake. Then ask yourself: what is different? As we reflect on the history of dance, we can learn about our present by observing the past - what we have gained, what we have lost, and what we can recover to imbue the dance with new life from the old.
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