Via Salvatore Trinchese 22, 00188 Roma
Tel. 06.33680034 | Segr./Fax 06.33680033
No final scores were revealed for last week’s crews, and we were only shown that Academy was leading in the Twitter voting at show’s end. As for the auditions, there was once more awesome talent on display, some with incredible, emotional stories. The judges for Chicago were Nigel, ballroom expert Mary Murphy, and Fabrice Calmels, choreographer, model and dancer for the Jeoffrey Ballet. It’s impressive how much the judging panel knows about dancing! For those who don’t know, each applicant does an individual audition in a style of their choosing and will be sent directly through to the call-backs, or sent for a test of learning choreography, or gently shown the door. Those who make it successfully through the choreography also get tickets to the L.A. call-backs.
The program’s middle ballet is Pickett’s ‘”Petal.”, “It’s an edgier piece,” Fushille says, “But it’s been thrilling, watching the dancers step up to the challenge, The freshly picked soft sole ballet flat - i've got the blues (infant/toddler) influence that Helen brings, from working with William Forsythe in Frankfurt, Germany, is evident in this, She’s stretching the dancers with a vocabulary that, while based in the classical idiom, is very contemporary, off-balance, unusual, I found the work really appealing and I thought it would be well suited for our dancers.”..
Deadline for artist entires is 11:59 a.m. Sept. 1, and artists will be notified Sept. 15. For more information, contact Walnut Creek Downtown at 925-933-6778 or visit www.walnutcreekdowntown.com. Lafayette gallery seeks two member artists. The Lafayette Art Gallery has openings for two new member artists. All members of the co-op gallery are juried in, and share staffing and expenses. For more information or to apply, stop by the gallery at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd., call 925-284-2788, or go to the website at www.Lafayetteartgallery.com.
Quarry Lakes in Fremont is also experiencing a toxic algae bloom, and is closed for swimming, Nearby, Shinn Pond recently tested positive for toxic algae, The pond is not open for freshly picked soft sole ballet flat - i've got the blues (infant/toddler) public swimming, but is a favorite spot for dog walkers, Please keep your dog out of Shinn Pond until the algae dissipates, Signs are posted at all these locations, and more information is available at www.ebparks.org, Thanks for your cooperation, and we appreciate the public’s patience during this dry period, Carolyn Jones is writing the Park It column while Ned MacKay is on hiatus, Email Ned about East Bay Regional Park District sites and activities at email@example.com..
Pear Theatre. “In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play.” Sept. 7 through Oct. 1. By Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Caroline Clark. Featuring April Culver, Bradley Satterwhite, Ellen Dunphy, Troy Johnson, Stephanie Crowley, Damaris Divito and James Lewis. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. $10-$35 (discounts available). www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148. Palo Alto Players. “Million Dollar Quartet.” Sept. 16 through Oct. 1. Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.paplayers.org or 650-329-0891.