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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Once again, I’m enjoying a cold Mexican beer as I relive another wonderful ballet event.

Last night we kicked off the 2010 DanceUSA Conference with a party that TWB co-hosted at House of Sweden. This afternoon, I hosted a panel of artistic directors that was also part of this conference. They came from all over the US, and spoke about building a vision for ballet. Among the directors were Tom Mossbrucker (Santa Fe Ballet), Dorothy Gunther Pugh. (Ballet Memphis), Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (North Carolina Dance Theatre) and Marcello Angelini (Tulsa Ballet). Their conversation was witty, fascinating, and even sassy at times! It reminded me that artistic organizations are always striving to provide their audiences with a mirror that reflects them and their culture. There is so much great art being created nation-wide – Much of it is on display at Ballet Across America II, a festival now running at the Kennedy Center. Don’t miss it!

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