Last night we completed our dance workshop for Iphigénie en Tauride. I would without any hesitation call it an unprecedented success. The Artists of Atelier Ballet never cease to amaze me. Their focus, energy level and sheer curiosity always exceed my highest expectations.
Iphigénie requires dancers who not only move beautifully but who also bring an enormous degree of emotional commitment to the choreography. The dancers literally take the place of the chorus on stage and interpret not only the musical line, but text as well. They interact more closely with the singers than any other opera in OA’s … Read more
Rehearsals forIphigénie are just around the corner and my favourite artists are beginning to surface.Jeremy Nasmith (one of the founding Artists of Atelier Ballet) has just returned from Japan where he was teaching, choreographing and performing. Jeremy is one of our best fencers and will consequently be extremely busy in the upcoming Iphigénie dance workshop. He is currently taking class with Jeannette and continues to amaze all of us – a 30 year old with the jump and energy of someone 18.