Castanets in Baroque Choreography
Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg explains the use of castanets in baroque choreography
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. We decided to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow by celebrating you - our loyal Opera Atelier supporters. We asked you to share a few words about what you love about OA, why art is important to you, and any other words of support and encouragement for the community.
In honour of #InternationalDanceDay on April 29, OA Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg shares why she loves Baroque dance.
Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg share what they have been reading this week!
On May 5, 2020, Opera Atelier is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow by celebrating our loyal supporters, patrons and audience members.
The COVID-19 crisis presented huge challenges for Opera Atelier and our rehearsals for Handel's The Resurrection. Handel faced some huge challenges of his own, prior to The Resurrection's premiere on April 8th, 1708. Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski reflects on similarities and differences.
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2020 we sat down with Artist of Atelier Ballet Juri Hiraoka to talk about her experience as an artist, dancer and mother.
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