Choreography by Stephen Mills
Photo by Tony Spielberg
In the final installment of our Carmina Burana video blog series, Artistic Director Stephen Mills discusses his choreography for the piece, in which he balances classical and contemporary balletic movement. We’ve also included footage of final studio rehearsals for Carmina Burana. Hope you’ve enjoyed our video blog series. See you at our Season Opener this weekend!
If you don’t have tickets to the show yet, get them here.
In the third installment of our Carmina Burana video blog series, Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of Grammy-nominated choir Conspirare, Peter Bay, Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony, and Stephen Mills, Artistic Director of Ballet Austin, discuss the deeply collaborative effort involved in staging this multifaceted production of Carmina Burana.
For more information on Ballet Austin’s Season Opener, click here.
In the second installment of our video blog series, Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of Grammy-nominated choir Conspirare, and Peter Bay, Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony, share their thoughts on the power and uniqueness of Carl Orff’s striking score for Carmina Burana. Check out the video!
Over the next four weeks leading up to our 2010/11 Season Opener production of Carmina Burana, we will post a weekly video blog series highlighting the talented artists involved in all aspects of this multifaceted production.
For the first installment, we sat down with Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills to discuss his vision and inspiration for the project, and what makes Carmina Burana such a unique experience in the world of dance. Check out the video above!
And don’t forget to check back for the upcoming videos, featuring interviews with, among others, Craig Hella Johnson, Director of Conspirare, the Grammy®-nominated choral group that will join with the Austin Symphony Orchestra in providing the stunning accompaniment for the production, as well as Peter Bay, conductor of the Austin Symphony. Stay tuned!
Inspired by the forbidden desires of 13th century monks, Carmina Burana is a tale revealed through their found poetry of lust and passion. With iconic music performed live by more than 100 choral singers from the Grammy-nominated symphonic choir Conspirare and the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Mills’ interpretation is a textured experience set the haunting rhythms of artistic repression and the spirit of liberation that comes from breaking free.
Explore the interactive to learn more about Carmina Burana!
|For the 2010/11 Season, Ballet Austin welcomes three new dancers into the Company. Two of these dancers, Brittany Strickland and Preston Andrew Patterson, are joining us from within the Ballet Austin family. Last year, Brittany and Preston danced with Ballet Austin II, our apprentice company, and have now been hired into the Company.
Our third new Company member, James Fuller, is a recent graduate of Harvard in the class of 2010. Watch the video below to learn a bit about his dance studies at Harvard and his excitement about joining Ballet Austin as we kick off our 2010/11 Season this fall.
Look for these dancers in our Season Opener performance of Carmina Burana & Kai on September 24-26, 2010 as they perform in their first show as members of the Company. Welcome James, Brittany, and Preston!