Prep for Spring performances continues

April 15, 2016

The Nutcracker might be in the books, but the academic year hasn’t slowed down for our dancers. Preparation continues for the various performances and recitals that fill our calendar through the beginning of June.

Paul Taylor’s world renowned Company B comes Interlochen for the first time ever to help stage a performance for our Spring Dance. Interestingly enough, Interlochen alumna and choreographer Amy Kleinendorst (nee Young) returned to campus last week to work with our dancers on the performance.

Additionally, Interlochen faculty members Wendy Masterson, Justin Koertgen and Matthew Lindstrom continued their rehearsals for their own student performances. The Spring Dance repertoire will include excerpts from the classical ballet La Bayadere. This spectacle is set in India with beautiful costumes and an elephant too! If you’re on campus, please join us on May 20 and 21 for our Spring Dance.

As we speak, the Costume Shop continues work on our textiles and props for our New York Philharmonic Biennial performance. Choreographer Christopher Williams will return to campus in late May to continue working with students on his piece that is set to composer Nico Muly’s So Far, So Good. This dance will be performed live with the Interlochen Orchestra at the David Geffen Hall in New York City on June 5.

Lastly, our 2016-17 season performances, repertoires, and guest artists will be announced in late May. Stay tuned for more!

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