Dancing on the Fringe – 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival

July 7th, Monday, 2014, 6:06 pm

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fringe |frinj|   (often the fringes) the outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity        • (the fringe) the unconventional, extreme, or marginal wing of a group or sphere of activity   adjective [ attrib. ]        not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme: fringe theater. We began this post with the dictionary definition of the word, “fringe,” because when trying to define the San Diego International Fringe Festival, we ran up against a brick…


California Ballet Newsletter – Spring 2014

April 26th, Saturday, 2014, 9:32 pm

Spring 2014 – Vol. 21 No. 4 Welcome to the first digital edition of Our Pointe! California Ballet’s newsletter has finally joined the online world. So curl up with your iPad, smartphone, or computer and enjoy saving some trees while you learn about the laters goings-on at California Ballet. Sleeping Beauty – Unabashedly Romantic Waltzing…


Getting to Know Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

April 5th, Saturday, 2014, 9:32 pm

A lovely princess is cursed to die an early death by an offended evil fairy. Her spell is softened by a good fairy, and the would-be demise becomes a deep sleep. After 100 years of slumber, a prince fights his way to the Princess, kisses her awake, and the two live happily ever after. Sounds…


Sports & Arts – Birds of a Feather

March 22nd, Saturday, 2014, 6:19 pm

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**The views and opinions in this article are expressly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the California Ballet Company or indicate endorsement by said company.** It’s rare that I post an article on this blog that is a personal statement. I prefer to keep things even and educational, but…


Top 5 Choreographers of the 20th Century

March 8th, Saturday, 2014, 9:35 pm

The world of dance has a rich history of change and innovation, but these things cannot happen alone. You have to know where you’ve come from to know where you are going. California Ballet’s mission of preserving the classics while fostering new works is the embodiment of this concept. As we look forward to a…