04 May 2013

Assemblée Internationale 2013

 28 April - 4 May 2013
 It's been an amazing week bringing together students and teachers from 18 leading ballet schools in 11 countries to interact in classes, colloquia, and performances. There were two evenings of programmes by the various academies to show something of their interests and special qualities. Some was classic but most was modern, even avant-garde. These evenings were entitled Ballet: Traditionally Timeless.  Then there was an intense programme of mostly student works, blending students from different schools — it was entitled Choreography: Fast Forward. The second part was a remarkable feat, live streaming of Stream, choreographed by Shaun Amyôt and Michael Schumacher. Using state of the art technology with the help of Ryerson University, it simultaneously brought together casts in Toronto and Amsterdam, seamlessly transcending space and time.

Canada's National Ballet School, organizing
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
École supérieure de ballet du Québec
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Julliard School
San Francisco Ballet School
Escuela Nacional Cubana de Ballet
Australian Ballet School
New Zealand School of Dance
Royal Ballet School
Schule des Hamburg Balletts
John Cranko Schule
Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden
Nationale Balletacademie, Amsterdam
Codarts, Rotterdam
Det Kongelige Teaters Balletskole, Copenhagen
École de Danse de l'Opéra National de Paris
EESA/CPD de l'Institut del Teatre, Barcelona


       chor. Robert Binet (2013)