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ProArteDanza – Summer Intensive Program: Performance 2010

In Events on August 20, 2010 by danceumbrella

Saturday August 28, 8:00 PM

Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Tickets: $20.00

Box Office: (416) 973-4000 or http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

The culmination of a four-week, intensive training program with ProArteDanza; 25 emerging young artists will perform a new creation and works from the company’s repertoire.

Works presented will include: a new creation by Luches Huddleston Jr. (Mannheim, Germany) and a 5-year retrospective of works from the ProArteDanza repertoire choreographed by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek.


The Summer Intensive Program (SIP) is a four-week program in Contemporary/Ballet for professional and pre-professional level dancers of advanced ballet, contemporary, and modern dance ages 17 and up.

The primary goal of the SIP is to nurture dancers’ versatility through the creation of new work, as well as, revisiting existing works by local and international choreographers. Our goal is to develop the ability to perform the centuries-old techniques of classical ballet and the contemporary dance techniques of our time, with equal confidence. The results of this work will be shown on the final day in a public performance at the Fleck Dance Theatre.

In recognition of the pedagogical importance of being closely engaged with professional dancers, SIP dancers will be required to join ProArteDanza company members in daily ballet class taught by legendary ballerina, Evelyn Hart.


Luches Huddleston Jr. – Guest Choreographer

Luches Huddleston, Jr. started dancing at the age of three in his hometown Washington DC. At 18, he received a scholarship at the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. He worked and toured with many US companies such as Bill T. Jones, Elisa Monte and Joyce Trisler Dance Company. He went to Europe and worked for dance companies such as the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatstheater Kassel, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and the Opera of Monte Carlo, where he danced for numerous choreographers such as Jean Renshaw, Pierre Wyss, Philippe Talard, Kevin O’Day, Dominique Dumais, Mats Ek and Hans van Manen. As well as working as a guest dancer and choreographer in many European theatres, Luches Huddleston Jr. choreographs and teaches the movement choir for the opera in the Nationaltheater of Mannheim. His current projects are a commissioned work for the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck in Austria and a full-length children’s dance theatre piece for the Schnawwl in Mannheim.

Evelyn Hart – Guest Teacher

Award-winning ballerina Evelyn Hart is an international renowned dancer and one of Canada’s most treasured artists. Evelyn began her dance training at the Dorothy Carter School of Dance in London when she was fourteen. She briefly attended the National Ballet School before coming to Winnipeg to study at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 1973. In 1980, Evelyn won a Bronze Medal at the World Ballet Concours in Japan. Later that year, Evelyn came to international attention when she became the first Canadian to be awarded a Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, as well as the rarely awarded Certificate of Exceptional Artistic Achievement. With the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Evelyn has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. A popular guest artist, she has also appeared with numerous leading ballet companies on stages throughout the world.

ProArteDanza is a contemporary repertory dance company. The company began as collaboration between Artistic Director Roberto Campanella, Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, and artist and administrator Joanna Ivey. The goal for these artists was to create a company devoted to “passion in performance”, with a commitment to break down the barriers separating the worlds of ballet and modern dance. They began with a challenge to the status quo, and they continue to respectfully challenge, question and create with audacity and authenticity.  Since 2004, ProArteDanza to critical acclaim and sold out houses – has been showcasing the best choreographers and dancers from both ballet and modern dance backgrounds.

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Contact: Jennifer Bennett, (416) 504-6429 ext 27, jennifer@proartedanza.com

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