Dear SBS Students and Families,
As I continue to travel for the Balanchine Trust, setting some of the greatest ballets of our time, I want to share my experiences with you. Currently, I am working in Cape Town, South Africa, and over the summer I spent a month in Beijing, a new and wonderful experience. More details to come from South Africa, but here are some photos from my time in China.
At the Temple of Confucius
In Beijing I staged the Diamonds section of George Balanchine’s Jewels as a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the National Ballet of China.
National Ballet of China
Teaching Boys’ Class
During the five weeks I was there, I experienced a fantastic blend of hard work, cultural immersion, sightseeing, and delicious food. I rehearsed every day and taught classes, including my first all boys’ classes. In the final weeks we had our first rehearsal with the orchestra, and then were in the theater for dress rehearsals and three gala performances. It always amazes me how i feel at home in a dance studio or a theater no matter where in the world I travel. Dancers everywhere speak the same language of ballet and share a special connection. It is always wonderful to experience ballet in new places, but I also love being back at home at SBS. See you soon!
With Feng Ying, Director of National Ballet of China
With Sun Ruichen and Zhang Jian, Diamonds Principals
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