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Friday, August 14, 2009

Raleigh dancer Lea Ved's next step: Juilliard

Posted By on Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Each year, thousands of young ballerinas dream of entering The Juilliard School, the pre-eminent conservatory in the United States for professional training in the performing arts. Of those, only hundreds actually work up the resume—and the nerve—to show up for one of nine regional auditions held annually across the country. The day begins with an advanced ballet and modern dance class—where three-fourths of the applicants are weeded out. The survivors from that round present a two-minute solo they’ve prepared: two whole minutes to show your full range and achievement as a performer. In New York, 22 members of the...

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Friday, August 7, 2009

August audacity, achievement or angst? Raleigh Ensemble Players unveil new space, two plays this month

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Director and playwright Mary Zimmerman's fantastic stage adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses took the Drama Desk award for best play and garnered Zimmerman the Tony for best director during its 11-month run on Broadway in 2002. But if you're wondering why it took Raleigh Ensemble Players seven months to bring it to stage, just review the production checklist. You need: 1.  10 actors. 2.  About 4,500 gallons of water. 3.  A custom-built, 25' x 30' pool large enough to hold items 1 and 2. 4.  A performance venue willing to risk accommodating all of the above for a month...

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