Next Tuesday, we will have the visit of two members of the artistic team involved with the Duke Performances presentation of Alonso King LINES Ballet. I urge you to get tickets to the show, which promises to be remarkable. (Student tickets are $5).
Please Note: Contrary to what is listed on the syllabus, the visit will actually take place in our regular classroom, 326 Allen Building.
Our class visitors will be Robert Rosenwasser, LINES Ballet’s Associate Artistic Director and Selby Schwartz, LINES Ballet’s Artistic Project Manager. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Comparative Literature (Italian/French), and a Joint Ph.D. in Medieval Studies. She has been a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, a LEAP Mentor at St. Mary’s College of California, and the Artistic Manager of LINES Ballet; of late she has been in Rome, writing about drag & dance.
In our class, we will hear about the way in which they have studied and adapted the famous Ballet Russe version of Scheherazade, considered perhaps the greatest Orientalist spectacle of its day in France, in this 21st century version.
Additional readings are on Blackboard.
Please post a comment or question you would like to pose to our visitors here by 8 p.m. next Monday.