North Star Ballet paid tribute to its Founding Artistic Director, Norman Shelburne, October 18 at Salisbury Theater; and it was a surprise!
It’s not easy to surprise a man who has lived in Fairbanks for more than 30 years and mentored a large segment of the community.
But an entire theater full of people — former students, families, community friends — managed to keep the secret and surprised Norman Shelburne, who recently retired from North Star Ballet.
Read the entire article by Kris Capps here.
photo courtesy: Sherrie Merdes
Chris Kapps of the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer did a very nice article about our new Artistic Director, Courtland Weaver.
After dancing in France for nine years, Weaver worked as associate director of Alaska Dance Theatre in Anchorage, collaborated with other arts organizations and worked as stage manager and lighting designer/technical director at the Alice Bassler Sullivan Theatre. He was named Anchorage Concert Association’s educator of the year in 2004.
He knows Alaska, and he knows ballet.
One of his strengths is collaboration and innovation.
“I like to see my dancers dance. And not traditionally where you see them dance,” he said. “We used to call ourselves a guerrilla dance company. We would do dance interventions. It’s called flash mob now.”
Read the rest here.
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Meet our New Artistic Director – Courtland Weaver and bring something to share.
We will provide: chili, cornbread, beverages, paper and plastic products and picnic tables.
Do a sun dance!!
August 21 Company and Apprentice Auditions 5 pm
August 22 In-person registration 10 am – 6 pm
August 22 Junior Company Auditions 5 pm
August 23 In-person registration 10 am – 6 pm
August 23 Scholarship Auditions 2 pm
August 25 First day of Classes
August 30 Chili Potluck at the Studio 11am-2pm featuring Jim Baird’s Chili
September 1 Labor Day Holiday
September 7 Nutcracker Children’s Auditions 2 pm
September 22 See’s Candy Fundraiser Begins
Download a schedule for the 2014 – 2015 school year by clicking on the link below.
Fall Schedule 2014-15 final
We will be in the studio during the Fair to answer questions and to register students (in person or by phone) from noon – 8pm M-F and from noon – 4pm on weekends. Stop by to see us!
To all the parents and friends who helped to set up the studios for the Summer Intensive Performance!
To the dancers who did a beautiful job!! and
To the faculty who worked with the dancers during the Intensive!
Come to the Summer Intensive Performance Friday, July 11 at 4pm at our studio on the Fairgrounds. The free performance will last half an hour and include:
- A ballet to Scarlatti choreographed by Norman Shelburne
- A modern piece choreographed by Kathryn Alter of the
- An excerpt from Coppelia, Le Travail, choreographed by Norman Shelburne
Refreshments to follow.