Tuesday, May 22, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Emily Moore With Ga Youth Ballet at National Festival

Coweta   arts   tidbits
The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258  schultz_forrest@yahoo.com
May 22, 2007
Emily Moore of Newnan With GA Youth Ballet at National Dance Festival
     By now just about everyone knows of the great accomplishements of The Georgia Youth Ballet and the wonderful opportunities it provides to talented Southside youth.  One of these is Emily Moore of Newnan.  The latest GYB triumph occurred at a national dance festival held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  A great article about this along with an excellent appropriate photograph showing the dancers on a bridge over the Monongahela River was provided in last weeks' Southside Arts Agenda:
Striking a pose at a rather non-traditional "barre" overlooking Pittsburgh and the Monongahela River, Georgia Youth Ballet dancers preparing for their performance at the Regional Dance America National Festival are (L-R) Hannah Skibiel of Brooks, Kara Cawley of Gay, Olivia Boyd of Warner Robins, Jordan Smith of Peachtree City, Brittany Eubanks of Lithia Springs, and Emily Moore of Newnan.
Dancers from Georgia Youth Ballet just returned from performing at the Regional Dance America (RDA) National Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This year's event was only the second national festival in RDA's 50-year history.  Emily Moore of Newnan, Brittany Eubanks of Lithia Springs, Jordan Smith of Peachtree City, Olivia Boyd of Warner Robins, Hannah Skibiel of Brooks and Kara Cawley of Gay represented GYB during the week-long festival.
After a rigorous adjudication process this spring, GYB was selected to perform Apolysis for the national audience.  Apolysis is a new ballet choreographed specifically for Georgia Youth Ballet by Kristy Nilsson.
In addition to performing, GYB's dancers took master classes in ballet, jazz, modern, and musical theatre taught by world-renown instructors such as Laura Alonso, Leslie Crockett, Marianna Tcherkassky, and others.
RDA represents five regional ballet associations.  GYB is a member of the Southeast Regional Ballet Association (SERBA).  GYB's dancers joined an estimated 1,300 other dancers from around the country for the event the last week of April.
"It was quite an honor to perform at the national festival," said GYB founder and co-artistic director Magdalena Maury.  "I'm so glad our dancers performed so well for a national audience.  It was a tremendous learning opportunity."
GYB's dancers rehearse at The Studio in Fayetteville.  Company members come from Fayette, Coweta and six other south metro counties.  For more information on Georgia Youth Ballet, call The Studio at (770) 716-9858 or visit their web site 

Food fight? Enjoy some healthy debate
in the Yahoo! Answers Food & Drink Q&A.

No comments: