19th Century Ballet in Zoom Workshop August 8!

From Catherine Turocy and The New York Baroque Dance Company, producers of Historical Dance at Play: Welcome Home  (click link to register) Since our last California workshop, Sandra Noll Hammond (expert in the history of ballet and author of Ballet Basics  has been mentoring Claudia Bauer on her studies in early 19th century ballet. We are…

Sleeping Beauty Awakes, Reflections by Sandra Noll Hammond

Sleeping Beauty Awakes  Click title to open PDF Sandra Noll Hammond,dance historian, ballet teacher/reconstructor, has written a fascinating essay on her observations of ABT’s Sleeping Beauty.    Choreography by Marius Petipa Staging and additional choreography by Alexei Ratmansky Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Scenery and Costumes by Richard Hudson inspired by Leon Bakst   Ratmansky used…

Dedicated to Dance

Sandra Noll Hammond’s career in dance has embraced ballet, modern dance and baroque dance performance; teaching, choreographing, and administration in university dance programs; and research, lectures, and publications on ballet technique and history. All this had its genesis in the Keller Dance Studio in Fayetteville, Arkansas, her home town.  Her professional training was in New York…