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December 18, 1999
Joyce Rudolph CAPTION: Jackie Speas dances the role of The Princess while Michael Forscch is The Prince in "The Snow Queen" this weekend at The Lanterman Theatre in La Canada Flintridge. "The Snow Queen," a ballet based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, has been redefined through a special partnership between a local dance company and composer. Burbank native Randy Tobin has written, produced and played all the musical instruments on the recording for this production staged at 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Lanterman Theatre in La Canada Flintridge.
NEWS
December 21, 2002
48 HOURS Patrick Shea, a national gymnast titlist, is using his tumbling skills as a mischievous imp in the original ballet "The Snow Queen: Ballet Redefined," today and Sunday at Glendale Community College auditorium. Shea won all-around first place champion last year in the Region 1 Gymnastics Championships sponsored by USA Gymnastics in Hawaii. The region covers California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. He has been taking gymnastics since he was 5, and continues to build his skills at Team Le Club in Chatsworth.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 13, 2006
Erin Holt is soaring in light of the news that for the first time, the title character in her California Theatrical Youth Ballet's performance of "The Snow Queen" will fly. It was a longtime dream for the artistic director and choreographer and will become a reality for the ninth annual production set for Dec. 21 through 23 at Glendale Community College. "That's something I've wanted to do since the first year we did the ballet in 1998," Holt said. "We've done lots of fundraising to try to do it and this year we were able to meet our goal and have the Snow Queen go aerial."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 12, 2009
Producers forecast a frosting of renewed energy in dance and music for California Contemporary Ballet?s 12th annual performance of ?The Snow Queen? next weekend. Based on the classic by Hans Christian Andersen, the story is about a little girl named Gerda who saves her friend Kai from an evil spell. Emma Mesrobian of Glendale returns this year to dance the role of the Gypsy Woman, and she infuses the character with a lot of passion, said Erin Holt, artistic director of the professional nonprofit company.
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By Joyce Rudolph | December 20, 2008
A new guardian angel and reorchestrated prologue signal the dawn of a new era for “The Snow Queen Ballet Redefined,” which has been produced for the past 11 years by the California Contemporary Ballet, company officials said. The ballet returns this weekend to the theater on the Glendale Community College campus. Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the story is about Gerda, who comes to the rescue of her friend Kay, who is held captive by the Snow Queen.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Joyce Rudolph | December 14, 2005
`The Snow Queen' ballet will feature local dancers in starring roles.Lead characters in "The Snow Queen" are finding that ballet is more than just graceful moves -- it's having the ability to infuse dance with emotions. Jesse Wilson, 13, of La Cañada Flintridge, is playing Gerda, the lead children's role in the ballet produced by the California Theatrical Youth Ballet on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at Glendale Community College theater. The story revolves around her character, so Jesse is in every scene.
NEWS
December 11, 2002
Burbank Chorale performs free concerts BURBANK -- The Burbank Chorale, which has been singing for the community since 1920, will perform in two free concerts this month featuring Bach's "Magnificat" as well as holiday music from around the world. The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521 E. Olive Ave., Burbank. Also on the program will be the Burbank Virtuosi Orchestra and the Mayfield Singers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 15, 2007
Adults and youngsters are combining the art of dance with acting in the California Theatrical Youth Ballet’s annual performance of “The Snow Queen.” Artistic director and choreographer Erin Holt received training in the Martha Graham modern dance technique, and she perpetuates the practice in her 10th annual production scheduled for Dec. 21 to 23 at the Glendale Community College auditorium. “It’s extremely dramatic, and I think I get my dramatic intuition as a choreographer from my studies in the Graham method,” she said.
NEWS
December 17, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Media City Ballet's "The Nutcracker" showcased the marvelous talents of the Burbank company's principals as well as punched up the humor during Sunday's matinee performance at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Ellen Rosa was an exuberant Sugar Plum Fairy while Askar Alimbetov made a gallant showing as her Prince Koklash in the Grand Pas de Deux, which was rewarded with a standing ovation. Jennifer Wilson's portrayals of the Snow Queen and Dew Drop were impeccable with her partner Askar Kettebekov, who exhibited great precision as her Snow King and Cavalier.
NEWS
January 4, 2003
48 hours Retired Disney artist Doug Ball of Burbank is one of 10 artists exhibiting in a group show of plein-air painters opening Monday at Whites Gallery in Montrose. "In his work, 'Descanso Koi Pond,' his treatment of light on the water shows his ability to execute the medium of oil painting," gallery owner Linda Strack said. Other artists showing works are Gegam of North Hollywood, Bruce Trentham of Burbank, Ron Chesley of La Canada Flintridge, Wie Zhao, Linda Du Pas and Catherine Hills, all of Glendale, Michael Situ of Irvine and Ray Harris and Roland Clark.
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By Joyce Rudolph | December 12, 2009
Producers forecast a frosting of renewed energy in dance and music for California Contemporary Ballet?s 12th annual performance of ?The Snow Queen? next weekend. Based on the classic by Hans Christian Andersen, the story is about a little girl named Gerda who saves her friend Kai from an evil spell. Emma Mesrobian of Glendale returns this year to dance the role of the Gypsy Woman, and she infuses the character with a lot of passion, said Erin Holt, artistic director of the professional nonprofit company.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 20, 2008
A new guardian angel and reorchestrated prologue signal the dawn of a new era for “The Snow Queen Ballet Redefined,” which has been produced for the past 11 years by the California Contemporary Ballet, company officials said. The ballet returns this weekend to the theater on the Glendale Community College campus. Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the story is about Gerda, who comes to the rescue of her friend Kay, who is held captive by the Snow Queen.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 15, 2007
Adults and youngsters are combining the art of dance with acting in the California Theatrical Youth Ballet’s annual performance of “The Snow Queen.” Artistic director and choreographer Erin Holt received training in the Martha Graham modern dance technique, and she perpetuates the practice in her 10th annual production scheduled for Dec. 21 to 23 at the Glendale Community College auditorium. “It’s extremely dramatic, and I think I get my dramatic intuition as a choreographer from my studies in the Graham method,” she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 13, 2006
Erin Holt is soaring in light of the news that for the first time, the title character in her California Theatrical Youth Ballet's performance of "The Snow Queen" will fly. It was a longtime dream for the artistic director and choreographer and will become a reality for the ninth annual production set for Dec. 21 through 23 at Glendale Community College. "That's something I've wanted to do since the first year we did the ballet in 1998," Holt said. "We've done lots of fundraising to try to do it and this year we were able to meet our goal and have the Snow Queen go aerial."
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Joyce Rudolph | December 14, 2005
`The Snow Queen' ballet will feature local dancers in starring roles.Lead characters in "The Snow Queen" are finding that ballet is more than just graceful moves -- it's having the ability to infuse dance with emotions. Jesse Wilson, 13, of La Cañada Flintridge, is playing Gerda, the lead children's role in the ballet produced by the California Theatrical Youth Ballet on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at Glendale Community College theater. The story revolves around her character, so Jesse is in every scene.
NEWS
December 17, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Media City Ballet's "The Nutcracker" showcased the marvelous talents of the Burbank company's principals as well as punched up the humor during Sunday's matinee performance at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Ellen Rosa was an exuberant Sugar Plum Fairy while Askar Alimbetov made a gallant showing as her Prince Koklash in the Grand Pas de Deux, which was rewarded with a standing ovation. Jennifer Wilson's portrayals of the Snow Queen and Dew Drop were impeccable with her partner Askar Kettebekov, who exhibited great precision as her Snow King and Cavalier.
NEWS
January 4, 2003
48 hours Retired Disney artist Doug Ball of Burbank is one of 10 artists exhibiting in a group show of plein-air painters opening Monday at Whites Gallery in Montrose. "In his work, 'Descanso Koi Pond,' his treatment of light on the water shows his ability to execute the medium of oil painting," gallery owner Linda Strack said. Other artists showing works are Gegam of North Hollywood, Bruce Trentham of Burbank, Ron Chesley of La Canada Flintridge, Wie Zhao, Linda Du Pas and Catherine Hills, all of Glendale, Michael Situ of Irvine and Ray Harris and Roland Clark.
NEWS
December 21, 2002
48 HOURS Patrick Shea, a national gymnast titlist, is using his tumbling skills as a mischievous imp in the original ballet "The Snow Queen: Ballet Redefined," today and Sunday at Glendale Community College auditorium. Shea won all-around first place champion last year in the Region 1 Gymnastics Championships sponsored by USA Gymnastics in Hawaii. The region covers California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. He has been taking gymnastics since he was 5, and continues to build his skills at Team Le Club in Chatsworth.
NEWS
December 11, 2002
Burbank Chorale performs free concerts BURBANK -- The Burbank Chorale, which has been singing for the community since 1920, will perform in two free concerts this month featuring Bach's "Magnificat" as well as holiday music from around the world. The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521 E. Olive Ave., Burbank. Also on the program will be the Burbank Virtuosi Orchestra and the Mayfield Singers.
NEWS
December 18, 1999
Joyce Rudolph CAPTION: Jackie Speas dances the role of The Princess while Michael Forscch is The Prince in "The Snow Queen" this weekend at The Lanterman Theatre in La Canada Flintridge. "The Snow Queen," a ballet based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, has been redefined through a special partnership between a local dance company and composer. Burbank native Randy Tobin has written, produced and played all the musical instruments on the recording for this production staged at 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Lanterman Theatre in La Canada Flintridge.
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