Dance

Chautauqua Dance

The Chautauqua Dance program, formed by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989, includes performances by internationally acclaimed ballet and modern dance companies and the renowned School of Dance.

Chautauqua Dance is distinguished by its strong Balanchine influence under the tutelage of Master Teacher Patricia McBride. The visiting companies provide an unmatched atmosphere for School of Dance students to learn and perform alongside professional dancers. Preview performances in the Carnahan-Jackson Studios, where the resident companies and school study and rehearse daily, have also become anticipated events for Chautauqua fans. 

Charlotte Ballet in Residence (Weeks One–Three)

Led by new Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet’s dancers excel at both cutting-edge contemporary works and fairytale favorites. With an international roster of choreographers, Charlotte Ballet is focused on bringing new works to Charlotte and the rest of the world. Muir’s first season as artistic director includes the introduction of eight new choreographers to the company, the creation of five new ballets, two ballets making American premieres and the newly established Choreographic Lab. For more information, visit charlotteballet.org.

Pilobolus in Residence/Pilobolus @ Play (Week Four)

Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education and consultation. Pilobolus propels itself in a variety of directions to reach these goals. The original company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years.

Pilobolus’s collaborative creative and educational work takes place through the Pilobolus Lab, in which the company both convenes diverse artists in the development of new work and teaches its creative method to individuals and institutions. To date, the Pilobolus Lab has produced collaborations with Penn & Teller, the MIT Distributed Robotics Laboratory, Art Spiegelman, Maurice Sendak, OK Go, Radiolab, and many others.

The Lab’s educational programming — which applies Pilobolus’ unique collaborative process to help all kinds of groups work better and achieve common goals — includes workshops, master classes, residencies and children’s programming. Educational partners include Brooklyn Academy of Music, and New York City and Connecticut public schools. See the tab above for more information on Pilobolus’ schedule of public Chautauqua rehearsals and master classes.

 

Events

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet: “International Series”

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    Drawing on her vast international network of choreographers and collaborators, Artistic Director Hope Muir has attracted a tantalizing array of artists to work with Charlotte Ballet for her inaugural season. From emerging voices to the well-established, choreographers from all over the world are bringing their work to be performed by Charlotte Ballet right here in Chautauqua.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 08:15am

    Charlotte Ballet: "Made in Charlotte"

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    Charlotte Ballet presents a selection of bespoke commissions highlighting the unique versatility of the company. In her first season as artistic director, Hope Muir has engaged many new choreographers to create works for Charlotte Ballet. With a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, these new choreographic voices will inspire, delight and amaze.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Pilobolus Program #1

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    Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Pilobolus Program #2

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    Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance.



    Location: Amphitheater