SAVE THE DATE:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
A Ballet Russe Revival
A Fundraiser to Continue the Legacy of 20th Century Masterworks of Ballet
This free event features excerpts from the spirited productions of Gaîté Parisienne, Les Biches, La Boutique Fantasque, Le Train Bleu, and ending with Marc Wilde’s showstopping Bolero.
Join us for an evening of high kicks and humor!
This is a free event. Reserve your seat here: https://balletrusserevival.eventbrite.com
Introducing the Ronn Guidi Foundation for Dance: Live Performance and Multimedia Presentation
You are invited to a live performance and multimedia presentation introducing the Ronn Guidi Foundation for Dance. The Foundation’s goals are to raise funds to support performances of early 20th century ballet masterworks rarely seen today. Through choreographic, costume, and set revival, the Foundation hopes to bring back legendary works like Michel Fokine’s Scheherazade; Bronislava Nijinska’s Le Train Bleu and Bolero; Eugene Loring’s Billy the Kid and Time Unto Time; and Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden and Echoing of Trumpets, among others.
In his many years as Founding Artistic Director of the Oakland Ballet Company, Ronn Guidi was able to bring back to the stage eleven Ballet Russe era works of art that were lost or rarely performed. It is a goal of the Ronn Guidi Foundation for Dance to raise funds for dance companies that would perform these masterpieces. The financial support would also provide help in staging these works.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA 94706
Learning from Legends: Ronn Guidi in conversation with Margaret Jenkins
Ronn Guidi will talk about his work with the Oakland Ballet, working with such giants as Bronislava and Kira Nijinska and Massine to meticulously recreate the great Diaghilev ballets.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Admission is $10 for the general public.
Free for OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff.
For more information: Learning from Legends
Ronn Guidi founded the Oakland Ballet Company and served as its Artistic Director for 35 years. He is recognized and acclaimed for the world class repertoire he created for the Oakland Ballet both locally and internationally. Oakland Ballet toured with his varied and extensive repertory throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. Through his vision, many of the masterpieces of the Diaghilev Ballet Russe era (1909-1929) have been reconstructed as living art for audiences of our time and been staged by many other dance companies throughout the world.