Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Fantasy features iconic pieces from Company B

Next Generation Ballet's five week summer intensive culminates this Friday in the production of Summer Fantasy.

Eran Bugge, of the Paul Taylor
Dance Company
This year, the production has a special addition. Eran Bugge, of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, will stage “Bugle Boy” and “Rum and Coca Cola” from Paul Taylor’s iconic Company B.

“This is like the first violinist in Beethoven’s orchestra teaching the fifth symphony,” said Peter Stark, artistic director of NGB.

“Paul Taylor is considered a living legend of dance and gave personal permission to Ms. Bugge to stage the works.”

Bugge is a former student of Stark’s when he was with the Orlando Ballet Company. She has taught in previous Patel Conservatory summer programs and said of the NGB students, “These are some of the finest up and coming dancers around and they can certainly rise to the occasion of this master work.” 

Eran Bugge works with NGB student Talbot
Rue, 17, of Fort Wayne, Ind., on Bugle Boy
Bugge started her ballet training with Stark when he was the director of Orlando Ballet School. She then studied dance on a scholarship at the University of Hartford. She has performed in works by Amy Marshall, Katie Stevinson-Nollet and Jean Grand-MaƮtre and was also a member of Full Force Dance Theatre and the Adam Miller Dance Project.

Summer Fantasy feature more than 150 dancers who have come from 25 states and three other countries to train at the Patel Conservatory. The show includes a suite from Le Corsaire and cutting-edge contemporary work by international choreographers.

Don’t miss this unique dance production this Friday at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center. Tickets start at $15.

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