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“Swan Lake” connects orchestra with ballet

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Four days. That’s the amount of time the Walla Walla Symphony had to rehearse the score for "Swan Lake" as a unified orchestra before their performance in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 20..  “We only got with the dancers last night, for the very first time,” said Ed Dixon, principal cellist for the symphony....

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017

This year, “SPACING,” the Whitman Dance department's fall dance performance, wove elements of music, voice and language through abstract movement. The performance, which ran from Nov. 9 to 12, was composed of four pieces choreographed by New York-based guest artist Katy Pyle and by Whitman faculty...

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life

Lane Barton

December 11, 2014

On Dec. 13, the Walla Walla community will have the opportunity to view two performances of the "The Nutcracker" in Cordiner Hall. The return of this biannual event, set up by the Walla Walla Symphony and Eugene Ballet Company with support from the Dance Center of Walla Walla and other community members,...

Most valuable pliéer: Jimmy Madden dances back into baseball

Tristan Gavin

December 6, 2012

While most of James "Jimmy" Madden's baseball teammates go through the motions of off-season weight training and honing of fundamentals, Madden circumvents the monotony with a rather unconventional addition to preparation for the spring season. Months before the left-hander will return to belting base...

Ballerinos defy stereotypes

Ballerinos defy stereotypes

Allison Work

December 8, 2011

For men looking to get moving on campus and earn credit simultaneously, there is a class that may be of interest: ballet. The co-ed beginning, intermediate and advanced classes generally enroll about 15 students per class, but the number of men in Beginning Ballet fluctuates every year. This semester,...

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