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Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013.

‘Ballet at the BCT’ presents new choreography from IU Ballet Department, April 17 & 18

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual 'Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project' at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 and 18 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Thirty short ballets will be performed, displaying diversity in style and technique, with an equally diverse set of musical selections. The highly anticipated performances are free and open to the public.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater 2013-14 season travels around the globe

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A world premiere, an additional new production, an updated production and a tribute to one of the Jacobs School of Music's most distinguished faculty members await explorers of all kinds at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2013-14 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season -- "9 Stops: 1 Incredible Journey."

IU Ballet Theater completes season with works from legendary choreographers Bournonville and Balanchine

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Weaving two eras of dance together, Indiana University Ballet Theater will bring its 2012-13 season to a close with a program featuring three ballets from two legendary choreographers -- August Bournonville and George Balanchine. The spring ballet "Old World New World" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center. "To The Pointe" pre-concert talks will be offered at 7 p.m. each evening.

Jacobs School students win in National Society of Arts and Letters competitions

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2013 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the school.

IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker'

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Indiana University Ballet Theater will present its 54th annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2.

Pennsylvania Ballet dancers visit IU Jacobs School of Music for residency

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Marking the first time a leading professional ballet company has visited the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for the sole purpose of working with IU Ballet Theater dancers, Pennsylvania Ballet will be in residence at the Musical Arts Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

IU Ballet Theater performs iconic Martha Graham ballet for first time

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Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2012-13 season Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, with its fall ballet, "Light and Shade," a program featuring trend-setting styles of dance from three iconic American choreographers. The company will perform Martha Graham's "Appalachian Spring" for the first time.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces 2012-13 season live streaming

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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced its 2012-13 live streaming schedule, including performances from IU Opera and Ballet Theater. The streaming project provides an opportunity for anyone with a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world to watch high-definition video of performances taking place on the Musical Arts Center and Auer Hall stages.

Jacobs School Pre-College Ballet celebrates 25th anniversary with 'Swan Lake' performance

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On Saturday, April 28, the IU Jacobs School of Music Pre-College Ballet Program will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a set of collaborative performances with students in the IU String Academy, IU Pre-College Young Harpists, IU Young Pianists Program and the Fairview Elementary Violin Project. The free public event, starting at 3 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center, will culminate in a workshop performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake."

‘Glory Without Love?’ Lully opera selections performed in Baroque style

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The delights of Jean-Baptiste Lully's magical dances, airs, recitatives and triumphant marches will be on display April 21 and 22 at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall as the Early Music Institute, Jacobs School Ballet Department and Pro Arte Singers combine forces to present "Lully: Glory Without Love?"

‘Ballet at the BCT’ to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department

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As its final production of the season, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department presents the annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. Like many Jacobs School of Music events, the performances are free and open to the public.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces 2012-13 season

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Three new productions and a collection of classics, including a reprise of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," will take the stage at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2012-13 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season.

Jacobs School students excel in local NSAL competition

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Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students received numerous awards in the Bloomington Chapter of the 2012 National Society of Arts and Letters voice, instrumental and ballet competitions recently held at the Jacobs School of Music. The top two winners in each category will perform at the NSAL 46th Annual Showcase of the Arts on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

IU Ballet Theater casts multiple dancers in lead roles for 'The Sleeping Beauty'

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In its first full-length production since 2005, Indiana University Ballet Theater will present "The Sleeping Beauty" March 23 and 24 at the Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater announces spring 2012 live streaming

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Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater at the Jacobs School of Music has announced its spring 2012 live streaming schedule. The streaming project provides an opportunity for anyone with a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world to watch high-definition video of performances taking place on the Musical Arts Center stage.

IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker'

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Clara. The Mouse King. The Nutcracker. And, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. They return to the stage in the Indiana University Ballet Theater's 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, at 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3-4.

IU Ballet Theater's Fall Ballet 'Steps in Time' with three pioneering choreographers

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Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2011-2012 season of ballet productions Oct. 7-8 with Steps in Time, a diverse display of works by three revolutionary American choreographers from the 20th and 21st centuries who have played leading roles in rejuvenating the international art of ballet.

IU Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy to receive New York City Ballet award

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Violette Verdy, distinguished professor of ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will receive the 2011 Jerome Robbins Award on stage at an all-Robbins New York City Ballet evening at the David Koch Theater Sept. 30. She will join 25 other former and current company ballerinas, all of whom worked with choreographer Robbins.

Ballet at the BCT to present new choreography from IU Ballet Department

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Just weeks after its spring ballet production in the Musical Arts Center, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Ballet presents its annual "Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project" April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington. The performances are free and open to the public.




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