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homepage photo background header The Antony Tudor Ballet Trust eNewsletter
November 12, 2009

      ATBT ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF www.antonytudor.org

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From Sally Brayley Bliss, Trustee of the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust:
November 12, 1931, 78 years ago today,
marked the first performance of an Antony Tudor ballet, "Cross-Garter'd." That ballet, performed at London's Mercury Theatre by Rambert's "Ballet Club," was Antony Tudor's first original work. While not considered one of his masterpieces, Cross-Garter'd clearly sent notice to the ballet world that Antony Tudor had arrived.
In celebration of the launch of his spectacular career, The Antony Tudor Ballet Trust is proud to launch www.antonytudor.org, a comprehensive website dedicated to preserving the life and work of Antony Tudor. Join us in celebrating this exciting new venture!

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All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated toward an Endowed Tudor Scholarship at The Juilliard School.
The Antony Tudor Ballet Trust, in honor of the late choreographer's 100th birthday, proudly presented "The Antony Tudor Centennial Celebration" jointly with The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center on March 29 & 30, 2008.

The weekend brought together generations of dancers, writers and others who were touched by the life of Tudor. The event was highlighted by teaching workshops that reconstructed his class combinations and choreography. Panel discussions featuring dancers, writers and musicians offering commentary on his life and work were attended by over 250 guests and participants.

The Antony Tudor  Centennial Celebration Commemorative Book and DVD Compilation
The Juilliard School  
 New York City
March 28-29, 2008

Projected Publish Date January, 2010
From Kevin McKenzie,  
Artistic Director, American Ballet Theatre
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"Antony Tudor's influence on 20th century dance is evidenced in his effect on the very fabric of American Ballet Theatre. A man of the theater using dance as his language, he transformed the idiom of ballet into something profoundly relevant to his audience - a look into the psyche of everyday people. The concept of a decorative art form, so important to ballet in the 19th century, was suddenly illuminated as a vehicle of powerful inward reflection in the 20th century through the innovations of Tudor and his contemporaries (Jooss, Graham, DeMille, Limon). But it was his singular contribution to our repertory that embodied the name "Ballet Theatre" and hence the identity of what was to become America's national ballet company."

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"The Tudor
website is just terrific and necessary for the news media" - Donna Pearlmutter, Author "Shadowplay: The Life of Antony Tudor"
Tudor website is fantastic! I know it has been a lot of work, but it is worth all the effort" - Lee Harper Vason, Juilliard Alum 
"The website looks great!  Congratulations!!!" - Yasuko Tokunaga, Director, Dance Division, The Boston Conservatory
"Beautiful website!  Congratulations!" - Diana Byer, Artistic Director, NY Theatre Ballet
"I loved it!" - Judith Chasin-Bennahum, Author "The Ballets of Antony Tudor"
"To all of you what a Wonderful, Beautiful, fully produced website - it should get an award!" - Lance Westergard, ABT Alum and Director of Dance, Hofstra University 
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Antony Tudor ballets have appeared in every major ballet company around the globe for the last seven decades. As a dancer/choreographer with Ballet Rambert and a founding choreographer of American Ballet Theatre, Antony Tudor holds a legendary place in the history of ballet.

Princesses, sylphs, and swans have no place in Tudor's choreography. His ballets are feted as being the first "psychological" ballets. Unlike the fantastic and fanciful premises of his contemporaries, Tudor's inspiration was driven by complex emotions and distinct themes with universal, cross-cultural applications.

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Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris
Alabama Ballet 
Australian Ballet
Ballet San Jose
Brigham Young University 
Butler University
Center of Creative Arts - Coca St. Louis
Colorado Ballet
Festival Ballet Providence
Houston Ballet 
New Zealand School of Ballet
New York Theatre Ballet 
Principia College
UNC, School of the Arts

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