Alberta Ballet Company

Balletlujah revisited

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Last June I was inspired by a CBC documentary on the Alberta Ballet Company’s Balletlujah, a celebration of the music of K.D.Lang. My posts on Days 170 and 173 of my 365 day challenge were an expression of that inspiration using photographs I took from my TV screen during the CBC broadcast. For this week’s Photo Challenge: Dance I thought I would revisit those photographs and share with you the magic and sublime beauty of the dancers as they performed both on stage and in the warm Canadian prairie sunshine to the magnificent voice of K.D.Lang.

This is the Alberta Ballet Company’s description of Balletlujah for their 2015-2016 Season:

A true Albertan artistic triumph, Balletlujah! is a remarkable dance creation born from an intimate collaboration between two of Alberta’s most celebrated artists: k.d. lang and Jean Grand-Maître. It features a visually stunning homage to the people and landscapes of the Canadian prairies which shaped lang’s profound vision of music and life. Over 17 incomparable interpretations, including “Constant Craving,” “Big Boned Gal” and “Hallelujah,” Balletlujah! traces the unique journey of a young woman who abandons her hometown for romance and the City of Angels – but the mystical prairies will call her back to her treasured roots and to her true love.

Enjoy K.D.Lang’s wonderful interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which he described as being done to its “ultimate, blissful state of perfection.”

Studio 365: Day 173

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Balletlujah Collage II 22.6.15

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Visit Studio 365 Day 170 to learn about Balletlujah celebrating the music of k.d.lang with links to CBC Television and the Alberta Ballet Company.

Studio 365: Day 170

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Balletlujah Collage I 19.6.15

Inspired by last nights documentary on CBC television, Balletlujah, celebrating the music of k.d.lang through dance with sublime performances from the Alberta Ballet Company.

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…more to come.