Stravinsky's Petrushka

Performance

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

April 24, 2020

Concert Time: 8:00 pm

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Alain Trudel, conductor
Michael Lang, choreographer
Dominique Glover, Petrushka
Antonio Winfree, The Magic Man
Lauren Woodward, Ballerina
Jarrett Yeary, The Moor(e)...

Dietz – Origin Story (world premiere)
Ravel – La Valse
Stravinsky – Petrushka

Toledo Ballet dancers join the Toledo Symphony for this groundbreaking production of Stravinsky's Petrushka, featuring original choreography by Michael Lang. Witness the story of love and jealousies of three puppets brought to life with a unique twist on a classic tale.

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Music Director of the Toledo Symphony (USA), conductor Alain Trudel has been praised for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer” (La Presse). He is also Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Guest conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel was also the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.

Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s Magic Flute and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. He has been a regular guest since and in March 2017 he conducted to great acclaim (“The entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Wall Triumphs in Montréal.”  Le Figaro, Paris) the world premiere operatic version of “The Wall”. Trudel will also lead the american premiere at the Cincinnati Opera in July 2018.

Always committed to upcoming generations of musicians, Trudel was Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2012 to 2014 and has regularly been invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. From 2011 to 2015 Trudel was Professor and conductor of the orchestra and opera orchestra at the University of Western and is now guess professor for orchestra and opera at the University of Ottawa.

First known to the public as “the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone” (Le monde de la musique), Alain Trudel has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide including Philharmonique de Radio-France, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festival (Japan). Alain is also a respected composer with performances across America and in Asia.

Alain Trudel was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha international artist, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker, Charles Cros (France), Opus prize and Heinz Unger prizes. He has been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Michael Lang has been a resident Director / Choreographer for The Toledo Ballet since 2007. He has created eleven original full length productions for Toledo Ballet including: Ballet Tapestry (2007); Outside the Lines (2008); Press One for More Options (2010), Museum of Dreams (2011), If These Walls Could Dance (2012), From Heart to Quill (2014), Alice in Wonderland (2015) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2016), Tales of Grimm…(2017), Broadway at the Ballet (2018), and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2019).

Other choreographic credits include: Original Source with TSO (2019), Degas and the Dance—Awkward Girl with TMA (2015), All are One with TMA—inspired by and interactively performed with Artist Pineree Sanpitak’s Anything Can Break (2015); Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with TSO (2015). Tied Notes (2013), The Soldier’s Tale with TSO (2012); and Révérence—A Tribute to Marie Vogt (2009). 

Michael performed for over three decades in Indianapolis (where he is originally from), Chicago, Los Angeles, Hamburg Germany, Miami, Orlando, and New York City. Michael was a dancer, high aerial tumbler, and a stuntman and he performed for more than a decade in the original Los Angeles & NYC productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Michael is a Certified Personal Trainer, a NCPT Certified Pilates instructor, and a NY, OH, & MI Licensed Massage Therapist.  At the Toledo Ballet he teaches Contemporary Dance, Musical Theater, Acting, Conditioning, Pilates, and Ballerina Warrior (a self-defense class for girls).  Michael is also head of Performance Outreach and he is the Director of The Toledo Ballet Pilates & Wellness Studio. 

Domonique Glover began his dance career as a senior, studying Mathematics, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He took classes in ballet, modern, and contemporary as a member of the Spelman Dance Theater student company. He received his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and moved back home to Toledo, Ohio where continued studying dance locally. Since 2009, Dom has choreographed several pieces and musicals reaching from southeast Michigan to Cleveland, including Hairspray, West Side Story, and Ragtime. He has taught contemporary dance styles at various studios, including the Toledo Ballet. Throughout the years, he has performed on various stages, reaching from the Goerge E. Potter Center in Jackson, Michigan over to the Breen Center for Performing Arts in Cleveland, Ohio, down to the Knight Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dom hopes to inspire people through dance; to encourage people to live honestly and embrace the arts around their community and beyond. He is truly grateful for all those he has met along this incredible journey. 

Antonio Halo Winfree is a dedicated and committed dancer who began dancing in 2006 during his freshman year of high school. Antonio specializes in hip-hop, but has trained in multiple dance genres with Toledo Ballet; Arch Dance Company's Jennifer Archibald; the Alvin Ailey Company in New York City; and Millennium Dance Studio in Los Angeles. He has danced in multiple shows, competed in numerous competitions, and headlined dance workshops across the country while appearing in music videos, commercials, and even FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. Antonio very graciously donates an extraordinary amount of time to his church's dance and youth department. He performs, choreographs, and teaches classes at Toledo Ballet and Tahyah's Dance Studio. This is his fifth time he has appeared in one of Michael Lang’s original productions. He has performed in Alice in Wonderland (2015), as the Tin Man in The Wonderful World Wizard of Oz (2016), Tales of Grimm... (2017), and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2018). Additionally, Antonio has performed for Arch Dance Co.'s ArchCore Showcase, Toledo's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, as the Nutcracker Prince in Bowling Green's Nutcracker BalletAll Jazzed Up, and Toledo Ballet's Nutcracker (2014-2017).

Lauren Woodward is a senior at Anthony Wayne High School and a Principal dancer of Toledo Ballet where she has been dancing since the age of five. She has training in classical ballet, contemporary, and jazz under the instruction of Lisa Mayer-Lang and Michael Lang. Highlights for Lauren include performing the role of Clara in the 75th and 76th anniversary of Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker, as well as Dew Drop and Lead Flute in this year’s production. Other favorite Nutcracker roles include Dew Drop, Lead Snow, and Sweets. She has also had the privilege to perform original choreography by Michael Lang in Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with The Toledo Symphony and Degas and the Dance at the Toledo Museum of Art. Lauren has performed in Mr. Lang’s other original productions including From Heart to QuillAlice in Wonderland, the role of Toto in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Storybook Red in an another original production, Tales of Grimm…, a featured dancer in Broadway at the Ballet, and Alice in last year’s spring production of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Additionally, Lauren has competed as a Soloist for four years in the Youth America Grand Prix Competition in both Classical and Contemporary. The summer of 2018, Lauren attended the esteemed American Ballet Theatre Intensive in Tampa, Florida. She is excited to further her study at the Toledo Ballet and continue to grow under the instruction of Lisa Mayer-Lang and Michael Lang.

Jarrett Yeary is a homeschooled high school Junior. He danced competitively from age five to age sixteen. Jarrett is now studying Ballet and Contemporary/Modern with Toledo Ballet. He has won five national titles; including Hollywood Vibe Junior Male Best Dancer for the 2014-2015 season, and most recently, he placed in the top 20 teen males at The Dance Awards in Orlando, Florida. This is Jarrett’s first year as a Company member at Toledo Ballet and he is a Second Soloist. He has appeared in three other Toledo Ballet productions, most recently, Alice Through the Looking Glass, performing as the Red Knight; in which Wayne F. Anthony, Toledo Blade writer, wrote “Jarrett and his partner Lauren Woodward’s final pas de duex was extraordinary, and had a level of beauty and sophistication in the artistic flow”. He has also performed as Nutcracker Prince, and Lead Candy Cane in Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker. Jarrett is looking forward to the 2019-2020 season with Toledo Ballet.

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