RENÉ DAVELUY ~ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
By CWB OFFICE PRESS
Central West Ballet will present its 3rd annual Choreographers Showcase on March 28th, 2013 at 7pm in its own studio on Pentecost Drive.
This workshop was an instant hit when first introduced in 2011, when five CWB members created dance pieces through its In The Studio open doors special events.
Artistic Director René Daveluy says the Choreographers Showcase is an event that is a most important part of the Company's growth.
"I believe in our own dancers creating for the Company", Daveluy explains, "we were able to present four of our choreographers this season at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The Choreographers Showcase is what enables me to see the progression of the dancers as choreographers and how they develop their talents in that field". Daveluy thinks there are very talented choreographers within the Company and is excited to see their new works.
Daveluy says he got the same opportunities as a young choreographer in Canada during the 1990's. Many projects with Canadian Painter Christian Thibault gave Daveluy the freedom to focus himself on the choreographic creative process. Another great help was the famous ballet dancer Frank Augustyn. "I got to hone my craft under the directorship of Frank Augustyn at the Ottawa Ballet in many workshops of that nature", he says, "Mr. Augustyn knew the importance of pushing his artists from within". Daveluy also mentions an early important creative process with Canadian dancer Tonia Stefiuk when both of them developed many choreographic works over a period of three years. Daveluy has done the same for his own dancers to help them get opportunities to present their work on stage. "I have continued to provide them with such opportunities", Daveluy goes on to say, "it brings the community a very rewarding experience to see all that talent surface".
Central West Ballet's 3rd Annual Choreographer Showcase will feature an increased number of works by many creative artists within the Company.
3rd Annual Choreographers Showcase