Cult Blog Post of the Week

We’ve been meaning to flag this post by Ruminations by a Rogue Ballerina for a few weeks now. “The Future is Aszure” is an interesting spotlight feature on 34 year old Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton, director of Aszure Barton & Artists and close friend of Baryshnikov. Her list of achievements is long indeed and it makes us wonder why we don’t see more of her work in the UK (though in 2006 she created a piece for Transitions Dance Company at the Laban in London):

She has worked closely with Mikhail Baryshnikov, who was so impressed, he made her the first artist in residence at The Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2005.  She still holds that position today, as well as being the artist in residence at The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada), former resident choreographer (2005-2008) for Le Ballets jazz de Montreal and is the Ambassador of Contemporary Choreography (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).  And those are only a few of her accomplishments.  Lucky might be an understatement.

Obviously, she also has the talent to back it up.  Barton is no stranger to rave reviews.  Her work has been hailed as “beautifully mad” by The Edmonton Journal, “deliciously revealing” by the Santa Barbra Independent, “brilliant” by the San Francisco Chronicle, “audacious” by the New York Times, and “fearless” by the Palm beach Daily News.  The accolades keep her busy.  Very busy.  She’s already booking well into 2012.

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Likes ballets that taste like 85% cocoa: pure, extra bitter, dark or intense. Her favorites are La Sylphide, Manon, Mayerling, Ondine, Symphonic Variations and McGregor's Chroma. Her favorite Ratmansky ballets are: The Little Humpbacked Horse, Russian Seasons, Cinderella and The Shostakovich Trilogy. She is always ready to chase new Ratmanskys around the globe. Non ballet: literature, theatre, opera, rock, art, food, travel, fashion, translating and interpreting.

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