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Visit MoBBallet’s inaugural digital installation And Still they Rose: the Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet.
Evoking the sentiment of a digital museum where you you can wander from room to room discovering the legacy of
Marion Cuyjet, Sydney King recounted by their students Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Judith Jamison.
Take a journey through their formative years of training through video profiles, historical essays and archival photos and documents.

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MOBBALLET THEORETICAL LIBRARY PROJECT
PRATT UNIVERSITY STUDENT ALESSANDRA CLEMENTE
CHOSEN AS FINALIST FOR GENSLER BRINKMANN SCHOLARSHIP

Associate Professor and Lecturer of Interior Design Annie Coggan extended an invitation to MoBBallet to become the first ever client of Pratt School of Design Interiors 3rd year studio course. Students were asked Conceptually it would include the intention to begin the formation of a physical archive. The “MoBBallet Foundation” would be a library but a 21st century rendition of a library. With the notion of a text-based library, students were challenged to develop space that would house MoBBallet archives and enable access to digital based information, dance films and interviews and to invent a kinetic library for dancers and dance enthusiasts to absorb the work of MoBBallet as well as studio space to continue the physical practice of the art itself.

The Brinkmann Scholarship was established as a memorial to Don Brinkmann, an inspirational and gifted interior designer who personified the essence of design, vision, and leadership. In this spirit, the Brinkmann Scholarship awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit interior design programs with academic scholarships and opportunities for summer internships.

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Is it possible to create an audition process that builds dancers up regardless of whether they walk away with a contract or not?

In an effort to create a more equitable and inclusive recruitment process, Nashville Ballet is excited to announce that we have partnered with MoBBallet to help identify and engage professionals seeking company positions during the pandemic. This extended audition experience will invite a select group of young, black ballet dancers to a unique virtual audition process, where they’ll meet directly with Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, members of our artistic team, and MoBBallet Founder and Curator Theresa Ruth Howard. Dancers will receive individual feedback and be given the opportunity to resubmit their videos before the next session, which will be a contemporary ballet workshop with Nashville Ballet faculty. The following session will include a Q&A panel with Nashville Ballet company dancers, where participants will have the opportunity to hear more about what it’s like working for a company full time. After careful deliberation, (and should Covid protocol allow) top candidates will be invited to Nashville to experience our company and city first-hand, whereupon both parties can decide if it’s a good match. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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