We are so excited to host our first monthly master class on Sunday. Our hope is that this series will foster unity and collaboration amongst the Atlanta dance community. We want to create an environment where students can dance alongside pros and we can all learn from + be inspired by one another. Hope to see you there!
Here’s a little more about our guest teacher.
DALE SHIELDS graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts and Butler University before starting her career as a professional dancer. She rose to principal dancer with Indianapolis Ballet Theatre under artistic director George Verdak, and appeared in principal roles of many productions, including Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Gaité Parisienne, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coppélia, Night Shadow, and The Moor’s Pavane, as well as a great number of original works. She served as Principal Ballet Mistress for Ballet Internationale, where she assisted with the original choreography of several full-length ballets by artistic director Eldar Aliev and worked alongside Irina Kolpakova in staging many well-known classics. Accepting Artistic Director John McFall’s invitation to join Atlanta Ballet as Ballet Mistress gave her the opportunity to assist in mounting many full-length productions and to work with inspiring national and international choreographers.
Welcome to the new and improved BluebirdUncaged.com! We’ve had an eventful 2018 so far and are super excited about what’s coming next! Stay tuned right here for a recap of our Free 2 Fly Tour, info about our new Artist Development Program, Uncaged Community week 2018, and of course Uncaged Christmas!!! Keep dancing and shining!
Sterling's Path is a collaboration between several artists. We wanted to create an experience integrating dance, multimedia, story, and audio that sparks the imagination and engages the viewer beyond a typical "performance." We hope our audience walks away deeply inspired to be agents of Hope within their spheres of influence.
Choreographically, I want the dancers to be visible music so that's what usually drives by process. Stylistically, I come from a classical background but like to incorporate non-traditional shapes or weight changes. I also want all of my dancers to be comfortable within the roles they are performing and seek to highlight their strong points. -Rebekah Diaddigo, artistic director and choreographer
First and foremost, Sterlings' Path is a story about Hope — hope that may seem at times elusive, but is at no time lost. The story traces the quest of a girl who sees the essence of things; that is, she senses there is more than her world is offering and she must overcome the fear that chases her from within and an evil dragon that stalks her from the sky.
Sterling's story is our story. In our darkest moments, when we are most aware, we long for Hope, for Someone to rescue us from the Shadows and the Dragon.
The inspiration for Sterling's Path came from Christian Scripture, some well told fairytales and a girl I once knew who grew up to become a wonderful Lady full of hope. ~Daniel C. Diaddigo, Executive Producer