Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ron Guidi: Awakening the Ghost of Oakland Ballet

When the Oakland Ballet closed its doors last year, 70 year old founder and former director Ron Guidi, bought the Ballet's abandoned sets and costumes. Hopefully, Guidi will work his magic and find a way to return a community ballet company to Oakland. For years the Oakland Ballet flourished under his direction with presentations of Les Noces, Le Train Bleue, Le Spectre de la Rose and Scheherazde. Like many people I wasn't paying attention when the Company began to falter. Now there are only ghosts left of years of fine performances.


llaney said...

just stumbled across your site and i find it entrancing. i am a fan of all things asian (particularly japanese things) and of ron guidi (took his adult ballet classes for many years, up until around the end of 1998 or 1999). i will come back often to read what you post and to enjoy the photos.

Princess Haiku said...

llaney, how interesting. The classes must have been something special. I would be interested in hearing more about it. I tried to visit your space but the link didn't work. Perhaps another time.

Princess Haiku said...

I wasn't able to link to your space via this window. If you have some dance related content or stories about the Oakland Ballet please do leave your link for me.