Jessica Collado - First Soloist with Houston Ballet - Interviewed by Examiner.com
On Monday, September 9, 2013, Examiner.com's Houston Performing Arts Examiner, Gary Lindsay, sat down with Ballet Dancer Jessica Collado, First Soloist with Houston Ballet, at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance in downtown Houston, Texas, to discuss her promotion to First Soloist, and what her experiences have been like as a Ballet Dancer with Houston Ballet.
Among the many subjects discussed were her Act 1, Opening Night premiere performance as First Soloist to open the Houston Ballet 2013-14 Season , which happened to also coincide with her Birthday.
Other subjects covered were her Spring Break performances with Houston-based iMEE in Turin, Italy, her Summer Vacation performances with Post:Ballet in San Francisco, and Houston Ballet's upcoming performances at The Joyce Theater in New York City, and the Lang Lang Dance Project at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Within the media materials are video and images of Jessica performing with fellow Houston Ballet dancers Ian Casady, and Connor Walsh, and she gives her views on working with Artistic Director Stanton Welch, during his entire time at Houston Ballet, as he currently celebrates his 10 Year Anniversary with the organization.
Jessica also gives many personal observations about what it is like to be a ballet dancer; including her daily, weekly, and performance routines; her physical training regimen and diet; how assignment schedules are determined; and how choreography is notated, taught, and passed along to successive companies.
Plus, what it is like to be a member of such a vibrant and successful ballet company; the thoughts and feelings of ballet dancing; and what it is like to stand on stage after a brilliant performance, and hear the thundering applause and ovation of an ecstatic audience.
Interview Video Credits:
Houston Ballet - Opening Night 2013-14: "Intimate Pages" by Christopher Bruce, with Jessica Collado and Ian Casady, Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar, Images and Video footage provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
Post:Ballet - San Francisco: with Jessica Collado, Photo Credit: David DeSilva, Images provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
The Joyce Theater and Jessica Collado: Photo Credit: Connor Walsh.
Lang Lang and Jessica Collado: Photo Credit: Jessica Collado.
Lang Lang Dance Project - Paris: "Sons de l'âme" by Stanton Welch, with Jessica Collado and Ian Casady, Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar, Images provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
Houston Ballet - "Grinning in Your Face" by Christopher Bruce, with Jessica Collado, Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar, Images and Video footage provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
"The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude" by William Forsythe, with Jessica Collado and Connor Walsh, Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar, Images provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
"La Bayadère" by Marius Petipa, with Jessica Collado, Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar, Images provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
"Marie" by Stanton Welch, with Jessica Collado, Photo Credit: Amitava Sarkar, Images provided courtesy of Houston Ballet.
Wortham Theater Center, Photo Credit: Rick Kimpel.
Alice & George Brown Theater, Photo courtesy of Houston First Theaters.
Johann Sebastian Bach – “Brandenburg Concerto: No 3, 1 allegro” by Advent Chamber Orchestra, via http://freemusicarchive.org
Antonio Vivaldi – “The Four Seasons: Winter Mvt 1, non molto” by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players, via http://freemusicarchive.org
Camera and Editing, by Gary Lindsay
Video and Images provided courtesy of Houston Ballet
Visit Houston Ballet at: http://www.houstonballet.org/
Special thanks to Kimberly Cedeño of Houston Ballet for coordinating and helping to make this Video Interview possible, and many Deluxe Extra Thanks to the charming and accommodating Jessica Collado, for her gracious attitude and cooperation, which went well above and beyond the requirements of a normal interview.
Also Read the Article with More Video Links at:
Examiner.com Jessica Collado Video Interview Article Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/houston-ballet-video-interview-with-first-soloist-jessica-collado
Contact Gary Lindsay at: firstname.lastname@example.org