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Making ballet fun again

Dancers Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani moved from the other side of the planet so they could escape the strict confines of classical ballet without the...

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Ballet and swordplay

...dangerous mix. ``It's very hard because it has to be to the music, and the music is fast,'' said ballet master Christian Martinu. ``It's like a karate film -- it has to look real.'' Martinu will portray a sword-wielding Romeo in the...

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Season of New Ideas

...year they will conduct an invisible symphony and bring "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century. Ballet masters Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani left Austria last fall to teach at Juneau Dance Unlimited. Within months the couple was serving as...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...dangerous mix. ``It's very hard because it has to be to the music, and the music is fast,'' said ballet master Christian Martinu. ``It's like a karate film -- it has to look real.'' Martinu will portray a sword-wielding Romeo in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060100/Ent_ballet.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...year they will conduct an invisible symphony and bring "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century. Ballet masters Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani left Austria last fall to teach at Juneau Dance Unlimited. Within months the couple was serving as...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090700/Ent_Ballet.shtml
Weekend Best Bets

...rendering. There's nothing wrong with the classic, but we've all seen it. Ballet masters and choreographers Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani have produced a new version, "Nutcracker@2000." The Juneau Dance Unlimited directors and more...

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'Heaven'

...twice this weekend at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani, members of the Austrian Ballet Theatre, are working with JDU this winter as artistic directors...

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New twist on Nutcracker

...auditorium. Mitani, a classically trained ballerina from Austria, will dance the lead as Clara. Her partner, Christian Martinu, also a professional dancer from Austria and the executive director of Juneau Dance Unlimited, will dance the Nutcracker...

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Best bets

...section is a tight, 12-minute pas de deux choreographed and danced by the guest artists, Austrian ballet dancers Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani. The third is the story of Moses as a ballet choreographed by Mitani and Martinu. They're using...

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Briefly

...funk and modern dance will be performed at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Juneau Dance Unlimited studio. Ballet dancers Christian Martinu and Rio Mitani, who are also JDU artistic directors, will perform excerpts from ``Swan Lake.'' Dance teacher...

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