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Festival of Dance

Friday Aug 23, 2013

Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W. San Francisco
Santa Fe, NM 87501
US

Phone: (505) 988-1234
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$20-$75

Presented by Stars of American Ballet.

American dancer Daniel Ulbricht returns to Santa Fe for a third year with his dance company, Stars of American Ballet, in two different programs featuring classic and modern ballet, including excerpts from Petipa’s Giselle and Balanchine’s Jewels, and dances to music by Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.  Both nights showcase Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, familiar to many from the screen adaptation as On the Town with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

Besides his work as principal dancer for New York City Ballet, Mr. Ulbricht is also Artistic Advisor to Manhattan Youth Ballet, Associate Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, and frequently conducts workshops and master classes throughout the country.  At 10:30 am on Saturday, August 24, Mr. Ulbricht will offer a master class for intermediate to advanced dance students at National Dance Institute New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) in Santa Fe.  The class is free, but pre-registration is required.  Interested dancers should call Allegra at NDI to register:  505.983.7646, ext. 125.  Mr. Ulbricht will also give a pre-performance talk at 6:30 pm before Saturday’s performance.

Program 1 – Friday, August 23

Zakouski.  Choreography:  Peter Martins.  Music:  Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Liturgy.  Choreography:  Christopher Wheeldon.  Music:  Arvo Pärt.

The Leaves are Fading pas de deuxChoreography:  Antony Tudor.  Music:  Antonín Dvořák.

“Rubies” pas de deux from Jewels.  Choreography:  George Balanchine.  Music:  Igor Stravinsky.

Stars and Stripes pas de deux.  Choreography:  George Balanchine.  Music:  adapted and orchestrated by Hershey Kay after music by John Philip Sousa. 

Intermission 

Fancy Free.  Choreography:  Jerome Robbins.  Music:  Leonard Bernstein. 

(Running time:  1 hr., 40 min.)

 

Saturday, August 24 from 10:30 am - noon

Free Master Class for intermediate to advanced student dancers

NDI New Mexico

1140 Alto Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501

Pre-registration required.  Interested dancers should call Allegra at NDI to register:   505.983.7646, ext. 125.

  

Program 2 – Saturday, August 24

Pre-performance talk by Daniel Ulbricht at 6:30 pm 

Liturgy.  Choreography:  Christopher Wheeldon.  Music:  Arvo Pärt.

Carousel (A Dance) pas de deuxChoreography:  Christopher Wheeldon.  Music:  Richard Rodgers.

It Should’ve Been Me from A Fool for You.  Choreography:  Peter Martins.  Music:  Memphis Curtis as performed by Ray Charles.

Giselle pas de deux.  Choreography:  Marius Petipa.  Music:  Adolphe Adam.

Rock Steady.  Choreography:  Larry Keigwin.  Music:  Songs by various composers as performed by Aretha Franklin.

Intermission

Fancy Free.  Choreography:  Jerome Robbins.  Music:  Leonard Bernstein. 

(Running time:  1 hr., 40 min.)