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Ballet in America

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Ballet in America 1

Masterpieces of 20th-Century Dance

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10am
John and Jeanne Rowe Performance and Learning Center
Iris Fanger, lecturer

Accompanied by film excerpts, this discussion covers works by two celebrated 20th-century choreographers to be performed on February 28 by Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic: Diversion of Angels (Martha Graham), The Moor’s Pavane (José Limon), plus insight into the two premiere works also included on the MCB program.

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Ballet in America 2

Alonzo King and His Company, LINES

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10am
John and Jeanne Rowe Performance and Learning Center
Iris Fanger, lecturer

Using film excerpts, this discussion introduces one of the most unique and beloved ballet companies in the American dance world, LINES Ballet, founded in 1982 by Alonzo King, choreographer, artistic director and dance educator. King uses ballet technique and the affinities between Western and Eastern dance forms to create his works through collaborations with composers and visual artists. The San Francisco-based troupe makes its Naples premiere on March 22 with the Naples Philharmonic.

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