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Ballet in America

Dance on the American Stage

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Feb 17, 10:00am
Rowe Center 10:00am
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Ballet in America
Dance on the American Stage

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Iris Fanger, theater and dance critic

This lecture will cover the performers and choreographers who built the American musical into one of our most popular cultural inventions — illustrated by slides and films along with anecdotes not found in the theater history books!

This presentation is part of Iris Fanger's Ballet in America series.

A professionally administered negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test, along with a valid matching photo ID, is required for all visitors 12 and older. In lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, voluntary proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with a valid matching photo ID, may be presented. Masks are encouraged, and are required for children between the ages of 2 and 11 for all programming. Masks are required for all patrons for the touring Broadway productions of Come From Away and Tootsie. Masking protocols for all other Broadway productions will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Protocols.

Iris Fanger

Iris Fanger

Iris Fanger is a theater and dance critic based in Boston. She has written reviews and feature articles for the Boston HeraldBoston PhoenixThe Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, and The Patriot Ledger as well as for Dance Magazine and Dancing Times (London).

Former director of the Harvard Summer Dance Center (1977-95) she has taught at Lesley University Graduate School and Tufts University as well as Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her doctorate in theater history at Tufts University and was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe. She received the 2005 Dance Champion Awards from the Boston Dance Alliance and, in 2008, won the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts. She lectures widely on dance and theater history.

Fanger has been elected a Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society.


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