Boston Ballet Performs at Endicott
Boston Ballet Performs at Endicott College: A Day of Ballet
BEVERLY – Endicott College and Boston Ballet will deliver a three-part event appealing to the curious and serious alike on Thursday, January 26, 2012! With a lecture and demonstration at 3:30 p.m., a master class for students at 5:30 p.m., and a concert at 7:30 p.m., everyone can indulge in a "Day of Ballet" at the beautiful Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly.
The events take place on Thursday, January 26, 2012 as follows:
· 3:30 p.m. Lecture and Demonstration with Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II. Rose Performance Hall. FREE
· 5:30 p.m. A Master Class taught by Boston Ballet Assistant Artistic Director, Russell Kaiser. Black Box Theatre. $10 General Admission; $5 non-EC students and seniors; Free to EC ID holders
· 7:30 Boston Ballet Performance with Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II. Rose Performance Hall. $10 General Admission; $5 non-EC students and seniors; Free to EC ID holders
· Those wishing to attend the master class and the performance can do both for only $12 (an $8 savings!)
Endicott College students have been enjoying the relationship with Boston Ballet for almost three years in courses taught by Boston Ballet instructors and increased access to performances. Now Endicott College and Boston Ballet are bringing the joy of ballet to the public. In the free Lecture and Demonstration, children and adults will be led through an introduction to ballet, with dancing by Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II, the pre-professional program in residence at Boston Ballet. The master class will be a chance for those with experience to work with a world-renowned dancer and member of Boston Ballet's artistic staff, Russell Kaiser. The culminating performance will feature Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II!
"We are so excited that Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet II can join us for an entire day," said Nicole Sao Pedro, Dance Coordinator at Endicott College. "It's a rare opportunity for our students and the community to experience the art form of ballet through class work and performance at the professional level."
Sao Pedro also hopes the lecture and demonstration event will be a way for those who are new to ballet to get an introduction. Scheduled at 3:30 p.m. and free, she said she hopes many young people will take attend.
"Young dancers, athletes, and artists of all kinds, and their families, can really get a glimpse into this rigorous and exquisite form of dance," Sao Pedro said. "This is a view most people will never get to see."
Endicott College's Chair of Performing Arts, Rebecca Kenneally, said that the whole idea behind "A Day of Ballet" was to share the excitement about the dance form with the students and local community. Working with Evelyn Cisneros-Legate, Principal of Boston Ballet School in Marblehead, Kenneally and Sao Pedro tried to create a day that would be thrilling for dancers and non-dancers.
"With the help of the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation, we were able to make the lecture and demonstration free, and keep the class and performance costs low," said Kenneally. "We really want everyone to attend this event in their own back yards that would cost them more in Boston."
"A Day of Ballet" is sponsored by Endicott College with support from the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation. Tickets for all three events can be reserved at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700.
For more information about the events or the Center for the Arts, please contact Becca Kenneally, Performing Arts Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 232-2397; or you can visit the Endicott College Center for the Arts webpage at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts. For more information about Boston Ballet, including Boston Ballet School at the Lynch/VanOtterloo YMCA in Marblehead, visit http://www.bostonballet.org.
Kathleen J. Moore