Balanchine Celebration: Dance and Spirituality

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

MAY 29 / 6 PM

Event Location: 

  • HSSB Ballet Studio

Event Price: 



Peace Be Still - choreography by Monique Meunier- premiere World Dance Congress, The Bahamas, April 26th, 2019. Performed by UCSB Dance Majors; Kaylene Garcia, Alexandra Cipriano, Amanda Wilcox, Cassandra Macy, and Sine Changolston.

George Balanchine Celebration - excerpts from iconic ballets choreographed by George Balanchine. Performed by Dance Majors in association with The Examination of George Balanchine course taught Spring Quarter by Professor Monique Meunier, Former Principal Dancer New York City Ballet.

Excerpts include:

Apollo (1928)

Agon (1957)

Square Dance (1957)

Stars and Stripes (1958)

With Special Guest Artist- Cuban ballet dancer-Francois Llorente*

Who Cares? (1970)

Concerto Barocco (1941)

George Balanchine quotes on his choreographic vision

‘Choreograhy is simpler than you think. Just go and do, and don’t think so much about it. Just make something interesting.’

‘The plot doesn’t matter because there is no plot. If there is a really good story, then it should not become a ballet. It should be read or seen as a play. My ballets are all about dance. It’s the gestures that matter.’

*courtesy of State Street Ballet

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