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April 24, 2019

St. Francis College's Department of Fine Arts Presents Ballet Then and Now, a Performance by the Brooklyn Ballet Company

Ballet Then and Now performance

Who:
Brooklyn Ballet Company

What:
Ballet Then and Now performance

Where:
St. Francis College, Founders Hall
180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY

When:
Monday, April 29
12:30 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

The Brooklyn Ballet Company returns to St. Francis College to perform Ballet Then and Now, a program reflecting more than a century of music and choreography.

Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson, Brooklyn Ballet Company has become a fixture of the borough's arts community, bringing a contemporary vision to the treasured art form with repertory and programs that revitalize and re-imagine classical ballet.

Ballet Then and Now features three dances:

  • Excerpts from Les Sylphides, choreography by Michel Fokine (1880-1942), music by Frédéric Chopin.
  • Quilt, concept and choreography by Julia K. Gleich and Lynn Parkerson, music by John Cage.
  • At the Intersection (work in progress), choreography by Lynn Parkerson with additional choreography by Michael Fields, music by Malcolm Parson.

In addition to its annual performance season, Brooklyn Ballet Company is well-known for its production of "The Brooklyn Nutcracker," its retelling of the familiar Nutcracker story with characters and scenes to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant culture of melting pot Brooklyn.

The Ballet has performed each spring at St. Francis College for the past six years.

Ballet Then and Now is free and open to the public. A reception in the Callahan Center will follow the performance. For more information, email Dr. Suzanne Forsberg at [email protected].