The Social Network for Innovators in Motion
Time: March 12, 2018 all day
Location: The Gerald Arpino Foundation
Street: 1565 Pierce Ave Cambria, CA 93428
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.arpinofoundation.o…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2018
The Gerald Arpino Foundation
The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration
The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration, to be held beginning in 2018, the 10th anniversary of Gerald Arpino's passing and the 30th anniversary of Robert Joffrey's passing. The Foundation is honoring these two influential innovators in American dance by organizing performances of their works by renowned companies across the nation and internationally.
Participating companies during the upcoming season include:
The Joffrey Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet San Antonio, Ballet West, BYU Theatre Ballet at Brigham Young University, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Dimensions Dance Theatre, Dance Now Miami, Eglevsky Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Fort Wayne Ballet, Franklin School for the Performing Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, New York Dance Project, Oklahoma City Ballet, The Joffrey Academy, Joffrey Workshop Texas, University of Cincinnati, and Wayne State University, among others yet to be announced.
"The mission of The Gerald Arpino Foundation is to honor and promote the legacies of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. The board is very proud of its work toward that end and our growth over the last ten years. The Joffrey/Arpino repertory is a unique American dance treasure and we look forward to the many performances of these ballets by wonderful companies across the nation and world, in celebration of the Joffrey/Arpino legacy," said Charthel Arthur, Executive Director, The Gerald Arpino Foundation.
A highlight of the celebration will take place at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi from June 9-23, 2018. This year's competition honors Robert Joffrey, the IBC's first jury chair, and USAIBC has invited the Foundation to participate in activities pertaining to Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. The Joffrey Ballet will also be participating in the festivities and will perform Arpino's Round of Angels.