Monday, April 27, 2015

Bay Area Dance Week - Celebrate!

The Art, Music and Recreation Center is pleased to host two events for Bay Area Dance Week.

On Tuesday, April 28th at 5:45 in the Latino Hispanic Meeting Room, we welcome Toba Singer and José Manuel Carreño.  José Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director of Ballet San Jose and former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will join Toba Singer, author of Fernando Alonso, the Father of Cuban Ballet, to present the legacy of the internationally-famous Cuban ballet master, Fernando Alonso, architect of the training system that has produced first-rank ballet dancers who today grace the stages of the Royal Ballet of London, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, as well as the Cuban National Ballet.

A slide presentation will present highlights from the 2013 Encuentro Internacional de Academias de Ballet (International Ballet Academies Encounter), a yearly Havana event where ballet students from throughout Cuba and their teachers interface with students and teachers from other countries to compare and demonstrate best practices in the teaching of ballet.  José Manuel Carreño will be accompanied by dancers from Ballet San Jose to demonstrate how he incorporates the training system into his work-out routines.

On Wednesday, April 29th we host the San Francisco Dance Film Festival to present "Dances for Camera", which will be screened in the Koret auditorium at 5:30pm.   San Francisco Dance Film Festival will present highlights from its 2014 festival, including award-winning screendance shorts and La Passion Noureev, a documentary by Fabrice Herrault compiled from rare footage and interviews with iconic ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in his prime.


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