2nd “Fête de Danse” Summer Dance Concert

2nd “Fête de Danse” Summer Dance Concert
The Islander, July 12, 2005

Norte Maar and the Rouses Point/Champlain Historical Society are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Fête de Danse, on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in the Village of Rouses Point.  The evening will feature the return of Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet, (NYC/London, UK) performing a new ballet by choreographer Julia K. Gleich. Appearing are invite guests: Albany Berkshire Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, North Country Ballet Ensemble, and the Short School of Irish Dancing.

Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 seniors/students, $5 children, event free for children under age 8. All tickets will be $15 at the door. Ticket Hotline (518) 297-6513.

Fête de Dance 2005 is made possible in part by a grant from the Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust and the Ruth and Ernest REynolds Fund for New Ballet; the generous sponsorship through The Field, and the contributions of many divine individuals; and with public funds through the decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

Albany Berkshire Ballet, Albany, NY/Berkshire/MA, was founded in 1960 by artistic director Madeline Cantarella Culpo. This is the company’s first appearance at Fête de Danse. Originally known as the Berkshire Ballet Guild and later as the Berkshire Civic Ballet, it was originally intended as a performance outlet for the school’s advanced students. The aspirations and abilities of the students soon pushed the company in a professional direction. Renamed the Berkshire Ballet in 1975, it emerged as a full-time professional company expanded again by establishing an additional home in Albany, New York. Once again, its name changed to reflect its new status. The Albany Berkshire Ballet is nationally recognized for its versatility in performing both classical and contemporary dance works with excellence. Call (518) 420-0660 for more information about Albany Berkshire Ballet.

Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts, Rouses Point, exists to unite the cultural forces of the North Country whereby presenting all that is exciting and happening within the artistic community. Norte Maar aspires to be a premiere resource connecting musicians, dancers, and visual artists with venues and each other. Further, Norte Maar supports the artist offering unique exhibition opportunities and unusual performances.  It aims to be a leader in building collaborative partnership between other grass root organizations thereby fostering artistic expression within the North Country and beyond. Norte Maar was established in 2004 by a visual artist and a choreographer to encourage, promote, and support innovative projects in music, dance, and the visual arts. Call (518) 297-3793 or visit nortemaar.org for more information.

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