FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2010
Contact: Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents
Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Fall Season
November 6, 2010 at 2pm and 7pm
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Fall Season on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2 and 7pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between 10th and 11th). Tickets are $22 ($20 at the box office) and are available at 212-787-1178 or by visiting manhattanmovement.com/calendar.
Manhattan Youth Ballet presents a Fall Season featuring works by George Balanchine, David Parsons and members of the faculty of MYB. The concert version of Balanchine’s Who Cares? is set to songs composed by George Gershwin. Wolfgang juxtaposes the classical music of Mozart with the modern choreography of David Parsons. Three couples create beautiful pictures throughout this piece, evincing their accomplished partnering skills. Various qualities subtly characterize each section of the piece. This dance highlights the dancers’ technique and musicality, while underscoring their ability to make the constant motion seem effortless and fluid. Goldberg Variations, full of clean lines, crisp patterns and complex choreography by by Francois Perron, Deborah Wingert and Marina Stavitskaya, is set to Bach’s work of the same title.
About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and serves today as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director.
The school is modeled after the European academies and adheres to the French School of classical ballet technique. Under the direction of Francois Perron, managing artistic director, the Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater, Ballet de Espana, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.
As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.
mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium located to the southwest of Lincoln Center. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac’s studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.
For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com