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A collaborative performance between Butler Ballet and Central Indiana Dance Ensemble(CIDE) will be featuring two Arpino ballets! Viva Vivaldi! and Birthday Variations will be performed in February 2015 at the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts in Indianapolis on Butler University campus.  Thank you Derek Reid at Butler University for initiating the collaboration and thank you to Suzann Delay, Artistic Director of CIDE for your support and enthusiasm. For more information, please read this related article in Indianapolisnewsbeat.com by Emma Edick. 

Carmel's dance ensemble celebrates with "Birthday Variations"

 

                                               Fort Wayne Ballet in Gerald Arpino's Confetti.

Fort Wayne Ballet, directed by Karen Gibbons-Brown, will be presenting a repertory evening on Sep 26 & 28, 2014 at the Arts United Center in Fort Wayne. The program will include Gerald Arpino's Confetti. This Arpino ballet, choreographed in 1970, to the music of Rossini's Overture to "Semiramide" was once described as a Tarantella to the 3rd power! Thank you Fort Wayne Ballet for keeping the spirit of Arpino ballets alive! For more information about this performance, please visit www.fortwayneballet.org

American Repertory Ballet, directed by Douglas Martin and Mary Barton, will also be performing Confetti for their 'Night at the Ballet' at Raritan Valley Community College in NJ on Oct 25, 2014.  The evening will also feature a world premiere by Mary Barton and Kirk Peterson, 'Tears of the Moon'.  www.americanrepertoryballet.org

Joffrey Concert Group in Gerald Arpino's Light Rain.

Light Rain has been one of Gerald Arpino’s most celebrated signature pieces since its premiere in 1981. Created for the Joffrey’s Silver Anniversary, and presented again as the closing ballet of the Company’s Golden Anniversary, Light Rain remains the company’s most beloved and requested work.

Gerald Arpino created this ballet to showcase the new young dancers of the company. “It is my gift to these talented youngsters…I am inspired by their modes and rituals, their passions.” Light Rain, with its accent on youth, its American artists, and its original music, continues The Joffrey traditions begun in 1956. The original score by Douglas Adamz and Russ Gauthier features an eclectic combination of instruments with an Eastern mesmerizing rhythm.

 

 

 

 

Performances

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2015

February

Butler Ballet, Indianapolis, IN
Viva Vivaldi! 

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN
Birthday Variations

2014

February

Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH
Reflections

Ballet Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Birthday Variations

Los Angeles Ballet Academy, Los Angeles, CA
Italian Suite excerpts

DanceNOW Miami, Miami, FL
Light Rain pas de deux

March

American Repertory Ballet, Princeton, NJ
Confetti

April

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Birthday Variations

May

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Viva Vivaldi, 2nd Movement

Joffrey Ballet School/NY
Kettentanz and Light Rain

June

Chicago Ballet Arts, Chicago, IL
Reflections, excerpts  

August

Ballet West ll, Salt Lake City
Confetti

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Light Rain pas de deux

September

Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne, IN
Confetti

October

American Repertory Ballet, Raritan, NJ
Confetti

November

Ballet West, Salt Lake City
Ruth Recordi

2013

January

University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI
Viva Vivaldi

February

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Viva Vivaldi, 2nd Movement

Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Light Rain

March

Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH
Confetti

Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids, MI  
Light Rain

Duke Ballet Repertory Ensemble/Duke University, Durham, NC
Reflections, excerpts  

June

Chicago Ballet Arts, Chicago, IL
Birthday Variations