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Dayton Ballet will perform Arpino's exciting 'Confetti' on Feb 11-14, 2016 at Dayton's Victoria Theater. Thank you Karin Russo Burke, Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet for saluting Arpino's energy and vitality in your company's mixed repertory program.  Confetti with music by Verdi is for six dancers, staged by Charthel Arthur, executive director of the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation. For more information,

Birthday Variations

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 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

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'.

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.






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Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH


Colorado Ballet, Denver, CO
Light Rain, pas de deux



Butler Ballet, Indianapolis, IN
Viva Vivaldi! 

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN
Birthday Variations



Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH

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


American Repertory Ballet, Princeton, NJ


Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Birthday Variations


Interlochen Center for the Arts
Viva Vivaldi, 2nd Movement

Joffrey Ballet School/NY
Kettentanz and Light Rain


Chicago Ballet Arts, Chicago, IL
Reflections, excerpts  


Ballet West ll, Salt Lake City

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Light Rain pas de deux


Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne, IN


American Repertory Ballet, Raritan, NJ


Ballet West, Salt Lake City
Ruth Recordi



University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI
Viva Vivaldi


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

Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Light Rain