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Catherine Greene with Brooklyn Ballet

Ballet instructor (Fundamentals, Ballet 1 and Ballet 2) Catherine Greene dances with Brooklyn Ballet for its debut home season “From Baroque to Hip Hop” at The Schermerhorn in downtown Brooklyn from March 3rd to March 13th, 2011. This unique program illuminates the evolution of ballet from its roots in the French court to a revitalization and re-imagining of this classical form into the 21st century.

When Mar 11, 2011
from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where Schermerhorn Theater, Brooklyn
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The Schermerhorn Theater

The Performance Space at the Schermerhorn Theater provides an intimate venue for the audience to experience Brooklyn Ballet and is conveniently located at 160 Schermerhorn St., between Hoyt and Smith in downtown Brooklyn, near all transportation. The closest stop is the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station (A, C and G lines).

To purchase tickets go to:
March 3 @ 7pm opening night special event, call 718-246-0146 for more information
March 4 and 5 @ 8pm, March 6 @ 3pm, March 11 and 12 @ 8pm, March 13 @ 3pm


n the world premiere of artistic director Lynn Parkerson’s Close to You, seven ballet dancers and three hip-hop dancers explore new territories and juxtapositions. This collaboration with hip-hop artist Michael “Mike Supreme” Fields is set to a musical collage featuring an original composition by Jim Papoulis with costumes by ymx by yellowman.

The program also includes obscure or “lost” dances. La Folia is a piece for two baroque dancers and two ballet dancers and has been reconstructed by Thomas Baird, based on work by Raoul Feuillet (1790). Three pre-romantic dances, Esmeralda, Tyrolienne and Pas de L’Abeille by Henri Justamant are being presented for the first time since 1860. These reconstructions were made possible by Salzburg University Professor Claudia Jeschke’s recent discovery of the notated scores from the 19th Century and with the collaboration of Robert Atwood in New York City. The 20th Century is represented by modern master George Balanchine’s groundbreaking work Four Temperaments (Three Themes).

Lynn Parkerson is thrilled about the possibilities: “This season is a dream come true— revitalizing treasured works and bringing a contemporary vision to the classical form. We'll be experimenting with mixed-movement fusion, reviving rarely seen ballets and paying homage to the great George Balanchine. What could be better?”

Brooklyn Ballet’s special honoree for the series is Jennifer Homans, the author of the definitive and eloquent book, “Apollo’s Angels:  A History of Ballet. She will be at opening night, March 3rd, for the Home Season Celebration.

The music director is the innovative Gil Morgenstern whose group is performing live for the 18th and 19th century dances. The program is produced in collaboration with Morgenstern’s Reflections Series, performed throughout the United States and Europe, which invites the audience to reflect on the relationships between works of art.

The dynamic dancers are Carolina Okolova, Catherine Green, Eriko Morita, James “J-Floats” Fable, Kerry Shea, Ladelle “Mr. Ocean” Thomas, Matt Van, Matthew Prescott, Michael “Mike Supreme” Fields, Nikki Hefko, Richard Glover and Thomas Baird joined by musicians Emily Salmon, Joao Luiz and Julius Abrahams.

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