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 BALLET UNDER THE STARS / Pandemic Version “Dancing in a time of solitude…”

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Mary Hoar, President

Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s World Fest


The Connecticut Ballet


 BALLET UNDER THE STARS / Pandemic Version
“Dancing in a time of solitude…”

5:30 p.m.  Saturday, September 19th at Historic Untermyer Park

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council will present The Connecticut Ballet performing Ballet Under the Stars/Pandemic Version… Dancing in a time of solitude…” at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th at Untermyer Park, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers NY 10701.

This exceptional series has unique solos & duets, and one piece for five company women.

Several of the pieces were choreographed using Zoom, with both choreographer and dancer communicating entirely remotely.  Choreographers include Julia Bengtsson, Elena Comendador, Carlyn Hudson, Iddi Saaka, and Lauren Lovette.

The Company is at root, a classical ballet company, two virtuoso ballet solos from the ballets, ‘La Bayadere’ and ‘Don Quixote’ also will be presented for another amazing program at Untermyer Park.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers.

Although our events are admission free, our audience is limited to fifty people and reservations are mandatory.  All audience members must wear masks at all times in the park and bring chairs.  Seating is only in designated seating areas. To reserve a spot, call 914-375-3435 after 11 am on Tuesday, September 15th.  Please leave your name, phone number and the number of reservations you need to a maximum of four on the answering machine. Reservations will be allocated in the order received.  Only those with a confirmed reservation will be admitted to the park; all attendees will be temperature scanned at check in.

This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers.  Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, Senator Shelley Mayer, Assemblymember Nader Sayegh, County Legislator Ruth Walter and our many generous supporters provide additional support for our programs.

For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435.  For updates, visit our website www.untermyerperformingarts.org, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/upac1976/, follow us on Twitter @UntermyerPAC, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.