EVENINGS OF DANCE IN WESTCHESTER AT THE EMELIN THEATRE
We invite you to Evenings of Dance in Westchester, a series of performances created by renowned choreographer Carole Alexis for Ballet des Amériques, the Westchester-based dance company that is quickly making a name for itself on the global stage. Featuring pieces from the company’s eclectic repertoire as well as new works, these Evenings are sure to delight dance aficionados, casual fans and those new to the art, revealing the brilliance of truly original choreography performed by spirited dancers.
October 24, 2019 @ 7PM
March 19, 2020 @ 7PM
ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
French-American choreographer Carole Alexis has electrified audiences with her Ballet des Amériques dance company since its foundation in 2011 and has won numerous awards and proclamations for her contributions to the arts and the advancement of culture. A student of Maurice Béjart, Carole Alexis’ choreographic work is rooted in classical ballet training and tradition while drawing upon influences as disparate as children’s games, island rituals, natural phenomena, and modern urban life. Her dances entice and charm the viewer with elements of humor, psychological insight and surprise. Alexis is an artist who understands that movement is the most basic human expression and that the refinement of French ballet technique has allowed for the highest level of movement possible. Her company’s extensive and eclectic repertoire bears her distinctive signature and vision, reinvigorating “ballet” and modern dance for new audiences and connoisseurs alike
ABOUT THE COMPANY
VOTED BEST OF WESTCHESTER 2019
Under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, has been staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012. Proclaimed “Westchester’s Premier Dance Company” by the County Executive and recently voted “Best Ballet Company” by the editors of Westchester Magazine, Ballet des Amériques is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences through choreography and performances of the highest quality. In addition to Evenings of Dance in Westchester, Ballet des Amériques is also producing Nutcracker Dream in collaboration with the Emelin Theatre and will take both productions on international tour in February 2020.
“Westchester is home to one of the most accomplished young ballet companies in the country. Alexis’ talented troupe displays fancy footwork that has placed them among the most celebrated companies in the region.” – Paul Adler, Westchester Magazine
Artist Website: https://www.balletdesameriques.company
About Ballet des Amériques School & Company, Inc.
Under the direction of Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques School & Company combines ballet training, dance education and performance. Students of the School receive intensive training in classical ballet, in modern and in contemporary dance as well as a well-rounded dance education (with classes in music, dance history, anatomy) in a comprehensive and integrated curriculum-based pre-professional program. The professional dancers of the Company of Ballet des Amériques perform original choreographies throughout the greater New York City area and increasingly throughout the world.