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Dances Patrelle presents 2013 Spring Repertory April 26-28

by Michelle Brandon
April 11, 2013
Dicapo Opera Theatre
184 East 76th Street
(Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-9438
Dances Patrelle presents its 2013 Spring Repertory, featuring three ballets, What Do We Do About Mother?, Rhapsody in Blue, and Black Forrest Carousel. The production will run from April 26-28, 2013 at Dicapo Opera Theatre, 184 E. 76th Street, NYC. Tickets are $45 and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org. Special group rates available by calling (212)722-7933.

Dances Patrelle's 2013 Spring Repertory program consists of three ballets choreographed by Francis Patrelle, What Do We Do About Mother?, with a commissioned score by Patrick Soluri and featuring Jenifer Ringer and Jonathan Stafford (courtesy of NYCB); Rhapsody in Blue, with music by George Gershwin; and Black Forrest Carousel, with music by Franz Schubert.

Performances: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company embarking on their 25th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York — the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season, featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. dP will be reaching new audiences while through tours and festivals! Mr. Patrelle's body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Romeo and Juliet, Madame X, Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with "a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance," Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masque for dP's 20th Anniversary celebration. Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars Marcelo Gomes, Maria Riccetto, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, Jock Soto, Merrill Ashley and prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory among its past and present dancers. For over 20 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance.

"In Francis Patrelle's ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul."
– Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina

For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org.
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