The Orlando Ballet presents:
An Afternoon Discussion with Artistic Director Robert Hill & A Special Viewing of Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey
Sunday, August 15, 2010: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Orlando Museum of Art
Please RSVP to Amber.Mundinger@yahoo.com or call 407.721.5779 as seating is limited and we hope to have you join us.
Join The Orlando Ballet's Artistic Director, Robert Hill, for an afternoon of conversation on how contemporary ballet has evolved from traditional ballet. He will discuss why the ballet vocabulary is still relevant today through presentation, video footage and Q&A using the performance of Giselle as an example.
Robert Hill is a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. He also founded Robert Hill Dance in 2000 with the mission to create and perform new works of dance theater with a particular focus on the classical ballet tradition and vocabulary. Mr. Hill’s works have been created at American Ballet Theatre, the ABT Studio Company, Julio Bocca’s Ballet Aregentino, Ballet de Monterrey as well as other companies. Additionally, numerous companies including the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Minnesota Dance Theater and the Royal Ballet School have performed his works.
Attendees to this FREE lecture will receive $2.00 off gallery admission to go and experience the Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey exhibition directly before or after the event. This exhibition features original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawing and ephemera by master artist and author Edward Gorey. Additionally, the Orlando Ballet will give away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. Names will be automatically entered upon rsvp to the event and day of the event. We hope to see you there! Please rsvp, or send questions, to Amber.Mundinger@yahoo.com or call 407.721.5779 as seating is limited and we hope to have you join us. Walk-ins are of course welcome and a handout will be provided to you via mail or email upon rsvp in order to receive your exhibit discount.
Image: ©The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. Edward Gorey, After Federojenska did a grand jeté into the wings one matinee and was never seen again, Maud took over Oiseau de Glace to great acclaim, illustration for The Gilded Bat, 1966, pen and ink, 4 x 5 ½ in., Collection of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. This exhibition has been organized by the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.