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Joan Zamora, Seina Sameda and Sterling Baca in Leslie Browneís Into the Light at the final performance of ABTís 2007 New York Summer Intensive.
Photo:Rosalie O'Connor.



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ABT'S NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE
FINAL PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED FOR
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 12 P.M. AND 4 P.M.,
AT LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART
AND PERFORMING ARTS

 
7/11/2008 - Final performances for American Ballet Theatreís New York Summer Intensive Program are scheduled for Friday, July 25, 2008 at 12 P.M. and 4 P.M. at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts located at 100 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street. The performances mark the conclusion of ABTís thirteenth annual New York Summer Intensive, a six-week training program for dancers, ages 12 to 22.

Summer Intensive final performances will include excerpts from Swan Lake and Anton Dolinís Variations for Four and will also feature original choreography from Olga Dvorovenko, Joe Istre, Tina Fehlandt, Jessica Lang, Leslie Browne, and Kirk Peterson. Also featured in the performances will be George Balanchineís Serenade and Raymonda Variations set by Victoria Simon. Repertoire pieces are staged by Melissa Allen Bowman, Harriet Clark, Kate Lydon, Ethan Brown, Hilary Cartwright, and Rosanna Seravalli.

Participants in American Ballet Theatreís Summer Intensives are chosen through a cross-country audition tour sponsored by Freed of London, Ltd. This year, more than 3,500 students auditioned in 21 cities across the United States. ABTís 2008 Summer Intensives will reach over 1000 participants in New York City and through satellite programs in Michigan, Alabama, Texas, California and Bermuda.

There are 242 students currently participating in the 2008 New York Summer Intensive. The annual program at ABTís New York City studios is a comprehensive course that begins with daily ballet technique class and includes specialized classes in pointe work, partnering, choreography, jazz, character dance, modern dance, Pilates and yoga for young dancers. To complement the dancersí training, seminars are offered on injury prevention, dance history, and stress management.

Under the direction of Melissa Allen Bowman, ABTís 2008 New York Summer Intensive Program incorporates a faculty of ABT alumni, members of ABTís Artistic Staff, and renowned teachers, including Kevin McKenzie, Franco De Vita, Kirk Peterson, Wes Chapman, Nancy Raffa, Clinton Luckett, Lupe Serrano, Eleanor DíAntuono, David Howard, Ethan Brown, Hilary Cartwright, Olga Dvorovenko, Rosanna Seravalli, Kate Lydon, and Leslie Browne.

scŁnci is the Official Hair Accessory of the ABT Summer Intensive.

LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is located at 100 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street in Manhattan. For detailed directions, please visit http://www.laguardiahs.org/about/location.html. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for children and students and will go on sale Wednesday, July 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 212.477.3030, ext. 3416 or visit ABTís website at www.abt.org.