Aug. 2 FREE American Ballet Theatre lecture/performance

Join Mason Gross School of the Arts and American Ballet Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, as they present a lecture/performance titled The Art of Partnering.

Raymond Lukens, director of American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum, will explore the history and fundamentals of partnering, including how dancers execute balances, turns and lifts, with ABT studio company dancers Katherine Hurlin and Alex Kramer. The evening will culminate in a performance of the pas de deux from Flames of Paris.

Beginning in September 2012, American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School satellite training program for students ages 4 to 9+ will be offered through the Mason Gross Extension Division. Learn more about this new program, and register for a free open house class on September 8, 2012, here. Instructors, students and families interested in learning more about ABT, the National Training Curriculum, and the new ABT/JKO Satellite Training Program at Mason Gross are encouraged to attend Mr. Lukens’ The Art of Partnering presentation.

More information is available at extension@masongross.rutgers.edu or 732-932-8618. This event is free; seating is limited.

Posted July 2012