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History and Culture of Ballet: Part 1
August 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm$25.00
History and Culture of Ballet: Part 1 (August 3, 5:00pm–6:30pm) • Bryan Matluk $25
This lecture and demonstration is for the novice and expert alike and will take you through the history of ballet from courtly dance to contemporary performance. We will utilize live performance of historic ballets featuring dancer Madelynne Boudreau, and videos to highlight the evolution of dance throughout history while also putting the art form in socio-cultural context. Lecture begins promptly at 5:00pm.
Bryan Matluk, a seasoned Master Instructor in classical ballet with the Balanchine aesthetic, Bryan possesses extensive training, experience, and affiliations of great distinction in the ballet world from such notables as the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Marcia Dale Weary, The John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Institute for Arts Management, Suzanne Farrell, the Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, to mention a few. He has been on the faculty for the Sandonato School of Ballet, and been Ballet Master for productions with Eglevsky Ballet, Wilmington Ballet, and Bangor Ballet. Mr. Matluk founded and ran the Exchange Street Studio in Portland, Maine. His students have gone on to study and dance with companies known far and wide from the American Ballet Theater, to New York City Ballet and many more.