As part of the Dance Duo Series, The Rafael Grigorian School of Ballet with guest artist Arian Keddell presents In a Romantic Mood on Saturday October 27 at 7p.m. and Sunday October 28 at 2p.m. at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. The Goodwill Theatre’s 2012-2013 Dance Duo Series is proudly sponsored by Press & Sun Bulletin Media and Armstrong Telecom.
In a Romantic Mood is a performance of lyrical dances set to the music of Chopin, Mozart and Vivaldi and features guest artist Arian Keddell. Arian Keddell hails from Elmira, NY and began her dance training under the tutelage of Rafael Grigorian. Upon graduation Ms. Keddell spent one year at Point Park University before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Mercyhurst University. Ms. Keddell spent two seasons with Ballethnic Dance company and was a character guest artist in Atlanta Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. Also while in Atlanta, Ms. Keddell had the privilege of working with the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre in the World Premier of Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel. Ms. Keddell’s tour credits include the 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story and the 1st National tour of Guys and Dolls. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program at Binghamton University and is pleased to perform guest artist roles with the Rafael Grigorian School of Ballet and Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre when her schedule permits.
Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre is a non-profit company based in Elmira, New York, dedicated to bringing classical ballet performances to the Southern Tier of New York State. The sole choreographer and artistic director is Rafael Grigorian whose wealth of knowledge and experience has built a successful ballet company. The company also has visiting professionals from around the country.
Master Grigorian is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of the Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre (RGBT), a not-for-profit dance company since 1994. Students of the school are company dancers as well as local dancers that would like to audition. He has staged numerous full-length ballets and many short, eclectic pieces. The RGBT’s repertoire under his leadership includes Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, Baba Yaga, Cipollino, The Nutcracker, Paquita, and more. Under Master Grigorian’s directorship, RGBT holds the honor of being the resident dance company of the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY. Master Grigorian draws on students from open auditions in the Southern Tier and from his schools for his quality productions. The culture that the company provides for its dancers as well as those in the audience is unsurpassed in the area.
“We have recently added dance to our program mix and we are very excited to be able to offer classic ballet with this beautiful classical music.” says CEO Naima Kradjian.
Tickets for Rafael Grigorian Ballet’s In A Romantic Mood are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $8 for children. You can purchase tickets on the website: www.goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301.
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