January 14 – 11:30 a.m. (Monday)
LUNCH & LEARN
Former Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet and Co-Founder and Director of Morphoses dance company, Lourdes Lopez sets out to blaze her own trail as Miami City Ballet’s new artistic visionary after Edward Villella, the company’s Founding Artistic Director, stepped down earlier this year. Born in Cuba yet raised and trained as a dancer in Miami, Ms. Lopez is clearly a ‘local girl comes home’ story as she now assumes this much sought after post in the ballet world. Through film and images, Steven Caras, a contemporary of Lopez at NYCB, will set the stage prior to his intimate and engaging conversation with her, reflecting on the artist’s colorful childhood, her rapid rise to star dancer, and her eclectic post-performance careers, all of which contribute to making this exciting chapter in her life a most natural progression.
The Weiner Banquet Center in the Cohen Pavilion
(Sponsored by Mrs. Rita E. Stein)
About Steven Caras:
A former New York City Ballet dancer who transformed his career to become one of the leading dance photographers of all time, Mr. Caras is the subject of an Emmy Award-winning Public Television documentary, Steven Caras: See Them Dance, which is currently airing on PBS television stations around the country. The documentary had its world premier screening in February 2011 at the Kravis Center.
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.
The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call (561) 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
+ Lourdes Lopez
+ Steven Caras
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