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Stars and Stripes

04nov(nov 4)8:00 pm05(nov 5)8:00 pmStars and StripesIn: An Evening of Dance8:00 pm - 8:00 pm (5)


November 4, 2016 8:00pm - November 5, 2016 8:00pm


Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre

130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

Florida State University School of Dance students have had an extraordinary dance experience this fall. The students were able to work one-on-one with famed ballerina, Suzanne Farrell, to learn a piece of repertoire by world renowned choreographer George Balanchine. Ms. Farrell worked with sixteen students staging a section from Stars and Stripes, the patriotic ballet set to marches by composer John Philip Sousa.

Suzanne Farrell joined the New York City Ballet (NYCB) in 1961 and NYCB Artistic Director and founder George Balanchine quickly recognized her innate abilities and musicality. She performed professionally for 28 years and is celebrated as one of the preeminent ballerinas of the 20th century.

Students were not only given the chance to take class with Farrell and her company, but also to rehearse and learn the repertoire right alongside Farrell’s professional dancers. This opportunity gave students a chance to closely observe the company members and to get a glimpse into the daily reality of life in a professional ballet company.

The Florida State University School of Dance will present the excerpt from Stars and Stripes in An Evening of Dance on November 4 at 8:00 pm, and November 5 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located on the FSU campus. Tickets for An Evening of Dance performances are $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $12 for children and non-FSU students and $10 for FSU students with ID. All seating is general admission. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Tickets Office at 850-644-6500.