Dancers Over 40 is set to present Balanchine: Broadway and Beyond, featuring a panel of ballet luminaries from the Balanchine era, October 8 at 8pm at St. Luke's Theater.
Panel members will include Merrill Ashley, Vida Brown, John Clifford, Gene Gavin, Allegra Kent, Frank Ohman, Barbara Milberg Fisher, Bettijane Sills, Carol Sumner, Barbara Walczak, and Patricia Wilde.
In addition to the panel, rare film and video clips will be shown, including excerpts from the Zenobia Ballet, On Your Toes, and Western Symphony 1st and 3rd movements (with Gene Gavin and Allegra Kent), among others.
Balanchine is credited with successfully fusing modern concepts with older ideas of classical ballet. His company, the New York City Ballet, is the leading dance group of the United States.