|Amherst Ballet's Classical and More Performances | Amherst | 2011
Amherst Ballet presented Classical and More, a collage of works highlighting a variety of cultural influences and celebrating Amherst's past and present. In addition to classical ballet, performances included a lecture and presentation of Arabic music featuring Arabic ensemble Layali, as well as original dance set to Arabic music. The performances also featured excerpts from "Emily of Amherst," an original ballet depicting the poet's life, created in collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum. Classical and More continued Amherst Ballet's strong tradition of high quality arts education and introduced the community to new and diverse art forms.
Funded by the Amherst Cultural Council in 2011
Grant Recipient: Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, $250