The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration

The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Gerald Arpino’s passing and the 30th anniversary of Robert Joffrey’s passing. The Foundation is honoring these two renowned innovators in American dance by having organizations nationally and internationally perform their works. Performances scheduled to happen during the 2018-2019 dance season will receive a very significant reduction in the licensing fee.

The Foundation is kicking off the celebration at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS. This year’s competition is honoring Robert Joffrey, the IBC’s first jury chair, and USAIBC has invited the foundation to participate in lectures, panel discussions, and master classes pertaining to Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. The Joffrey Ballet will also be participating in the festivities and will be performing Arpino’s ‘Round of Angels‘.  USAIBC

We hope your organization will take this opportunity to be a part of this important celebration. Please consider honoring the legacies of these two men by licensing one of their many works from the Foundation.

To view some of the many ballets of Arpino and Joffrey, please click here.  Video excerpts can also be found on YouTube and Vimeo.  Please refer to the top right corner and click icons for access. For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: info@arpinofoundation.org

Participating companies include:

Joffrey Ballet

Ballet West

American Repertory Ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Dayton Ballet

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami

Oklahoma City Ballet

Franklin School for the Performing Arts

City Ballet of Boston

Fort Wayne Ballet

Eugene Ballet

Eglevsky Ballet

Joffrey Texas Workshop

Marymount Manhattan College

NY Dance Project

St Louis Ballet

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Wayne State University

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Paypal and The Gerald Arpino Foundation make it easy and convenient to support the works of these extraordinary men. By clicking on the ‘donate’ button, a Paypal window will open up and will allow you to give at your own convenience. Please show your support to The Gerald Arpino Foundation today! Paypal accepts all major credit cards.

Gamelan & Viva Vivaldi

at 92nd St Y

Photography: Herbert Migdoll

Robert Joffrey’s ‘Gamelan‘ makes its revival on the stage at the 92nd St Y with New York Dance Project!  Many thanks to repetiteur, Trinette Singleton Washer, for bringing the choreography back to the stage. She danced with the Joffrey Ballet and was in the original cast when it premiered in 1965.  And special thanks to co-founders of NY Dance Project, Nicole Duffy Robertson​ and Davis Robertson for their artistic vision in honoring the legacy of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino.  Also on the program is Arpino’s classic work ‘Viva Vivaldi‘ and Paul Taylor’s, ‘Tracer’ and ‘Party Mix’ danced by Paul Taylor 2.  For more information: click here.

Light Rain, pas de deux

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami will be performing Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain pas de deux as part of the XXIII International Ballet Festival in Miami on August 18, 2018.  Founding artistic directors, Carlos Guerrera and Jennifer Kronenberg draw from their years of experience in offering audiences a fresh and diverse view of ballet through their direction and collaborations.

Light Rain and Pas de Deesses

Photography: Tim Anderson

Fort Wayne Ballet will feature two works from The Gerald Arpino Foundation on September 28-29, 2018 at the Arts United Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain is returning by popular demand.  Last season, this iconic and mesmerizing ballet was a clear favorite for  audiences.  Robert Joffrey’s classic nod to 19th century ballerinas, Pas de Deesses, will make its premiere this fall.  This is artistic director, Karen Gibbons-Brown’s eighth season in presenting Arpino and Joffrey works to the stage.  Thank you Fort Wayne Ballet for your continued support.

 

 

 

 

Performances

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2019

FEBRUARY

Saint Louis Ballet
Reflections, Light Rain pas de deux

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Valentine

APRIL

Eugene Ballet
Italian Suite

Oklahoma City Ballet
Pas de Deesses

2018

FEBRUARY

Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT
Viva Vivaldi! excerpts

MARCH

American Repertory Ballet
Sea Shadow

New York Dance Project
Birthday Variations

Franklin School for the Performing Arts
Birthday Variations

APRIL

Classical Dance Center, CA
Italian Suite, solo

MAY

Marymount Manhattan College, NY
Light Rain

JUNE

Joffrey Ballet
Round of Angels

Eglevsky Ballet
Viva Vivaldi!, excerpts

AUGUST

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Light Rain pas de deux

SEPTEMBER

Fort Wayne Ballet
Light Rain, Pas de Deesses

OCTOBER

New York Dance Project
Gamelan(excerpts), Viva Vivaldi(excerpts)

City Ballet of Boston
Birthday Variations

NOVEMBER

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Reflections

DECEMBER

Wayne State University
Valentine

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Birthday Variations

2017

FEBRUARY

Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT
Birthday Variations

MARCH

Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento, CA
Kettentanz

Gala of Dance, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Light Rain, pas de deux

APRIL

Joffrey Ballet, Spring Gala, Chicago
Round of Angels

AUGUST

Chautauqua Festival, NY
Light Rain, pas de deux

SEPTEMBER

Fort Wayne Ballet
ConfettiLight Rain

OCTOBER

Ballet West
Ruth; Ricordi Per Due

Dance Now! Miami
Touch Me

NOVEMBER

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami
Light Rain

DECEMBER

Ballet San Antonio
Snow, Flowers from Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker

2016

FEBRUARY

Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH
Confetti

Ballet West, Salt Lake City, UT
Sea Shadow, Light Rain, pas de deux

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, New York
Suite St. Saens

MARCH

Colorado Ballet, Denver, CO
Light Rain, pas de deux

City Ballet of Wilmington, NC
Viva Vivaldi! 2nd movement

APRIL

Ballet San Antonio
Confetti

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, New York
Suite St. Saens

MAY

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, New York
Suite St. Saens

2015

FEBRUARY

Butler Ballet, Indianapolis, IN
Viva Vivaldi! 

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN
Birthday Variations

2014

FEBRUARY

Dayton Ballet, Dayton, OH
Reflections

Ballet Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Birthday Variations

Los Angeles Ballet Academy, Los Angeles, CA
Italian Suite excerpts

DanceNOW Miami, Miami, FL
Light Rain pas de deux

MARCH

American Repertory Ballet, Princeton, NJ
Confetti

APRIL

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Birthday Variations

MAY

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Viva Vivaldi, 2nd Movement

Joffrey Ballet School/NY
Kettentanz and Light Rain

JUNE

Chicago Ballet Arts, Chicago, IL
Reflections, excerpts

AUGUST

Ballet West ll, Salt Lake City
Confetti

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Light Rain pas de deux

SEPTEMBER

Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne, IN
Confetti

OCTOBER

American Repertory Ballet, Raritan, NJ
Confetti

NOVEMBER

Ballet West, Salt Lake City
Ruth Recordi

DECEMBER

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Toronto
Suite St. Saens

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