The afternoon will include Emmy Award-winning choreographer Holmes’s commentary on her remarkable life in ballet, from a young girl to an international prima ballerina and master teacher. Holmes will share insights on what directors look for in young dancers today, and she will bring two dancers from the Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Program to demonstrate a ballet warm-up. With the help of Kansas City Ballet music director Ramona Pansegrau at the piano, Holmes will also show how important music is to dance.
Artistic director, choreographer, master teacher, and celebrated ballerina, Anna-Marie Holmes is an internationally acclaimed dance luminary. Her stagings of Russian ballet classics are in the repertoires of leading ballet companies worldwide, and she is a master coach of principals and soloists in companies such as American Ballet Theatre and English National Ballet.
Holmes is a recipient of the prestigious Dance Magazine Award and an Emmy Award for her staging of Le Corsaire for American Ballet Theatre’s PBS Great Performances.
A guest artist at Jacob’s Pillow in 1968 and 1969, this is Holmes’s 16th season as Ballet Program Director.
$20 adults, $5 children & dance class/student groups 3 or more
About the Sandisfield Arts Center
The Sandisfield Arts Center is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization presenting music, theater, art, and film in our historic 1839 building, Originally a Baptist meeting house, and then an Orthodox Jewish synagogue (the only known rural orthodox synagogue on record in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), in 1995 the building was reborn as a performing arts center. In 2006, the building was accepted on the National Registry of Historic Places as “The Montville Baptist Church.”
Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Rd Sandisfield MA 01255